Encouraging: An environmentalist's slow-motion moment of clarity

From the “there’s hope yet”department comes this remarkable personal story of how one environmentalist in Colorado came to embrace the very thing she had been programmed to hate: oil and…

Draft UN Climate Report: Poor People Will be Hit Worst

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A draft UN IPCC climate report suggests poor people suffering “multidimensional” poverty will be hit worst by climate change – so lets make everyone rich.…

Surprising: World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outperforms

The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said.…

Study: thanks to fracking, we don't need Obama's Clean Power Plan (CPP) to meet Paris climate target

From the “thanks to fracking, the biggest driver of lower carbon dioxide emissions has been declining natural gas prices” department. Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris…

Friday Funny – 'Passing the Sniff Test' over Los Angeles smog

Environmentalism shows why ‘mental’ is part of the word. Josh is on the case. This story appeared in The Times: Shampoo ‘as bad a health risk as car fumes’ Shampoo,…

Just how cold is at at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang?

From NASA Earth Observatory Media reports have described the many ways that cold temperatures have affected the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Razor-sharp, icy snow crystals have damaged skis,…

It's weather, not climate change, Governor Brown

Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires Guest essay by Robert W. Endlich 2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine Country fires…