If you’re invested in what we can do about climate change and global warming, then you probably already know that this past week world leaders gathered in Paris to talk greenhouse gases, carbon emissions, and what they can do to slow down the effects of climate change.
It may be hard to tell what the big outcomes of #COP21 will be — but because of all of the media attention, we’ve seen some really good reporting on climate change. Here are a few of the best things we found this week:
- Barack Obama and John Kerry both did interviews with Rolling Stone.
- 73 new companies join the White House’s climate pledge
- Major tech billionaires band together to tackle climate change
The Science Behind Climate Change:
- The NY Times put together this great set of FAQs about climate change.
- Bloomberg created a real time carbon emissions clock and explains what all the data means.
What it Looks Like:
- This scary video from Time shows what happens to famous world cities if the global temperature rises 4 degrees.
- NatGeo illustrates the data on how climate change will affect the world’s poorest people
It’s not all doom and gloom, though. The whole point of the climate talks was to start making some changes, and each of us has a part to play in that. So let’s pay attention to our own energy use too!