Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways to Fight Climate Change

Today on Reactions: craziest ideas to combat climate change. Let’s do this. First up: massive gigantic enormous space mirrors. The Sun is constantly emitting all kinds of light — including visible, ultraviolet, and infrared— which heat up the Earth. A space mirror is designed to cast a small shade on the Earth and reduce the […]

The Invisible NOW Problem And How Different Countries Are Fighting It…

Hello, hello. Welcome to your extra morning news show. My name is Philip DeFranco and today we’re gonna be talking about what’s keeping the lights on in your home, your office, or factory and that is *magic* (it is not magic). When we talk about pollution and global warming, most of us probably think of […]

Sanders unveils $16 trillion climate plan

CONNELL: NOW TO THIS BERNIE SANDERS PLAN. $16 TRILLION ON CLIMATE INCLUDES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT, REALLY BIG, CLIMATE CHANGE WOULD BE DECLARED AS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY AS PART OF THE PLAN, FRACKING JUST BANNED, FOSSIL FUEL IMPORTS AND EXPORTS AS WELL. IT COMES AS THREE CALIFORNIA CITIES ARE JOINING BERKELEY TRYING TO BAN NATURAL […]

Using Space Mirrors to Cool the Globe | Hot Mess 🌎

Humans are running a dangerous experiment on our planet. We’re putting more and more carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere, which are trapping the sun’s energy, and lo and behold, our planet is heating up in response. To fix this, we could cut carbon dioxide emissions, but that’s been hard. What if there […]

Could Everyone Have Solar Power? | Hot Mess 🌎

Look around at houses these days and something might jump out – there’s a lot of shiny roofs! By the end of 2016 in the U.S., over 1 million homes had solar panels, with four times as many installed that year compared to just four years earlier. But if you don’t own the roof over […]

Could We Make The Perfect Energy Source?

Hey There! Welcome To Life Noggin! With temperatures rising, forests being destroyed and oceans polluted, we need a clean energy source that wont cause more damage to our fragile planet as you probably know, there is a lot of debate on which energy source is the best. The perfect energy source would be efficient, safe, […]

From Niger to Kiribati, How We Are Adapting to Climate Change

I was born in the village of Garin Madougou in Niger. Those of us who live in rural areas, we rely on farming to feed our families. So if our crops aren’t growing, our minds are not quiet. I live in the village of Nabeina in Kiribati. The sea is steadily rising, it keeps washing […]

100% Clean Energy by 2035 (can we do it?)

At their meeting on May 21, the Mayor and Commission committed to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2035. Is that even possible? What will it mean for our community…. and the world? Well, to be honest it might not mean anything. This resolution is non-binding, and Athens had already set a goal to increase renewable […]

Why One Conservative Texas City Went 100% Renewable | Hot Mess 🌎

Imagine an American city that runs on 100% renewable energy. A town that’s completely given up on fossil fuels and replaced them with wind and solar What kind of town are you picturing? A big city, like San Francisco? A sunny, hip oasis in the desert? Maybe a progressive village in Vermont? What about a […]