Annals of a Warming Planet
The Most Important Global Forecast That You’ve Never Heard Of
A new scenario from the International Energy Agency that tries to foresee a world in which we reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is a step in the right direction.
By Bill McKibbenOctober 14, 2020
What Have We Learned in Thirty Years of Covering Climate Change?
In the late nineteen-eighties, I could fit every scientific report on global warming on my desk. The articles and monographs published since then would fill an airplane hangar, but what’s amazing is how little has changed.
By Bill McKibbenOctober 7, 2020
Three Scenarios for the Future of Climate Change
The events of the next several millennia hinge on actions that will be taken by the time today’s toddlers reach adulthood.
By Elizabeth KolbertOctober 5, 2020
No Comment: The Debate Is a Reminder That, Right Now, Words Don’t Mean Much
If Donald Trump gets another ruinous term, our federal government will spend the next critical years stoking the fires that are now heating our planet.
By Bill McKibbenSeptember 30, 2020
A Post-Ginsburg Court Could Be One More Climate Obstacle
Even the most modest version of the Green New Deal could face an immediate Court challenge and, quite possibly, bleak prospects in a new judiciary.
By Bill McKibbenSeptember 23, 2020
In a Historic Wildfire Season, It’s Time to Follow the Lead of Young Campaigners
Faced with historic wildfires on the West Coast and in Siberia, it’s tempting to simply give up. But giving up is generational aggression: it consigns the planet’s young people to an ever-grimmer planet.
By Bill McKibbenSeptember 16, 2020
With a New Pipeline in East Africa, an Oil Company Flouts France’s Leadership on Climate
Total’s oil imperialism in Africa is giving the lie to President Emmanuel Macron’s soaring climate rhetoric.
By Bill McKibbenSeptember 10, 2020
How Fast Is the Climate Changing?: It’s a New World, Each and Every Day
We get a sense of what a warming globe feels like—each second, trapping the heat equivalent of four Hiroshima-sized bombs exploding—when we have a week like the one we just came through.
By Bill McKibbenSeptember 3, 2020
On Climate Change, We’ve Run Out of Presidential Terms to Waste
If there’s going to be effective American action, it’s going to have to come from Joe Biden.
By Bill McKibbenAugust 26, 2020
Will Kamala Harris Act Boldly on Climate Change?
The Democratic Party’s pick for Vice-President has made sweeping promises, but her track record is mixed.
By Bill McKibbenAugust 19, 2020
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