Sandra Postel Jun 07, 2013
Numerous species of fish and other life forms face extinction due to human actions in this planetary time scientists propose to call the Anthropocene. Missions Media/National Geographic In late … >>
Human civilization developed on Earth under certain climate conditions. Over the last 150 years, however, we have released so much carbon into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels that the climate is changing — and not for the better. Rising sea levels mean devastating storm surges for low-lying farmlands and cities. Disappearing glaciers mean less water for vast areas of India, China, and the American West. Shifting climate zones mean many plants and animals will no longer survive where they've been — and may not be able to survive in new areas.
Climate change is real — the scientific debate on has long been over. What remains is to build the political will to do something about it.
A reader asks Bill McKibben: What do you say to skeptics of climate change?
See answers from Bill to other questions including - "Is it too late to adequately prevent climate change?", and "How would you prepare your children and grandchildren for a worst-case scenario?".
A recent series of studies and rebuttals have debated the greenhouse gas impacts of shale gas production as compared to coal. Post Carbon Institute Fellow David Hughes, author of the … >>
Edited by Tom Butler and George Wuerthner, Introduction by Richard Heinberg.
ENERGY takes an unflinching look at the environmental devastation created by our thirst for … >>