Learn about the biggest factors that contribute to global warming and what you can do to be a part of the change
- Capitalism vs. the Planet Show All
The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.
By following the development of global capitalism and international left movements for the past three decades, Naomi Klein has analyzed the world much more clearly than mainstream political observers — and stayed ahead of the curve in proposing bold solutions to fix our most burning problems like climate change.
Climate change denial is not driven by rogue scientists who disagree with their peers — author Naomi Klein says — but rather free-market capitalists who want to protect the economic status quo.
After a crisis, private contractors move in and suck up funding for work done badly, if at all – then those billions get cut from government budgets. Like Grenfell Tower, Hurricane Katrina revealed a disdain for the poor.
The economy has delivered so many benefits to society and people, but no matter what side of the discussion you're on, we need to talk about the impact on the environment and how it’s holding us back from achieving real change.
Investors are finally paying attention to climate
change — though not in the way you might hope.
Fixing the planet is going to be expensive. Can we stomach the bill for human survival?
Policy tweaks won’t do it, we need to throw the kitchen sink at this with a total rethink of our relationship to ownership, work and capital.
- Consumerism and Waste Show All
A small portion of the world's people use up most of the earth's resources and produce most of its greenhouse gas emissions, writes Fred Pearce. From Yale Environment 360, part of Guardian Environment Network
Story of Stuff creator Annie Leonard's new book examines the high price of the western world's obession with all things material.
This video will show you the dirty tricks companies use to manipulate you into buying more stuff.
Success and consumeristic excess are not the same. We should stop celebrating consumerism.
- Lawmakers Inaction Show All
We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it.
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. … We must move past indecision to action."
For the first time in a long time, the Senate is finally debating the issue of climate change.
To effectively reverse the impact of climate change means changing the free trade agenda, localizing economies and implementing an energy-efficient trade system which threatens right-wing politics. People fighting for economic justice and environmental justice should work together and find solutions to the climate crisis.
Despite the consensus among scientists about the urgent need to curb emissions, there are more than 100 current members of Congress who have expressed skepticism about the role humans have played in climate change and the value of limiting our emissions.
The clash between what must happen and what can.
The Senate failed to move forward with Democrats' "Green New Deal," but the partisan clash over the controversial environmental plan is likely to be a continuing theme ahead of the 2020 election.