Little Ice Age

Historians to climate researchers: Let’s talk

Princeton historian John Haldon is working to bring historians into dialogue with climate change researchers and archaeologists, to bring nuance to …

Princeton University

The Problem with Winning

Linda Colley argues that the prospect of Brexit makes history more important than ever.


Making America Great Again Requires Acting on Scientific Knowledge

When I was 15 years old, I learned that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from sprays such as shaving cream to pesticides could lead to “…the possibility of …

Climate Change

Trump’s North Korean Talks Linked To Threatened Steel Tariffs?

Posted: Mar 11, 2018 12:01 AM<p>Why has North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un suddenly invited President Trump to talks that include Korean …

Conservative View

The Northwest Passage That Might Have Been

In the summer of 1789, a young fur trader named Alexander Mackenzie led an expedition in search of a Northwest Passage. He and his voyageurs and Chipewyan guides were attempting, 14 years before Lewis and Clark, to cross North America, paddling birch bark canoes down a river they hoped would pierce …


Ice, Ice Baby: What is Ice Wine and Why Do You Need It in Your Life?

Gefrorene Traube/Wines of Germany<p>When most agricultural products get hit with an early frost, the entire crop can be lost. But for many winemakers, a …


Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike

We like to think of the story of human growth as a single, long ascent. In fact, it’s a solitary spike. The population growth rate hovered just above zero for more than 10,000 years. Only after something happened in the 1700s did the growth rate begin to climb, and climb, and climb.<p>With the …


World unprepared for next major volcanic eruption, researchers say ‘death tolls could reach millions’:

The next major volcanic eruption is capable of wiping out an entire city, killing millions of people and bringing global financial markets to a halt, …


Hottest Arctic Ever? Arctic Climate Change Fairytales vs. Reality

Posted: Mar 06, 2018 12:01 AM<p>This week, social media and mainstream media were abuzz with news about the record Arctic heat and how we humans are …

Global Warming

Real World Economics: Athletic success is similar to innovation in many ways

The Winter Olympics were fun to watch — and they also illustrated some fundamental economic issues.The big medal winners were relatively small …

Puget Sound

The City at the Center of the Cosmos - Issue 57: Communities

Some 48 kilometers north of Mexico City, in the Basin of Mexico, towers the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacán. This massive 71-meter high structure …


Weatherwatch: fashion shines a light on climate change

From light clothes in medieval times to fur in the 1500s, fashion reveals how climate has changed<p>The history of fashion can give a fascinating glimpse of how climate has changed. Medieval times were notably mild and illustrations in manuscripts show people wearing light and loose clothes, without …

Ice Age

Some places flourished in the Little Ice Age. There are lessons for us now.

We are changing Earth’s climate with terrifying speed. In the past, natural forces provoked slower climate changes. We now know that they were still big and fast enough to shape the fates of past societies. Climate change then brought disaster to most societies, but a few prospered. Perhaps the …

Climate Change

From Kansas to New Zealand to Hawaii: Where billionaires are buying homes to escape the apocalypse

Picture the scene: the world runs out of food, there is no clean water and the banking system collapses - what do you do?<p>Well, if you are a …

New Zealand

An unfrozen North

The world’s permafrost holds vast stores of carbon. What happens when it thaws?

Global Warming

How the Inuit and Sir John Franklin's Lost Crew Could Unriddle Arctic Warming

By consulting Inuit oral history and the evidence surrounding the doomed voyage of an English explorer, scientist may at last understand the Arctic's …

Global Warming

Global Warming vs. Solar Cooling: The Showdown Begins in 2020

The sun may be dimming, temporarily. Don't panic; Earth is not going to freeze over. But will the resulting cooling put a dent in the global warming …

Climate Change

Scientists Say Sun Will Be Cooler By 2050, Warn Of Mini Ice Age

<b>CBS Local —</b> Will solar cooling solve Earth’s problem of global warming? Scientists are predicting that the sun is about to enter a massive cooling …

Climate Change

Overheated claims on temperature records

Now that the excitement over the news that 2017 was one of the hottest years on record have died down, it is time for a sober second thought. Did the …

Global Warming

How a quietening Sun could help slow (but not stop) our warming climate

Although it looks like a pretty consistent fireball to us, the Sun has its highs and lows. It goes through a regular cycle of maximum and minimum …

Climate Change

It's Not Just High Temps Messing with Snow—It's Dust

If irony is the hygiene of the mind, then it’s also the scourge of Tom Painter’s sinuses. Painter, 52, a NASA scientist allergic to both dust and soot, is laid low by migraines when he inhales either one. But here’s the ironic bit: Painter is the world’s authority on light-absorbing particles like …

Climate Change

When Glaciers Retreated, Swings in Earth's Climate Subsided

Two new studies say the variability of Earth’s climate declined when glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere retreated about 20,000 years ago — a finding …

Climate Change

Events Archive - VII Agency

January 25, 2018 - March 31, 2018<p>The photographs from this exhibition show what glaciers are, what they do and how they are concerned. Glaciers are a …


Devastating Volcanic Eruptions Will Be More Common in The Future, Scientists Warn

Get ready.<p>A strong volcanic eruption in the Philippines forced over 50,000 people to evacuate and sent ash plumes over a mile into the sky on Tuesday …

Earth Science

Research finds link between rainfall and ocean circulation in past and present

To calculate the correlation during the Little Ice Age, researchers compared the core data with proxies for precipitation data, such as data from …

Global Warming

Germany was once the witch-burning capital of the world. Here’s why

In 1572, the killings began. That year, authorities in the tiny settlement of St Maximin, in present-day Germany, charged a woman named Eva with using witchcraft to murder a child. Eva confessed under torture; she, along with two women she implicated, were burned at the stake.<p>The pace of …

Martin Luther

Ancient human artefacts recovered from Norway’s ice

Melting ice reveals the ebb and flow of reindeer hunting in the mountainous far north. Andrew Masterson reports.


Powerful volcanic eruptions will likely get more frequent in the future, scientists say

A strong volcanic eruption in the Philippines forced over 50,000 people to evacuate and sent ash plumes over a mile into the sky on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, an eruption at a Japanese ski resort north of Tokyo caused avalanches that killed one person and trapped many others on the mountain.<p>These …

Climate Change

The Happy Camper: The Worst Winter Storms in History

<b>You’re probably wondering</b> if the extreme temperatures we’ve been seeing in many parts of Canada are normal.<p>Well, let's have a look at some of the …


Donald Trump has shattered the myth that low growth is the ‘new normal’

Three months after Barack Obama was sworn in as president in 2009, Mohamed A. El-Erian, then the Chief Executive Officer of PIMCO and a past deputy …

Donald Trump