How ‘climate procrastination’ has put the planet in peril

JUDY WOODRUFF: The United Nations has released a grim and alarming assessment about the impact of climate change. Even worse, it found that countries around the world are not doing nearly enough right now to slow the damage before it becomes worse. JOHN CHRISTENSEN, Lead Author, United Nations Emissions Gap Report: The probability of avoiding […]

Are We Doomed?

This environmental catastrophe bearing down on us I keep hearing that we’re killing the earth How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood But wait, I’ve been a consumer reporter for years, I’ve covered so many scares. Plague, famine, and perpetual war will kill us. We’re going to run out of oil. […]

Are Electric Cars Really Green?

Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don’t burn any gasoline at all. […]

Greta Thunberg | Before They Were Famous | Climate Activist

Before Greta Thunberg would become one of the world’s most well-known climate change activists at just 16 years’ old Before she would spark a worldwide climate school strike with over 100 thousand students getting involved Before Greta would feature as a voiceover for a song by The 1975 about the Climate Crisis Before Greta would […]

Chernobyl: The World’s Worst Nuclear Disaster

On April 26th , 1986, the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. The explosion spread radiation throughout the area, releasing 400 times more than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In the months and years following the accident, hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, some […]

COP 23 in Bonn, Nuclear Power & Climate Change and More (IAEA News: Episode 2)

The IAEA is participating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, where world leaders will reaffirm their commitment to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change. It’s important for us to be there to really interact with the delegates to help them better understand what the role of nuclear science and technology […]

Transforming Air Into Pure Drinking Water Is Finally Possible, Here’s How

Deserts are not particularly welcoming environments, and yet at least hundred million people live in desert regions around the world, according to the UN. They have to make due with less than 25 cm of rainfall each year, and for many, even that miniscule water supply is under threat as climate change is making dry […]

Nuclear Power in the 21st Century – IAEA

Energy is the engine of economic development and prosperity. Growing populations and expanding industries need more and more of it. But can energy power modern economies, without heating the planet or polluting our air? Each nation has to choose which types of energy to use, depending on its natural resources, industry, agriculture and lifestyles. Nuclear […]

Renewable power less expensive than newly installed fossil & nuclear – UNEP Renewables 2018 Report

Renewable power accounted for 70 per cent of net additions to global power generating capacity which is the largest increase of renewable power capacity in modern history. A lot of this was thanks to new solar PV. Capacity which at the end of the year had a 98 giga watts installed capacity. So to put […]

Africa’s Clean ENERGY REVOLUTION: Future MEGAPROJECTS

The total population of Africa is projected to quadruple to about four billion by 2100, driving the total global population past 11 billion. Producing the energy that all these people will use could obliterate any efforts we’re now making to battle climate change. But Africa’s population explosion is also a tremendous opportunity, because all the […]