Author Archives: Cheryl Bradbee

Putting pigs in the shade: the radical farming system banking on trees

A farm in Portugal is showing how the ancient art of silvopasture – combining livestock with productive trees – may offer some real answers to the climate crisis Spread the word

7,000+ Colleges and Universities Declare Climate Emergency and Unveil Three-Point Plan to Combat It.

“We all need to work together to nurture a habitable planet for future generations and to play our part in building a greener and cleaner future for all.” More than 7,000 colleges and universities across the globe declared a climate emergency on Wednesday and unveiled a three-point plan to collectively commit to addressing the crisis. […]

Generating fundamental understanding of global ecology

This is an important new tool for strategic tree planting to suck up massive amounts of CO2. They proposed nearly 80 million hectares of reforestation for Canada. Governments around the world are well below the 50% level in what is required in their commitments so far. But it turns out, one of the most important […]

Restoring forests may be our most powerful weapon

Adding 2.2 billion acres of tree cover would capture two-thirds of man-made carbon emissions, a new study found. Allowing the Earth’s forests to recover could cancel out the majority of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research. Spread the word

Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’

Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis Research shows a trillion trees could be planted to capture huge amount of carbon dioxide. Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how […]

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 […]

‘Plant 1 trillion trees to fight climate change

What’s low-tech, sustainable and possibly the most effective thing we can do to fight climate change? Planting trees. A trillion of them. Spread the word