Stories about Climate Change

August 16, 2019

Reason For Hope If We Go Bold

By Scott Nuzum My four-year-old loves the fantastical flora and fauna of the marine environment so the other day we decided to watch Blue Planet 2. What began as a joyous attempt to showcase the wonder of the oceans soon took a melancholy turn as we silently watched...

August 13, 2019

New Climate Change Study: Seeing Is More Important Than Believing

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina Climate change as a “lens” is not always the best way to frame climate impacts for frontline communities in order to spur them to act in the near term.  According to a new study by Columbia University anthropologist Ben...

August 12, 2019

Greenland Ice Melt Is A Huge Story

Viral footage of Greenland’s recent melting.   In early August, Greenland lost between12 and 24 billion tons of ice each day, which, The Washington Post reported was about 6 to 18 billion tons greater than the typical rates seen during the same dates during the...

August 7, 2019

How IPCC Reports Have Changed Climate Perception

This week we’re taking a deeper dive into the IPCC in anticipation of their new report on climate change and land which will come out this Thursday. Check out our previous stories on the history of the IPCC and how their comprehensive reports are written. Today...

August 6, 2019

How IPCC Reports are Written (it’s quite a process!)

  In anticipation of the IPCC’s new Special Report on Climate Change and Land we’re taking a look into the IPCC and how its scientists write their reports. Yesterday we explained the IPCC’s history and structure and today we’ll explain how...

August 5, 2019

July 2019, the Hottest Month Ever Recorded

You weren’t just imagining it, this past July was the hottest month ever recorded. As CNN reported, “the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Programme, which analyzes temperature data from around the planet, said that July was around 0.56 °C...


So What is the IPCC exactly?

If you read about climate change then likely you have come across data cited from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or the IPCC. In fact, there’s a forthcoming special report from the panel to be released later this week but we decided to spend some...

August 1, 2019

The European Investment Bank Joins the Fight Against Climate Change

by Alexandra Patel By 2021, the European Investment Bank has stated that it will no longer offer loans to fossil fuel companies. As part of a strategy to better use its money to fight climate change, the bank will also increase its investments in clean energy....

July 30, 2019

A Bold New Commitment to Covering Climate

Covering Climate Now, is a new project aimed at breaking the climate silence that has long prevailed in the news media. The project, co-founded by The Nation and the Columbia Journalism Review and in partnership with The Guardian, officially has 60 media outlets...