The climate crisis deserves our attention: it’s urgent that we zoom out of our siloed lives and step into the broader panorama

Ariella Cook-Shonkoff and Neelu Tummala write on the Washington Post website, reminding us that that we need to to focus our energies on a single common denominator: resilience. Ariella Cook-Shonkoff is a licensed psychotherapist and committee co-chair at Climate Psychology Alliance-North America. Neelu Tummala is an ENT surgeon and clinical assistant professor of surgery at … Continue reading The climate crisis deserves our attention: it’s urgent that we zoom out of our siloed lives and step into the broader panorama

Wealthy high carbon emitters must support policies that get the world to net-zero emissions quickly

Maddie Stone writes on the National Observer website about the importance of those with high carbon emissions through their luxury lifestyles must do everything possible to reduce their carbon footprint if we are to have any impact in reducing our overall GHG emissions globally. This article was originally published last year on the Grist website. … Continue reading Wealthy high carbon emitters must support policies that get the world to net-zero emissions quickly

A small minority take the lion’s share of flights across countries with the highest aviation emissions

In almost every country studied, less than half of the population flies every year. Instead, most trips are taken by a small minority of “frequent fliers”. In the UK, alone, about 70 per cent of flights are taken by just 15 per cent of the population. Daisy Dunne discusses a recent report on this by … Continue reading A small minority take the lion’s share of flights across countries with the highest aviation emissions

Four guiding principles can help build the political support needed to meet North America’s new-found climate ambition

While there are many positive signs that North America is taking climate change more seriously, there still is significant scepticism that needs to be overcome. Sarah Sharma, PhD Candidate, International Relations at Queen's University, Ontario and Matthew Hoffmann, Professor of Political Science and Co-Director Environmental Governance Lab, University of Toronto discuss what steps should be … Continue reading Four guiding principles can help build the political support needed to meet North America’s new-found climate ambition

By continuing to privilege economic growth over environmental and social sustainability, “we are creating the conditions in which epidemics flourish …”

Tom Pegram, Associate Professor in Global Governance and Deputy Director of UCL Global Governance Institute, UCL and Julia Kreienkamp, Researcher at the Global Governance Institute at UCL write on The Conversation website about our need to embrace the politics of ecology as our sustainable way forward.   Global obsession with economic growth will increase risk … Continue reading By continuing to privilege economic growth over environmental and social sustainability, “we are creating the conditions in which epidemics flourish …”

Climate scepticism: an increasingly globalised world and a proliferation of climate-sceptical leaders have made it a global force

Climate scepticism was a niche political tendency, and where it did exist the more vocal forms tended to be the minority. But an increasingly globalised world and a proliferation of climate-sceptical leaders have made it a global force. Eloise Harding, Teaching Fellow in Politics at the University of Southampton discusses the issue in an article … Continue reading Climate scepticism: an increasingly globalised world and a proliferation of climate-sceptical leaders have made it a global force

Climate change: the psychology of procrastinating

Unlike reports of a stabbing or terror incident, information about the dangers of the climate crisis can leave some of us cold. Natasha Preskey asks climate psychologists why in an article on the Independent website.   Why aren’t we more afraid of global warming? The psychology of procrastinating on climate change “I don’t expect to … Continue reading Climate change: the psychology of procrastinating

To reach our climate change targets and produce real, meaningful energy savings we have to think bigger

Cher Murphy writes on The Stewardship Report website about the need for us to be much more ambitious in our actions to improve energy efficiency. What are your views?   Why Small Changes Are Not Enough in Energy Efficiency Millions of people take steps each year to try to reduce their carbon footprint and save … Continue reading To reach our climate change targets and produce real, meaningful energy savings we have to think bigger

“The problem isn’t just gas-fueled cars but car-fueled lives”

Changing the fuel won’t solve the bigger problems of our addiction to cars:  their resource-intensiveness; their destruction of community; the sacrifice of our real future for manufacturer’s promises that there’ll be a better tomorrow if we just let them get away with a worse today; the highway carnage…. Farhad Manjoo discusses in an opinion piece … Continue reading “The problem isn’t just gas-fueled cars but car-fueled lives”

How to cope with distress over climate change

Enough people are feeling stress over this Covid-19 pandemic understandably. Increasingly people are feeling distressed about global warming. Susan Shain writes on the New York Times website about how some are dealing with it. How are you doing it?   Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It Distress over global warming is … Continue reading How to cope with distress over climate change