Krugman: Climate Denial, Covid Denial and the Right’s Descent

Covid denial has turned out to be even worse than climate denial. We've gone from cynical catering to corporate interests to aggressive, performative anti-rationality.


Leonard Pitts, Jr.: From the looks of things, willful ignorance is going to be the death of us

The insurrection crisis, the COVID crisis and the climate-change crisis are really, at bottom, just facets of a misinformation crisis.


Video: The Carbon Cost of California’s Most Prolific Oil Fields

On the list of top U.S. states for oil production, California ranks seventh, which is undoubtedly a surprise to many who focus on the state's green and progressive environmental laws. But thanks to those laws, we have data on how much energy is required to get each barrel of crude out of the ground.

Michael Mann: Climate change impacts are `widespread and severe.'

The new U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is unequivocal: The impacts of climate change are already here, writes climatologist Michael E. Mann

The IPCC report is clear: nothing short of transforming society will avert catastrophe

Achieving net zero will require action from everyone – and a renewed emphasis on science and innovation, says Patrick Vallance, the UK government chief scientific adviser
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RealClimate: Best of the IPCC AR6 report

As climate scientists we tend to look at the IPCC reports a little differently than the general public might. Here are a few things that mark this report out from previous versions.

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Electronic waste from just this year will outweigh the Great Wall of China

"It's a call on consumers to return their electronics because without that, the alternative is the need to mine the materials, which is a lot more environmentally damaging."

As masses of plaintiffs pursue Roundup cancer compensation, migrant farmworkers are left out

Hampered by fear and deprived of resources, migrant farmworkers are unlikely to come forward and seek restitution.

WATCH: A global fertility crisis

"Reproduction is a basic human right ... to have that taken away from you from causes that are not within your control is what I'm most concerned about."

Understanding poverty and children’s health before natural disasters strike

Preparing for and building back after natural disasters should not be a one-size-fits all approach.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

New federal legislation proposed to curb plastic pollution in national parks

"Plastic pollution threatens our ability to live in healthy communities and to enjoy the beauty and majesty of our national parks, today and in the future."

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