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.


This is what it looks like when wildfire sweeps through a city

A scary video zooms in on the destruction left behind the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Climate & Energy

New maps shed light on the secret lives of clouds

This cloud atlas could help us track life across the planet.

in hot water

Coral bleaching has swept 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef

This is the biggest disaster to hit the iconic reef, and we're not out of hot water yet.

Climate & Energy

Greenland is melting way ahead of schedule

The melt season usually kicks off in May or June. Not April.


The planet is a big, wobbly top — and melting ice is changing how it spins

A new study shows how Earth's axis has already shifted, thanks to climate change.

Climate & Energy

Your winters could be more rainy and less snowy thanks to climate change

Precipitation is increasingly likely to fall as rain rather than snow, according to new analysis.

Climate & Energy

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.

Business & Technology

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.