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This Decade We Became Really, Really Sure Climate Change Is Real

This Decade We Became Really, Really Sure Climate Change Is Real

In the last 10 years, our climate models have gotten much better and they all tell us the same thing: We have to act now.

Protests in the Trump Era Have Been Mostly Peaceful. Here’s How the 2020 Election Could Change That

Since Donald Trump took office, there has been sustained protest against his Administration and its policies. An estimated 4 million people turned out for the 2017 Women’s March (which was the largest
E.U. Climate Summit Delay After Greenpeace Activists Storm Building, Set Off Flares and Fires

E.U. Climate Summit Delay After Greenpeace Activists Storm Building, Set Off Flares and Fires

An E.U. summit was at risk of being delayed or canceled Thursday after Greenpeace activists scaled the planned venue and set off flares before chaining themselves to the building in protest at the
U.N. Climate Meeting in Chaos over Third World Reparation Demands

U.N. Climate Meeting in Chaos over Third World Reparation Demands

The 25,000 delegates who have flown to Madrid, Spain, for the COP25 climate conference look set to leave after two weeks of talking with nothing to show for their efforts aside from bitterness and
The European Commission President Announced a European Green Deal, Targeting a Carbon Neutral E.U. by 2050

The European Commission President Announced a European Green Deal, Targeting a Carbon Neutral E.U. by 2050

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced a European Green Deal on Wednesday to make the E.U. carbon neutral by 2050 but not everyone's on board.
Greta Thunberg is #TIMEPersonoftheYear2019 and Twitter is freaking out

Greta Thunberg is #TIMEPersonoftheYear2019 and Twitter is freaking out

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg has been named TIME magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year, making her the youngest person ever to have been recognized by the magazine in its 92-year history. “Meaningful
Greenland’s ice is melting much faster than we thought – that’s a huge problem

Greenland’s ice is melting much faster than we thought – that’s a huge problem

Greenland’s ice is melting much faster than earlier predictions warned, new research has discovered, exposing millions more people to rising sea levels and flooding. While scientists have been
Greenland’s ice is melting much faster than we thought – that’s a huge problem

Greenland’s ice is melting much faster than we thought – that’s a huge problem

Greenland’s ice is melting much faster than earlier predictions warned, new research has discovered, exposing millions more people to rising sea levels and flooding. While scientists have been
U.N. Warns U.S. It Cannot Escape Paying Punitive Climate 'Reparations'

U.N. Warns U.S. It Cannot Escape Paying Punitive Climate 'Reparations'

The United States was warned Wednesday by the United Nations it cannot avoid compensating poorer nations hit by climate change, despite Donald Trump honoring his election promise of leaving the 2o15
Greta Thunberg Accuses Politicians of Vanity, 'Creative PR' in Climate Debate

Greta Thunberg Accuses Politicians of Vanity, 'Creative PR' in Climate Debate

Teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg on Wednesday accused political and business leaders of vainly seeking to boost their own personal image with meaningless stunts rather than taking serious
Carbon Markets Dominate U.N. Climate Talks

Carbon Markets Dominate U.N. Climate Talks

As the COP25 conference winds down, negotiators are focused on carbon credits. Critics say they should be emphasizing urgency.
Climate Change Could Sway 2020 Voters in Iowa

Climate Change Could Sway 2020 Voters in Iowa

Listen to Episode 5 of ”Uncommitted: Iowa 2020” to hear how flooding has made climate change a key issue in 2020.
Elizabeth Warren's 'Blue New Deal' Wants Your Car to Drive on Algae

Elizabeth Warren's 'Blue New Deal' Wants Your Car to Drive on Algae

An offshore wind farm in every billionaire's ocean view.
Cartoon: Ignoring the warnings

Cartoon: Ignoring the warnings

Due to deadline overwhelm, I’m using an evergreen from nearly six years ago this week. Moving closer to those biodomes every year! Help sustain these comics — join the Sorensen Subscription Service!
Minor Problem: a punk anthem about Donald Trump's mockery of Greta Thunberg

Minor Problem: a punk anthem about Donald Trump's mockery of Greta Thunberg

Balazs Sarkadi from the Hungarian band Bankrupt ("a refreshingly energetic blend of 90s indie, hip hop and punk rock") writes, "President Trump mocked Greta Thunberg in a recent tweet, which sparkled
Michael Bloomberg Flies into U.N. Climate Meeting in Spain to Lecture on 'Sustainability'

Michael Bloomberg Flies into U.N. Climate Meeting in Spain to Lecture on 'Sustainability'

Democrat presidential aspirant and self-described “global leader” on the environment, Michael Bloomberg, flew to Spain on Monday and joined the U.N. COP25 talks to deliver the message the U.S. is
Climate Change Is the Ultimate “OK, Boomer” Issue

Climate Change Is the Ultimate “OK, Boomer” Issue

On a Sunday in November, 170 students filed into the Vermont Statehouse, using the legislature’s chambers to talk about the climate crisis and solutions for their state. Participants in the Youth
Climate Is the Ultimate “OK, Boomer” Issue

Climate Is the Ultimate “OK, Boomer” Issue

On a Sunday in November, a hundred and seventy students filed into the Vermont Statehouse, using the legislature’s chambers to talk about the climate crisis and solutions for their state. Participants
Not Zoolander: Fashion Industry Wants Serious Action in the Face of Dire Climate Warnings

Not Zoolander: Fashion Industry Wants Serious Action in the Face of Dire Climate Warnings

The global fashion industry will on Monday draw on what it describes as its own "social and cultural weight" to lead the world into tackling climate change, using the stage of the United Nations COP25

Study says climate change is starving the oceans of oxygen

The effect of climate change on oceans is likely more extensive than you think. A study from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) indicated that climate change and the ensuing