The latest issue of New York Magazine includes an exhaustive list of foods—essentially, every kind of food—whose production inflicts a disturbing barrage of ethical, environmental and health disasters. Growing alfalfa, for example, gives farmers an increased risk of cancer; the meat and dairy industries are a rancid…
Donald Trump, a piece of shit whose only conviction is that he always deserves to win, has engaged in some truly insane climate change denial on Twitter, writing things like “This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop” and “The concept of global warning was invented by and for the Chinese.” So,…
Just in time to celebrate Earth Day, a survey has revealed that approximately 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by coral bleaching, an event of unprecedented severity that scientists say will likely lead to the death of a significant percentage of those reefs.
Great news: A study published Wednesday suggests that the West Antarctic ice sheet, which is larger than Mexico, might begin disintegrating much earlier than expected, possibly raising the sea level across the entire ocean as much as three feet by 2100. (Levels in other areas might rise twice as much.)
Almost Academy Award-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, looking jarringly clean, cleaner than he has looked since he dated Blake Lively, maybe, met Pope Francis in Vatican City on Thursday to teach him about the environment and art. The Associated Press has helpfully provided video footage.
Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Paul, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo, Nicole Scherzinger, Kelsea Ballerini, Christina Grimmmie, Victoria Justice, and Q’orianka Kilcher are not going to let global warming win.
On Thursday, President Obama lived his best life and joined British survivalist Bear Grylls on Running Wild in the Alaskan wilderness to hike and munch on fish half-eaten by an actual bear. Because what’s the point of being president if you don’t do ridiculous shit?
After two weeks of marathon negotiations, 195 countries approved an accord that would wean the world off fossil fuels this century, limiting global warming to 2ºC, with an aspirational target of 1.5ºC. It’s the first successful end to a global climate summit after two decades of failed negotiations.
The UN climate change conference in Paris has officially brought in the big guns.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), a climate change denier (in his words: “semi-skeptic”) who in 2012 became the hilariously inappropriate chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, is doing his gosh dang best—along with the rest of the Republicans in Congress—to fuck up the ongoing Paris climate talks from…
We are living through a mass extinction. From climate change to overpopulation to poaching, the world we’ve created is closing in fast on the incredible and still-mysterious animals we share it with.
It’s official: giant corporations collectively possess more of a soul than any of the Republicans currently running for president.
In response to pressure from parents and members of the state school board, Utah’s middle school science standards have been, shall we say, rearranged, postponing all discussion of climate change until 8th grade.
Earlier this week, wheezing reddened pile of bagpipes Rush Limbaugh objected to the news that there’s liquid water on Mars—it’s more like a “sneaky leftist agenda” on Mars to get people to care about climate change, he argued, for some reason. On Tuesday, he went ahead and brought Muslims into it, too. Why not.
Hanging out with penguins is a lot like hanging out with strippers. They can touch you, but you can’t touch them.
This weekend, the New York Times published two laughably conflicting articles about California—one from the Style section on the happy-go-lucky migration westward of New York City’s “creative class,” and one that looks at a state going brown, well into the fourth year of its historically ruinous drought.
Sandra Lee, girlfriend of Andrew Cuomo and purveyor of recipes for edible garbage, was walking along a beach in Malibu, CA earlier this week when she stumbled across a dying baby seal, reports Page Six. Fortunately for the seal, Lee made a few calls and was able to get “a wildlife rescue team to pick up the pup.”…
Seth Meyers had Texas Senator and coy not-yet-presidential-candidate Ted Cruz on the show last night; in a genuinely impressive display of ballsiness, he joshed Cruz for terrifying a three-year-old and for not believing in climate change.