As states across the US redraw their political maps, the stakes are high for climate change.
Electricity could power entire new car and truck fleet by 2035 … but only with ‘robust’ policies in place.
Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer who has published over 200 cartoons in The New Yorker since 2010.
Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer who has published over 200 cartoons in The New Yorker since 2010. Editor’s note: This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.
Compared to the pollution generated by fossil fuels, wind energy has the advantage.
Hi Sara, What kind of careers are going to be in high demand in the future? Climate science? Engineering? Animal conservation? Will we wake up and try to save what’s left of the species on this planet? — Christina F. Dear Christina, Oh my, after the year we’ve all had, it feels risky to make […]
As sentient but fallible human beings, we often are cautioned about excessively watching the clock. Even on their worst days, we all know, they’re right at least twice daily. Watching the clock has its rightful place in many practices. Take the various shot-clocks in basketball or the five-seconds in which to pass the ball in […]
Oil- and gas-burning furnaces and HVAC systems produce a vast amount of planet-heating gases. But in many locations, heat pumps offer a solution.
Dear Sara, My brother says that some economists have taken the view that 3 degrees Celsius is the most reasonable target for warming, and that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would just make the world poorer. Many people now have this view — i.e., that keeping the temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius is just […]
Hi Sara, As a broadcast meteorologist, one of the most common questions I’m asked is the hardest one for me to answer! Some of my colleagues and friends understand that human-caused global warming is happening, but they don’t view it as a priority to address and combat it. They say things like, “I can’t afford […]
Dear readers, In this column, I’m answering more children’s questions about climate change. As in my previous column on the topic, these questions were posed by young participants in online educational programs at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina. What can I do to help the climate? (Eve, no age given) […]
This simple strategy will help you start low-conflict conversations about the planet’s gnarliest problem.