Festival along Lake Michigan boasts over 200 movies and events, including world premiere of environmental-themed documentary Planet of the Human

Planet of the Humans, directed by Jeff Gibbs, dares to say what no one will - that we are losing the battle to stop climate change because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road - selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America." 

Is Renewable Energy Renewable?

Author of Green Illusions OZZIE ZEHNER Of the disadvantages of renewable energy, one issue stands out: Can these technologies be renewed without fossil fuels? I recently spoke with Mark Hand about the renewability of renewable energy in an interview. Here’s the first question: SNL Energy: What is your reaction when you see news headlines that say, “100% … Continue reading Is Renewable Energy Renewable?

Logging Is the Lead Driver of Carbon Emissions from US Forests

If we want to effectively mitigate climate change, it’s time for bold action to protect forestlands April 4, 2019 | Danna Smith, Chad Hanson, And Matthew Koehler | earthisland.org Climate change is having a growing impact on Americans and, as the crisis escalates, communities face growing challenges. The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … Continue reading Logging Is the Lead Driver of Carbon Emissions from US Forests

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change | HuffPost

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Mar 16, 2019 | John Vidal | huffpost.com Exerpt - Read full article: on huffpost Nature is in … Continue reading The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change | HuffPost

Industrial wood burning is adding to climate change

March 7, 2019 | Peter Raven, Mary S. Booth| thehill.com America is exporting huge amounts of our forest wood for burning in European power plants and other places around the world, even though science shows this wood is worse for climate change than the fossil fuels it is replacing. This is ironic — and self-defeating — since … Continue reading Industrial wood burning is adding to climate change

New findings suggest trees are ‘our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change’, says scientist

Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests February 18, 2019 | Josh Gabbatiss Washington DC | independent.co.uk [Excerpt] New findings suggest trees are 'our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change', says scientist Replenishing the world’s forests on a grand scale would suck enough carbon dioxide … Continue reading New findings suggest trees are ‘our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change’, says scientist

How Much Land Does Nuclear, Wind and Solar Really Need?

 "Based on an objective and transparent analysis of our sustainable energy choices, we have come to the evidence-based conclusion that nuclear energy is a good option for biodiversity conservation (and society in general) and that other alternatives to fossil fuels should be subjected to the same cost–benefit analyses (in terms of biodiversity and climate outcomes, … Continue reading How Much Land Does Nuclear, Wind and Solar Really Need?

Video: Why renewables can’t save the planet | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxDanubia

Michael Shellenberger explains why solar and wind farms require so much land for mining and energy production. Jan 4, 2019 | Michael Shellenberger | TEDx Talks  Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment? In this provocative talk, … Continue reading Video: Why renewables can’t save the planet | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxDanubia