Want to quit your job? 3 things to consider before you do

If you are an adult of working age, you’ve probably heard about the Great Resignation, whether it’s from the news, social media, your coworkers or friends.  It’s a worldwide movement that has many of us  leaving our jobs — or wondering whether [...]

9 youth climate activists share their book and podcast picks

The health of our planet depends on all of us, and perhaps no group today feels this more acutely than the world’s youth. Younger generations will be left to grapple with some of the most devastating consequences of a warming [...]

Going back to the office? 6 tips to help you adjust

Our working situations have changed dramatically since early 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to lose their jobs, and companies around the world made the move to remote work. For example, by June 2020, 42 percent of the US labor [...]

The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts

November’s UN climate conference, COP26, turned a spotlight on the climate crisis. But in order to better understand the policies and impacts of global warming, it’s useful to understand the science behind it. I’m an atmospheric scientist who has worked on global [...]

16 planet-friendly gift ideas, recommended by TED speakers

Sustainable gift-giving is on the rise. From digital subscriptions to gifting experiences rather than stuff, buying secondhand, and more, changing how you gift can reduce waste and help the planet. In 2021, the world saw the biggest increase in ship emissions in [...]

How to have better, deeper conversations

It’s happened to all of us. You’re sitting down for dinner with an old friend to catch up. You’re in the middle of sharing an anecdote when their phone dings. Their eyes shift to the screen, and they slide their device [...]