The industrial revolution was the starting point of an unstoppable increase in carbon emissions, which inevitably leads to global warming. Many scientists believe that a 2°C (3.6°F) rise in global temperature would lead to a major environmental catastrophe. Learn about the climate crisis, current developments in climate research and the emerging technologies that could save the world.
Five Things to Know About Carbon Pricing
Carbon pricing shows serious promise as a tool in the fight against climate change
Tropical Forests Have Big Climate Benefits Beyond Carbon Storage
Study finds that trees cool the planet by one-third of a degree through biophysical mechanisms such as humidifying the air.
The Great Siberian Thaw
Permafrost contains microbes, mammoths, and twice as much carbon as Earth’s atmosphere. What happens when it starts to melt?
The New Yorker, 2022
A Safety Net for the Green Economy
How to Protect Workers Hurt By the Fight Against Climate Change
Foreign Affairs, 2021
Daily Upside, 2022
Subverting Climate Science in the Classroom
Oil and gas representatives influence the standards for courses and textbooks, from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Scientific American, 2022
Hurricane Ian hit southwest Florida just as the state put historic amounts of money into climate resilience.
Now officials have to move faster.
Business Insider UK, 2022
How Can Journalism Get Better at Covering Climate Change?
Being a bummer might help.
Neiman Lab, 2022
Lead for the Planet
Five Practices for Confronting Climate Change
University of Toronto Press, 2020
Tiny Creatures, Part Plant and Part Animal, May Control the Fate of the Planet
Mixotrophs, tiny sea creatures that hunt like animals but grow like plants can change everything from fish populations to rates of global warming.
Scientific American, 2018