Brett Kaplan

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The Current

This week brought news from the Arctic. “Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides,” the Washington <i>Post</i> declared, in a headline. The article below that headline detailed how, on Monday and Tuesday, at the northern tip of Greenland, temperatures …

Find out where your town’s air pollution actually comes from

It goes any way the wind blows.<p>Every morning on my walk into the <i>PopSci</i> offices, I can feel my lungs working hard to process that infamous New York City air. The requisite levels of oxygen and nitrogen are there, sure, but they come with mouthfuls of bus exhaust and cigarette smoke. And according to …

Watch a Camera Take a 1,000-Foot Dive Down an Antarctic Ice Shelf

Everything’s harder in Antarctica, and that includes reaching the ocean. On a recent expedition to the frozen continent, scientists melted a nearly …

Partisan Climate Opinion Maps 2016

Our new tool maps variations in opinion within the populations of Democrats and Republicans respectively. The maps provide new insights into the …

Yale

Section Hiking on Sweden's King's Trail

Want to go for a walk? No, seriously. Do you <i>really</i> want to go for a walk? Because if you do, you might want to consider a stage/section hike: a …

Trump Administration Is Launching a Weather and Climate Satellite

One of the first new satellites launched in the Trump era will provide invaluable insight into climate change, though it is being touted primarily …

Climate Change

Hike to Alice Lake – Stanley, Idaho

I am a bit behind in my posts. It’s definitely colder now and the pictures of the warm weather back in August are making me miss summer.<p>There were so …

Hiking

Iceland switches on first true “negative emissions” plant that sucks in CO2 and turns it into stone

In a world first, a plant has managed to truly reduce our CO2 emissions by sucking it out of the air and injecting it into the ground<p>Some of us don’t …

This Short Film Tells You Everything You Didn't Know About Air Pollution

By the end of the first five days of 2017, the UK air pollution limits had been exceeded.<p>Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas calls this issue "a …

Air Pollution

At Ground Zero For Climate Change, People Think Donald Trump’s Denial Is Insane

KANGERLUSSUAQ, Greenland ― Knud Lyberth walked slowly back on the lone paved road that cuts through the middle of this remote former U.S. military outpost, his rifle slung over his shoulder and his 17-year-old brother, Enos, by his side. On their trek last month, they didn’t spot a single reindeer …

Global Warming

These enchanting islands are Europe's best-kept secret

Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic Ocean, there is a windswept world where the grass is so electric green, the terrain so …

European Travel

Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated

The Trump administration plans to kill the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight climate change by lowering …

Pollution

Key Antarctic glacier just lost a piece of ice four times the size of Manhattan

An enormous Antarctic glacier has given up an iceberg over 100 square miles in size, the second time in two years it has lost such a large piece in a process that has scientists wondering if its behavior is changing for the worse.<p>The Pine Island Glacier is one of the largest in West Antarctica, a …

Global Warming

Pentagon Moves Ahead With Obama-Era Climate Preparation Plan Despite Trump's Orders

The Department of Defense (DoD) has warned for years that climate change is a national security threat and, despite President Trump's orders, the …

Jim Mattis

Greenland, the land of ice and snow, is burning

This is going to sound weird, but there’s a wildfire right now in west Greenland. You know, that huge island of mostly ice? Part of it is on …

Global Warming

5 More Trails That Belong on Your Bucket List

Getting to know different trails around the country (and on occasion, across the globe) is one of our favorite parts of having writers from every …

What's really going on with sea level rise

Even the best data can be presented in misleading ways.<p>In 1995, McArthur Wheeler robbed two Pittsburgh banks without so much as a mask, writes William Poundston in the book <i>Head in the Could: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up</i>. Wheeler, you see, believed that a …

Global Warming

Climate change scientists 'very worried' Greenland ice sheet might start to melt 'faster and faster'

Scientists are “very worried” that the Greenland ice sheet might start to melt “faster and faster”, a leading scientist has said.<p>The problem is that …

Global Warming

Even more ice is about to break off of Antarctica — and it’s what scientists feared most

The giant crack that's been racing across Antarctica Larsen C ice shelf finally met its breaking point between July 10 and 12. The result was an iceberg the size of Delaware and weighing a trillion metric tons.<p>But that's not the end of the story. In fact, it could be the beginning of a more …

Global Warming

Al Gore: 'Our Country Is Going Through a Challenging Time' With Trump

When former Vice President Al Gore met with then-President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower to discuss climate change a month after the 2016 election, he said was initially optimistic Trump would "come to his senses."<p>But after Trump announced the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on June …

Donald Trump

A group of scientists says we have three years to save the planet from irreversible destruction

A planet devastated by climate change may seem like a distant future. But Earth is already experiencing effects today.<p>Globally, the mean rate of sea …

Climate

6 Ways Climate Change Is Definitely Affecting Your Life, According To Science

Climate change is something receives quite a lot of discussion -- even by those who deny that it's actually happening.<p>What causes it, …

Climate Change

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

United Nations

Climate scientists just debunked deniers' favorite argument

And in the process, illustrated the difference between skepticism and denial<p>Whenever they hold one of their frequent hearings to reject and deny established climate science, congressional Republicans invariably trot out contrarian scientist John Christy, who disputes the accuracy of climate models. …

Climate Change

US mayors conference to commit to Paris agreement even if Trump doesn't

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities now that President Donald Trump has withdrawn the country from the Paris climate accords.<p>Landrieu will become president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this weekend in …

Climate

Why CO2 from Volcanoes Is Definitely Not the Issue

One of climate-change deniers’ favorites assertions to make is that it’s not us throwing all that carbon dioxide into the atmosphere — it’s those …

This is what climate change looks like

Rising sea levels, floods, erosion, melting glaciers, droughts, water shortages, extreme weather: the effects of climate change are tangible in many parts of the world. Flick trough the gallery to see how.

Climate Change

What US exit from Paris accord would – and wouldn't – mean

Indications are that Trump will withdraw from the landmark climate agreement, which could have big impacts. But global and local efforts are likely …

Climate