Adam Gabbatt
A leaderboard announces extreme heat in the area during the third round of the 124th US Open in Pinehurst, North Carolina, on Saturday. Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Jun. 16, 2024

Meteorologists warn that heat will spread east through the week, with ‘heat dome’ expected to trap high temperatures

Millions of Americans are facing “dangerously hot conditions”, the National Weather Service said, with a heatwave set to hit the midwest and north-east US from Monday.

Dennis Kucinich, Scheer Post
 Army recruitment sign at E3. Rob Fahey from London, United Kingdom. Wikimedia Commons

Jun. 14, 2024

Greetings To Young Americans: You Are Automatically Registered For The Draft Conscription Without Representation?

Where and WHY are we sending our Kids to War?

Our government is planning a big draft, conscripting millions of young Americans for an even bigger war!

I call to your attention a Democratic amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was slipped into the almost trillion-dollar Pentagon war spending bill, by voice vote, in the House Armed Services committee.

Chloe Veltman
Activists from Extinction Rebellion, left and center, protest during a performance of An Enemy of the People on Broadway, starring Jeremy Strong, right. Extinction Rebellion NYC

Apr. 5, 2024

There's a scene in Henrik Ibsen's 1882 drama An Enemy of the People that takes place at a public meeting. The residents of a spa town are trying to prevent a local doctor, Dr. Stockmann, from telling the truth about a factory that's polluting the local water supply.

Benjamin Shingler
A vendor prepares his umbrella as hot days continue in Manila, Philippines. Sizzling heat across Asia and the Middle East in late April that echoed last year’s destructive swelter was made more likely because of human-caused climate change, a study found. (Aaron Favila/The Associated Press)

Jun. 5, 2024

'We're shattering global temperature records and reaping the whirlwind,' UN secretary-general says

The planet's string of record-breaking temperatures has continued for a full year, with May marking the 12th consecutive month for which its average temperature set a new record for that month.

Scott Dance
A person waits for the bus in the shade on Tuesday in Sacramento, where temperatures topped 100 degrees during the summer’s first heat wave there. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Jun. 5, 2024

Temperatures surpassed the 1.5-degree Celsius warming threshold over the past year, and scientists warn they will again soon.

A streak of record-setting heat that began last summer has now persisted for an entire year across the globe, researchers announced Wednesday, pushing Earth closer to a dangerous threshold that the world’s nations have pledged not to cross.

Oliver Milman
‘Oceans aren’t just a nice backdrop for your selfies in summer, we rely upon them for our lives,’ said one scientist. Photograph: hdere/Getty Images

Jun. 4, 2024

Third of world’s ocean surface particularly vulnerable to threats driven by burning fossil fuel and deforestation, new research finds

The world’s oceans are facing a “triple threat” of extreme heating, a loss of oxygen and acidification, with extreme conditions becoming far more intense in recent decades and placing enormous stress upon the planet’s panoply of marine life, new research has found.


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