20 Acts on Climate Change: The Way We Eat

Originally posted on lifenvi:
(Photo: Edgar Castrejon/Unsplash) Eating is an essential human activity. The food sector includes food process from preparation, consumption to waste and agricultural production of crops and livestock. Crop and livestock contributes about 1/8 of anthropogenic emissions. Industrialized agriculture is responsible for 15% of global carbon emissions. It uses 24% of the…

Trees: The Key to Fighting Climate Change

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com We can’t escape the warning signs. Temperatures are climbing. The world’s ice caps are melting. More and more animals are projected to go extinct soon. We’re running out of time to resolve the climate change problem. Recent research, however, shows that there is some hope to…

How to Protect the Amazon Rainforest

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com When people think of the Amazon, they imagine the largest rainforest in the world. The name conjures up images of acres of brilliant green, exotic species of animals, and trees alive with the sounds of birds and insects. What many don’t imagine is the once-beautiful landscape…

The Current Species Extinction Crisis

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
The world is currently undergoing a major species extinction crisis. The risk of extinction has increased like never before. An international panel recently released a report revealing that one million species are at risk for extinction due to human activities. The panel, the UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and…