Here we have a global crisis, in which nations and individuals, business and governance have become extensively engaged. We are becoming intimately aware of our weaknesses as a global society as infection spreads and demand for medical care increases.
In 2001, American environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author Paul Hawken, was motivated by curiosity to ask the question: Do we know what we need to do in order to arrest and reverse global warming? Thus began a massive research venture, which led to the development of an online resource database and book, known as Project Drawdown.
On September 20th and 27th, youth-led Global Climate Strikes will occur in cities and communities around the world. The demand is simple – No more business as usual! Climate justice now!
Alaskans Know Climate Change's comments for the development of a climate action plan to the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team.
We urge individuals and organizations concerned with climate change in Alaska to write The Alaska Climate Action Leadership Team.
For the first time in its 40-year history, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) will hold a work session on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing, including fossil fuel divestment, at its Board of Trustees meeting tomorrow, Wednesday May 23, in Anchorage.
Organizations around the world are divesting from fossil fuels to combat climate change and because it makes economic sense. The Alaska Permanent Fund is considering divestment from fossil fuels.
In 2007, Alaska’s then Governor, Sarah Palin, signed an executive order to establish the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet. This sub-cabinet was tasked with making recommendations on how Alaskans could save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make recommendations on adaptation strategies, developing comprehensive emergency planning and training for at-risk communities and providing a roadmap for climate change effects and solutions in Alaska.
A recent survey by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication found that Alaska falls in line with the national average—which is 70%—who know global warming is happening.
In recognition of the climate change talks convened in Bonn Germany this week, a coalition of grassroots organizations from around the state sent a letter to Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallott on Friday asking them to officially join the US Climate Alliance, take stronger steps to transition Alaska away from dependency on fossil fuels and other actions.
Eben Hopson is a talented, 17-year old, student filmmaker from Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska who has recently released a short film titled simply, “Climate Change.” Hopson manages to pack a lot into his four-minute film and the message couldn’t be clearer — climate change is real and climate change is already impacting his community.
“Can you see the effects of climate change in Alaska?” a woman asked Homer musician Johnny B., while he was on tour in the lower forty-eight.
How does the greenhouse effect work and how do we know that human activity is influencing and growing it? These questions have been studied and understood for a long time. However, very few examples exist where physics and chemistry have been so misunderstood and called into question by non-scientists.
For as long as there have been humans in Alaska, salmon has been providing their sustenance. The Salmonfest festival follows in the footsteps of Alaska’s first-people, who also came together every summer to celebrate this wild food—to thank the salmon, to honor them, and to sing songs and make art in praise of this renewable food and economic resource.