climate change
When All the Forests Burn

Nature offers us some of the most sophisticated technology there is. While scientists and engineers continue to scratch their heads trying to figure out how to develop ways to effectively capture our carbon, trees already cracked the code. They’ve been absorbing carbon forever, man. So have other kinds of flora. Grasslands, wetlands and even underwater kelp forests pull carbon out of the atmosphere and store it in, well, themselves. Read More >>

australia
Australian Open Tennis Players Struggle to Breathe as Climate Crisis Makes Air Hazardous

Tennis players at practice sessions for the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia today struggled to breathe as smoke from nearby bushfires choked their lungs. Slovenian Dalila Jakupović even collapsed on the court in a coughing fit while simply trying to inhale the smoke-filled air, which had an Air Quality Index (AQI) rating above 200 today. Read More >>

environment
There Is No Safe Global Warming

Safety is something we all crave. It’s human nature. Read More >>

climate emergency
For My New Year’s Resolution, I’m Preparing a Climate Doomsday Kit

I spend a lot of time thinking about the impending climate apocalypse. I mean, c’mon, I write about it for a living. However, with this clear understanding of where humanity is headed if we don’t get our shit together comes a lot of fear and anxiety. How do I deal with such feelings? Why, plans and preparation, of course. Read More >>

australia
ExxonMobil Wishes Australia a ‘Fun’ New Year as Country Burns in Climate Crisis

ExxonMobil sent out a heartwarming tweet yesterday, wishing the good people of Australia a “safe” and “fun” New Year. Well, maybe heartwarming isn’t the right word. Perhaps “idiotic” is more appropriate, given the fact that large parts of Australia are currently on fire thanks in part to ExxonMobil’s history of climate change denial. Read More >>

environment
Water Thieves Steal 300,000 Litres in Australia as Our Mad Max-Style Future Becomes Reality

Thieves stole roughly 300,000 litres of water in a region of Australia that’s suffering from one of the worst droughts in the history of the country. And with record-breaking heat and bushfires getting even larger, it feels like Australia is living in the future. That future, unfortunately, looks a lot like Mad Max. Read More >>

climate change
Australian Journalists Forced to Broadcast Outside After Bushfire Smoke Triggers Fire Alarm Inside TV Studio

TV journalists for Australia’s ABC News went outside to deliver the 7pm broadcast in the capital city of Canberra today, but it wasn’t because the weather was pleasant. Bushfires near the city set off indoor smoke alarms at the TV studio and interrupted the evening broadcast. Read More >>

environment
“Climate Emergency” is 2019’s Oxford Dictionaries Word/Words of the Year

The managers of the Oxford English Dictionary brand have their eyes on a retweet from Greta Thunberg this week, as they've declared "Climate Emergency" as 2019's hottest new, dictionary-bound term. The poor old OED had its thunder somewhat stolen by rival dictionary provider Collins last week, though, when climate strike won admission to its lists of words. Basically, adjust your SEO practices to involve the word climate ASAP and you're on to a winner. Read More >>

science
Thousands of Scientists Declare a Climate Emergency

It's only Tuesday, but more than 11,000 scientists around the world have come together to declare a climate emergency. Their paper, published Tuesday in the journal Bioscience, lays out the science behind this emergency and solutions for how we can deal with it. Read More >>

climate change
Greta Thunberg Staged Her First Strike on American Soil

In August last year, teen activist Greta Thunberg began a solitary climate protest on the steps of the Swedish parliament ever Friday. In January this year, teen activist Alexandria Villasenor began a solitary climate protest in front of the United Nations in New York. This Friday, their worlds’ collided. Read More >>

science
The First Tribal Climate Emergency Declaration Is Here – and It Won’t Be the Last

In the Arctic, people don’t have time to wait around for others to take action to stop climate change. This region of the world is warming faster than everywhere else, so they’re feeling the impacts of the global fever our planet is running much quicker than the rest of us. That’s, in part, why an indigenous community in Canada’s Yukon territory recently declared a climate emergency. In fact, they are the first indigenous peoples to do so – and that’s major. Read More >>