Climate Change

Climate Change

The new abnormal: look who's talking about climate and weird weather

Journalists, experts, and The Onion offer different approaches to the conversation about connections between climate change and extreme weather.

Animals

Federal biologist who reported polar bear deaths now under (deeply weird) investigation

Back in 2006, Dr. Charles Monnett published an article that included observations about polar bear deaths in the Beaufort Sea. In the report, co-authored with another scientist, Monnett reported seeing four dead polar bears in 2004. Monnett works for the …

Climate & Energy

DeChristopher sentence: Impressions from Umbra

Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to 2 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release. Here are Ask Umbra's courtroom observations.

Climate Change

Ice crisis: How disappearing glaciers devastate communities [VIDEO]

Upcoming documentary Glacial Balance shows the human consequences of glaciers receding faster than we'd like to think about.

Climate & Energy

UPDATE: Tim DeChristopher gets two years in prison

Climate activist Tim DeChristopher will face two years in jail and a $10,000 fine for two federal felonies incurred while disrupting an oil and gas auction in Utah.

Animals

Climate change already killing baby polar bears

Climate change isn't just killing polar bears, it's killing baby polar bears. YOU MONSTER. A study that tracked polar bears swimming long distances found cubs that swam more than 30 miles at a time were more likely to die than …

Climate & Energy

Critical List: Melting Arctic ice pollutes; wind farm could kill bald eagles

Melting Arctic ice is releasing banned chemicals like DDT, which were trapped there back when they were legal. Post-tornado clean-up in Joplin, Mo. is going slowly. Can water heaters store energy captured by wind turbines and solar panels? A startup …

Climate Change

Packing heat: Why violence boils over on a warming planet

Christian Parenti's new book, The Tropic of Chaos, traces the links between politics, economics, and climate change.

Climate & Energy

Climate scientist: It's only going to get hotter

It's tricky to talk about the link between heat waves like the one half of America is suffering under and climate change. But climate scientist Peter Gleick does a good job. He writes: