Entries by Toni Campbell

1987 CFC Ban Prevented Global Temperatures From Increasing By 2.5 Degrees Celsius

In 1987, the Montreal Protocol banned the use of ozone-depleting chemicals across the globe. It came into effect on September 15th 1987, and remains the only UN treaty that has been ratified by every country in the world – 198 UN states. A new study has found that, if not outlawed, these chemicals would have caused a 2.5 degrees Celsius rise of extra global warming by 2100.

How Simple Lawnwork And Safety Protocols Can Help To Prevent Wildfires

Humans are responsible for an estimated nine out of 10 wildfires – clearly, there’s room for improvement when it comes to prevention. Luckily, there are many safety protocols and lawnwork methods that can help to protect you and your home, as well as your community, from any possible fire-related damages.

Tips For Traveling More Ethically And Mentally

Traveling can be an incredible experience for many. It offers us new perspectives, new sights, and best of all, new memories. However, tourists can also cause unintended consequences, such as overcrowding, environmental degradation, and being a threat to local cultures and heritages. In a post-COVID world, traveling more ethically and mentally could not only improve your globetrotting, but also help to preserve the destinations you visit.

Study Finds “Cocktail” Pesticides Are Killing Bees At A Higher Rate

A study has found that “cocktail” pesticides can kill twice as many bees, a species whose pollination is crucial for various ecosystems. The study conducted a meta-analysis of 90 studies and 356 total effects from interacting common bee stressors, such as chemicals or parasites. Scientists combined stressors to see whether they would cause double the normal amount of damage, negate each other, or add onto each other. When bees were exposed to several agrichemicals, combinations had a “synergistic effect” on mortality.

Dramatic Climate Efforts Are Needed As The World Risks Hitting Temperature Limit Within 5 Years

The 2015 Paris Climate Accord aimed to pull together countries across the world in a bid to prevent global temperatures reaching 1.5C or above. Countries across the world who joined, would pledge to reduce emissions and work towards greener solutions in order to meet this target. The accord works on 5 year cycles of ‘increasingly ambitious climate action’. In 2020, the UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) believed there was a 20% chance that the world would not keep temperatures below 1.5C. However, in the latest forecast, they believe that there is a 40% chance that global temperatures would surpass 1.5C any year within the next five, and the odds are increasing.

How Climate Change Can Be Fought At The Dinner Table

Inspired by the latest pledges from President Joe Biden and other nations on Earth Day’s climate summit? Although it is integral, it is not just large nations that will make a difference when it comes to cutting carbon emissions, individuals can make in impact too by making small changes to their daily habits inside the home.