In 2021, Pope Francis openly criticized COP26 as a perfunctory commitment by world leaders. This year, the pope again expressed his concerns about COP27 in an unprecedentedly critical statement about the economic and environmental costs of the summit. Although conceding ...

COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt is getting a lot of attention as one of the last hopes to produce meaningful change in response to climate change. But, while COP meetings have produced some landmark agreements on climate change, such as ...

From the historic Tahrir Square demonstrations to the political graffiti adorning the walls of Cairo, national activism has become a powerful tool for people living in 21st-century Egypt. It was only a decade ago that millions of Egyptians successfully overthrew ...

The Conference of Parties is the world’s largest climate conference. It has met once a year since 1995 when it was first held in Berlin, Germany. It was created by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as ...

Often referred to as the “Lungs of the Earth,” the Amazon rainforest  “produc[es]20% of the world’s oxygen” and holds “more than a third of all carbon stored by tropic forests worldwide.” It also contains “20% of the world’s flowing freshwater… ...

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos pledged $1 billion in June 2020 to invest in the Amazon Rainforest through an initiative called The Agroforestry and Restoration Accelerator (AGA), which would attempt to remove carbon from the atmosphere and compensate landowners for not ...

Currently, Germany is engaged in a balancing act — a feat in which the country attempts to manage its sources of energy between environmental, political, and economic considerations. This issue is likely true about most countries in the 21st century, ...

From Australia to the Amazon, the world is on fire, and the most important voices aren’t getting seats at the decision-making table.  Climate change is no longer a distant threat of the future but rather a devastating actor in the ...

It is generally well-understood by the public that scientific research about climate change guides global climate change policy. However, when it comes to generating the science behind this policy, the standard is often to only look toward Western science.  One ...

In February 2022, the turbines of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) — located nine miles into the Ethiopian side of the Ethiopia-Sudan border and on the Blue Nile tributary — were turned on and began generating electricity. Up and ...