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Peter Brannen
Glaciers from the Vatnajökull ice cap, in Iceland

This is not a long article; it's a short book--but comprehensive, frightening, and fascinating. 

            -- Gene McGuckin 

Photo Illustrations by Brendan Pattengale | Maps by La Tigre

Images above: Glaciers from the Vatnajökull ice cap, in Iceland

Seth Klein
Justin Trudeau’s long-awaited bill seeking to embed new greenhouse gas reduction targets into law provides virtually nothing in the way of robust accountability. Photo by Al.T Photography

January 15th 2021

“Winning slowly on climate is just another way of losing.”

— Bill McKibben, climate writer and co-founder of


Oliver Milman
Firefighters look out over a burning hillside in Yorba Linda, California, on 27 October 2020. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Jan. 14, 2021

Due to different methods, US Noaa judged year as fractionally cooler than 2016 while UK Met Office put 2020 in close second place

Last year was by a narrow margin the hottest ever on record, according to Nasa, with the climate crisis stamping its mark on 2020 through soaring temperatures, enormous hurricanes and unprecedented wildfires.

Phoebe Weston
Smoke and flames rise from an illegal fire in the Amazon rainforest reserve, south of Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty

Jan. 13, 2021

Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisis

The planet is facing a “ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate-disruption upheavals” that threaten human survival because of ignorance and inaction, according to an international group of scientists, who warn people still haven’t grasped the urgency of the biodiversity and climate crises.

CBC News

New study finds 'committed warming' is 2.3 C, higher than previous estimates; but it can be delayed

The Associated Press · 
Bob Weber
Waves caused by Hurricane Teddy batter the shore in Cow Bay, N.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

December 16th 2020

It was another year of record-breaking disasters and crazy, dangerous weather from coast to coast, says Environment Canada's senior climatologist.

A vicious hailstorm in Calgary wrote off more cars than Albertans normally buy in an entire year. Heat in Ontario quadrupled Toronto's normal number of hot, stuffy nights.

Robert Hunziker
PMMA chambers used to measure methane and CO2 emissions in Storflaket peat bog near Abisko, northern Sweden. Photograph Source: Dentren – CC BY-SA 3.0

DECEMBER 15, 2020

“The story of methane really is a story of a very serious definitive threat to our future existence on this planet.” (Peter Wadhams)

Legendary Arctic explorers Sir James Clark Ross, who located the northern magnetic pole in 1831 and Sir William Edward Parry, who set a record in 1827 for the Farthest North exploration serve as footnotes in the context of the Arctic’s most prolific scientist, Peter Wadhams, professor emeritus, University of Cambridge, with more than 50 expeditions to the world’s poles under his belt.

Andrea Germanos
Participants attend Earth Hour 2018 in front of the Brandenburg Gate on March 24, 2018 in Berlin. Adam Berry/Getty Images.

Say Former UN Climate Leaders.

Dec. 13, 2020

Global ambition to avert climate catastrophe “must shift quickly to another scale, beyond recognition.”

A group of four former United Nations climate chiefs say it’s “unthinkable” for the world to continue its business-as-usual approach to climate action, warning that without ramped-up ambition, humanity is headed down a “road to hell.”

Henry Fountain
An unseasonably warm day in Central Park last month.Credit...Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/Alamy Live News

Dec. 7, 2020

European scientists reported that November’s global temperatures were the highest ever, surpassing the previous record, set in 2016 and 2019.

Last month was the hottest November on record, European researchers said Monday, as the relentlessly warming climate proved too much even for any possible effects of cooler ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean.


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