Climate change mitigation and adaptation failure is the top global risk
World Economic Forum’s Global Risks (to business) Report 14 January 2016
Global average temperature anomalies for Jan. 2016. Image: NASA GISS
Global warming went into overdrive in January, leading to astounding temperature records...Read more
No place is the problem clearer than in Florida, where the Sunshine State's vast solar potential has gone to waste. Illustration by Victor Juhasz
All over the country, the Kochs and utilities have been blocking solar initiatives — but nowhere more so than in Florida...Read more
Tires like these are recycled for construction projects, rubber mats, artificial turf, or tire-derived fuel, which is burned in power plants and cement factories. (Photo: Leah Nash)
Sometimes global economic forces are stronger than good intentions...Read more
Ronald W. Erdrich/Reporter-News U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks during a rally Tuesday night Dec. 29, 2015 in Cisco. The "Reigniting the Promise Community Rally" was sponsored by the Keep the Promise Super PAC and held at the Myrtle Wilks Community Center.
We can't sustain the number of animals it takes to feed the planet. But soon we will be able to grow as much meat as we want—without the animals involved at all...Read more
Antonin Scalia. Credit: Shawn/Flickr
Just days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clouded the future of a new United Nations climate pact, the passing of one of its justices has boosted the pact's chances of succeeding...Read more
An iceberg floating in warming seas off the coast of Antarctica.
Image: Christopher Michel via Wikimedia Commons
New scientific studies provide a further warning of the increasing vulnerability of Antarctic glaciers to faster melting as temperatures rise in the Southern Ocean...Read more
This unaired Doritos “ad” calls out the company’s role in deforestation.Read more
Warming temperatures are pushing land and sea creatures closer to the north and south poles and to cooler altitudes at rates faster than first predicted, scientists say...Read more
ARE YOU WORRIED, NERVOUS, OR ANXIOUS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE?
If you are, you are in very good company with some of the world’s brightest minds in science. You would be very wise not to ignore this nervousness and anxiety.Read more
An entire colony of Adélie penguins is heading for extinction after an iceberg larger than the country of Luxembourg grounded at Commonwealth Bay, blocking access to the sea and forcing the penguins to travel considerably longer distances to feed...Read more