Weekly Roundup: Life Finds a Way

Under the Sea

While coral forests are in crisis all over the planet, scientists recently discovered a thriving coral forest near an underwater volcano in Sicily. This new growth provides hope that life can thrive in all sorts of places where we’re not looking.



Sorry, We Don’t Cover That

The insurance giant Swiss Re announced that they will no longer provide coverage for any company that either generates 30% or more of their profits from coal or uses 30% or more energy from coal to power their operations.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Nature is more than a little good for you. According to a new study, time spent in nature significantly reduces your risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure.

Drop It Like It’s Hot

The Church of England is divesting from all companies that are not aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement. You may ask how big of an impact a religious group can have? Their fund is $16 billion dollars, so… pretty big!


Cacao, Not Coca

A community in Peru that has produced coca for 20 years for the cocaine trafficking trade is slowly switching to growing cacao for the creation of high-quality chocolate. This, in turn, is helping to preserve 300,000 hectares of forest.

About Patrick Metzger

Patrick is the founder of TheNewClimate.com, ThePatterning.com, and TheNextMix.com. He is a writer, product leader, and musician. He grew up in Chattanooga, TN and now lives in Beacon, NY.