Eric Holthaus

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

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.

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.

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