Equilibrium/Sustainability — Climate change may be coming for Sriracha sauce

Equilibrium/Sustainability — Climate change may be coming for Sriracha sauce

Spice lovers are bracing for a shortage of Sriracha sauce that experts say is likely due in part to the effects of climate change on chili peppers. The green-capped, bright red product, whose popularity NPR described as “something of a cult following,” is beginning to disappear from supermarket shelves. The company that produces Sriracha, Huy … Read more

Growing vegetables in seawater could be the answer to feeding billions

Food production needs to increase by 70 per cent in the next 30 years to feed a world population expected to reach 9 billion people, according to a recent study. However, traditional agriculture is facing increasing scarcity of water due to climate change. Freshwater – what we all drink, wash and cook with – accounts … Read more

HSBC suspends exec Stuart Kirk over climate change remarks

British banking giant HSBC has suspended a top executive who argued during a recent public presentation that the financial risks of climate change were overblown and exaggerated by central bank officials and other policymakers. The suspended employee, Stuart Kirk, is global head of responsible investment at HSBC’s asset management division. He made the remarks during … Read more

US government gives $3.5 billion to carbon capture program

The US federal government will dole out $3.5 billion for a carbon capture project to attempt to minimize the damage of climate change. In a statement released on Thursday, the US Department of Energy announced the massive financial investment into a “program to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution directly from the air.” The … Read more

Bitcoin Will Help Solve the Climate Crisis

Watch The Whiteboard Video Here In this article, we are going to dive into Bitcoin’s impact on the environment. Since the rise of Bitcoin, the media has relentlessly attacked it based on its energy consumption. The popular argument comes from The Guardian, “A single bitcoin transaction uses the same amount of power that the average … Read more