NASA Scientists Created a Super-Hot Exoplanet Atmosphere on Earth
A team heated a cloud of gas up to 2,000°F and blasted it with radiation to see what happens on giant planets that orbit very close to their stars.
European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate
Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.
Plants are Losing Their Capacity to Absorb Human CO2 Emissions
A team of Columbia researchers finds that the climate tipping point may come sooner than we think.
US Carbon Emissions Spike in 2018 to Their Highest Levels in Eight Years
A new report estimates that American carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, due to Trump's policies, cold spells, and economic growth.
This Guy Is Sealing Himself in a DIY 'Biodome' to Raise Awareness of Climate Change
“Would be happy to make it a full 24 hours, but we'll see,” Kurtis Baute told Motherboard in an email.
Climate Models Overestimate How Much CO2 Plants Can Remove From the Atmosphere
Carbon dioxide levels might increase even more rapidly than expected based on new research on the molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis.
Orbiting Carbon Observatory
This NASA Satellite Is 'Sounding' Our Atmosphere to Understand Fossil Fuel Emissions
The OCO-2 spacecraft has been working hard to quantify the impact of humans on the global climate since 2014.
The US Is Paying Big Oil to Keep Fossil Fuels Profitable
Subsidies are keeping “zombie energy” alive.
No One Can Agree What 2°C of Global Warming Actually Means
We don’t know how many places are unprepared for upcoming decades of climate change.
How Not to Die
Choosing Coal Will Kill 52,000 People
A new study puts a body count—and a financial cost—on backing out of the Paris Accord.
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Kendra Kuhl Is Building a Device That Turns Pollution Into Products
The CTO of Opus 12 has been trying to help the environment since she was a grad student.
Why Keeping CO2 Emissions Stable Won’t Save Us From Climate Change
CO2 emissions were stable worldwide in 2016 as the global economy grew.