“Canaries in the Global Coal Mine” of Climate Change

A mother collects water collected in the rocks after the rain. The family doesn’t have any water well and totally relies on rain water to survive. Yemen is enduring a water crisis that ranks among the worst in the world. Photo by Matilde Gatton, @matildegattoni

Today we are cross-posting an article by The Everyday Projects about @EverydayClimateChange and how it’s visualizing this important issue. @EverydayClimateChange uses photography to educate and inspire about one of the most pressing issues of our time. The work of 40+ photographers who contribute to the account can be viewed at exhibits, such as the one… Continue reading “Canaries in the Global Coal Mine” of Climate Change

Start-ups in MENA are leading the path to a sustainable future

There is an imminent force threatening the stability of Middle Eastern countries. And I’m not talking about political turmoil. This one is a force of nature. The Middle East and North Africa, already facing dramatically hot summers and desert-like climate conditions year-round, experienced what the Washington Post called a “hellish-like” heatwave last July. The heat… Continue reading Start-ups in MENA are leading the path to a sustainable future

Augmented Reality might save our planet

Earlier this week, we talked about photographing climate change, which is a difficult topic to visualize in our everyday lives. I’ve decide to continue in this vein, this time taking a look at augmented reality, or AR, and how it’s being used to help educate people on climate change. This technology is making massive leaps… Continue reading Augmented Reality might save our planet

Visualizing Climate Change

A Kenyan man chops and burns trees, on land that the owner hadn't gotten permission to clear, in Narok, Kenya, Monday, August 17, 2015. The forest rangers plan on arresting the owner of the land for not having the appropriate permits. Deforestation is one of the many problems associated with open fires and inefficient charcoal stoves - along with high death tolls related to the inhalation of smoke, and mass environmental impact from half the world's population cooking with solid fuels like charcoal, wood, animal dung and other pollutants. Solutions abound as many entrepreneurs develop more efficient cookstoves, but adaptation is still very low. (Photo credit/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

Climate change is arguably our world’s greatest threat in the 21st century. Global warming has led to rising sea levels, longer and more severe droughts, and increasingly unpredictable and dangerous weather patterns. All of these events have contributed to mass migration and displacement of people across the globe. And yet, there is still no internationally… Continue reading Visualizing Climate Change

The story of climate change – using interactive media to explore the impacts of a warming planet

This week world leaders, environmental groups, policy makers and private sector representatives are convening in Marrakesh, Morocco for COP 22 a United Nations sponsored conference on climate change.  The main agenda for the conference will be targeted at concrete measures to meet goals set in the Paris Agreement, which commits countries to keeping global temperature… Continue reading The story of climate change – using interactive media to explore the impacts of a warming planet