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.
Small changes in food availability or cost have life-and-death consequences for half of the people on our planet.
Earth is a single planetary-scale ecosystem, and changes in one part of that system will inevitably affect the whole system to one degree or another.
The climate crisis arrived at our doorsteps with unexpected rapidity and vigor. Events foretold for 50 years from now are unfolding long before their predicted time.
Stopping all that momentum takes science, planning, and collaboration. So why did we leave the Paris Agreement on November 4th, 2020?
Louis Pelton could be a farmer of the future. Not the type of farmer who awakens each morning to till the land, but an algae farmer tilling the ocean.