Resilience 2:1 Blog

World in Recovery Mode

Maybe it is time now when we are performing “physical distancing” and some of us even “social isolation”, to make some rethinking about where we are going and take seriously fact how restrictions in movement and industrial activity, economy, and especially urban life is affecting climate change and state of almost “Uninhabitable Earth” can quickly […]

The Uninhabitable Earth

I just finished reading The Uninhabitable Earth – Life After Warming, by David Wallace-Wells, recommended to me by my daughter Una, also a member of our group. I am so impressed by this “brilliant and unsparing analysis of a nightmare that is no longer distant future.” In my opinion this is a book that everybody […]

Climate Change Scenarios

In the present study, a new downscaling technique is developed and applied to the Azores and Madeira islands. The technique is tested against observed climatology, constituting, in that case, an alternative to non-physical interpolating techniques widely used. The quest to investigate the impact of future global warming due to greenhouse gases concentration increases on the […]

International Green Gown Awards

As you know Resilience 2 to 1 is Global Climate Letter Signatory As you have committed to the Global Climate Letter ( we are encouraging you to share your projects by applying to the International Green Gown Awards. Applications are now open and close on 31 March 2020. Full details are at We look […]

Building Climate Resilience

The Building a Climate-Resilient City series was prepared for the City of Edmonton and the City of Calgary by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the University of Winnipeg. Climate change will have serious impacts for cities. In coming decades, building resilience will be essential urban policy and a smart investment for cities.

Less is more

Reducing meat and dairy for a healthier life and planet The component of the food system that has the largest single impact, is the production of livestock to provide products for human consumption.

The moment of crisis has come

“The moment of crisis has come” in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. According to the renowned naturalist and broadcaster, “we have been putting things off for year after year”. “As I speak, south east Australia is on fire. Why? Because the temperatures of the Earth are increasing,” he said.

For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth

It’s not just the megarich: increased spending power leads us all to inflict environmental damage. It’s time for a radical plan It is not quite true that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Musicians and novelists, for example, can become extremely rich by giving other people pleasure. But it does appear to be […]