Where to find upbeat news about climate change
These newsletters (and a podcast) focus on smart, replicable solutions to the climate crisis.
If you would like a regular dose of good climate and clean-energy news, these (free) weekly email newsletters are worth a look:
- Reasons to Be Cheerful: Begun by artist-musician David Byrne, this project tells (original content) “stories that reveal that there are, in fact, a surprising number of reasons to feel cheerful. Many of these reasons come in the form of smart, proven, replicable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.” Climate-energy is one of the problems they watch, with solutions archived here.
- Future Crunch: “A group of scientists, artists, researchers and designers who believe that science and technology are the most powerful drivers of human progress” and who collect “good news from every corner of the globe, mind-blowing advances in science and technology, and the best parts of the internet” – quite often having to do with progress on clean energy but also full of cheering reports on other fronts such as global health. Here is a roundup of recent newsletters. Here is the 2019 year’s-end roundup of good news, with energy/climate items starting at #79.
- Good News, from Environmental Health News (EHN): “positive news about our environment,” archived here. Kin to the useful Daily Climate emails.
- Nexus Clean Energy News: Part of a project working “to change the conversation on climate change and clean energy from an argument to a constructive search for solutions” and kin to the exhaustive daily Climate Nexus emails. There is no central website for these links, but here is a sample email from late May.
- If podcasts are your pleasure, here is a promising brand-new one available on Spotify (free download), “How to Save a Planet.”