Climate Change

Climate change affects all of us and all the systems on planet Earth - from natural disasters to disrupted growing seasons, our changing climate is having widespread effects. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, how to adapt and how to try and cut down on the change while we still can.

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Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Environmentalism is a relatively recent concept in the Western world, creating challenges when confronting our growing environmental issues. Looking to other, non-western cultures and leaders, may help develop enduring solutions.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
How to cover climate change as a journalist when there is a rich history of politicization and misinformation.
straight road looking into the distance with storm clouds overhead

The road ahead for both COVID-19 and climate change is stormy, but with science and facts by our side we can find solutions to both.

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
How can we apply the lessons we are learning now to the next looming threat — climate change — recognizing that it will, by necessity, take a back seat until the current health emergency and economic crisis subside?

Hundreds of Tucson residents are using green spaces during the pandemic like the Loop, a 131-mile paved bikeway that now sees hundreds of daily users. (Jake Meyers / University of Arizona)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Green spaces not only help cities mitigate and adapt to climate change; they can help residents cope with the shock of COVID-19.

A recent investigation into the devastating desert locust outbreak spreading across East Africa has led me to some troublesome conclusions on the problematic nature of media coverage on Africa in the United States. (Adam Matan/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Correspondent | The George Washington University
A recent investigation into the devastating locust outbreak spreading across East Africa has led me to some troublesome conclusions on the problematic nature of media coverage on Africa in the United States.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Understanding birds is the first step toward avian species conservation, and bird banding improves our knowledge of birds' migration patterns and life histories.
George Washington University
Plastic bags are a problem. But are bag bans the solution? Here's the truth behind plastic, paper, and cotton tote bags.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Francis Wachira shows it is possible to end hunger and fight climate change through urban farming in Nairobi, Kenya.
George Washington University
A photo essay highlighting a local environmental activist. Joseph Wright chooses to spend his time making a difference by physically removing trash from the Potomac River.
Investigating Environmental Impact of Plant-Based Patties
Investigating Environmental Impact of Plant-Based Patties
The George Washington University
An investigation into whether or not plant-based burgers deserve all the hype.

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