Twenty seven years ago

Twenty seven years ago

27 years ago the U.N. Environment Program said we had 10 years left to get climate change under control, before it “goes beyond human control.” We didn’t do anything about it. We’ve emitted almost as much CO2 in the past 27 years as we did in...
Climate change is a human rights issue

Climate change is a human rights issue

The greatest human rights violation of our time is that a small number of people in rich, developed countries are wrecking the climate with a huge impact primarily (so far) on the large numbers of vulnerable poor people in countries that have had very little to do...

The Great Wall of Cups

Starbucks coffee cups (and many other similar cups) cannot be recycled. They are made out of paper, but they are lined with plastic. More than 8000 Starbucks cups go into the trash every single minute. Read that again. 8000 a minute. That’s a lot of cups....
Arc de Bread

Arc de Bread

In the United States, we waste about half our food. A lot of that waste happens because we expect our vegetables to look “perfect” and farmers can’t sell imperfect vegetables into supermarkets. Many times that food is left to rot in the fields, or is...
Four Podcasts on Climate Change

Four Podcasts on Climate Change

If you are into podcasts like I am, and interested in climate change like I am, there are four podcasts about climate change I listen to regularly that you might enjoy. Radio Ecoshock is a weekly podcast available via iTunes and SoundCloud. Host Alex Smith, who lives...
A flood of blue

A flood of blue

Spencer Tunick is well known for his photographs of large numbers of naked people. Volunteers strip to pose in scenes staged in a variety of locations from urban to wild. His latest project used 3,200 people, all painted in shades of blue, gathered, lying or standing...
Indra’s Cloud

Indra’s Cloud

Artist Anne Percoco used plastic water bottles to create a mobile sculpture titled Indra’s Cloud to draw attention to the pollution in the Yamuna River, India’s most polluted river. “The sculpture is a cloud of destructive environmental forces and a...

Elegy for the Arctic

I have been a fan of Ludovico Einaudi, acclaimed Italian composer and pianist, for years. And now he has teamed up with Greenpeace to play the piano in front of a calving Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway. The goal is to raise awareness about the Arctic in...