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Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping | McKinsey The shipping industry needs to scale up zero-emission fuels and vessels within the next decade to achieve decarbonization by 2050.   Key takeaways: Zero-emission fuels currently increase the total cost of ownership (TCO) of vessels by 40-60%, depending on the route. “Green corridors” could provide a supportive…

Coffee is vulnerable to climate change

Coffee is vulnerable to climate change

Which industry is most vulnerable to climate change? The $100 billion coffee industry is one of the world’s most vulnerable to climate change. The plants that grow arabica beans thrive in cool regions with distinct rainy and dry seasons. But global warming is causing those regions to shrink. Within the next seven decades, arabica is…

Atlantic Ocean currents hint at dramatic dangers

Atlantic Ocean currents hint at dramatic dangers

In the Atlantic Ocean, subtle shifts hint at dramatic dangers ​Our oceans mean life on this planet. Oceans regulate our planet’s temperature and provide oxygen and food. However, we must not take it for granted. A warming atmosphere is causing an arm of the powerful Gulf Stream to weaken. Is this bad? Well, the Gulf…

Heat waves; how climate change makes them worse

Heat waves; how climate change makes them worse

Heat waves; how climate change makes them worse Extreme heat domes, heat islands, mega-droughts, and climate change: the anatomy of worsening heat waves.Early season heat waves are troubling and we are seeing a trend toward lengthening of the hot season. The worst effects of heat aren’t always in the hottest places. Heat waves can have…

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We have vertical farming, now there’s underground farming

We have vertical farming, now there’s underground farming A World War II bunker is growing sustainable salad leaves underground. The world’s first underground farm, 33 metres below London, UK, is growing salad and vegetables for the city. The farm claims to use 70% less water than a conventional, above-ground farm. It’s one of the solutions being proposed to feed…

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