The History Behind Climate Change

Climate Change Sustainable

The Guardian a UK newspaper has long been a believer of science and climate crisis. An article back in July shares an excerpt of a book by Alice Bell, Our Biggest Experiment: An Epic History of the Climate Crisis that does an excellent job looking into the history of climate change and how the science has been used, misused and ignored over the past 60 years.

The daily barrage of images of burning forests, erupting volcanoes and flash floods decimating neighborhoods can leave even the most positive of us in despair, but in some ways I found this article an uplifting reminder that science has not given up, the data is undeniable, and the tools to combat climate change are getting better every day.

Click the link to read the article Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored).  Or scroll to our section Inspiring Reads for some recommendations on the subject of climate change and cultural influence.

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Two sisters passionate about women's development and the planet established Aks which in Urdu language means reflection. 80% of women's lives in emergent nations is connected to textiles so they focus on manufacturing a product connected to the lives of women.  Hand embroidered sneakers are made using Fairtrade certified organic cotton with 100% natural rubber outer soles. No plastic, no man made synthetics, no toxic chemicals and no blends makes it safer for the women picking the cotton and saves 92% water compared to conventional cotton. The hand embroidery preserves a heritage craft and results are comfortable, beautiful, one of a kind, lightweight, naturally bio-degradable sneakers. What you wear is a reflection of you so shop AKS now.

Inspiring Reads - BetterWorldBooks.com

Fund literacy and protect the planet when you buy books from Certified B Corporation, Better World Books. We hope the books mentioned below inspire your journey.

 Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World

 Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World

What does successful adaptation look like? This is a question we are frequently asked by planners, managers, and other professionals charged with the task of developing and implementing adaptation strategies. It is a question that has no easy scientific or political answers. 

Climate Change: The Facts 2020

Climate Change: The Facts 2020
by Jennifer Marohsy

Science is never settled and the open, honest, and fearless discussion of the facts of climate science is now more important than ever. This book by leading scientists and professionals reflects such a robust approach. It contains original research and foreshadows the development of new theories of climate.

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate
by Andrew Hoffman

Though the scientific community largely agrees that climate change is underway, debates about this issue remain fiercely polarized. These conversations have become a rhetorical contest, one where opposing sides try to achieve victory through playing on fear, distrust, and intolerance. 

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Santicler manufactures beautiful, easy to care for women's apparel, made with nontoxic materials from renewable resources for the lowest environmental impact . Committed to social responsibility, material ethically sourced and zero waste processes. Packaging is recycled or biodegradable materials without compromising on quality.  As summer winds down we encourage you to jump to their site and get ready for cooler weather with soft, luxurious apparel and accessories. Shop Santicler products.

East Fork Pottery takes a stand for social equality.  Partnering with community outreach organizations to stretch outside their comfort zone; paying employees a living wage, they are now working towards increasing wages to a family living wage.  Receiving Carbon Neutral Certification and B Corporation Certification has inspired them to make even greater changes. East Fork's About Page was part of our inspiration for starting The Savvy Elephant. AND we haven't even touched on how stunning and beautiful their pottery is!  See for yourself by clicking through to the East Fork Website.  

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