How Antarctic Ice Melt Can Be A Tipping Point For The Whole Planet's Climate

How Antarctic Ice Melt Can Be A Tipping Point For The Whole Planet's Climate

Chris Turney, UNSW; et al.
Melting of Antarctica’s ice can trigger rapid warming on the other side of the planet, according to our new research…
Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?
Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?
by Tara Garnett, University of Oxford
Beef gets a bad press, environmentally speaking. We’re bombarded with reports highlighting its high carbon footprint…
Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?
Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?
by Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State University
Some aspects of climate change could benefit certain forms of agriculture in the Northeastern United States, new…
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How Sunlight And Microbes In Permafrost Add Carbon To Atmosphere
by Morgan Sherburne-University Of Michigan
Microbes in permafrost that eat sun-weakened carbon and convert it into carbon dioxide may be providing a major pathway…
Why People Around The World Fear Climate Change More Than Americans Do
Why People Around The World Fear Climate Change More Than Americans Do
by Gregory J. Carbone, University of South Carolina
When asked about major threats to their country, Europeans are more likely than Americans to cite global climate…
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Why Americans Are Embracing Climate Change Realities
by Bill Moyers Interviews Robert Jay Lifton
Robert Jay Lifton was born 91 years ago. Living through the catastrophes of the 20th century — world war, tyrannical…
Why Iron Added Naturally In The Pacific Ocean May Have Slowed Climate Change
Why Iron Added Naturally In The Pacific Ocean May Have Slowed Climate Change
by Keith Randall-Texas A&M University
Researchers have found at least eight occurrences of iron penetrating the Pacific Ocean, with each occurrence likely…
Study Shows Wetlands Can Significantly Reduce Property Damage
Study Shows Wetlands Can Significantly Reduce Property Damage
by Siddharth Narayan and Michael Beck, University of California, Santa Cruz
A 12-year “hurricane drought” during which no major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic ended dramatically in 2017. The…
Solar Is Now The Most Popular Form Of New Electricity Generation Worldwide

Solar Is Now The Most Popular Form Of New Electricity Generation Worldwide

Andrew Blakers, Australian National University
Solar has become the world’s favourite new type of electricity generation, according to global data showing that more…
What Climate Change Means For Northern, Colder Cities
What Climate Change Means For Northern, Colder Cities
by Julie Cohen-UC Santa Barbara
A new study outlines some of the effects that climate change will have on northern cities with cold climates, including…
Irma And Harvey: Very Different Storms, But Both Affected By Climate Change
Irma And Harvey: Very Different Storms, But Both Affected By Climate Change
by Andrew King, University of Melbourne
There has been no let up since Hurricane Harvey dumped record-breaking rains on the Houston area of Texas. Hurricane…
How I Came To Know That I Am A Closet Climate Denier
How I Came To Know That I Am A Closet Climate Denier
by Joy Murray, University of Sydney
What we believe and how we act don’t always stack up. Recently, in considering what it means to live in a post-truth…
What Made The Rain In Hurricane Harvey So Extreme?
What Made The Rain In Hurricane Harvey So Extreme?
by Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University
The rainfall from Harvey has now exceeded the amount from the previous record-bearer, Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978.
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
by David Titley, Pennsylvania State University
If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2…
How Psychology Can Help Us Solve Climate Change
How Psychology Can Help Us Solve Climate Change
by Nadira Faber, Research Fellow , University of Oxford
Time to cooperate. The Paris agreement on climate change calls for a global responsibility to cooperate. As we are…
100% Renewable By 2050: The Technology Already Exists To Make It Happen
100% Renewable By 2050: The Technology Already Exists To Make It Happen
by Dénes Csala, Lancaster University and Sgouris Sgouridis, Masdar Institute
Most of the world could switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050, creating millions of jobs, saving millions of lives…
Greenland: How Rapid Climate Change On World’s Largest Island Will Affect Us all

Greenland: How Rapid Climate Change On World’s Largest Island Will Affect Us All

Kathryn Adamson, Manchester Metropolitan University
The largest wildfire ever recorded in Greenland was recently spotted close to the west coast town of Sisimiut, not far…
Why Time Is The Essence To Curb Climate Change
Why Time Is The Essence To Curb Climate Change
by Timothy H. Dixon, University of South Florida
By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential to cause large and rapid…
Will We Say "Enough Already!" Before It Is Too Late?
Will We Say "Enough Already!" Before It Is Too Late?
by Marie T. Russell
Some things are so sad that we might like to bypass and ignore them completely. But can we do so when lives are being…
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
by Jennifer Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices.
Why Trying To Keep Nature The Same Is A Fool's Errand
Why Trying To Keep Nature The Same Is A Fool's Errand
by Alistair Jump, University of Stirling
When it comes to deciding which plants and animals to protect and which to remove, our approach might make even the…
It’s Time To Restore The Flow Of Our Planet’s Life-giving Waters
It’s Time To Restore The Flow Of Our Planet’s Life-giving Waters
by Sandra Postel, globalwaterpolicy.org
Ensia invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business,…
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
by Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasam, Nottingham Trent University
Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental was…
Inaction On Climate Change Risks Leaving Future Generations $530 Trillion In Debt
Inaction On Climate Change Risks Leaving Future Generations $530 Trillion In Debt
by James Dyke, University of Southampton
By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a…