Earth Day Reads

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PUBLISHED APR 17, 2018

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It’s Mother’s Day. The Earth kind. Here are some of Skimm HQ’s top 5 min reads on the what, where, when, and why of climate change – plus, what you can do.

For when you need a refreshed on why Earth is so hot and bothered...

Two words: greenhouse gases. This read has all the scientific nuts and bolts you need to know.

For the pessimist in your friend group...

New York Magazine did us all a solid and forecast where things are headed if we keep pressing ‘snooze’ on a climate change response. Think: death smog, economic collapse, and disease mutation. Oh my.

For the other friend that always looks on the bright side...

Bill Gates is in your corner. Here’s why he’s feeling good about our climate change odds. Shoutout to things like clean energy.

For your adventurer friend...

Better get to Easter Island. The remote Polynesian spot was once home to a civilization that left behind more than 1,000 mysterious statues. Now, it’s threatened by rising sea levels.

For when you don't live near the water...

This island country can’t relate. It’s only six feet above sea level. And is seriously at risk.

For your friend who won't get a reusable water bottle...

Let’s read up on the impact of plastics on our planet, shall we.

For when you want your closet to go-green...

Here’s your how-to.

For when you want to know about alternative energy sources...

The US just set a renewable energy record – and new infrastructure is going up around top polluters China and India. Is this...optimism? Read all about it.

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