Polar Bears in Jeopardy as Ice Caps Vanish

Without snow you definitely won't be able to build a snowman, especially without Elsa.  Without the arctic ice, neither can you sustain the polar...

Wild Arabica Coffee Could Disappear in the Next Seventy Years

Arabica Coffee is the second-most-traded commodity after petroleum, and thus is an important crop in many parts of the world, but it only grows...
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More Atmospheric Carbon = Less Wasteful Trees

Here at The Green Optimistic we are constantly looking for the silver lining in among all the news we sift through each day. With...

New IPCC Report: Climate Change Has Definitely Occurred Due to Human Activities

The probability of human activities causing climate change is now risen to 95%, according to the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC)...

‘Go Bag’ Emergency Kit Prepares You for Natural Disasters

Climate change is happening, and just as predicted, extreme weather events are intensifying. Natural disasters are occurring all over the world, affecting more people...
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Ice Cream Flavor Encourages Climate Change Activism, Deliciously

Mmmm. Climatelicious. That should be the name of Ben & Jerry's newest ice cream flavor - brought out to encourage consumers into climate change...

Electric Cars and Renewables Insufficient to Meet Paris Climate Agreement

In five years, electric vehicles are expected to become cheaper, as low as those operating on combustions engines. Consequently, it can be projected that...

Lowering Antarctic Ozone Layer Hole Could Increase Melting of Glaciers

The much-feared ozone layer hole over the Antarctic is slowly but steadily closing, but scientists realized that while it had been open, it kept the carbon-induced heat from melting the Antarctic glaciers.

Stopping Peatland Wildfires May Reduce Climate Change

Climate change happens from both direct and indirect human interference- just look at the recent rise in wildfires. A study in Nature Scientific Reports by...
Climate Change Comes from Global Addiction to Fossil Fuels

Addressing Climate Change – The Great Hypocrisy

Now that we've had a chance to consider IPCC AR5, that is, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report, there's...