Words matter: The Guardian announces updated climate crisis language

May 22, 2019 by  
Filed under Business, Eco, Green

Comments Off on Words matter: The Guardian announces updated climate crisis language

Words matter, and last week The Guardian announced it will start using more appropriately strong words that reflect the magnitude of the climate crisis. Instead of “climate change,” which editor-in-chief Katharine Viner said sounds passive and gentle, staff writers will now use the terms “climate crisis” and “climate emergency”. “What scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity,” Viner said in a statement sent to all Guardian staff. “Increasingly, climate scientists and organizations from the UN to the Met Office are changing their terminology and using stronger language to describe the situation we’re in.” Related: Ireland declares a climate emergency, promises action Recent reports about the urgency of reducing carbon emissions and the loss of biodiversity also helped motivate the change to take a stronger stance on the climate crisis. The Guardian will also use “wildlife” instead of “biodiversity” and “fish populations” instead of “fish stock.” The Guardian has also decided to discontinue the misleading use and recognition of “climate skeptics” who will now be called “climate science deniers.” A  skeptic is “a seeker of truth; an inquirer who has not yet arrived at definite conclusions.” However, in today’s climate skeptics can more accurately be described as those who deny overwhelming scientific evidence. Writers at the BBC have also been advised to give less airtime to climate science deniers, a position which is no longer widely accepted as an alternative and balanced side to climate debates. The Guardian recently began including the atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on their daily weather reports. The change is the first time that weather reports symbolize not only how weather is predicted to impact human activity on a certain day but also how humans are impacting the weather. “Wording around climate really does matter, and though The Guardian’s changes are technically small, they may help reinforce the importance of climate reporting in the minds of both readers and newsroom staff,” Laura Hazard Owen from think tank Nieman Labshe wrote of the change. Via The Guardian Image via brontiN biswaS  

Read more:
Words matter: The Guardian announces updated climate crisis language

How Climate Modeling Helps Us Understand Climate Change

February 19, 2019 by  
Filed under Eco, Eco Tech

Comments Off on How Climate Modeling Helps Us Understand Climate Change

This article is part of a series of Arctic ice … The post How Climate Modeling Helps Us Understand Climate Change appeared first on Earth911.com.

Read the original post:
How Climate Modeling Helps Us Understand Climate Change

Fighting Climate Change Through Wetlands Protection

January 29, 2019 by  
Filed under Eco

Comments Off on Fighting Climate Change Through Wetlands Protection

February 2 is World Wetlands Day, and if an environmental … The post Fighting Climate Change Through Wetlands Protection appeared first on Earth911.com.

See original here:
Fighting Climate Change Through Wetlands Protection

How Can Glass Help Us Mitigate Climate Change?

January 28, 2019 by  
Filed under Eco

Comments Off on How Can Glass Help Us Mitigate Climate Change?

This article is part of a series of Arctic ice … The post How Can Glass Help Us Mitigate Climate Change? appeared first on Earth911.com.

Original post:
How Can Glass Help Us Mitigate Climate Change?

Hotel chain raises the bar on ocean conservation and coastal health

January 7, 2019 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on Hotel chain raises the bar on ocean conservation and coastal health

Sponsored: Iberostar Group’s Wave of Change movement delivers a robust approach to ocean conservation in tourism and hospitality.

View original here:
Hotel chain raises the bar on ocean conservation and coastal health

3 Ways That Participating in a Sharing Economy Will Change Your Life

September 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Eco

Comments Off on 3 Ways That Participating in a Sharing Economy Will Change Your Life

You may be hearing the term a lot lately as … The post 3 Ways That Participating in a Sharing Economy Will Change Your Life appeared first on Earth911.com.

Read the original here:
3 Ways That Participating in a Sharing Economy Will Change Your Life

Survey Results: Source for Reliable Climate Change Information

July 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Eco

Comments Off on Survey Results: Source for Reliable Climate Change Information

Thanks to those of you who responded to last week’s … The post Survey Results: Source for Reliable Climate Change Information appeared first on Earth911.com.

More:
Survey Results: Source for Reliable Climate Change Information

3 Purchasing Habits You Can Change for the Earth

March 9, 2018 by  
Filed under Eco

Comments Off on 3 Purchasing Habits You Can Change for the Earth

Homesteading is admirable, but you don’t have to go all … The post 3 Purchasing Habits You Can Change for the Earth appeared first on Earth911.com.

More here:
3 Purchasing Habits You Can Change for the Earth

100 seeds for a sustainable future: Crowdsourcing the MBA

February 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on 100 seeds for a sustainable future: Crowdsourcing the MBA

In week three of 10-part series, colleges are implementing programs to help students be the change they want to see in the world.

More:
100 seeds for a sustainable future: Crowdsourcing the MBA

Corporate clean energy deals are a bigger priority than ever

February 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on Corporate clean energy deals are a bigger priority than ever

Even politically “red” states stand to benefit from maturing deal and financial structures.

View post:
Corporate clean energy deals are a bigger priority than ever

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 1357 access attempts in the last 7 days.