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The ‘carbon footprint’ was co-opted by fossil fuel companies to shift climate blame – here’s how it can serve us again

“You can’t manage what you can’t measure”, according to a famous business mantra often attributed to management guru Peter Drucker. This can help explain why carbon emissions are under more scrutiny than ever as we ramp up our efforts to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change. By Marcelle McManus, University of Bath The Conversation […]

Climate Action: Small green spaces can help keep cities cool during heat waves

A recent World Meteorological Organization report called heat waves the “deadliest meteorological hazard” from 2015 to 2019, affecting people living on all continents, and setting new national heat records in many regions. Canada’s top weather event in 2021 was British Columbia’s record-breaking heat, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. The temperature in Lytton, B.C., […]

53rd Earth Day offers a moment to celebrate environmental victories despite our many eco-crises

Today Earth Day turns 53. “Earth” is an anagram of “heart.” Which is appropriate since demonstrating our heartfelt love for the Earth ought to be on the top rung of everyone’s priority list. Earth, our home, and so far the only known place in the universe where there are beating hearts, deserves—requires—our deepest affection. For our own sake and that of our offspring generations, every […]

April 22nd

Earth Day 2022: IPCC says the tools to stop catastrophic climate change are in our hands. Here’s how to use them

Humanity still has time to arrest catastrophic global warming – and has the tools to do so quickly and cheaply, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found. The latest IPCC assessment report, the world’s definitive stocktake of action to minimise climate change, shows a viable path to halving global emissions by 2030. By […]

April 21st