Can Geothermal Energy Save Us From Climate Change?

What if an unfathomably hot, never-ending, never-varying heat source existed that could be harnessed for energy production? This heat source does exist. Right beneath our feet. The top of the Earth’s mantle hovers around 1000 degrees celsius, achieving access to it would make the efficiency of all other current energy sources pale by comparison. With …

Financial Planning as Climate Change Gets Worse

Climate change is getting worse. Ascending temperatures contributed to the devastating Australian wildfires of 2020. Meanwhile, coastal surges and extreme rainfall are causing more hurricanes to touch down on the United States. Amid increasing climate disasters, the average person is left with little in the way of their own protection. Perhaps the only thing many …

9 reasons why climate change is best tackled through small-scale solutions

Massive amounts of public money are being mobilised to kickstart economies out of COVID-induced recessions. Many countries are allocating parts of their stimulus packages towards ensuring the recovery is green. Charlie Wilson, University of East Anglia; Caroline Zimm, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Simon De Stercke, Imperial College London

Why Trees are Critical to Sustainable Development

Trees may seem like just another plant to some, but they are also critical to sustaining life. Without trees, you wouldn’t be able to breathe. They give you oxygen and store the carbon dioxide you breathe out. Besides this basic fact of life, however, trees have many other ways that make this world liveable. Sustainable …

Planet Earth is Pissed (video)

Foil Arms and Hog, the Irish sketch comedy group previously published a video titled “Awkward Interview with Planet Earth“, addressing global warming and environmental issues in the group’s unique and funny style. Now, they published the second video of the Earth interview series: “Planet Earth is Pissed”.

Microsoft had a crazy idea to put servers underwater, and it totally worked

A little over two years ago, a shipping container-sized cylinder bearing Microsoft’s name and logo was lowered onto the ocean floor off the northern coast of Scotland. Inside were 864 servers, and their submersion was part of the second phase of the software giant’s Project Natick. Launched in 2015, the project’s purpose is to determine …

Endangered Species Around the World

According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, currently, 27% of all assessed species are threatened with extinction, which means more than 31,000 in numbers! In the last 250 years, 571 species have been confirmed extinct. Have you ever wondered how so many species have become endangered? There are many reasons but to name …

What causes mass death of fish & marine wildlife

Staples to many world economies, and home to millions of species, the ocean has always been a place of mystery and adventure. Sadly, this sense of mystery led industrial-era societies to view the ocean as both fishing grounds, as well as waste disposal sites. This mindset is only now beginning to shift due in part …

Climate change: how your personal choices affect your contribution

Scientists Seth Wynes (University of British Columbia – Vancouver, Department of Geography) and Kimberly A. Nicholas (Lund University, Centre for Sustainability Studies) prepared an infographic that shows how your personal choices affect your contribution to climate change.