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The Republicans' Upcoming 'Green Real Deal' Sounds Like Green Real Bullshit The Republicans' Upcoming 'Green Real Deal' Sounds Like Green Real Bullshit

To date, Republicans’ best defense against the Green New Deal has been to yell about socialism, ice cream, and hamburgers. But it appears at least one Republican member of Congress might go on the offense and offer an alternative.

It Was 70 Degrees in Alaska This Week It Was 70 Degrees in Alaska This Week

Forget Cancun. Spring break in Alaska is where it’s at. Bizarre March warmth has engulfed the Frontier State, setting an all-time temperature record in the latest manifestation of a new climate gripping the Arctic.

Farmers in the Midwest Face Decades of Recovery as Flooding Strips Away Crucial Soil Farmers in the Midwest Face Decades of Recovery as Flooding Strips Away Crucial Soil

The Midwest floods continue to be a slow-moving disaster. Towns, farms, and infrastructure are still underwater in Nebraska, and water will take months to work through the vast network of rivers, creeks, and streams that drain the Upper Midwest into the Gulf of Mexico.

New Climate Change Visualization Presents Two Stark Choices For Our Future New Climate Change Visualization Presents Two Stark Choices For Our Future

Last year, a visualization that turned data on our planet’s temperature into a gradient of colorful stripes made a splash by showing how severely the world has warmed to-date. Now, a new visualization riffs on that by showing what the future holds depending on when and how fast humanity cuts its greenhouse gas…

The U.S. Wants to Keep the UN in the Dark About Geoengineering Efforts The U.S. Wants to Keep the UN in the Dark About Geoengineering Efforts

In the pantheon of climate change solutions, some are more fraught than others. Reducing carbon emissions? Not so risky. Blocking the sun or banking on sucking carbon out of the air? Pretty dicey.

Dramatic Satellite Photos Show Historic Flooding Across Central U.S. in Wake of Bomb Cyclone Dramatic Satellite Photos Show Historic Flooding Across Central U.S. in Wake of Bomb Cyclone

When last week’s bomb cyclone hit the Midwest, it was hard to imagine the inundation it could bring amid whiteout conditions and more than a foot of snow. But the warm weather that wrapped in behind it quickly melted out all that white stuff and unleashed historic flooding across parts of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota,…

Here's What New York's Climate Strike Looked Like Here's What New York's Climate Strike Looked Like

NEW YORK, NEW YORK—Friday is the day the climate strike officially went global, and the day it found a new home in the U.S. There more than 400 events around the country, but the epicenter was New York where the movement found its first roots in the country.

The Climate Strike Movement Has Officially Gone Global The Climate Strike Movement Has Officially Gone Global

On Friday, students around the world woke up knowing that sometime between math, English, biology or some other rote class, they would stand up and walk out. From the tiny island of Vanuatu to Europe to the U.S., the climate strike movement is officially a global phenomenon. Up to a million students in 123 countries…

The Arctic Could Still Warm Over 15 Degrees This Century Even If We Meet the Paris Agreement Pledges The Arctic Could Still Warm Over 15 Degrees This Century Even If We Meet the Paris Agreement Pledges

A new report from the United Nations shows that it’s basically game over for the Arctic as we know it.

16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

In a remarkably short span, Greta Thunberg’s solitary climate strike in Sweden has become a global movement. For her efforts to shake the world out of its lazy reverie and quickly act on climate change, Thunberg has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

A Rare Giant Cyclone Is Set to Make Landfall in Mozambique, Threatening Dangerous Floods

While the U.S. is under assault from a historic bomb cyclone, another freaky storm is spinning the southern hemisphere. Cyclone Idai strafed through Madagascar earlier this week and is now on track to make landfall in Mozambique on Thursday night with major impacts.

‘Why Go to School When the World Is Burning?’ We Asked Students Why They're Striking For Climate Change ‘Why Go to School When the World Is Burning?’ We Asked Students Why They're Striking For Climate Change

The school climate strike movement that has roiled Europe and Australia for months on end is about to land on U.S. shores. A handful of climate strikers across the country have been building momentum for months, but students will be walking out of class on Friday across the U.S. to protest inaction on climate change.

The Central U.S. Is About to Get Hit With a Bomb Cyclone

The country’s midsection is about to be hit by a rare, potentially record setting bomb cyclone that will bring everything from rain to snow to hurricane-force winds and could leave severe flooding in its wake from Texas to Minnesota. So if you live in that area, listen up!

Youth Activists Are Planning 100 Town Halls to Pitch Americans on the Green New Deal Youth Activists Are Planning 100 Town Halls to Pitch Americans on the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal had its big debut in Washington, D.C. last month, and now advocates are set to tour the country touting its bonafides this spring.

Scientists: Maybe If We Only Dim the Sun a Little It Won’t Backfire Horribly Scientists: Maybe If We Only Dim the Sun a Little It Won’t Backfire Horribly

When it comes to geoengineering the planet to cool the climate, there’s rightfully a lot of hesitation. Blocking incoming sunlight might seem like a quick fix to rising temperatures, but doing so could quickly tie up humanity in a decades-long project with alarming side effects like shifting precipitation patterns and …

How My Month-Long Diet to Save the Planet Collapsed Under a Mountain of Donuts and Pizza How My Month-Long Diet to Save the Planet Collapsed Under a Mountain of Donuts and Pizza

I’ve now spent four weeks eating a diet that scientists crafted to demonstrate how all of humanity could eat sustainably in 2050. And over the past two days, things went off the rails. Sorry, Earth (also sorry, body).

Evidence For Global Warming Passes Physics' Gold Standard Threshold Evidence For Global Warming Passes Physics' Gold Standard Threshold

You and I, we know climate change is definitely real. But physicists have a gold standard for the burden of proof known as five sigma. A new analysis shows that even the most conservative climate data have passed this point.

The Northern Hemisphere Just Experienced Its First-Ever Category 5 Cyclone in February

We’ve seen a lot of weird-ass tropical cyclones in recent years. This week, we can add another one to the list.

Four Things That Could Kill Us Before the Cloud Apocalypse Does Four Things That Could Kill Us Before the Cloud Apocalypse Does

If you read the news on Monday, you may have heard people freaking out about how climate change is finally coming for the clouds. A study released in Nature Geoscience chronicles how stratocumulus clouds, those low hanging clouds that lend themselves well to daydreaming, could one day disappear if we keep emitting…

It Takes Just a Few Years For Extreme Weather to Start Seeming Normal, Study Finds It Takes Just a Few Years For Extreme Weather to Start Seeming Normal, Study Finds

Our response to climate change is often compared to the hypothetical boiling frog scenario, where a frog sits in a pot of water as the heat is slowly turned up until it’s boiled to death. Unfortunately, while frogs really don’t like being boiled at all, a new study on responses to extreme weather suggests the metaphor…

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