climate

climate change

Climate Deniers Are More Likely to Hate Democracy

If you care strongly about climate change, you’re most likely to be someone passionate about democracy. If you don’t think climate change is real, odds are that you don’t find the core principles of democracy very appealing, either.
Nafeez Ahmed
9.28.18
weather

Hurricane Categories Don’t Capture How Dangerous Florence Is

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale only measures wind speed and nothing else.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.14.18
climate change

UN Secretary-General Says We Have A Year and a Half to Avoid 'Runaway' Climate Change

In a passionate speech delivered at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the UN chief said we are “careening towards the abyss” and announced a 2019 climate summit.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.11.18
climate change

Glacier National Park Is on Fire

The fire was sparked by a lightning storm and spread by strong winds.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.13.18
digital divide

School Board Bans Snow Days, Will Make Kids Work Online Instead

But the practice may hurt students who don't have access to the internet at home.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.1.18
environment

The Sinking Brothel

The sex workers of Banishanta, an island on Bangladesh’s southwestern coast, stand to be washed away by rising sea levels.
Matthew Bremner
2.24.18
climate change

2017 Was the Second-Hottest Year on Record

The trend of record-breaking temperatures continues.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.18.18
Science Fiction

‘Geostorm’ Is Less Popular With Conspiracy Theorists Than the Government Was Expecting

The National Weather Service was preparing for an influx of questions about government weather modification, but no one cares.
Caroline Haskins
10.23.17
Dear Future

A 'Geoengineering Cocktail' Is the Latest Last-Ditch Proposal to Reverse Climate Change

Humans have been accidentally geoengineering for centuries. At what point should we do it on purpose?
Becky Ferreira
9.27.17
climate change

‘Hotspots’ in the Arctic Permafrost Are Dumping Methane Into the Atmosphere

Methane-sniffing airplanes have mapped the release of a powerful greenhouse gas in Canada's Arctic.
Kate Lunau
7.19.17
Rising Tides

Climate Change Is Creating an Entirely New Kind of Refugee

Island communities will soon be forced to flee their watery homes. But will they be offered the legal rights of refugees?
Darby Hopper
7.14.17
Back to the Disaster

How Worried Should You Be About a Real Life ‘Geostorm?’

The new Gerard Butler movie turns geoengineering into a weapon that wreaks global havoc on the scale of 'The Day After Tomorrow.'
Carl Franzen
7.7.17