According to the Norwegian energy consultancy DNV GL, 2019 will likely have been the historic peak of both global oil demand as well as carbon emissions, two years earlier than they previously projected.
Seychelles has created 13 new Marine Protected Areas, expanding its protected areas to cover 30% of its waters, an area double the size of the island of Great Britain.
There are few truths I feel totally confident in. But one is this: I don’t know what will be. For those seeking to drive change, this not knowing is among our greatest gifts.
In 2018, coal plants generated roughly 15% of the European nation’s electricity. By May 2020, they contributed less than 2% of energy production. Now, seven of the nation’s 15 remaining coal plants are shutting down for good.
Last year, Amazon pledged to remove all single-use plastic from its packaging in India by June 2020. On June 27, 2020 it announced that it had indeed successfully fulfilled its pledge, replacing all bubble wrap with paper cushions, plastic tape with biodegradable paper tape, and more at its more than 50 distribution centers across the county.
The mayors of Los Angeles, Oakland, Atlanta, Georgia, Tacoma, Newark, Saint Paul, Jackson, Compton, Shreveport, and Stockton have joined Mayors For A Guaranteed Income, a coalition advocating for UBI policies, or the idea of giving out recurring cash payments to all individuals without any strings attached.
We are often taught to be “professional” or “if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.” In short, we learn to conceal rather than reveal our true feelings. Radical candor is the practice of revealing our whole selves to others – engaging authentically, directly, and with vulnerability.
Ben & Jerry’s, The Coca-Cola Company, Eddie Bauer, The Hershey Company, Levi Strauss & Co., Magnolia Pictures, The North Face, Patagonia, REI, Unilever, Verizon, and more have boycotted Facebook advertisements as the company declined to take action against misinformation from President Trump — the same ones that Twitter flagged as misleading or glorifying violence.
If we want to truly change minds, our calls for “reason” cannot be about imposing our idea of what is reasonable onto others. This just breeds defensiveness and resentment. It does not work.
Human-centered design is a project design approach that emphasizes designing for people over design for problems. It helps ensure that our solutions reflect audiences’ needs and experiences, rather than developers’ assumptions.