Scientists Push for a Crash Program to Scrub Carbon From the Air

WASHINGTON — With time running out to avoid dangerous global warming, the nation’s leading scientific body on Wednesday urged the federal government to begin a research program focused on developing technologies that can remove vast quantities of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere in order to help slow climate change. The 369-page report, written by […]

Our Hubris Will Be Our End

You can walk to the beach from where we are staying. It’s a long peel of dun-colored sand bordered by tidy rainbow summer houses, monotonous black and white condos and monstrous blue McMansions that blister the length of the Delmarva Peninsula. On the other side of the sand lies the heaving, implacable mass of unfathomable […]

Bomb cyclones, polar vortexes – global warming in winter

The planet is heating up, but here in the South we’re freezing over. The Atlantic is getting warmer, but there’s a “bomb cyclone” detonating up the sea coast, flinging ice and snow like shrapnel. Contradictions? Not at all. “This is an important situation when we have to think about the difference between weather and climate,” […]

By getting serious about limiting global warming, the world could save itself more than $20 trillion

Fighting global warming is starting to sound like a lucrative investment. A new study out of Stanford University finds that keeping global warming a half-degree beneath the Paris climate agreement’s 2 degree Celsius target could potentially save more than $20 trillion globally. The findings, described in the journal Nature, go beyond the environmental and health […]

Global warming leads to intense hurricanes

People have been arguing whether global warming affected the strength of hurricanes Irma and Harvey. In lieu of the typical arguments, I would like to instead explore the history of Harvey. On Aug. 21, after Harvey finished crossing the Yucatan Peninsula, the National Hurricane Center downgraded the storm from a tropical depression and declared that […]

Trump’s reckless climate denialism can’t stop the new Congress from addressing global warming

To the editor: The federal government’s National Climate Assessment does not merely remind us of the threats to our society posed by climate change. It states unequivocally that the effects of our consumption of carbon-bearing fuels are upon us today and paints a dire picture of the future if we continue this profligacy. Although this […]

Global warming is mostly man-made, but why?

I was disheartened to read the Nov. 4 article, “U.S. Report contradicts Trump team: Warming mostly man-made,” written by Seth Borenstein. For starters, an article about the literal warming of the Earth, something that is not to be taken lightly in the least bit of sense, is on the back of the first page, sandwiched […]

The clock is ticking to stop catastrophic global warming, top climate scientists say

An international body of nearly 100 climate scientists convened by the United Nations have issued a stern warning to the rest of the world. Unless governments around the globe undertake “unprecedented” action to reverse it, Earth’s temperatures will soar upwards of 1.5-degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, over preindustrial levels by the end of the […]