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.

Planet Forward
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner may hit a little too close to home for the citizens of Mauritius. In this week's webisode, take a trip to the small island with the help of Planet Forward member Matt Gray and learn about one way the smart community... Read More
  Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)
EarthCo Building Systems
The EarthCo Megablock is a building material that comes directly from the earth! This company transforms abundant, earthy material into giant blocks that can take the place of more common building products often shipped over long distances. The... Read More
University of Mississippi
Even before this week's floods engineers in Mississippi have been working on projects that would alleviate flood damage. Ole Miss' Diana Wier explains and you might be surprised who's holding up the construction. See more flood coverage on our blog... Read More
University of Mississippi
By using our commonsense in warmer climates by covering up ourselves with sunscreen,limiting our exposure to the sun, and heat. We could also wear hats and drink water throughout the day. Through research I found out a team in Colorado have even... Read More
Planet Forward
Ken Hersh, CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, discusses the "Readiness Matrix," a metric that can be used to develop efficient adaptation strategies.
Center For American Progress
Everyone has a stake in this problem, and there are already many solutions addressing climate change. We need to make small investments needed to address climate change now, to prevent the need for larger investments in our future.
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
This week our segment on Bloomberg West focuses on EnerNOC, a service that aims to even out energy use across the grid through a network of communication. It monitors energy use in stores and other businesses, and when the energy grid is stressed,... Read More
remineralize the earth, somma minerals, SIUC
This is idea if shared can make us all the hero/heroine for the world. The foundation from the ground up. 80% diversity occurs under ground. Every glacial period huge glaciers grind rock to a powder leaving thousands of pounds to enrich the soils... Read More

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