Eric Holthaus

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

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.

Climate & Energy

“Climate change war” is not a metaphor

The U.S. military is preparing for conflict, retired Navy Rear Adm. David Titley says in an interview.

Climate & Energy

U.N. climate report: We must focus on “decarbonization,” and it won’t wreck the economy

A surprisingly hopeful story -- with tweets!

Climate & Energy

Snow’s melting in Alaska and pelting the South. What’s going on?

An uncommonly sharp kink in the jet stream is partly responsible for plunging more than half of the United States into the freeze.