“The entire global food system is a nightmare on the horizon.”
Mapping the world's cities where you can live comfortably without heating or air conditioning reveals how few boast such ideal climates — and how global warming may further narrow the field.
Temperatures on platforms are reaching past 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Some cars aren’t much better. How did we get here?
It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality.
Tan oak groves have long been tended by indigenous people who still live along the banks of the forested Klamath and Salmon Rivers near the California-Oregon border.
Drought, wildfires, and typhoons. The simultaneous heatwaves across the northern hemisphere have scientists looking at the slowing jet stream and warming poles.
If the past year of floods, fires, heat waves, and droughts are any indicator, climate change is going to be rough. But in case you weren’t already alarmed, a team of prominent climate scientists has penned a paper warning that just two degrees Celsius of human-caused warming could send us spiraling toward a “hothouse Earth”—one that’s up to five degrees Celsius (nine degrees Fahrenheit) warmer with sea levels tens of meters higher than present-day.
Since the sinking of the Titanic, the patrol has been on the lookout for rogue skyscrapers of ice. It's a job that's as boring as it is dangerous, and these men and women wouldn't have it any other way.
Climate change threatens water everywhere, but tension between different levels of US government has stalled our response.
Where David Wallace Wells's New York Magazine story on the worst case scenario for climate change maybe went too far according to climate experts, Nathaniel Rich's narrative yarn on just how close the US came to taking steps to avert the warming of the planet decades ago is maybe a bit too wistful.
We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.
Through the first 30 days of July, the average temperature there has been 108 degrees Fahrenheit.
We talked to people who found themselves on the front lines of climate change this year. Here are their stories.
On the whole, the country consumes 28% of the world's meat — twice as much as the United States. And that figure is only set to increase.
Climate change is not a matter of "yes" or "no," not a binary process where we end up either "fucked" or "not fucked." It is a system that gets worse over time as long as we continue to emit greenhouse gases.
From wildfires in the Arctic Circle to the UK turning from green to brown in satellite images, climate change is here.
The heat wave devastating Japan shows how disastrous the weather is likely to be in 2020. The IOC and the Abe government — and the yakuza — played a part in this hellish timing.
Scientists warn the impact of climate change may be as large as economic recessions, which are known to increase self-harm.
In cities that are already scorching hot, temperatures and humidity levels are rising to levels that the human body simply can’t tolerate, researchers warn.
The agency wasn't ready for last year's record-breaking hurricane season, and it wants the public to know that it's not ready for another one.
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