A Washington Post analysis of more than a century of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration temperature data across the Lower 48 states and 3,107 counties has found that major areas are nearing or have already crossed the 2-degree Celsius mark.
Political anthropologist Paula Sabloff of the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico compares the roles and political clout of royal women in eight premodern societies spanning five continents and more than 4,000 years.
Nowhere on the planet is heating faster than Svalbard. This was the message of a report commissioned by the Norwegian Environment Agency, unveiled in February to a stunned audience in Longyearbyen, the archipelago’s de facto capital.
We have about 12 years to avoid the worst effects of climate change and prevent a mass extinction event. We should certainly work on the long-term population trend, but that doesn’t let us off the hook for reducing consumption.