Climate Change

Earth’s Extreme Weather Events, Before & After – in pictures

What’s Going On Here? Nasa has released a new collection of satellite pictures in the stunning ‘Images of Change’ project. The interactive gallery presents before and after shots of areas hit by extreme weather events and natural phenomenon. What Does This Mean? The new images capture impacts from the climate crisis such as flooding, wildfires and droughts in recent years. See the…

Have no doubt – the Anthropocene is here

Human-created mass is officially greater than biological mass It’s time to stop drawing natural resources and start cleaning up A new study has calculated that human-created mass now outweighs all biological mass on earth. In other words – buildings and infrastructure weigh more than creatures, trees and shrubs. Adding a new dimension to commonly used measures such as CO2 output, biodiversity loss, temperature and…

Fourteen key coastal countries pledge to sustainably manage 100% of their oceans

What’s Going On Here? In a world first, an ocean initiative has been formed by 14 governments who are leading the way to sustain healthier, more prosperous oceans. The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy is the biggest collaboration on oceans to date. What Does This Mean? Like-minded world leaders with sustainable ocean management at heart have recently released their…

Debunking $10billion Bezos Earth Fund

This article about the Bezos Earth Fund was written by Chelsea Webster and originally posted on her blog LowWastePlantBased.net When it comes to climate news, if something sounds too good to be true… it probably is. I know I sound like a pessimist, but billionaire philanthropy is being praised right and centre, with only the left seemingly being able to see through…

We played The Climate Collage and it made learning climate science way less scary.

The Climate Collage is an online workshop developed by a French NGO with the aim of providing a fun and accessible way for people to understand cause and effect relationships in climate science. The workshop, which is based on the UN’s climate science reports, has already been taken by over 90 000 people across the world. What are coccolithophores and pteropods and…

To do: vote for a healthy planet ✖️

We are already seeing the impacts of an unhealthy planet here in the UK. From flooding across the country to poor air quality (our largest environmental risk to public health), not to mention the widespread damage to both people and wildlife all around the world, often in the most vulnerable, marginalised communities. Alongside the usual feelings of eco-anxiety, I’m fed up of being told that it’s my…

What is the ‘carbon thirst’ of the world’s oceans?

What’s Going On Here? A recent paper in Nature Communications has found that the world’s oceans could be absorbing significantly more carbon from the atmosphere than previously thought. What Does This Mean? The ocean is a carbon sink and absorbs around 25% of global atmospheric carbon dioxide through a process called the ‘ocean-atmosphere CO2 flux’. This amounts to about 2 billion tonnes…