Climate

Saint Louis Climate Summit

Dr. Mathis Wackernagel is a panelist on Whole Earth Systems at the St. Louis Climate Summit. Panelists will discuss effects of the destruction of natural resources, as a result of climate change, on the world and our economic models. The... Read More

Three Visualizations of Footprint Trends, 1961-2014

We used the Google data platform to create visualizations of three trends from our new National Footprint Accounts 2018 Edition, which launched Monday, April 9, in Europe and will launch Monday, April 16, in the United States. In the first... Read More

Has humanity’s Ecological Footprint reached its peak?

Humanity’s total Ecological Footprint—a measure of global demand for natural resources—remained virtually constant in 2014 compared to 2013, according to new data released by Global Footprint Network today at an event at Oxford University. In another positive sign, the global... Read More

Building global trust for a future that works for all

It is an understatement to say that everybody, in Europe, the US, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and possibly in Antarctica was surprised today. All life depends on healthy ecosystems. Depleting the natural capital that supports us hurts everybody: Republicans and... Read More

World leaders agree to end fossil fuel age

The climate pact approved in Paris Saturday represents a huge historic step in re-imagining a fossil-free future for our planet. We consider it nothing short of amazing that 195 countries around the world—including oil-exporting nations—agreed to keep global temperature rise... Read More

Could Earth Day 2015 be the tipping point?

Earth Day’s 45th anniversary is being celebrated today around the world. On this day—less than one-third into the calendar year—humanity already has used about half of all renewable natural resources and services that the planet can generate this year, according... Read More