Let me start with one aspect of this book that can make a big difference on how you perceive it. I think it is very important to try and forget who the author is. So, before you start reading this book, please try to ignore that it’s written by Bill Gates. Unlike Steve Jobs, who was and still is worshipped by many, Bill Gates kind of got more of a we-hate-you fan club. And there are a lot of reviews condemning this book just based on the fact that he is the author – even worse, based on some incorrect statements, it seems that many of them did not even read it, but just assumed it’s bad/wrong because it’s from Gates. That is a very sad thing because it’s actually worth reading. But only if you can manage to have an open mind and listen … something that seems to be a rare thing in this time and age.Continue reading ““How To Avoid A Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates [Review]”
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released their latest assessment report on the physical science basis of climate change. “If the last few reports are any indication, we’re hopefully going to see a groundswell of climate action.”Continue reading “IPCC’s Climate Report 2021 [Video]”
What would happen if everyone would start to buy less? Would it be the end of the world?
This book is described by the author as a thought experiment that explores what would happen if we did not exactly stop shopping (you could say that the title is a bit of clickbait) but if we would shop significantly less – like 25% less.Continue reading ““The Day the World Stops Shopping” by J.B. Mackinnon [Review]”
As we all cope with the current crisis, many leaders around the world are seriously considering a proposal to protect 30% of our land and ocean by 2030. Add your support to this #30×30 proposal and encourage others to do so here.Continue reading “Ocean Climate Action [Infographic + Guide]”
Climate Change: The tourist destinations that could disappear if sea levels rise by 1 metre
Earlier this year, a report from researchers at The University of Copenhagen suggests that Sea levels will rise an extra 25% on top of the IPCC’s original prediction of 0.43m to 0.84m, by 2100.
Sea level rise will affect the entire global population in one way or another. Whether it’s the livelihoods of communities in low-lying floodplains, the food procurement process, or global transport networks, sea-level rise will continue to threaten millions of people worldwide.
Specifically, the world of tourism is at risk of rising sea levels. Scientists, experts, and government officials have outlined the extreme risk of flooding in some of these places and that even some of these destinations could simply disappear. The increased threat of sea-level rise also will severely impact the communities that facilitate tourism in these holidaying hotspots.
To put this into perspective, the team at Money.co.uk has created several posters reimagining how some of the world’s most popular holiday destinations could look by 2100, if sea levels continue to rise dramatically.Continue reading “Climate Change: The tourist destinations that could disappear”