A paleoecologist explains why it’s actually a bad idea to “drain the swamp.”
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We have the technology to capture and store millions of tons of carbon globally. Now all that’s lagging is the policy.
Short answer: Moderation is key.
Individual efforts to reduce carbon emissions could, in fact, go a long way in making a difference.
An Earth Institute expert explains why climate change is great for mosquitoes (but bad for people), and why we shouldn’t really worry about prehistoric germs coming back to life.
The answer might seem cut and dried, but it’s not as simple as you might think.
Two students weigh in on how they’re taking action and why it matters.
A paleoclimatologist walks us through some of the natural causes of climate change — and why it’s important to take action on human-caused warming.
A climate scientist answers readers’ questions about an initiative that would plant a vast wall of trees to combat the effects of climate change.
Short answer: Why not both?