Forecast: sunny with a solar power index of 10

If you want to generate solar and wind power, you need the sun to shine and the wind to blow. So it seems like a natural fit for meteorologists to…

Heartening news in the face of worsening climate change

Following on the heels of the IPCC special report and the National Climate Assessment, the news that the world’s carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels increased in 2018 can feel…

The danger ahead and the Green New Deal

The Fourth National Climate Assessment is the latest in a drumbeat of bad news about climate change. The numbers are clear, climate change is going to cause increasing amounts of…

A reading to share on Thanksgiving

If you’re looking for a good big-picture read on the state of climate change to share with friends and family this Thanksgiving, Bill McKibben’s latest article in the New Yorker…

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…