‘He muffed it’: Green economy reacts to Rishi Sunak’s first Spending Review

National Infrastructure Bank welcomed, but failure to build on government’s new 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution is roundly condemned by green groups Chancellor Rishi Sunak today reiterated the Treasury’s commitment to delivering on the UK’s net zero emissions goal, announcing plans for a new National Infrastructure Bank, record investment in new infrastructure […]

McDonald’s CEO: How we are thinking differently about our role in society

While 2020 has forced each of us to grapple with difficult issues — from the Covid-19 pandemic to social justice to climate change — it has also made clear that no single government or organization will be able to solve them all. It’s going to take all of us, which is why now, more than […]

Want More Science-Based Policies? Start by Protecting the Scientists

Photo: Triff/Shutterstock As we approach the holidays I, like most people, have been reflecting on everything 2020 has given us (or taken away) while starting to look ahead to 2021. One thing I am particularly looking forward to is hearing more from experts and scientists so that we can usher in a new era of […]

Climate-Smart Cooking and the Future of Food (Free Download)

It’s clear that the climate crisis poses a very real threat to food security across the globe. If no action is taken, millions – perhaps billions – of people are at risk of malnutrition as staple crops and other fruits and vegetables become harder to grow, more expensive, and less nutritious. But at the same […]

How to Prioritize Climate Change in U.S. National Security

By Kate Guy From the outset of Joe Biden’s run for the American presidency, he pledged to look at national security with fresh eyes. Evolving systemic threats like climate change, often relegated to the portfolios of environmental experts and science agencies, were repeatedly mentioned in his plans to remake U.S. defense and foreign policy. “Climate […]

Biden ramps up plan to put US on ‘irreversible path to achieve net zero emissions’

President-elect’s ambitious climate strategy secures first victory, as General Motors ditches support for emissions standards legal battle President-elect Joe Biden yesterday used a day of major announcements from his transition team to reiterate how climate action will be at the heart of his administration, confirming that John Kerry has been nominated as the White House’s […]

Making sense of your climate-denying cranky uncle

Published November 25, 2020 One challenge at Thanksgiving dinner is your climate-denying cranky uncle. You’re likely to hear a string of arguments from how cold it was last Tuesday to the whole field of climate science being a hoax. How do you make sense of your cranky uncle’s arguments? Is there any rationality in irrational […]