Science & Environment By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst, Geneva 8 August 2019 comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49238749 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsClimate change Switching to a … [Read more...] about Plant-based diet can fight climate change
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PUBLISHED: 13:00 04 July 2019 Georgia Gould, leader of Camden Council Camden Council leader Georgia Gould is inviting residents to have their say on the climate. Picture: PA IMAGES PA Archive/PA Images "Hope is contagious" is the title of an interview published this week between climate activists Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless in the face of the challenges we face as a planet but it was hope I felt in March when I watched young people, many from Camden, fill the streets around parliament demanding action on the climate crisis. They broke through the news agenda and changed the political debate in this country. Young people are leading a powerful cross-generational climate emergency movement, not just with a sense of anger about the challenges we face, but with a sense of excitement and optimism about their ability to shape the world they will inherit.As the school strikes and extinction rebellion … [Read more...] about Opinion: Have your say on how to save the planet
Elizabeth Weise USA TODAY Published 3:26 PM EDT Apr 26, 2019 For Charlene Lange, the breaking point came on her bucket-list trip to see the Northern Lights in Canada’s far north. Her tour came by plane because melting tundra caused local train tracks to sink. Now, she lobbies governors to fight climate change. Gary Krellenstein was an investment banker who helped finance new power plants. Part of his job was examining the data on global warming so he could argue it wasn’t real. Until he found he no longer could. He spends his time today barraging his state senators with letters advocating for clean energy sources. Susan Dobra dealt with the consequences up close and personal – literally running down a road as a massive wildfire, partly blamed on climate change, consumed her car, her home and her entire town of Paradise, California, in November. This month, she spoke before the City Council of the town she’s taken refuge in … [Read more...] about Climate change, global warming: Grandparents trying to save Earth
Becky Lockyer from Ely (pictured) aims to save the rainforest by raising £5,000 for the World Land Trust over five years. Picture: FACEBOOK / BECKY LOCKYER FACEBOOK A woman from East Cambridgeshire has made a plan to save the rainforest by raising £5,000 for the World Land Trust in just five years. Becky Lockyer, who lives in Ely, wants to save the “lungs of the earth” as she believes there is so much more of the forest that the world hasn't seen yet.Ms Lockyer's donation would be enough for the 27-year-old conservation charity to protect 50 acres of forestry forever, that's as much space as Green Park in London. But why the rainforest? “Rainforests are the most biologically diverse land habitat, being home to over half of all the species of plants and wildlife on the planet”, Becky said. “So much hasn't been explored, imagine all the important unknown information rainforests could hold- their ecology, medical plants, food and other … [Read more...] about Ely woman plans to raise £5,000 in five years to save 50 acres of rainforest
Earth Day is an annual call to arms for the public to learn more about the beauty of the world and the dangers threatening the natural order. The celebration falls each year on April 22, with hundreds of millions of people around the globe participating together. This year’s event marks the 49th ever Earth Day, since its inception in 1970. Earth Day is organised and promoted by the Earth Day Network (EDN). What is Earth Day 2019? Earth Day officially kicked off nearly half-a-century ago on April 22, 1970, which the Earth Day Network boasts marks the birth of modern environmentalism. The Earth Day Network said: “At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans “Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. “Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “‘Environment’ was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.” … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2019: When is Earth Day this year and what is theme of Earth Day 2019?