global-warming

Americans throw out more food than plastic, paper, metal, and glass

More than a fifth of the country's garbage is food.

Why society is failing to stop global warming, in one 90-second video

A visualization of the growth of carbon-dioxide levels, which are higher than they've been in 800,000 years.

Sick of the winter chill? New research shows why the planet is still heating up

A U.N. agency blames humans for record heat that gripped parts of the world last year. Here are six key findings from its annual report.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Mar 24, 2014
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Should we use geoengineering to cool the Earth? An interview with David Keith.

Geoengineering is a risky way to blunt the effects of climate change. But climate scientist David Keith says we still need to consider it seriously.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 30, 2013
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Al Gore explains why he’s optimistic about stopping global warming

In an interview with Wonkblog, the former vice president explains why he thinks real action to stop global warming is right around the corner.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 21, 2013
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You won’t be eating a lab-grown hamburger anytime soon

A bit of skepticism that lab-grown meat is going to save the planet anytime soon.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 6, 2013
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Could a test-tube burger save the planet?

Meat contributes more to global warming than transportation.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 5, 2013
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You can’t deny global warming after seeing this graph

"2000-2010 was the warmest decade on record since modern meteorological records began around 1850."

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 9, 2013
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The World Bank wants to fight climate change. Here are four ways it can help.

These are the things World Bank officials think they might do to combat global warming.

Interviews with swing-state voters: The Democrat who thinks Obama has sold out coal

John Lotterio, 63, Pennsylvania. "[Obama's] killing people over energy by bottling over all the sources of energy, other than green energy. I saw on TV he said that if you want to invest in coal, go ahead, but you’re going to go bankrupt. What kind of attitude is that from that guy?"

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 3, 2012
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Arctic sea ice hit a record low in 2012. Here’s why it matters.

This week, scientists announced that the extent of Arctic sea ice had reached its lowest level since measurements began. Here's everything you need to know about why vanishing Arctic ice matters—from sea level rise to permafrost to the opening of once-frozen areas for oil and gas exploration.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 28, 2012
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NCDC: Record U.S. heat unlikely to be random fluke

A new government report finds it's very unlikely that the record heat in the U.S. over the past 13 months was just a freak outburst of nature. So why do so many people still find it difficult to say that recent extreme weather events are being driven by man-made global warming?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 10, 2012
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