Did you know that someone flying from New York to London and back generates roughly the same carbon pollution in those few hours as the average European homeowner generates from heating her home all year long?
Even just based on what we know, carbon pollution from permafrost is an important amplifier of climate change. Think climate change on steroids, folks. Not a pretty picture.
Have you already started seeing greater hazards in mountain areas you visit or live in? Let us know what you’ve seen or heard, and why we should be more vigilant in the mountains in a warmer world.
Where does your country stand in terms of overall renewable energy capacity or investment? Find out, and then urge your leaders to surge forward in the clean energy race.
What some communities are facing is almost incomprehensible. Because most of us live in large cities, we have easy access to groceries, supplies and services. Have you ever lived in a remote area where global warming impacted your access? Or, like many of us, can you scarcely imagine what life would mean if you found yourself stranded by climate change?
Renewable energy is rapidly becoming just as inexpensive as fossil fuels – even when you don’t account for the very high costs from the carbon pollution that’s changing our climate. The good news is that we’re well on our way to reaping all of renewable energy’s benefits. This is a clean energy future that I can hardly wait for. I hope our top policymakers agree with me!
Here’s the plain and simple fact – clean energy technology can actually save you money. Chances are you know this, but there’s a lot of misinformation out there – so here’s a quick fact check for when you hear claims that clean energy isn’t worth the cost.
The new world headquarters of Development Alternatives has been billed as one of the city’s greenest new buildings, and has already started collecting awards for its sustainable design features.
An environmental organization in India has taken to the airwaves to help rural communities prepare for the impacts of climate change – using the format of a reality show competition!
GRIHA is quickly challenging some myths, such as the notion that a green building costs more. In fact, GRIHA buildings have had little or no cost differential, and some have even had lower construction costs. For the few projects that have had a small initial cost increase of up to 5%, the additional money is recovered almost immediately from energy and water savings that continue over the building’s lifetime.