Eric Holthaus

Eric Holthaus is a meteorologist who writes about weather and climate for Slate’s Future Tense. Follow him on Twitter.

Climate & Energy

Look out, Arizona! California isn’t the only state getting hit by drought

Despite the drought’s epicenter in California, it’s Arizona that will bear the brunt of the West’s epic dry spell.

Climate & Energy

Has California’s megadrought already begun?

If it has, there will be widespread implications, including a significant re-shifting of California agriculture outside the state.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is baking Alaska

Alaska is the canary in the climate coal mine, and that bird is in trouble.

Climate & Energy

Here’s ONE geoengineering scheme that isn’t crazy

Sucking excess CO2 from the air could likely be our best hope for returning concentrations to pre-industrial levels. If it works.

Climate & Energy

If you think that California is dry now, wait until the 2050s

When it comes to drought in the West, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Climate & Energy

The leaders of the next U.N. climate talks are already pessimistic

Two of the leading architects of a major U.N. agreement on climate are trying to soften expectations.

Politics

Why Obama should crack down on gassy cows

Obama's new methane regulations don’t pass the smell test.

Climate & Energy

Antarctic ice melt causes small shift in gravity

Gravity — yes, gravity — is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica.

Climate & Energy

Beetles and climate change helped create this huge wildfire in Alaska

A megafire broke out this week along Alaska's southern coast, which could be a sign of what's to come for the warming state.