I was hoping to start 2018 off with a positive blog, like some of my colleagues, but then I glanced at my feeds and saw ‘chocolate extinction’ all over them.
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“It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century,” reads the Fourth National Climate Assessment, released on Friday by 13 federal agencies and approved by the White House. “For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing…
In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel: affirming science. Specifically, the 30-million-member group, which represents 51 Christian denominations, was debating how to advance a new platform called “For the Health of a Nation
A couple who had gone missing in 1942 while tending to their cows was discovered recently after a melting glacier in Switzerland revealed their previously snow-buried bodies.
Feeling insecure? Wondering whether your boss respects you, or if you’ll have time to pick up your dry cleaning tonight? Nothing will make all your minor concerns disappear like reading this devastating report on how soon the world as we know it will likely be over!
Dust off your protest signs, my pals, because our addled buffoon of a president is reportedly poised to shoot us all in the proverbial foot by pulling the world’s second-largest polluter out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement.
New research, based on national survey data gathered between 2008 and 2016, shows that an overwhelming majority (70 percent) of Americans believe that global warming is happening, and a majority (53 percent) believe it’s caused mostly by human activities. A majority of Americans in every single congressional district…
Five Russian scientists stationed on an island in the Kara Sea were surrounded by 10 adult polar bears and their cubs for two weeks, prompting an emergency delivery of flares and dogs, which eventually drove the bears away, according to the Guardian.
As uncharacteristically warm weather on Christmas Day breaks records across the eastern portion of the United States, it’s bringing along other strange phenomenon: flowers are blooming way too early.
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.
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.
When he isn’t sharing his thoughts about the Internet with the Internet, bestselling author Jonathan Franzen is a birder. He recently wrote a long essay speculating that the looming threat of global climate change is encouraging us to abandon more concrete (but smaller-scale) bird-related conservation efforts. He…
On Sunday evening, the temperature in New York City was something like 3 degrees, not factoring wind chill. Factoring wind chill, the temperature was "Fuck You I'm Not Leaving My Apartment."
After giving us an exceedingly cold and snowy winter, the Weather Gods are blessing Chicago and other parts of the Midwest/Northeast with unseasonably cool weather later this week. Think mild and pleasant mid-September temperatures, rather than hot and humid mid-July ones.
I hope that everyone is enjoying Earth Day while they still can — please take a moment to appreciate the glories of nature before climate change reduces our planet to a desolate Water World littered with the bloated corpses of drowned polar bears. This is an issue about which it's easy to feel despondent, seeing as…
When I step into the voting booth, I think about the world I want to leave my two daughters, and the values that are required to guide us there. The two parties' nominees for president offer different visions of where they want to lead America.