Courage, Credibility and Conviction: James Hansen’s Remarkable Career at NASA

This piece originally appeared on Climate Access. Climate scientist James Hansen recently announced his retirement after 46 years at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), to allow him …

Forests in a Warming World

Mountain pine beetles have devastated nearly 7 million acres of pine forests in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota since 1996. And, that pales in comparison to the more than 40 …

Draft National Climate Assessment Report Available for Public Review

A long-awaited report on how climate change is affecting the United States will be released for public review on Monday, January 14. The Third National Climate Assessment¬†is the most comprehensive …

East Coast Faces Monstrous Halloween Hurricane: How is Climate Change Fueling Sandy?

As Hurricane Sandy barrels up the East Coast, forecasters are giving it nicknames that sound like the title of a disaster movie: Frankenstorm. The Perfect Storm II. All point to …

Dreading the End of Summer

As the pool closes and we start getting ready for another school year, my spirits are sagging. At first I thought it was just feeling wistful that another summer is …

New Report on Climate Change and Wildlife

  A new report that brings together recent research on how climate change is affecting plants, animals, and habitats in the United States confirms what we already suspected: the changes …

Talking Climate Change before the Fireworks

As we head out to visit family and friends this Fourth of July or welcome the gang into our own homes, chances are that the conversation is going to turn …

Connecting the Dots: How Climate Change is Fueling Western Wildfires

Western wildfires are dominating headlines in June – but the media coverage focuses only on effects while ignoring a major cause.

Injecting Social Sciences into the Climate Movement

What do the boomerang effect, the deficit model, and the Shamu principle have to do with helping reduce our carbon emissions? What about the foot-in-the-door effect, spillover, and the single-action …

Righteous is the Turtle. Protect Him!

The green sea turtle slowly clambered onto the black sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. Unconcerned with the small group of onlookers, the turtle found a nice spot …

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