“Listening to a composition is an active experience, not just a passive one. It can make climate change feel more personal and inspire people to take action.”

Scientists and artists hope the emotional power of music will help move people to act on the climate crisis. Knvul Sheikh discusses the power of music in an article from 2019 on the New York Times website.   This Is What Climate Change Sounds Like Earth’s climate is changing around us. From the frequent wildfires … Continue reading “Listening to a composition is an active experience, not just a passive one. It can make climate change feel more personal and inspire people to take action.”

A variety of media offer images on the effects of climate change may help people be motivated to solve them

On a daily basis, a variety of media offer images that depict the effects of climate change to help us understand the extent of environmental damage. Carmela Cucuzzella, Professor Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal explains in an article on The Conversation website that through these experiences, people move a step closer … Continue reading A variety of media offer images on the effects of climate change may help people be motivated to solve them

Classical music is one of the greatest joys on our planet and that we need to make changes in order to keep it that way

Classical concerts consume energy in several ways: patrons traveling to the venue, the concert hall's lighting and heating costs, and the artist traveling via plane, car or bus to venues across the country or even the globe. While environmental activism and support is shown by performers and composers, there are ways in which music appreciators … Continue reading Classical music is one of the greatest joys on our planet and that we need to make changes in order to keep it that way

How classical music can reduce its carbon footprint

As we all prepare for COP26 in Glasgow, it is refreshing to see how various industries are addressing their carbon footprint.  Michela Comparey wrote on the Ludwig Van website how classical music is taking on climate change. While this was originally published last year, it is still very relevant today.   How Classical Music Is … Continue reading How classical music can reduce its carbon footprint

As the climate crisis gets more deadly, the finger is pointing at the oil industry

In a news item compiled by The Energy Mix staff, one meeting in Edinburgh recently showed the sharpness of the positions of climate campaigners and the oil industry. Please read on. This reflects the tensions that are not going to change significantly in the near future. This shows many of the issues of the carbon-neutral … Continue reading As the climate crisis gets more deadly, the finger is pointing at the oil industry

For business, fighting climate change effectively requires a new mindset to prioritise sustainability over profit

Raz Godelnik, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design & Management at The New School writes on The Conversation website about how integrating climate change concerns is requiring changes by business. It is requiring an entirely new mindset from past practice.   How the climate crisis is transforming the meaning of ‘sustainability’ in business In his 2021 letter … Continue reading For business, fighting climate change effectively requires a new mindset to prioritise sustainability over profit

The power of storytelling: climate fiction – or “cli-fi” – has quickly become a recognised genre in recent years

Authors of science fiction are consulted by organisations and governments to help us think about the risks and challenges of the future in ways inaccessible to other discipline. Chris Pak, Lecturer in English Literature at Swansea University in an article on The Conversation website, discusses the role of science fiction as we try to address … Continue reading The power of storytelling: climate fiction – or “cli-fi” – has quickly become a recognised genre in recent years

Ecological threats will lead to widespread conflict and mass migration unless significant efforts are made to limit the damage

A new report published this week concluded that ecological threats will lead to widespread conflict and mass migration without significant efforts to limit the damage. Alistair Walsh discusses the findings of the report in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Conflict being driven by ecological damage, report finds  Ecological threats will lead to widespread conflict and … Continue reading Ecological threats will lead to widespread conflict and mass migration unless significant efforts are made to limit the damage

World leaders need a more complete picture of the complexity before embarking on the construction of a global carbon removal industry

Johanna Forster, Lecturer in Environment and International Development at the University of East Anglia and Naomi Vaughan, Senior Lecturer in Climate Change at the University of East Anglia, in an article on The Conversation website, discuss the problems that need to be overcome if there is to be a global carbon removal industry.   A … Continue reading World leaders need a more complete picture of the complexity before embarking on the construction of a global carbon removal industry

Fierce debate over what decarbonisation conditions should be imposed to developing nation organisations seeking to access funding from Green Climate Fund

Board members from developing countries insisted that making a 2050 net zero goal a condition for accreditation to the fund breaches equity principles. As we get closer to COP26, this is a significant issue that needs to be addressed. Chloé Farand discusses the issues in an article on the Climate Change News website.   Dispute … Continue reading Fierce debate over what decarbonisation conditions should be imposed to developing nation organisations seeking to access funding from Green Climate Fund