Our solution to climate change? Democracy.
We empower everyday people to work together on climate solutions…
Ensuring that NbS support thriving human and ecological communities
Their mission is to enhance understanding of the value of nature-based solutions to societal challenges and to help ensure they support thriving human societies and ecosystems without compromising efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground…
Americans beginning to correlate extreme weather with a climate crisis, but purse strings are still tight
Broader socioeconomic factors are also affecting those who are experiencing weather events, and more importantly, how these parties can financially respond to these events — and thus how willing they are to pay even more.
For instance, only 29% of households that experienced extreme events had 100% of their damages covered by insurance. Renters though had it worse — with those who have experienced extreme events being uninsured 70% of the time…
A review of invasive species reporting apps for citizen science and opportunities for innovation
While more reporting apps are developed each year, innovation across diverse functionalities and data management in this field are occurring separately and simultaneously amongst numerous research groups with little attention to trends, priorities, and opportunities for improvement.
This creates the risk of duplication of effort and missed opportunities for implementing new and existing functionalities that would directly benefit IAS research and management…
Estimated % of adults who think global warming is happening
These maps show how Americans’ climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and policy support vary at the state, congressional district, metro area, and county levels. NOTE: The Congressional District data are based on the 116th Congress. Recent and ongoing redistricting means that some of these data are not current (e.g. North Carolina) for the Congressional District level.
Person to know: Katharine Hayhoe
Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and Christian, is working to bring hope to the climate change debate.
Finding hope — and faith — in the climate change debate
Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and Christian, is working to bring hope to the climate change debate. On Saturday night [in Salt Lake City, Utah], she did so by describing a giant boulder on a hill…
“People are willing to do something if they feel like what they do will make a difference,” she said.
“Is talking sufficient? Of course not. Is talking necessary? 100%,” she said.
Fighting climate change through farming
Some research suggests that widespread trapping of carbon in soil through practices such as cover cropping, low- or no-till cultivation, and crop rotation could globally store up to the equivalent of eight billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year—nearly matching current annual emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, though more research is needed to determine if the gains decline overtime…
Feed people; power economies; foster peace with agrivoltaics
“Amidst the noise, haste, and chaos of modern life there are more positive developments for humanity than one might think. Everyone focuses on the disasters of the climate crisis, and while those do motivate our daily work, we also feel it’s important to highlight the hopeful – the very real innovations pushing our clean energy movement forward…”
From the Ground Up
Farming with nature, and using rotational grazing and regenerative practices, makes a considerable impact on the landscapes of the farms featured in this film.
Inspired by Charles Massy’s best-selling book, “Call of the Reed Warbler,” filmmaker Amy Browne set out across the dry farming country of South East NSW [Australia] to meet Massy and the other trailblazing farmers bringing new life to their land…