7 Stories to Read for Climate Week

Deforestation affecting climate change

Photo by Massimo Rivenci

In honor of Climate Week, we’ve rounded up the following nature-focused articles and events that delve into issues of climate change. Read on to discover the ways scientists are trying to save ecosystems and biodiversity, how art can impact climate awareness, and most importantly, how you can get involved.

First up, Tom Hegen’s aerial photography puts climate change in a new perspective as he captures the impact humans have had on natural landscapes from high above. Read what he has to say about his work.

Learn about how a recent scientific breakthrough at the Florida Aquarium could be the key to saving ‘America’s Great Barrier Reef,’ and reefs throughout the Atlantic.

Biomimicry has often led to ingenuous inventions. Now find out how engineers of new energy technology are taking cues from nature.

Meet three young female scientists who have been doing research in the Arctic to try to figure out how to diffuse an invisible threat to the planet: methane.

Everyone knows that plastic is a huge issue when it comes to our environment. Researchers at Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland recently were successful in creating a truly new bio-based material by gluing together wood cellulose fibers and the silk protein found in spider web threads. The result is a very firm and resilient material which could be used in the future as a possible replacement for plastic, but one that is completely biodegradable.

Climate breakdown is here, so how do we adapt? A new study breaks down how more radical approaches to climate adaptation and transformative shifts in society will be required.

Finally, take a cue from primatologist Jane Goodall, who at age 85 is still doing all she can to promote conservation.

If you’re in the New York City area, check out all the amazing Climate Week events happening at The New York Botanical Garden.