Category Archives: Climate Change

Local reporting on climate change: heartland edition

Now that the action on fighting climate change has shifted to state and local levels, much of the work on reporting about that action has fallen to local and regional…

How-to guide aims to grease the skids for climate legislation

If cities and states are shouldering much of the burden of fighting climate change, it’s important that they have all the resources they need to draft effective legislation for curbing…

The waters will rise, this spring and in years to come

It looks like the devastating flooding in the Midwest is just the beginning of an unprecedented flood season, according to a statement from the National Water Center. As Vox reports:…

From Bomb Cyclone to Cyclone Idai

Extreme weather in two parts of the world is in the news this week: Southern Africa, where more than 2 million people have been affected by a tropical cyclone, according…

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…

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…

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 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…