The Best Articles in Climate Crisis
The most useful articles and videos in Climate Crisis from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Climate Crisis Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Climate Crisis by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
- Climate Change from A to Z
- Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest provider are worthless, analysis shows
- What Is the Future of Organic?
- The dirty road to clean energy: how China’s electric vehicle boom is ravaging the environment
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Is capitalism actually broken?
Explore the different types of capitalism, how they operate, and how they impact issues like climate change and rising inequality.--People have become increa...
Are we too obsessed with our personal carbon footprints?
The conversation around climate action is often dominated by intense debates around personal behaviour. But according to the FT’s Simon Mundy, the danger is ...
Al Gore on climate change, Davos, January 23 2023
Edited address by Al Gore, for his climate change remarks at the Davos World Economic Forum, 2023.
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: How to find joy in climate action
We can all play a role in the climate movement by tapping into our skills, resources and networks in ways that bring us satisfaction, says climate leader Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. She suggests drawing…
Vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian, pescetarian: Which diet is best for the planet?
The food we consume has a massive impact on our planet. Agriculture takes up half the habitable land on Earth, destroys forests and other ecosystems, and produces a quarter of the world’s greenhous…
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What Is the Future of Organic?
In the era of climate change, organic agriculture is about to win—or lose—big.
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How to make sure racial justice is part of climate activism
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Scientists have revived a 'zombie' virus that spent 48,500 years frozen in permafrost
Warmer temperatures in the Arctic are thawing the region's permafrost — a frozen layer of soil beneath the ground — and potentially stirring viruses that, after lying dormant for tens of thousands of…
Banking on the Seaweed Rush
Seaweed farmers promise to feed us, combat climate change, support coastal communities, provide wildlife habitat, and more. Can seaweed do it all?
‘Everyone should be concerned’: Antarctic sea ice reaches lowest levels ever recorded
With the continent holding enough ice to raise sea levels by many metres if it was to melt, polar scientists are scrambling for answers
Death of a Climate Bank
More than 60 percent of community solar financing nationwide involved Silicon Valley Bank.
This geothermal startup showed its wells can be used like a giant underground battery
IF Fervo Energy’s field experiments work at commercial scale, it could become cheaper and easier to green the grid.
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Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest provider are worthless, analysis shows
Investigation into Verra carbon standard finds most are ‘phantom credits’ and may worsen global heating
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
The surprising key to a clean energy future
If you care about climate change, you should care about transmission.
A Bold Plan to Beam Solar Energy Down From Space
The European Space Agency is exploring a unique way to dramatically cut carbon emissions by tapping sunlight closer to the source.
Why the world isn't as bad as you think
News coverage is terrible at capturing the biggest good news stories: the long-term trends that show vast improvements in human living standards across long stretches of time. We need to fix that.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Climate Crisis.
Climate Change from A to Z
The stories we tell ourselves about the future.
The dirty road to clean energy: how China’s electric vehicle boom is ravaging the environment
In neighboring Indonesia, nickel extraction is causing environmental and social devastation.
We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope.
These scenarios help show us what needs to be done — and what we can still do.
‘It was a set-up, we were fooled’: the coal mine that ate an Indian village
The long read: In a pristine forest in central India, the multibillion-dollar mining giant Adani has razed trees – and homes – to dig more coal. How does this kind of destruction get the go-ahead?
Tripping for the Planet: Psychedelics and Climate Activism
With more states legalizing psychedelics, activists are interested in exploring their power. Is that a good idea?
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This Changes Everything. The Shock Doctrine. No Logo. On Fire. @UBC Professor of Climate Justice, co-director @CCJ_UBC http://news.naomiklein.org/newsletter
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MIT Technology Review
Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters
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