Climate change: transitions to sustainability

Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil fuels. We have to alter the whole path of our development and decision making in order to make our societies both...

Cloud Catching: Harvesting Water from Fog

The small town of Villa Lourdes in Peru has no access to running water. Three times a week they are visited by a truck from Lima delivering water, and in the height of summer everyday.Their fields were arid and bare until they began harvesting the daily fog for water. Using large nets they built 'Atrapanieblas', nets that turn fog into water, so that they could irrigate their fields.

100 Carbon Solutions to Climate Change

In this outstanding talk by Paul Hawkin, from Bioneers, find out about Project Drawdown - 100 solutions to climate change that we can all be a part of.Paul explains how the recent solutions for climate change have mainly been large scale, and virtually impossible for us as individuals to adopt.Project Drawdown brings us solutions we can be all be involved in.The list below, shows some of the most effective land-based solutions found from months of research and maths.

The Ten Principles of Ecology

I have been teaching a course called “Principles of Ecology” at OU since 1996. It was a traditional two one-hour lecture, one three-hour lab for most of those years. In 2013, I decided …

Global Monitoring Laboratory - Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

The graphs show monthly mean carbon dioxide measured at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii. The carbon dioxide data on Mauna Loa constitute the longest record of direct measurements of CO 2 in the atmosphere. They were started by C. David Keeling of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in March of 1958 at a facility of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration[Keeling, 1976].

Environmental Footprint

Environmental footprints are quantitative measures showing the appropriation of natural resources by humans ( Hoekstra, 2008). Footprints are divided into environmental, economic, and social footprints, and combined environmental, social, and/or economic footprints (Čuček et al., 2012c). The concept of footprint originates from the idea of ecological footprint - EF (Fang et al., 2014) introduced by Rees (1992).

Another day, overshot to hell

This reminds me of tax freedom day, except the numbers are a lot fuzzier. Carsten Arnholm of Norway tips us to this website peddling this worrisome calculation. I fear and visualize there will be n…

Trewartha climate classification

The Trewartha climate classification is a climate classification system first published by American geographer Glenn Thomas Trewartha in 1966. It is a modified version of the Köppen–Geiger system, created to answer some of its deficiencies. The Trewartha system attempts to redefine the middle latitudes to be closer to vegetation zoning and genetic climate systems. It was considered a more true or real world reflection of the global climate.

Defining one planet living

The premise of this blog is that lifestyles in affluent countries are unsustainable. If we want to end poverty in the developing world without destroying the environment, we need to reduce our cons…

Bioregional Awareness Quiz

*** If you want to get to know your home place, playing with a “bioregional quiz” like this one is a good place to start. There are many versions of such quizzes out there. I’m pl…

Use Southern Cross to find due south |

From the Northern Hemisphere, a fairly bright North Star marks the direction north. From the Southern Hemisphere, the Southern Cross points the way south.

UK and regional series

Download time-series of monthly, seasonal and annual values. Files can be downloaded in rank or year order. The regional series were updated in January 2020 to make use of the HadUK-Grid dataset at 1km resolution.

What Can You Do About Climate Change? Experts Weigh In

A lot of people have been talking about the recent report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — which says in order to avoid some of the worst impacts to human health and the environment, we need to go to z

Top 5 Little Known Eco Footprint Facts

Everything we consume, be it a hamburger, or a webpage, places a certain amount of demand on the planet's natural resources. Taken together, all these things make up your environmental impact, sometimes expressed as your eco-footprint. These facts are just a small glimpse on a vast and complicated topic. And we've deliberately avoided facts about recycling, as that's a list for another day. Click here to subscribe: or visit our channel page here: Also, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at :) Check us out at, and If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at :) Want a WatchMojo cup, mug, t-shirts, pen, sticker and even a water bottle? Get them all when you order your MojoBox gift set here: WatchMojo is a leading producer of reference online video content, covering the People, Places and Trends you care about. We update DAILY with 4-5

Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva talk climate change on Amanpour

Amanpour spoke with Jane Goodall, a primatologist best known for her work with chimpanzees, and Doctor Vandana Shiva, an environmental activist who fights for changed agricultural practices, in an interview that aired on September 30th, 2013. ORIGINAL VIDEO on CNN Blog:

5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10

Hank gives the run down on the top five ways humans are negatively impacting the environment and having detrimental effects on the valuable ecosystem services which a healthy biosphere provides. Like Crash Course? Follow Crash Course! T*mbl Crash Course: Table of Contents Ecosystem Services 00:51 The Importance of Biodiversity 04:07 Deforestation 06:42 Desertification 06:49 Global Warming 07:59 Invasive Species 08:51 Overharvesting 09:20 Crash Course/SciShow videos referenced in this episode: Hydrologic and Carbon Cycles: Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles: Ecological Succession: Climate Change: Invasive Species: Food Shortage: References and image licenses for this episode can be found in the Google document here: Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://ww

The Best Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint | Hot Mess 🌎

Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: Thanks for watching Hot Mess! Please SUBSCRIBE! ►► And support us on Patreon: The average carbon footprint of a person in the US is 16.5 tons –TONS. So, what can you actually do decrease this number and make a meaningful difference? Connect with us on: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: References: ----------- Host/Writer: Miriam Nielsen Creative Director: David Schulte Editors/Animators: Karl Boettcher & Derek Borsheim Producers: Stephanie Noone & Amanda Fox Editor-In-Chief: Joe Hanson Story Editor: Alex Reich ----------- Produced by PBS Digital Studios Theme Music: Eric Friend/Optical Audio Music: APM Stock images from Thanks to the funders of Peril & Promise for supporting PBS Digital Studios. Peril & Promise is a national public media initiative from WNET telling human stories of climate change and its solutions. Learn more at http://www.p

How does the climate system work?

An animation to explain how the climate system works. For more information on weather and climate, visit

ROBYN FRANCIS Permaculture Solutions to Climate Change IPC11

ROBYN FRANCIS Permaculture Solutions to Climate Change IPC11 Cuba at the International Permaculture Conference In Havanna