Stop, Look, Pay Attention, Have a Plan Hurricanes are synonymous with flooding, and the National Weather Service tracks them from when they form to their final dissipation, so why are we constantly surprised by the flooding? Ida blew in off the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 4 storm, and news warnings accompanied it for Read More…
Global heating has become the catalyst for opening natural pathways for the release of massive quantities of carbon-based greenhouse gases stored in the Arctic.
Antarctica wasn’t always a frozen wasteland. So when and why did Antarctica become the planet’s deep freezer?
Droughts and megadroughts will create water shortages in many areas, while at the same time, rising sea levels will push too much water into coastal cities.
The rise and fall of civilizations The corners of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah come together in the dry reaches of the American Southwest. This area, known as the Four Corners region, is rich with harsh but beautiful desert landscapes and encompasses many scenic national monuments and national parks. Long before today, the area Read More…
The middle Pliocene is our closest analog to present-day greenhouse gas levels. It provides a probable peek into our future — several more degrees of global temperature rise and many meters of sea-level rise.
Earth sweltered in greenhouse heat for 226 million years, from the late Permian to the early Oligocene. Then the switch flipped and an icehouse world arrived.
Control of methane emissions is one of the most direct actions available for limiting global warming.
Conserving, protecting, and restoring wetland habitats is a positive step within reach of local, state, and federal government policies.
The Sundarbans, on the leading, seaward edge of the Bengal Delta, are disappearing. But with the Sundarbans also goes the heat of Bangladesh.