The Future Is Calling, and It Says Act Now or We’re All Doomed

On Wednesday, young climate activists rushed the main stage at the United Nations climate talks in Madrid in protest. The talks – dubbed COP25 in UN-speak – are the latest iteration of a 25-year exercise in futility, broken promises and negligence. Young adults are sick of it. Read More >>

Turns Out a Wild Geoengineering Plan to Refreeze Arctic Sea Ice Isn’t the Best Idea

As the world spins closer to climate catastrophe, fringe ideas are inching toward the mainstream. Geoengineering is among the topics that were once verboten but are now finding traction. And that includes some pretty out-there ideas, including ones focussed on saving polar ice by pumping massive amounts of seawater onto the surface of ice, where it will refreeze quicker and strengthen all icepack against melting. Read More >>

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Meet the Scientists Who Play With Fire

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Don’t Say Nobody Warned Us

The second decade of the 21st century is one marked by scientific breakthroughs and a questionable number of movie reboots. But it will also be remembered as a decade of climate breakdown. Read More >>

The Only Cyclone on Earth Right Now Is a Category 4 Monster Slamming the Philippines

The tropics are quiet except for one storm. And unfortunately, that storm is a ginormous typhoon. Read More >>

Billionaire Buys ‘Climate Change’ on Google

When you have Mike Bloomberg money, there is no shortage of ways to spend it. And running for US president opens up a whole new world of blowing through cash. Read More >>

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Ten Years After Climategate, the Scientists Have Won – But What Comes Next?

Looking back at 2009, it was one of the most consequential years in climate and not in a good way. Read More >>

Meet Hector

Earth is the best planet, hands down. You should need no reminding of this, but on the off chance you do, allow me to introduce you to Hector. That’s him in the satellite imagery above. Read More >>

Even Good News Comes With Bad News

We’re long past the era of having nice things, and that’s doubly true when it comes to the climate. So it’s fitting that even when there’s a bit of good news about coal’s decline, we also learn that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new peak. Read More >>

Building All the Fossil Fuel Projects Already in the Pipeline Would Wreck the Climate

Fossil fuels are the root cause of climate change. So it would stand to reason that we should rapidly wind down production of them to avert a catastrophe. Read More >>

People and Dogs Unite to Save Koalas From Australia’s Horrific Bush Fires

The past few weeks of bush fires have created a nightmare in Australia. Smoke has clogged the Sydney skyline, and state governments have issued terrifying warnings essentially urging residents to flee or risk death. Read More >>

The Amazon Is Screwed Under Brazil’s President, New Data Confirms

For months, the world has watched in collective horror as the Amazon rainforest has been burned down under the watch of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro. New data released Monday now puts the devastation in context. Read More >>

Climate Change Is Even Ruining Pokemon Now

It’s not enough for humans to screw up our planet. Apparently, we’ve screwed up Earth in the Pokemon universe as well. Read More >>