In 2020, I decided to gather all of the environment and climate crisis information I’ve been reading and watching into one blog, which I updated every week. Here is the full year for 2020. And this is the blog for 2021, which I will also update weekly.
If you want to keep up to date, you can check my weekend reads, or favorite this blog and come back often, so you can stay up to date on the major news about our global environment. Obviously I don’t read or watch everything being published, but I cover as much as I can.
I know many people are not ready to face the crisis, and of course, we have even more denying there’s an issue. I understand why this is happening, because the institutions that matter – government, business and media – are great at keeping us confused.
All I ask is, take some time every week to read something on the issue, but please, never rely on one source for information. You can remain loyal to your existing media source, but we all need to stretch outside to get other views. Wouldn’t we prefer the truth? Well we need to do the work to find it.
Read through some or all, or just scan the headlines – it tells a story in itself. Also please share any information or research you find compelling with me. Happy to be tagged in important information and I’m always happy to pass the message on.
I have a resources section at the bottom, so if there are any you value, please pass it to me and I’ll add it there.
The content is in date order or when I read it order, rather than packaging it up into sections. I figure the latest is important, and for those who want to drill down further, you can. When it comes to the climate, recent information is super important, as things are changing fast now, as is the ability of the scientists to track it.
Lots of alarming information. It is time to act!! With love xxxx
Death toll from Typhoon Odette climbs to nearly 400
Overconsumption is costing us the earth and human happiness tks Samantha Gayfer
How grassroots schemes across UK are tackling climate crisis tks Kevin Cottam
Maria Ressa at the Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony – must watch
Rideshares in the sky by 2024: Joby Aviation bets big on air taxis tks Graham Harvey
Holiday Magic Is Made By Women. And It’s Killing Us. Tks Lisa Larson Lee
Super typhoon causes devastation as it rips through Philippines
The woman building a retail community around sustainable fashion and beauty brands tks Susannah Jaffner
Why the next big entrepreneur must come from climate tech tks Samantha Gayfer
Sailing away: superyacht industry booms during Covid pandemic tks Kevin Cottam
The Price of Tomorrow | Jeff Booth + Andrew Yang | Yang Speaks – tks Robert Kirubi, great listen
11 brands called out for greenwashing in 2021 tks Hedvig Lyche
Challenges and Opportunities for Mono-Material Packaging Businesses in Asia Karen Prager published her first blog on LinkedIn and it’s a really insightful look into the packaging industry – one that creates a massive amount of waste.
Ladies, it’s time to claim our space in the world I loved doing this podcast with Simone De Haas. Ladies if you want to feel empowered, have a listen and let’s get to work!
But We Were Still Too Few – and also super proud to launch this video. A call to action to care for our earth and our fellow humans. It’s on every single one of us to walk the world with gentler feet. The wealthiest more so! Let me know what you think, and of course, if you love it, please do share it. We need billions on board.
The Naked Artic Adventure – so proud of Stephanie Dickson and everyone in this film. I love the hope. Please watch it.
New study links major fashion brands to Amazon deforestation tks Kevin Cottam
California Vineyards Use Owls Instead of Pesticides tks Vicky Coburn
Kenyan. Climate Activist, Elizabeth Wathuti, makes a presentation at #COP26 in Glasgow – tks Robert Kirubi
If you’re looking for ideas on the changes you can make at home or work, please do check out 40 ideas you can adopt OR influence to drive substantial change in your community or business – grateful to do this with Susanna Hasenoehrl, Tim Wade, Michelle Mouille and Joanne Flinn.
Ten ways to confront the climate crisis without losing hope – read this if you want to feel hopeful!!
Prince William blames African population pressure for wildlife loss tks Robert Kirubi
Portugal becomes the fourth EU country to stop using coal to generate electricity tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Climate denial is waning on the right. What’s replacing it might be just as scary tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
End the dolphin grind – please sign!
Black Friday: largest boycott planned by independent retailers tks Chantal Fernandes
Time To Panic: Can we save our planet or is it too late? – tks Rohit Bassi
Top Gas Exporters Say They’re Victims of ‘Cancel Culture’ tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Terry Glavin: The scale of the disaster unfolding in B.C. is unprecedented tks Samantha Gayfer
White House-Backed Carbon Tax in Sight for Biden’s Climate Bill tks Mark Mulkerin
Call to Action: SAP at the Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP26 – tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Op-Ed: The failure at Glasgow and what needs to happen next – tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Are companies with purpose-driven pledges accounting for slavery? tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
British Columbia and Pacific north-west storm wreaks havoc tks Kevin Cottam
Consider all the fruits of the Forest: Healing Powers for the Health of People and the Planet tks John Vincent Gordon
Share Your Green Design tks Robert Kirubi
The Fashion Industry Could Reduce Emissions—if It Wanted To tks Robert Kirubi
It could have been worse, but our leaders failed us at Cop26. That’s the truth of it tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Long term matters: Is your board colluding with E(rratic) S(uperficial) G(reenwash)? tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Temporary shutdown of coal-fired power plants in Delhi – BBC News – tks Vicky Coburn
If you have time, do watch or listen to the latest The Know Show. Joe Augustin, Marc Allen, Joanne Flinn, Robert Kirubi and Susanna Hasenoehrl joined me for a deep-dive into what’s happened at Cop 26. Lots of valuable insights.
A podcast with my husband, Steve Johnson, talking about our children’s future, but through the lens of the climate crisis Are you worried about the impact of climate change on your kid’s future?
How fossil fuels are the backbone of fast fashion – tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
China and the US announce plan to work together on cutting emissions tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Funding Innovation to Fight Climate Change tks Robert Kirubi
Leaders agree to ‘transformative’ action to stop deforestation by 2030 tks Robert Kirubi
COP26 news: Draft text calls for phasing out coal and fossil fuels tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
At COP26, new alliance tries to kill oil and gas industry tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Briefing: EU anti-deforestation law could have serious holes tks Robert Kirubi
The price of fast fashion? Chile’s desert dumping ground for unwanted clothes tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
‘Net zero is not zero’: carbon offsetting focus at COP26 under criticism tks Susanna Hasenoerhl
The World’s First Digital Thread & Yarn Dyeing System. tks Robert Kirubi
UK boost to advance gender equality in climate action tks Robert Kirubi
More hot air than progress at COP26 tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Real Solutions Not ‘Net Zero’ tks Robert Kirubi
COP26: IT and climate change – Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
White House-Backed Carbon Tax in Sight for Biden’s Climate Bill tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
We know almost for a fact that Cop26 will fail – this is why tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Week 44: Showbiz in the era of “sauve qui peut” tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Bioenergy In All Its Complexity : The Good the Bad and he Ugly – tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Attenborough tells COP26 conference delegates: “The World is looking to you”
Indonesia says Cop26 zero-deforestation pledge it signed ‘unfair’ tks Kevin Cottam
Australia puts fossil fuel company front and centre at Cop26 tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
DiCaprio Breezes In as Security Blocks Delegates: COP26 Update tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados at the Opening of the #COP26 World Leaders Summit – tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
COP26: World leaders promise to end deforestation by 2030 tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Earth to COP26|#COP26|UN Climate Change – tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Patagonia doesn’t use the word ‘sustainable.’ Here’s why tks Hedvig Lyche
OPEC+ Set for Geopolitical Showdown as U.S. Demands More Oil tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Act now for our children, Queen urges climate summit | COP26
Big oil CEOs just lied before Congress. It’s time they’re held accountable tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Saudi Arabia starts construction on its $100 billion eco-city that will have NO STREETS and be ready for residents in 2024: 105-mile-long ‘linear’ paradise will have no cars and no carbon emissions tks Teressa Bayes
The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
The Beginning of the End of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – tks Dominic Powers
100 Awesome Minutes to Help Fix the Planet – tks Tim Wade
Climate change: Major US oil companies to be quizzed in Congress tks Steve Johnson
Officials temper expectations ahead of COP26
Solving Phuket’s plastic problem: 7 reasons to stop drinking bottled water one of Phuket’s frontline champions for the environment – Palmer Owyoung. This is a message that can reach well beyond Phuket.
How Social Media Platforms Are Supporting the Climate Change Conversation, and How Businesses Can Get Involved a new friend, Luan Wise, has just published this whitepaper. Dig in.
News Corp’s dramatic climate change backflip | Media Watch tks Willie Wahlin
The Baghdad traffic officer who works in 50C heat Tks Steve Johnson
Alan Kohler: The alarming consequences of Canberra’s climate capers tks Phillipa Edwards
Waterspout spectacle off the coast of Cuba tks Steve Johnson
What’s behind News Corp’s new spin on climate change? tks Sophia Henri
Forget Your Carbon Footprint. Let’s Talk About Your Climate Shadow. tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
14 Documentaries That Could Change the Way You Eat tks Karen Leong
Climate Change 1958: The Bell Telephone Science Hour
What we really want for Christmas this year tks Sue Adams
Podcast Humanity, humility and accepting our collective shame a beautiful, gentle conversation with two beautiful souls, Kevin Cottam and Tim Hamons.
WEF’s head of nature and biodiversity: we are using public funds to destroy public goods tks Susanna Hasenoerhl
Russia denies weaponising energy amid Europe gas crisis tks Steve Johnson
Divers Find Rebounding Marine Life Around Reopened Phuket tks Natasha Eldred
News Corp Goes Green – tks Phillipa Edwards
Coal price hits fresh high as mines shut tks Steve Johnson
45 ideas to inspire you to reduce your impact on the environment with Susanna Hasenoehrl – The Sustainability Speaker, Tim Wade – who speaks about winning through change, Michelle Mouille – founder of the Sustainable Mai Khao Foundation, and Joanne Flinn, The Strategic Sustainability Lady. If you are looking for a place to start making changes in your life, this is it.
Top 20 polluters in the world
Fast fashion: The dumping ground for unwanted clothes tks Steve Johnson
Cities are turning into rivers? Severe floods in Liguria, Italy – tks Sophia Henri
The second blog in the series, following the podcast, on the changes we can all make at home and in our lives – 22 lifestyle changes you can make which contribute to a better world, instalment two: navigating our plastic problem. We have another podcast building on this, coming soon, with Tim Wade, Michelle Mouille, Susanna Hasenoehrl and Joanne Flinn is joining us this time. Stay tuned.
Will you show Uncommon Courage and be a ripple maker?
Preventing Ecocide – must watch!
Spain to ban sale of fruit and vegetables in plastic wrapping from 2023 tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
The first blog following the recent podcast of the same name for those who prefer to read: 22 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Contribute to a Better World Instalment One: A Focus on Food. Will be doing another podcast with this group this week. Excited about it. Also will post another blog focusing on plastic.
Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
The world’s most sustainable smartphones tks Rohit Bassi
Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation tks Robert Kirubi
Report expects to see more than 200 million climate refugees by 2050 tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Climate change’s impact on health tks Robert Kirubi
Only a few carbon projects meet basic criteria for climate integrity, human rights and more tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Earth’s future ‘hinges on UN Glasgow climate talks’ tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
How is air pollution caused? Tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Special Report on The Ocean and Cryosphere In A Changing Climate tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Australian Climate Technology Community tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Climate Point: Confounded by climate terms? You’re not alone. Mitigation, adaptation, WTH? – subscribe to this newsletter!
Honest Government Ad | Carbon Capture and Storage – tks Andrew Bryant
Climate Point: Are you bone dry or drenched? Here’s how climate change adds to summer misery – worth subscribing to this newsletter
Millions in Syria, Iraq losing access to water, aid groups say tks KevinCottam
All the right words on climate have already been said tks Sue Adams
Beyond ‘Climate Pledge Arena’: Are Amazon’s climate goals for real? tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Karon Sea Garbage
Five Things to Know About the Latest IPCC Report tks Paul Dunn
Good news and bad news from the IPCC report
Carbon Engineering| Direct Air Capture of CO2 tks Tim Wade
Dead white man’s clothes tks Sue Adams
Bill Gates Pledges $1.5 Billion for Infrastructure Bill’s New Climate Projects tks Francine Varner
The jaw-droppingly high, out-of-this-world carbon footprint of space tourism tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
This is Grobrix tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Coles ditches plastic collectible toys in bid to reduce waste tks Kerrie Phipps
66 Reservoirs Discharging; Cities Severe Flooding| Many Dams Burst – tks Sophia Henri
The climate crisis will create two classes: those who can flee, and those who cannot tks Lavinia Thanapathy
Climate Security, Conflict Prevention, and Peacebuilding – worth a read
What to do when climate change feels unstoppable? Tks Robert Kirubi
US heatwave: California and Nevada brace for record-breaking temperatures tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
AT least 59 killed by floods in Germany after record rainfall lashes western Europe
Net Zero by 2050 A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector tks Joanne Flinn
Oil producers need to reduce emissions in current decade: Kerry tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
US-Canada heatwave: Canadian town ‘burned up in 15 minutes”
Climate and nature crises: solve both or solve neither, say experts tks Joanne Flinn
WTTC: Shut down single-use plastic in tourism tks Sue Ultmann
A ‘Bubble Barrier’ is trapping plastic waste before it can get into the sea tks Muriel Boutin-Becuwe
G7 backs making climate risk disclosure mandatory tks Joanne Flinn
A climate-wrecking partnership: Marsh McLennan and Adani coal tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Global Warming 1900-2100 by Country
10 ethical brands owned by unethical companies tks Sophia Henri
Singapore launches global voluntary carbon exchange and marketplace tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
‘The distance from Perth to London’: How a gas company cleared the Kimberley tks Phillipa Edwards
Climate Crisis – 710 Million Children Live In Countries At High Risk – tks Nicola Upham
German climate change law violates rights, court rules tks Andor Hampala
Meet some of the women who are fighting against climate change tks Lavinia Thanapathy
Thailand aims for only electric vehicles by 2035 tks Vicky Coburn
NFTs Are Shaking Up The World. They May Be Warming The Planet, Too tks Andor Hampala
‘Gunda’ Film About Pig Sentience Is Moving the World to Tears tks Karen Leong
US spies peer into the future – and it doesn’t look good must read!!!!
Fossil fuel pollution causes one in five premature deaths globally tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society tks Tim Wade
Joe Biden and Jair Bolsonaro square off over the Amazon tks Claude Calleja
Spiders and snakes swarm Australian homes as they flee record floods tks Frank Roberts
A Leadership Brief on Mitigating Climate Change tks Damian Corbet
Can the law fight climate change? tks Richard Knight
Texas Farmers Tally Up the Damage From a Winter Storm ‘Massacre’ tks Denise Chai
Brunt Ice Shelf: Big iceberg calves near UK Antarctic base tks Lavinia Thanapathy
Why Greenpeace is dropping huge boulders into the sea tks Claude Calleja
It’s snowing … in Saudi Arabia! tks Bob Hooey
Making Peace With Nature | UNEP – UN Environment Programme tks Samantha Gayfer
No, frozen wind turbines aren’t to blame for Texas’ power outages tks Michelle Giamusso Regal
Should Zoos Still Exist or Not? The Arguments For & Against Zoos tks Vicki Kiely
My new climate book is almost here tks Sally Foley Lewis
Bill Gates on avoiding a climate disaster – tks Tim Wade
Mark Carney: Climate crisis deaths ‘will be worse than Covid’ tks Richard Lowe
Uttarakhand glacier burst: Dozens missing after India dam collapses tks Damian Corbet
6 Roof and Pavement Tiles from Plastic Waste – tks Gary Crause
Singapore Parliament declares climate change a global emergency tks Joanne Flinn
Climate change seen as global emergency by 64 per cent of people tks Susannah Hasenoehrl
Ocean Cleanup Crew takes on Plastic Pollution in Marine Protected Area!
I’ve Said Goodbye to ‘Normal.’ You Should, Too. tks Denise Chai
Remove carbon as you grow your business tks Tim Wade
EDM Carbon Footprint: Sustainable Email Marketing tks Michelle Cockrill
Saving Brazil’s savanna by reseeding and restoring it tks Ali Davies
Cancel New Year’s Eve Forever – tks Cheryl Tan
Let’s get the job done.
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