Resilience 2:1 Blog

Responding to Climate Change

NASA is a world leader in climate studies and Earth science. While its role is not to set climate policy or prescribe particular responses or solutions to climate change, its purview does include providing the robust scientific data needed to understand climate change. NASA then makes this information available to the global community – the […]

Sweetgrass is a teacher of healing, a symbol of kindness and compassion

“There she was – Sweetgrass – growing in one of the last places I might ever have expected. Tentatively sending out rhizomes through the sludge [talking about Onondaga watershed poisoned by methilated mercury and other toxic waste from the nearby industrial activities], slender tillers marching bravely away, sweetgrass is a teacher of healing, a symbol […]

Dutch city redraws its layout to prepare for global heating effects

Measures include replacing 10% of Arnhem’s asphalt with grass to better cope with heat The Dutch city of Arnhem is digging up asphalt roads and creating shady areas around busy shopping districts after concluding that the consequences of global heating are unavoidable.

Cost of preventing next pandemic equal to just 2% of Covid-19 economic damage

World must act now to protect wildlife in order to stop future virus crises, say scientists The cost of preventing further pandemics over the next decade by protecting wildlife and forests would equate to just 2% of the estimated financial damage caused by Covid-19, according to a new analysis.

Why COVID-19 will end up harming the environment

Even though the air has been cleaner as a result of the global lockdowns, a more polluted future has been brewing while we weren’t looking. In early April, with shutdowns widespread, daily global carbon emissions were down by 17 percent compared to last year. But as of June 11, new data show that they are […]

We can prevent pandemics

We can prevent pandemics by restoring habitats and giving other species a place to live

Warming stripe – visual representations of the change in temperature

These ‘warming stripe’ graphics are visual representations of the change in temperature as measured in each country over the past 100+ years. Each stripe represents the temperature in that country averaged over a year. For most countries, the stripes start in the year 1901 and finish in 2019. For the ocean basins and for several […]

Climate emission killer: biggest liquid air battery

Construction is beginning on the world’s largest liquid air battery, which will store renewable electricity and reduce carbon emissions from fossil-fuel power plants.