Eric Holthaus

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


Debate moderators should ask Hillary and Bernie about climate plans

Hillary and Bernie have differences on climate. Why don't we hear about them at the debates?

Climate & Energy

Is the Zika outbreak connected to climate change?

A look at Zika, climate change, and whether the mosquito is spreading to the U.S.

The Paris climate talks: Yes oui can!

How to read the jargon at the Paris climate change talks

This guide translates the diplomat-speak to more common language.

Climate & Energy

Alaska governor: We need more oil drilling to pay for climate change damage

Now he's the laughingstock of Twitter.

Climate & Energy

Google will now tell you whether you should put solar panels on your roof

If climate change isn't a strong enough argument, a new Google Maps feature will make the solar decision a whole lot simpler for you.

Climate & Energy

Sorry, but Earth isn’t heading for another ice age

The study's author never implied a new ice age is imminent -- only that we may see a sharp downturn in the number of sunspots.


How buying in bulk actually wastes food

Shop more frequently instead.

Hot dam

Does hydropower make sense in a warming world?

Thanks to climate change, dams are a less reliable source of electricity, but a lot more of them are getting built anyway.

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.