Seth Shulman

Seth Shulman has worked for more than 25 years as a writer and editor specializing in issues in science, technology and the environment. A graduate of Harvard University, he has written five books and hundreds of articles for magazines including Smithsonian, The Atlantic, Parade, Discover, Rolling Stone, Popular Science, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Progressive, and Time, and for newspapers including the Times of London, The Boston Globe, and The Los Angeles Times.

  • Meet the minds behind all that climate change data

    Digging for permafrost in the Last Frontier

    How much carbon is being released by the thawing of the Arctic’s so-called permafrost? Ecologist Ted Schuur braves Alaska to find out.

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    Linking ‘big weather’ to global warming

    Most people are understandably confused about the relationship between global warming and natural variability in the weather. After the huge snowfalls in the northeastern United States over the past few months, for instance, many people can’t help but wonder: With …

  • Meet the minds behind all that climate change data

    Will climate change hasten the spread of invasive plants?

    Bethany Bradley probes the link between climate change and “alien invaders.” The climate scientist studies weeds such as kudzu and purple loosestrife.

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    Measuring fast-melting Arctic sea ice

    Julienne Stroeve shows how dramatic changes in Arctic sea ice are occurring right now — with enormous consequences for the whole planet.

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    Global warming promises stronger hurricanes

    Thomas Knutson studies storms and his research predicts that global warming is likely to mean fewer, but stronger Atlantic hurricanes.

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    Coral doctor sounds the alarm about more acidic seas

    CO2 has acidified the oceans, and marine biologist John Guinotte says that spells trouble for coral reefs and for the marine ecosystem as a whole.

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    Dust Bowl 2: Drought detective predicts drier future for American Southwest

    If you’re one of the tens of millions of people who live in the southwestern United States, get ready for drier weather. That’s the message from Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observa

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    Math whiz tackles the big carbon sink puzzle

    Inez Fung is on a mission to find and account for every gram of heat-trapping carbon dioxide on the planet. And she knows where most of it is hiding.

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    CSI: Climate scene investigator

    How do we know that human activities are responsible for warming the planet? Because just like criminals, climate change culprits, such as smokestack or tailpipe emissions, leave behind distinctive signatures or patterns. All climate investigators have to do is look …