Monthly Archives: June 2019

Climate Resilience Leadership Lab

Climate resiliency in New York City often appears as a gargantuan affair: ten-mile long berm systems; visions of draining the East River; the classic seawall, reimagined. Thinking at the scale of infrastructure is crucial for matching efforts to the scale of the crisis itself. But infrastructure is not just physical. Across the city, from Red […]

Irvin Studin – Canada – Population 100 Million

In this eighth of a series of micro-lectures to mark the 10th anniversary of Global Brief Magazine, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher Irvin Studin returns to his classic 2010 GB article, “Canada – Population 100 Million,” which created significant national and international debate. He outlines the three most important, but perhaps least appreciated, qualifications, nuances or complications […]

The eco–design handbook: a complete sourcebook for home and office

Recently I found this very exciting eco–design handbook published in 2004, way before it was fashionable to talk about eco-design. It mostly concerns my personal aspect of how designers can save the earth, related to the climate problems, but it is excellent resource for anybody interested. Read more => Spread the word

Deadly Heat Waves Could Endanger 74% of Mankind by 2100, Study Says

A new online tool explores the number of days per year in places worldwide when heat is likely to exceed a deadly threshold if nothing is done about climate change. Deadly heat waves—already a risk for 30 percent of the world’s population. Read more => Spread the word

Eco-Grief and Climate Anxiety

The life-altering, world-ending topic they’re still not teaching you about in school. With few exceptions, college courses haven’t been doing a great job preparing young people to face real-world problems and emotions related to global warming. Professor Jennifer Atkinson is in charge of one of those exceptions, a seminar at the University of Washington, Bothell […]

WHAT LIES BENEATH: The Understatement Of Existential Climate Risk

Three decades ago, when serious debate on human-induced climate change began at the global level, a great deal of statesmanship was on display. There was a preparedness to recognise that this was an issue transcending nation states, ideologies and political parties which had to be addressed proactively in the long-term interests of humanity as a […]