My Veganuary journey

The Climate team member Krish Srinivasan tells us how he found going vegan to kick off 2024. Recipe link at bottom of page. There are, as with everything else, many nuances to eating sustainably. How organically farmed are the products we consume? Have they required...

Children’s word of the year cause for optimism

Young people care more about climate change than ever before, they must act to bring about change. A survey of over 5,000 children conducted by the Oxford University Press chose “climate change” as the Children’s Word of the Year for 2023.  Earlier research also shows...

Breathless (2023): Movies That Matter

A BBC News Arabic investigation has revealed toxic air pollution from some of the world’s biggest oil companies, including BP, Shell and ADNOC, is spreading hundreds of kilometres from their oil fields, putting the health of millions of people at risk across the Gulf,...

Can skiing survive the climate crisis?

Can skiing survive the climate crisis?

Warmer winters, shrinking snow seasons and the retreat of ancient glaciers are no longer distant threats to the ski industry. For decades, winter enthusiasts have flocked to the mountains, strapping on skis or a snowboard to carve through the snowy landscapes. While...

Dry January: Good for the climate?

Dry January: Good for the climate?

Have you thought about going ‘Dry’ this January? Well, the decision to do so may not only benefit your body, mind and bank account, but it could also benefit the planet.  In 2023, it was predicted that around nine million people would participate in Dry January,...

Avatar (2009): Movies That Matter

Avatar (2009): Movies That Matter

Nearly 15 years have passed since the release of James Cameron's record-shattering blockbuster, and the messages from Pandora ring ever more true on our planet today. It's challenging to deny that, at least at some point after watching Avatar, you haven't imagined how...

20-minute cities that are getting it right

20-minute cities that are getting it right

Would you relocate to enjoy 20-minute city life? Mountain bike enthusiast and director at Leisure Lakes Bikes, Ben Mercer, shares three major cities that are making the 20-minute city concept work. There are many reasons people may consider large-scale changes in...

The Climate’s top tips for a green Christmas

The Climate’s top tips for a green Christmas

'Tis the season to be sustainable. Evie Howarth explains how you can get in the festive spirit without harming the planet. The festive season can certainly feel like a crazy time of year when it comes to all the things we consume, from food to gifts and decorations....

Buy now and we will all pay later

Buy now and we will all pay later

The relationship between unregulated financial products and the fashion industry’s contribution to global warming. The introduction of products like buy now, pay later (BNPL), a point-of-sale financing method, changed the purchasing power of many young adults....

What to read on the climate crisis

In conversation with a Sherpa

The Climate sits down with freelance trek leader Raju Gurung-Raaj to discuss environmental degradation in Nepal, and the effect of mass tourism in his industry. Raju, a trek and expedition guide and high altitude consultant based in Kathmandu, has been working in the...

Cruise lining our way to disaster

A rise in commercial shipping and cruising for pleasure has not only placed pressure on the seas but is polluting the air we breathe. What’s being done about it? Sectors from agriculture to retail are pushing international trade to extremes, while cruise holidays are...

Ideas Highlights

Sacred forests: Where conservation meets the spiritual

Sacred forests: Where conservation meets the spiritual

Sacred forests, protected by traditional beliefs for centuries, may hold the key to effective conservation management. As rich reservoirs of ancient biodiversity, sacred forests are a fascinating cultural practice that marries the spiritual with the natural world....

Why beautiful buildings could help prevent climate breakdown

Why beautiful buildings could help prevent climate breakdown

Building urban landscapes that are designed to last could be key to reducing the environmental damage caused by construction. The built environment is responsible for 37% of global carbon emissions. 16% of this figure is embodied carbon, consisting of the CO2 emitted...

Can skiing survive the climate crisis?

Can skiing survive the climate crisis?

Warmer winters, shrinking snow seasons and the retreat of ancient glaciers are no longer distant threats to the ski industry. For decades, winter enthusiasts have flocked to the mountains, strapping on skis or a snowboard to carve through the snowy landscapes. While...

20-minute cities that are getting it right

20-minute cities that are getting it right

Would you relocate to enjoy 20-minute city life? Mountain bike enthusiast and director at Leisure Lakes Bikes, Ben Mercer, shares three major cities that are making the 20-minute city concept work. There are many reasons people may consider large-scale changes in...

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