Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | December 22nd, 2011
You can’t find these gifts in any store, but you can find them in nature. Scientist Jon Hoekstra shares his hopes for kids today.
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | January 31st, 2011
Our 2010 highlights video showcases some incredible work—but what does it all mean? Conservancy senior scientist Jon Hoekstra digs deeper and finds what he thinks is the heart and soul of conservation.
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | December 5th, 2009
For much of the latter half of the 20th century, the world was locked in a cold war. Two superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals capable of destroying the world many times over.The world took sides and watched as the superpowers stared one another down, fingers poised over red buttons that could only lead to mutually assured […]
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | December 2nd, 2009
Even if an international agreement in Copenhagen succeeds in putting the world on a pathway toward significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, people and nature are going to be dealing with the impacts of rising seas, melting permafrost and changing climate patterns for years to come. What are the cures? How can we help people and […]
Written by Margaret Southern | November 18th, 2009
I’ve talked a lot about biking as a great alternative to driving to work, but there is another option that may be a little less daunting: telecommuting. If you regularly drive to work, telecommuting can save thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere and save you a bundle of money […]
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | November 16th, 2009
What will a successful global climate change agreement look like? That question is only more important to ask in the wake of this weekend’s agreement by President Obama to a plan that will ask world leaders to reach a political agreement at this December’s UN climate talks in Copenhagen, ahead of a more binding agreement […]
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | October 6th, 2009
Are practical solutions to climate change within reach? Based on what I saw at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, yes we can. The Governors’ Global Climate Summit wrapped up last Friday with governors and other subnational leaders from around the world signing a declaration to work together toward effective climate solutions — including creation of […]
Written by Peter Kareiva | September 30th, 2009
In 50 years, many parts of the world will be unrecognizable because of climate change, population growth, shifting agriculture, new energy sources, hundreds of new cities and imperiled water supplies. The pressures of the climate crisis, coupled with the global recession, are pushing the conservation movement to reexamine many of its core assumptions. There is […]