Brian Kahn

Brian Kahn is the communications coordinator at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). You can continue the conversation with him on Twitter. His views and opinions do not represent an official position of IRI.

Artist turns climate data into striking paintings

Jill Pelto's watercolor art combines imagery from the natural world with hard data showing climate change's impact.

Can you guess which country just set a new world record for wind power?

You get three guesses, and all of them must be Scandinavian.

Climate & Energy

The Earth is on track to end 2015 with an average 1 degree C warming

That means we're already halfway to the "safe" benchmark of 2 degree C.

Climate & Energy

These charts show how much worse fires have gotten in your state

Large wildfires are now more common and destructive.

Climate & Energy

Top 10 cities facing the most “danger days” due to climate change

Climate change will make danger days a lot more common over the next 15 years.

Climate & Energy

Sea levels will rise by at least 20 feet — and that’s the positive scenario

Even if the world manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees C, sea levels may still radically reshape the world’s coastline.

Climate & Energy

Spin some Fatboy Slim while checking out this retro climate model

Watch one of the first climate models in action.


Should climate scientists give up flying?

Climate scientists curtailing their air travel would only make a tiny dent in carbon emissions, but a new paper argues they should do it anyway.

Climate & Energy

Balmy or blizzards? U.S. coasts are experiencing opposite winters

The recent bout of winter weather has painted the middle of the country and the East Coast in white, while the West has been downright hot.