Celebrate World Meat-Free Week for a Healthy Planet and a Healthy You

It’s World Meat-Free Week! People all over the world will celebrate by eating plant-based meals. And in communities around the world, people will come together to celebrate with delicious, healthy food. Intensive meat and dairy production is destroying our forests, polluting our water, and warming our planet. It is causing …

Cheap Carbon Capture Technology Might Make Our Climate Goals Possible

So, let’s just say it: we are not on track to meet the ambitious goals of the Paris Accord, the ambitious international agreement intended to limit global warming. If we are to reach our goals — and perhaps to limit the seemingly inevitable devastation — we need to do something …

Pope Francis Tells Oil Bosses World Must Reduce Fossil Fuel Use

Pope Francis has told oil company chiefs that the world must switch to clean energy because climate change risks destroying humanity. “Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation,” he said at the end of a two-day conference at the Vatican. The pontiff said climate change was a …

What the Industry of Automakers Needs to do to Keep Moving Forward

Every few years, the Union of Concerned Scientists takes a look at the auto industry’s emission reduction progress as part of our Automaker Rankings series of reports. This year’s analysis, based on model year (MY) 2017 vehicles, shows that the industry has once again reached the lowest levels yet in …

Climate Change May Be Slowing Hurricanes, Leading to More Flood-Heavy Storms

Two studies published within two months of each other show that typhoons and hurricanes are getting slower, and are expected to slow even more as the planet warms, suggesting that climate change is already extending the time storms spend hammering communities, National Geographic reported Wednesday. The findings mean that storms …

‘Carbon Bubble’ Could Spark Global Financial Crisis, Study Warns

Plunging prices for renewable energy and rapidly increasing investment in low-carbon technologies could leave fossil fuel companies with trillions in stranded assets and spark a global financial crisis, a new study has found. A sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels before 2035 is likely, according to the study, given …

Hitting Toughest Climate Target Will Save World $30tn in Damages, Analysis Shows

Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. Most nations, representing 90% of global population, would benefit economically from keeping global warming to …