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Anxious About The Planet? Here’s How To Cope

10 Mins Read By James Gaines Worry over the planet’s future is taking a toll on emotional well-being, researchers say. Here’s how to cope so we don’t lose hope for our planet and for ourselves. he Earth’s average global temperature is now warmer than any time in the past 125,000 years, according to a sobering report recently released by […]

The Media’s Climate Blindspot

5 Mins Read When climate coverage ignores the global South, it’s bad for everyone. By: Saleemul Huq and Mark Hertsgaard Climate change amounts to an undeclared, deeply unjust war against the global poor. Though they have emitted almost none of the heat-trapping gases that have raised global temperatures to their highest levels in civilization’s history, it is the […]

Big Oil and Gas Kept A Dirty Secret For Decades. Now They May Pay The Price

12 Mins Read Via an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for the devastation caused by fossil fuels. By: Chris McGreal After a century of wielding extraordinary economic and political power, America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for driving the greatest existential threat of our lifetimes. An unprecedented wave of lawsuits, filed by cities […]

Biden Pledges To Halve U.S. Emissions By 2030 At Climate Summit

4 Mins Read By: Sharon Zhang President Joe Biden on Thursday has pledged to cut carbon emissions from the U.S. to half of what they were in 2005 by the end of this decade. His announcement came on the first day of a virtual climate summit hosted by Biden. “I’ve talked to the experts, and I see the […]

17 Young People On The Moment The Climate Crisis Became Real To Them

11 Mins Read By: Mary Retta Watching An Inconvenient Truth in your middle-school science class. Hearing Greta Thunberg’s calls to join weekly school strikes. Driving away from smouldering wildfires engulfing dry California hillsides. These are some of the moments that made young people realize the climate crisis will define their lives — and the future of human life on Earth. We’ve […]

Stressed About The Climate Crisis? How Therapists Are Treating Eco-Anxiety

12 Mins Read By: Isobel Whitcomb Andrew Bryant, a therapist based in Tacoma, Washington, felt helpless the first time climate change came up in his office. It was 2016, and a client was agonizing over whether to have a baby. His partner wanted one, but the young man couldn’t stop envisioning this hypothetical child growing up in an […]

Now Is Our Last Best Chance To Confront The Climate Crisis

11 Mins Read By: Jeff Goodell With Joe Biden in office, a serious plan to combat climate change is finally in our sights — but the clock is ticking, and there is no more room for error. The Earth’s climate has always been a work in progress. In the 4.5 billion years the planet has been spinning around […]

Our Oceans Are Heating Up, And Worsening The Climate Crisis…Can We Fix It?

6 Mins Read By: Harold R. Wanless Humans have locked in at least 20 feet of sea level rise—can we still fix it? The climate emergency is bigger than many experts, elected officials, and activists realize. Humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions have overheated Earth’s atmosphere, unleashing punishing heat waves, hurricanes, and other extreme weather—that much is widely understood. The larger […]