Author Archives: Cheryl Bradbee


The climate crisis is the defining challenge of our lifetimes. Its scale defies comprehension, and conceals its true nature – not as one gigantic issue, but as many. Even those of us who accept the science and urgency of the climate crisis can struggle to act on our own knowledge and values. No matter who […]

Agents of change

On a snow-flecked Sunday afternoon in mid-December, Paul Dowsett gathered a group of neighbours in his backyard for a toast. Although the event featured mulled wine and a crackling bonfire, this was no holiday party. Rather, it was an event to celebrate homeowners in the Pocket — an east Toronto neighbourhood — who have committed to […]

College Textbooks Cover the Climate Crisis Less Than They Did Before 2010

Coverage of climate solutions dropped to 3 percent of the total content on climate change from 15 percent in the 90s. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Evidence is mounting fast of the devastating consequences of climate change on the planet, but college […]

Climate activism is more powerful than people realize

Global warming has increased the number of extreme weather events around the world by 400% since the 1980s. Countries know how to stop the damage from worsening: stop burning fossil fuels and shift to renewable energy, electrify transportation and industry, and reduce the carbon intensity of agriculture. But none of this is happening fast enough to […]

Al Gore on Climate Change and a Global Sustainability Revolution

As Putin’s war in Ukraine forces the western world to wean itself off Russian oil and gas, the former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is urging world leaders to not use the energy crunch as an excuse. Speaking at the opening of the COP27 summit, Gore said we must “choose life over death,” and not […]

Barcelona students to take mandatory climate crisis module from 2024

Course thought to be world first agreed after university bowed to pressure from seven-day End Fossil protest All students at the University of Barcelona will have to take a mandatory course on the climate crisis after the establishment agreed to meet the demands of activists conducting a sit-in occupation. Spread the word

The soundtrack to the climate crisis is apocalypse pop

Listening to music feels like being heard. That’s why, post-IPCC special report, releases that describe the world ending in floods, droughts, and fires, like Hozier’s Wasteland, Baby!, Childish Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer,” and Soccer Mommy’s “newdemo” are making such an impact with the under-25 set — these millennial songwriters can relate to their generational frustrations and […]

Mission Innovation

Breakthrough Energy is a network of entities and initiatives, including investment funds, nonprofit and philanthropic programs, and policy efforts linked by a common commitment to scale the technologies we need to achieve a path to net zero emissions by 2050. We are encouraging the development of new net-zero energy technologies, championing policies that speed innovation […]