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Often there seems to be very little good news when it comes to the state of our planet and this week’s release of the UN biodiversity report confirmed that human activity might be responsible for the extinction of 1 million species. We have relatively little time to act and we are the last generation that can likely avoid the worst ramifications of climate change and species loss. Grist’s straight-shooting columnist Eric Holthaus tweeted a good reminder that the UN report is not our destiny and that we must use it as motivation to keep fighting, voting, volunteering, and demanding action from our leader.
Why This Matters: Sometimes you just need some encouragement and a reminder that you’re part of a huge community of people who care about the fate of our planet. We don’t have to accept dire scientific predictions if we don’t want to, our collective action can make the difference.
By WW0 Staff For the United States, the post-Trump, pre-COP26 road to Glasgow has been paved with ambition and humility. In a major speech, the President’s Envoy, John Kerry, previewed the results of his climate diplomacy before heading into two weeks of intense deliberations of world leaders. Speaking at the London School of Economics — […]
Next week, the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will draw hundreds of world leaders to Glasgow to determine the path forward five years after the Paris Climate Agreement (for a primer, read this) as new science underscores the urgency. The conference aims to squeeze countries to strengthen the commitments they’ve made towards securing global net-zero […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor In a report released last week, the Department of Defense (DOD) confirmed that existing risks and security challenges in the US are being made worse due to “increasing temperatures; changing precipitation patterns; and more frequent, intense, and unpredictable extreme weather conditions caused by climate change. Now, the Pentagon is […]
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