“We’re convinced that average, ordinary people can tackle the toughest issues facing humanity.” -Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff​​​​​​​ A small ambitious Ethiopian nonprofit which manufactures and distributes portable solar powered lanterns is one of twelve nominees for the 2018 Billion Acts campaign: Little Sun is nominated along with IKEA for the

Earth Day 2018 marked the 20 year anniversary of climatologist Michael Mann’s “hockey stick” chart, which detailed the pattern of unprecedented warming in the later part of the 20th century and attributed it to the impact of fossil-fuel-driven development on earth’s atmosphere. The paper concluded that the 20th century, particularly

The Paris text was a political fix in which grand words masked inadequate deeds. The voluntary national emission reduction commitments since Paris now put the world on a path of 3.4°C of warming by 2100, and more than 5°C if high-end risks including carbon-cycle feedbacks are taken into account. The Paris outcome

You live in a coastal region where impacts from sea level rise are already evident. Your life or the life of someone you know has already been disrupted due to serious water stressors — either flood, fires, or droughts.  Your access to clean drinking water is threatened or non-existent.  The place you call home

A CUNY report suggests that some 500,000 people could leave Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. One month after the hurricane, 80% of the island remains without power, approximately 1/4 of its residents lack access to clean drinking water, and access to medical care is severely curtailed.