Kate Sheppard has a must-read in the latest Mother Jones about the shortsightedness of the US government's policy of paying huge sums in annual disaster relief, while doing almost nothing to prepare for the inevitable next storm.
In the current issue of Rolling Stone, Jeff Goodell has a great report on why Jason Box's radical approach to climate science is changing our understanding of the unprecedented rate of glacier melt in Greenland.
Increasing global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a heat-trapping gas, are pushing the world into dangerous territory, closing the window of time to avert the worst consequences of higher temperatures, such as melting ice and rising seas.
On June 17, 2013, NASA's Terra Satellite captured a rare photograph of a clear view of Alaska. While the photo itself is beautiful, the reason for the nearly cloud-free sky has concerning implications for climate change.
The World Meteorological Organization just released its Global Climate Report , which reports that “The first decade of the 21st century was the warmest decade recorded since modern measurements began around 1850.”
If you're wondering why Congress has yet to tackle this global crisis despite overwhelming scientific consensus and ballooning costs of inaction, Think Progress maps which members of Congress deny the realities of global warming.
Josh Fox and Tim DeChristopher made numerous appearances on national TV programs to speak about climate change and the ways President Obama's plan doesn't go far enough in adequately addressing this global crisis.
Like in Groundhog Day, we have to relive the same day over and over again, not to become a better person and get the girl, but to break through the public perception that somehow there's still a scientific debate on global warming.
While rail may be considered safer than a pipeline, I don't find that argument compelling when considered in the context of the math of climate change. The debate over rail versus pipelines is the wrong argument to be having.
David Gordon, the director of policy planning under former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, says the chances are about four-to-one” that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline from the Canadian tar sands to oil refineries in Texas.