Climate change is burying archaeological sites under tons of sand

The Nizari Garrison Gird Castle resisted Hulagu Khan’s Mongol horde for 17 years before surrendering in December 1270. The fortress rose 300 meters above the surrounding plains of present-day eastern Iran, with three rings of fortifications encircling its base. But dwindling supplies and a cholera outbreak forced the defenders to abandon their posts after one …

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Climate justice is possible – just look beyond the technology

Such alternative futures are already being worked on. “No community waits for people to save it,” said Sarah Shanley Hope, vice president of the Solutions Project. She described a concept called “multi-solving” – how technologies like solar panels can provide not only green electricity but also jobs and energy savings. These combined benefits allow climate …

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The sustainable future of food must bring everyone around the table

how can we feed the world sustainably? 325 million people are currently suffering from acute hunger. 35 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. The world’s food systems are patchy, fragile and slow to grow more fragile by the climate crisis. “When we talk farm-to-table, we need to redesign the food …

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“We are the asteroid”: Beacons of hope amid climate fears

Earth’s atmosphere, like it exists is both a profound statistical anomaly and the very thing that makes human life possible. Human activity disrupts this natural balance, but there is hope – and everyone needs to help. That’s what leading voices from the world of climate science, art, and activism told us during the first session …

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At RE:WIRED Green we innovate to fight the climate crisis

Every issue today is a climate problem. It’s no longer just higher temperatures, wildfires, and rising sea levels, but issues we once thought unrelated to climate change — like the severity of seasonal flu or invasive species in our farmlands. The way we prepare for the annual hurricane season or flooding in certain parts of …

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