Hamilton Nolan · 11/24/15 09:45AM

The latest scientific tussle over global warming pits the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the respected journal Science against Texas Republican Congressman Lamar Smith. Who to believe?

The Global Climate Outlook: Bad

Hamilton Nolan · 11/10/15 03:20PM

Scientists have long said that we must try to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius or less if we want to preserve much of our way of life. According to new estimates, it’s not looking good.

China to (Finally) Announce Landmark System to Fight Climate Change

Melissa Cronin · 09/24/15 09:45PM

The world’s biggest carbon emitter is expected to announce plans to finally implement a program to put a price on pollution. At the White House on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to introduce a long-awaited national cap-and-trade program to be implemented in the country in 2017.

Urban Carbon Efficiency Could Save Trillions

Hamilton Nolan · 09/09/15 09:28AM

The global discussion about cutting carbon emissions often centers on how much it would cost in the short term. But in the long term, trillions of dollars could be saved.

Hamilton Nolan · 08/04/15 03:06PM

The president’s new plan to fight climate change is modest at best, but it does open the door for states to impose their own versions of a carbon tax—the only thing that will actually work. Hurry up with it before we all die, idiots.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/29/15 03:34PM

A new study finds that melting sea ice in the North Atlantic caused by global warming could ultimately cause Western Europe to get colder. So there will be somewhere cool to go when America becomes a sweltering hellscape.

Old People Gonna Be Dying More (From Heat)

Hamilton Nolan · 06/23/15 09:35AM

Lo! What fresh horrors shall the demon gods of global warming be visiting upon humanity in the near future, according to relentlessly negative scientists? Well, killing grandma, for one.

Guess What Happens When an Oil Company Sponsors a Climate Change Exhibit

Andy Cush · 06/02/15 03:15PM

“Atmosphere: exploring climate change,” the London Science Museum’s exhibit on global warming, is principally sponsored by Shell. You’re asking yourself: Hmm, Shell—isn’t that the name of some trendy “green” startup? No, it’s the same old Shell that fills your gas tank and that was responsible for 76 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions last year. What could go wrong?