Maria Virginia Olano

We Won’t Remain a Livable Planet Without Economic Circularity

It makes sense in an efficient capitalist society, that we minimize waste and reduce resource extraction to maximize returns – or so you’d think, in theory. In reality, our world is only 9% circular. This alarming statistic is the main...

More than Rockets and EVs: Elon Musk’s quest for the future

Elon Musk is a highly polarizing figure. Whether you love, hate, admire or criticize him, everyone seems to have a passionate opinion. Musk is most widely known as a serial entrepreneur and the brain behind Tesla, Space X, Hyperloop One,...

Press Release on Governor Baker’s TCI Announcement – 12.18.2018

Governor Baker’s endorsement of cap and invest for transportation is a positive step forward, can place the state as a climate leader BOSTON, MA ––  Along with 8 other governors and the Mayor of Washington, D.C., the Baker administration announced the...

Summary: IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C

A new report released in October by the IPCC, warns of the serious and irreversible consequences of global warming if we do not enact “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” The report finds that the planet will...

Far-Right Populism is an Environmental Issue, Too

The rise of right-wing populists is threatening our planet–& Brazil just elected one of them It seems a grim irony that at the very time we need unwavering climate action, we seem to be electing more and more pro-business strongmen around...

A Changing Climate This Election

The environment has tended to be eclipsed in elections by hot topics such as healthcare, civil rights, the economy, and gun control. However, with the White House spending the last two years unashamedly embarked in an effort to rollback environmental...

A scientific wake up call: What the IPCC report means for all of us

A new report from the IPCC, released on Monday, warns of the serious and irreversible consequences of global warming if we do not enact “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” It also brought to the forefront...

A Conversation with Claudine Schneider: Board Member and Climate Champion

Last week we sat down to talk with Claudine Schneider about politics, climate change, women running for office and the MeToo movement. She is our first guest for the second season of our podcast Cooler Earth, and we could not...

‘Hothouse Earth’: What is it and what can we do about it?

This week, an international team of scientists published a new study, suggesting we are now dangerously close to the tipping point for a “Hothouse Earth”. While that might sound like an almost humorous term, it describes an entirely new climate system, characterized...