Ted Alvarez

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Grape Expectations

A warmer planet means boozier wines. Trust us, that’s bad

Warmer temps will increase the alcohol content of wine -- which will first be good, then bad, and then very, very bad.

Class Dismissed

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse schools climate deniers in Senate, drops mic

Every climate-denial argument ever gets eviscerated in one place.

More Like Pacific Northworst

Climate refugees, DO NOT MOVE TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Sure, you'll be safe from the majority of climate disasters, but the people out here are just. the. worst.

Caboose? More Like Kaboom

This doc about “bomb trains” filled with crude oil will make your head explode

VICE News releases a slick film investigating the dangers of trains carrying oil from the Bakken shale to the Pacific Northwest.

Suburban Warfare

Out-of-touch dads still want gas-guzzling SUVs, apparently

SUVs are saving General Motors, but that doesn't mean they're about to rule the roads again.

Primal Screen

“Snowpiercer” is cli-fi with no science in it. We need more films like it.

Does "Snowpiercer" herald an age of well-made sci-fi where climate change is the Big Bad of choice?

Wild Mannered

Should wilderness get the axe?

The Wilderness Act turns 50 this year. But climate change means we need to rethink what "wild" even means.

Special Olympics

Watch this scientist fight climate change on the gorgeous Olympic Coast

This new film highlights one medium-chill scientist's efforts to measure climate impacts on America's wildest coast.

Vice, Vice Baby

VICE chases melting ice in Greenland

VICE CEO and TV host Shane Smith talks about his adventures chasing melting ice in Greenland and covering climate change -- "the biggest story."