In 1975, geologist Wallace Broecker penned a scientific paper warning about the still little-discussed concept of "global warming." Forty-four years later Broecker has died at 87, but not before proving
The intense polar vortex that blanketed the Midwest and made its way to the East Coast with deadly subzero wind chills and snow may have had one benefit: killing off some bad bugs. The dangerous cold caused
Seeing is believing By now, everyone knows: the climate is changing, sea levels are rising, and the crises are likely to happen sooner than expected. Still, it’s one thing to know, and another thing to
Antarctica and Greenland aren't the Earth's only frozen places threatened by human-caused climate change: The Himalayas are also at risk, scientists announced Monday. In fact, a whopping two-thirds of
David Wallace-Wells’s apocalyptic depiction of a world made uninhabitable by climate chaos caused an outcry when it was published in New York magazine in 2017. Based on the worst-case scenarios foreseen
There’s a flurry of green political news at the state level. Since climate change was first introduced to US politics, most attention and debate have focused on a federal solution, but most actual policy
The purple is below 40. As anyone in the Midwest could testify, this past week has been spent in the throes of the freezing cold polar vortex. NASA has documented the phenomena as it moved southward from
Australia recorded its hottest month ever in January, with average temperatures exceeding 30C (86F) for the first time. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the extreme heat was "unprecedented" during
Yes, records for cold temperatures are breaking as an off-balance polar vortex sloshes over a vast region of the U.S. And while it sure feels frigid out there, overall, the number of daily cold records
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As a polar vortex rips through America, train tracks are ablaze and door hinges are freezing indoors. Yet amidst this icy mayhem is fascinating atmospheric science. Just how does frigid air from the Arctic
SAN FRANCISCO – At least three companies are hoping to bring supersonic airplanes back into the skies, but environmental groups worry their return could mean a big increase in greenhouse gasses from aviation.
Polar vortex is a forecast of weather extremes to come. This is tragically lost on Donald Trump and other climate-change deniers: Our view With frigid Arctic weather descending on tens of millions of states
The skin lesions are the first sign that something is wrong. Then limbs fall off and the body disintegrates, collapsing in on itself as it liquefies. In the end, what was once a sea star is only a puddle
Trump tweeted, “What the hell is going on with Global Warming?” Well, it’s still happening. It’s freaking cold out there, America. But you don’t need a Vox explainer to know that. You knew it the second
More than 80 U.N. member states spoke at the day-long council meeting and virtually everyone except the United States agreed that climate change was happening. UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. system's chief