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.

National Science Foundation
The development of the Global Climate Change Teacher Institute by Kurt Pregitzer of the Michigan Technological University has resulted in the training of dozens of middle and high school teachers from around the country in physical, chemical, and... Read More
HaloSource
I would like to see development in energy cooperatives. Neighbors and neighborhoods have the potential to share the energy they harvest by the sun, wind, geothermal, etc., with each other to reduce the community's dependence on more destructive... Read More
UCS
Trees and shrubs help combat global warming by storing carbon and reducing energy use. The Union of Concerned Scientists visits Eden Place Nature Center in Chicago to see these benefits in action in an urban neighborhood.
The George Washington University
On June 2, 2011 Earth Force hosted an event at the Jack Morton Auditorium at The School of Media and Public Affairs on GWU's campus. 6th graders from across the District presented their creative ideas on how to restore the Anacostia River to a... Read More
This week, Planet Forward host Frank Sesno sits down with Martin Chavez, Executive Director of ICLEI. The focus? Smart cities! Learn what your city can do to grow and adapt to a changing planet. More>>
National Science Foundation
Research on the impact of climate change on mosquitoes has revealed that their populations will increase, as well as experience changes in geographic location and season. Paul Robbins and colleagues at the University of Arizona are studying... Read More
american
An experimental proposal to reduce the devastation caused by hurricanes to humans and the environment. An important part of any geo-engineering plan is the ability to turn it off. This method can be instantly turned off without any residual effects... Read More
university of survival
People for the most part are totally apathetic towards climate change. Not sure about this? Just watch commercials on TV. Does anyone really care about leaving a smaller carbon footprint on planet earth? Switch on the tube and you will find... Read More
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
On the rooftop garden of Toronto's Evergreen Brickworks, Steven Peck, President and Founder of environmental not-for-profit Green Roofs for Healthy Cities explains the benefits of rooftop urban agriculture. An online training course on the history... Read More
Planet Forward
Can your community turn tragedy into opportunity? Bill Worthen, American Institute of Architects' National Director and Resource Architect for Sustainability, sits down with us to talk about LEED certification and how disaster can provide... Read More

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