Even Fucking Exxon Knows We Need a Carbon Tax

Hamilton Nolan · 06/30/16 11:50AM

Carbon emissions are causing global warming that will amount to a worldwide disaster unless we immediately bring it under control. The best tool for this is a carbon tax. How clear is this fact? Even Exxon is supporting it.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/21/16 01:40PM

Scientists say the number of annual “extreme heat” days in Los Angeles could increase by 800% over the course of this century. Good thing future L.A. residents will have futuristic air-conditioning in their self-driving cars as they sit in future sweltering traffic jams, wondering where their dreams went wrong.

Global Warming Exists Only On a Small Slice of Beachfront Property in Ireland Owned By Donald Trump

Jordan Sargent · 05/23/16 12:40PM

For all the ways in which Donald Trump supposedly represents the destruction of the Republican party, the presumptive presidential nominee has toed the line on global warming, deeming himself a nonbeliever even as he’s drifted away from the most hardcore anti-climate change rhetoric. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that all changes when the future of one of his businesses is at stake.

Study Suggests the Fun Part of Global Warming Will End Soon

Andy Cush · 04/21/16 10:09AM

So far, global warming seems pretty OK. On Christmas, I took a walk around the neighborhood with my family and didn’t even wear a coat. It was great. But according to a newly published study, nothing gold can stay.

Florida, Prepare to Be Underwater

Hamilton Nolan · 03/14/16 12:25PM

The climate is changing. The earth is warming. Sea levels are rising. We know all of these things to be true. Today, we have a clearer picture of who could soon be inundated by the mighty oceans, and where they might go ( to a watery grave).

A Warm Christmas Is Just One Piece of Our Hot and Rotting Future

Tom Scocca · 12/15/15 05:51PM

The weather doesn’t care how you feel about it. So the question of how you ought to feel about the weather—specifically, about the wave of warmth that covered the eastern United States this past weekend, and that promises to linger through Christmas—is a human question. What does a warm December signify?

Can We Get a Carbon Tax Already? 

Hamilton Nolan · 12/01/15 09:45AM

The easiest, fastest, and most effective way to slow down the carbon emissions causing climate change is to put a price on carbon—to institute a carbon tax. Will we get one?

There Are Only Two Issues 

Hamilton Nolan · 11/30/15 01:35PM

During this election season, you will hear candidates argue about lots of things. Only two things are really important.

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.