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Tackling climate change means facing your grief while also holding onto your optimism

We shouldn't ignore the grief that stems from the loss of biodiversity and the impoverished lives of many people. But then we need to look to the future and set our sights on what we can still create, say coauthors Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac.
Posted Apr 2021

Your fashion choices may be hurting the planet — here are 6 ways to reduce your impact

Through our everyday buying decisions, we consumers can collectively create the demand for sustainable products and send a powerful message to big corporations that they need to clean up their act. If you want to make better clothing choices, here's how you can start.
Posted Apr 2021

5 questions to ask about any climate change solution, from Bill Gates

Next time you read an editorial proposing a climate fix or hear politicians touting plans to address the climate crisis, this basic framework will help you cut through the clutter and pick out the most viable ideas, says Bill Gates.
Posted Feb 2021
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