Month: January 2020

Private investors poured $10.5 billion into clean energy in 2019. These are the top funds making bets on the industry.

BI Prime The Bill Gates-led coalition, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, is one of the most active clean-energy investors Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. Venture…

YouTube ran ads for major brands, environmental nonprofits on climate misinformation videos

Greenpeace is not happy that its advertisements were found on YouTube videos featuring climate change denialism and misinformation.The environmental nonprofit on Thursday called on YouTube to change how it handles content that denies or downplays global warming, pushing the social media giant to pull ads and change its recommendation algorithm.The ads were brought to Greenpeace’s…

What can I do about climate change?

Image copyright Getty Images “The moment of crisis has come” in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. He spoke as BBC News launched a year of special coverage on global warming.Here are our answers to a range of readers’ questions.What are the most important things people can do? – Maureen Watt,…

Microsoft Says It Plans To Go Carbon Negative By 2030

Microsoft unveiled new plans on Thursday for the company to be “carbon negative” by 2030, meaning it will go beyond maintaining a zero carbon footprint and actively remove carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere.  The tech company’s CEO Satya Nadella revealed the climate change-combatting goals during a company meeting.  “We must take responsibility to address…

What is climate change?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOur Planet Matters: Climate change explainedScientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet.Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice are among the possible effects. So, what do we know about the Earth’s changing climate?What is…