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After 60 Years, ‘Silent Spring’ Is Still Changing the World

By Anna Lappe

A scientist, farmer, journalist, biologist, and community organizer reflect on the power and ongoing impact of Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book, and the work that remains to be done.


Heat Waves Around the World Push People and Nations ‘to the Edge’

By Raymond Zhong Photo: Emilio Fraile , AP

Large, simultaneous heat waves are growing more common. China, America, Europe and India have all been stricken recently, and scientists are starting to understand why certain far-flung places get hit at once.


‘The biggest uncertainty is us.’

By Somini Sengupta

I wanted to speak with Katharine Hayhoe about us. Us, as in the “us” in her book, “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World.” Hayhoe sets out a bold, rather quixotic goal at the very start of it. “In this book,” she writes in the preface, “I want to show you how to have conversations that will help you to reconnect with friends and family in real life, building genuine relationships and communities rather than tribes and bubbles.”


We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist

By Fiona Harvey Photo: Courtesy of Dr Katharine Hayhoe

The world cannot adapt its way out of the climate crisis, and counting on adaptation to limit damage is no substitute for urgently cutting greenhouse gases, a leading climate scientist has warned.


Climate scientist on hunger strike ‘after being refused bail’

By Samuel Webb

A scientist who was arrested during a climate change protest is on hunger strike after being denied bail, it has been claimed.
Activist group Extinction Rebellion claims Emma Smart, an ecologist, was detained on Thursday during a protest with 24 fellow scientists at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London.


He spent almost 50 years alone at 10,000 feet. His hobby helped shape climate research in the Rockies

By Karin Brulliard Photo: Chet Strange

As world leaders gathered across the globe this month to discuss a climate crisis that is rapidly heating the Earth, Billy Barr, 71, paused outside his mountainside cabin to measure snow. His tools were simple, the same he’d used since the 1970s. A wooden ruler plunged into white flakes accumulating on his snow board — an old freezer door affixed to legs of plastic piping and wood — showed two inches.


Meet the pint-sized protester giving Greta a run for her money

By John Dingwall And Shekhar Bhatia Photo: Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS

Greta Thunberg has been upstaged by a new kid on the block who stole her thunder with an impassioned speech outside COP26. The teenager campaigner listened in awe and then saw the 12-year-old climate change kid who has faced death threats in his home country in South America given a hero’s reception.


Kenyan activist says drought at home causing ‘climate-related starvation’

By Associated Press

Kenyan climate activist Elizabeth Wathuti made an impassioned appeal to world leaders to “open your hearts” to those already feeling the effects of global warming.


COP26: ‘Everyday Climate Hero’ Marie Hand portrait by Rankin

By Paul Armstrong

Marie Hand, a factory supervisor at Kensa Heat Pumps, is part of a campaign which seeks to bring to the forefront these unsung heroes during the COP26 conference in Glasgow.

As world leaders convene in Glasgow for COP26 to negotiate the planet’s climate future, ordinary people from across the UK show them how they, and others like them, are making a significant difference to reducing our carbon footprint.


Young Ugandan climate activist pushing for international crisis team to fight climate change

By Sarah Ramsaran Photo: Hudson Apunyo/Reuters

After seeing the devastating effects of climate change in his country, Ugandan climate activist Nyombi Morris has a message for world leaders at COP26: “Put an end to fossil fuels and make polluters pay.” The Conference of Parties (COP), as it’s known, meets every year and is the global decision-making body set up to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, adopted in the early 1990s, and subsequent climate agreements.