Boston city councilor on the ball on climate change

Here, in my neck of the woods, is a cause for hope and an example to follow. Boston city councilor Michelle Wu read the IPCC report cover to cover. And…

Doom and hope

It’s been difficult to think about climate change during this time of deeply counterproductive practices and policies. Then the IPCC’s latest report came out. The impacts and costs of 2.7…

Don’t miss out on $26 trillion of savings!

Externalized costs are like the magician’s other hand. A skilled magician knows how to keep attention away from where the action is really occurring, which is to say where the…

Want negative carbon emissions? Keep older, diverse forests around

Growing and preserving forests is a more effective use of land for producing negative carbon emissions than Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), according to a paper in…

Boom time for wind and solar?

InsideClimate News’ Dan Gearino has a pair of stories that show that renewable energy’s time has finally arrived, after decades of obstruction, underfunding and government support of fossil fuels. The…

Arctic heat transformations

The great frozen (for now) expanse of the Arctic is both a linchpin of climate change and a signifier of the effects of climate change. For the latter, look to…

The effects of climate change are starting to sound like something out of Revelations

Add “smokestorm” to “fire tornado” and “fire tsunami” on the list of terms we’re likely to hear more of as climate change fuels massive forest fires, particularly in the American…

The heat is rising – as is fossil fuel’s toll on fresh water

May, June and July were the hottest on record for the continental United States. No surprise to those of us living here. From Joe Romm’s summation of NOAA’s report on…

Hellishly hot, round two?

Peter Brannon, author of The Ends of the World, has taken another look at the fossil record for an article in The Atlantic. What he shows us is how very…

Vox goes deep on climate change

David Roberts of Vox is on a tear. His lengthy, data-filled pieces on climate change and energy provide nuance and context, and paint clear pictures of complicated issues. Here are…