Andrea T Edwards Climate Crisis

Environment and climate crisis reference materials and articles 2021 – constantly updating

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 new 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 review 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 rather than packaging it up into sections. I figure the latest is important, and for those who want to drill down further, you can. Lots of alarming information. It is time to act!!

Attenborough gives stark warning on climate change to UN

COVID-19 outbreak: How we deal with animals and the environment threatens human health

Why Greenpeace is dropping huge boulders into the sea tks Claude Calleja

FEMA flood insurance rates could spike for some, new study shows

Texas freeze shows a chilling truth – how the rich use climate change to divide us

‘Something bit my butt’: Alaska woman using outhouse attacked by bear

Ranked: the environmental impact of five different soft drink containers tks David Lim

Climate crisis hits ‘worst case scenario’ levels – Environment Agency head

Workers clear ‘huge, disgusting’ fatberg from London sewer

5 questions to ask about any climate change solution, from Bill Gates tks Richard Lowe

Current Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakest in last millennium

New Zealand: Pilot whales refloated at stranding spot

Poaching is sending the shy, elusive pangolin to its doom

Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born tks David Lim

Fossil Fuel Emissions Responsible for 1 in 5 Deaths

It’s been 5 years since the Paris Agreement was adopted – here’s where we stand today

It’s snowing … in Saudi Arabia! tks Bob Hooey

Focus on food security

How the polar vortex creates record low temperatures and winter storms

Bill Gates Has a Master Plan for Battling Climate Change

Making Peace With Nature | UNEP – UN Environment Programme tks Samantha Gayfer

U.S. Trade Authorities Deal Blow To Biden’s Electric Vehicle Plans

Trump’s California water plan troubled federal biologists. They were side-lined

150 years of spills: Philadelphia refinery clean-up highlights toxic legacy of fossil fuels

Texas grid fails to weatherize, repeats mistake feds cited 10 years ago

Texas weather: Residents told to boil tap water amid power blackouts

No, frozen wind turbines aren’t to blame for Texas’ power outages tks Michelle Giamusso Regal

Winter Storm and Texas Power Outage Map

Ice skaters urged to stay off Europe’s thawing lakes

Coronavirus, Hunger And The Crisis With A Janus Face

Should Zoos Still Exist or Not? The Arguments For & Against Zoos tks Vicki Kiely

Frozen Wind Farms Just a Small Piece of Texas’s Power Woes

My new climate book is almost here tks Sally Foley Lewis

Fukushima: Powerful earthquake rocks Japan weeks from disaster anniversary

Researchers rethink life in a cold climate after Antarctic find

Bill Gates on avoiding a climate disaster – tks Tim Wade

Mark Carney: Climate crisis deaths ‘will be worse than Covid’ tks Richard Lowe

How might a food chain breakdown come about?

Hedge funds eye water markets that could net billions, as levels drop in Lake Powell

Shift to green energy ‘could cost oil states $13 trillion’ by 2040

New Mexico’s nuclear rush

The Lion, the Polygamist, and the Biofuel Scam

Charles de Gaulle: Plans for huge new airport terminal in Paris scrapped

Watch: Broken Glacier Causes Flooding, Heavy Damage To Rishi Ganga Tapovan Hydro Power Project In Chamoli, Uttarakhand tks Sophia Henri

This Climate Deal Is Good for Earth and the Economy

The end of a golden age for oil producers

Harvard study links fossil fuels to millions of ‘premature’ deaths

Nothing to sneeze at: Climate change has worsened, lengthened pollen season across the US

No more snakes to be released in Phuket

Can carbon capture make flying more sustainable?

Rare Nasa photos reveal Amazon ‘gold rivers’

Join the world’s largest network for the climate

Investigation: Dutch, Japanese pension funds pay for Amazon deforestation

Uttarakhand dam disaster: Race to rescue 150 people missing in India

Storm Darcy: Netherlands hit by ‘first major snowstorm in decade’

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Dozens missing after India dam collapses tks Damian Corbet

6 Roof and Pavement Tiles from Plastic Waste – tks Gary Crause

We haven’t seen a quarter of known bee species since the 1990s

Too many boardrooms are climate incompetent

‘Unrig the data.’ How utilities embellish carbon cuts

Morrison government rules out subsidies in electric vehicle strategy

Plant-based diets crucial to saving global wildlife, says report

Thailand to put world’s largest floating solar farm into use this June

Seafarers Complete Successful Tests of App to Map Ocean Pollution

Denouncing ‘Handouts to Big Oil,’ Biden Calls on Congress to End $40 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Fossil Fuels tks Kimi Mc

Perth: Bushfire threatens locked-down Australian city

Drone Disguised as Hummingbird Captures Incredible Footage of Monarch Butterfly Swarm

Singapore Parliament declares climate change a global emergency tks  Joanne Flinn

Singapore contraption aims to clean up Asia’s plastic-polluted rivers

Now and then: Iceland’s vanishing glaciers

Too many boardrooms are climate incompetent

Climate change seen as global emergency by 64 per cent of people tks Susannah Hasenoehrl

Want to actually fix the environment? Change how buildings are built

Messy Carbon Offsets Show Markets Aren’t Always the Answer

Green stepping stones: Malaysia’s journey towards tackling climate change

Ocean Cleanup Crew takes on Plastic Pollution in Marine Protected Area!

I’ve Said Goodbye to ‘Normal.’ You Should, Too. tks Denise Chai

Ikea says be frugal in apocalyptic ad promoting green living

Climate change: Biggest global poll supports ‘global emergency’

G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

New global program ‘1000 Cities Adapt Now’ at Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

Biden administration to unveil more climate policies, urges China to toughen emissions target

Remove carbon as you grow your business tks Tim Wade

Unpacking Biden’s New Environmental Executive Orders

Biden prioritizes climate change as national security concern, pauses oil drilling on public lands

Alberta Inquiry Paid $28K for a Report Smearing Hundreds of Climate Journalists

Mark Carney: Investing in net-zero climate solutions creates value and rewards

Heatwave sweeps Australian cities and raises bushfire danger

Visualized: A Global Risk Assessment of 2021 And Beyond

Death by 1,000 cuts: Are major insect losses imperilling life on Earth?

Amsterdam Is Embracing a Radical New Economic Theory to Help Save the Environment. Could It Also Replace Capitalism? tks Graham Harvey

John Kerry: UK climate summit is world’s ‘last best chance’

Split signals end for remnant of Antarctic iceberg A68a

Inauguration of President Biden Kicks Energy and Climate Agenda Into Action

As European meat-lovers resist change, Asia shows biggest appetite for plant-based future

Why Ikea just bought an 11,000-acre forest in Georgia

David Attenborough’s heartbreaking plea after admitting ‘I don’t have long left’ tks Vicky Coburn

France’s Total quits top U.S. oil lobby in climate split

‘We need answers’: why are people living near Dutch goat farms getting sick?

State of Climate Action: Assessing Progress toward 2030 and 2050

Cargill : The Worst Company In the World

BlackRock holds $85bn in coal despite pledge to sell fossil fuel shares

Apple will modify executive bonuses based on environmental values in 2021

Oil companies lock in drilling, challenging Biden on climate

Washing your clothes can create Arctic microplastic pollution

Scientists say Earth is spinning faster than it has in decades

Florida manatee with ‘Trump’ etched on back prompts investigation

Eurovision received more media coverage than the most under-reported humanitarian crises combined

2020 falls just short of being Earth’s hottest year on record as global warming continues

A Lost Decade: How Climate Action Fizzled In Cascadia

How to earn more while making a difference

Climate crisis: 2020 was joint hottest year ever recorded

Southeast Asia, we need to talk about bilge dumping

Why 2021 could be turning point for tackling climate change

Could a plastic tax be coming to Asia?

How we are changing the way we rate sustainability of consumer electronics

$5B Rockefeller Foundation, built on oil, divests from fossil fuels

Court Says No to Drilling for Oil in the Arctic, a Huge Win for Polar Bears

Bali’s beaches buried in tide of plastic rubbish during monsoon season

EDM Carbon Footprint: Sustainable Email Marketing tks Michelle Cockrill

Saving Brazil’s savanna by reseeding and restoring it tks Ali Davies

Experts should lead climate change response: NSW Environment Minister

Circular Economy and the 2030 Agenda

THE GREAT CLIMATE MIGRATION – A Warming Planet and a Shifting Population – worth a read!!

Cancel New Year’s Eve Forever – tks Cheryl Tan

Norway supreme court verdict opens Arctic to more oil drilling

More than 1.5 billion masks believed to have entered oceans in 2020

Texas Fracking Billionaires Drew Covid-19 Aid While Investing in Rivals

Exxon Knows Its Carbon Future And Keeps the Data From View

Norway landslide: Houses buried in Gjerdrum village near Oslo

2020 weather disasters boosted by climate change: Report

The Biggest Climate Change Stories of 2020

Exclusive: GM, Ford knew about climate change 50 years ago

Asia’s developing economies shun coal

Wang Xiangjun: China’s ‘Glacier Bro’ presumed dead

The Biden plan for a clean energy revolution and environmental justice



World Economic Forum

World Wildlife Foundation

Prevent Year Zero

Ecological economics

End Plastic Waste  


Earth Charter International

Green is the New Black

Best Universities for Research

Paris Reinforce

Let’s get the job done.



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