Gina McCarthy says don’t get down, get out there

Obama EPA head Gina McCarthy says she’s mad about what Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump are doing to the agency she once ran, but she’s not letting it get her…

Kids making a difference – Utah edition

Once again, high school kids are getting results. In the deeply red state of Utah, students got the state government to reverse course and acknowledge climate change. The keys to…

Renewable energy can still lead the way

Three recent developments show that it’s not too late for renewable energy to be our main route to keeping global warming below 2° C. A paper in Nature Climate Change…

The temperature of climate change inequality, part two

We got another lesson in warming-equals-volatility this week. A climate model reported in a paper in Science Advances shows that southern hemisphere countries, particularly those in Amazonia and Southern Africa,…

Health arguments bolster climate litigation

Litigation is a key component of movements for social and political change. Climate change activists have begun to ramp up their use of the courts, most notably Juliana v. U.S.,…

The temperature of climate change inequality

It’s clear that poorer people in the developing world are going to bear the brunt of climate change. A report presented at the European Geosciences Union meeting this month adds…

Inuit on the edge

The Guardian has an on-the-scene take on this past winter in northern Alaska: What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans’ way of life. The story’s context: The winter was…

MIT study: clean energy is a good investment

A study by the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change has found that even if you are a cold, calculating investor with no regard for…