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

Using drones, texts and blogs to combat deforestation in Borneo

This week our friends at Greenpeace tweeted a link to a powerful interactive media site, which documents how a community on the Island of Borneo is using homemade drones, text messages and blogging to combat deforestation. The site was created by Radio Television Suisse and a non-profit journalism program. We decided to take a look… Continue reading Using drones, texts and blogs to combat deforestation in Borneo