If climate is the defining issue of our time, how can we ignore or stand outside its definition? If ignorance is the rejection of meaning, then why would we choose meaningless as a certain way toward collapse and failure?
In only 200 years or so, we will have burned all fossil fuel on the planet. Coal, oil and gas are a gift to those who own them and as long as they can be sold for more than it costs to get them out the ground there is no economic brake for carbon emissions. We need to solve this problem
The Antarctic Treaty, signed in 1959, stipulates that Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes and that "no new claim, or enlargement of an existing claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica shall be asserted while the present Treaty is in force."
"In September, a few decades from now, our rich, colorful planet will display to a traveler in space only one white polar ice cap instead of two. Ther...
With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.
COPENHAGEN -- Our climate models that predict how fast the glaciers are melting and the sea is rising don't take into account a lot of complex processes. Everything is happening faster than we thought it would.
How does a block of ice nearly the size of Connecticut, which has existed for over 11,000 years disappear in less than 70 years?
When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.
As a photographer who has been documenting the physical evidence of global warming for the past 15 years, I have decided to go to the source this June: the Arctic Ocean.
On a mission to protect the Ross Sea, Lewis Pugh has been swimming in the most southerly water in the world: in the icy seas of Antarctica. Lewis Pu...
The deniers can blow all the smoke they want, but, as you watch this spectacle unfold, history, pictures, science, data and nature do not lie.
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I don't think there is ever the perfect time or the perfect set of circumstances in which to start a project. If we delay until everything is in place, we could be delaying forever. Starting is the hardest part, but it is also the most important. Whatever your idea, I urge you, make a start on it today!
Then we heard the burst of wings as they jumped in the ocean from the rocks on the shore. We were lucky that a bright moon finally highlighted the beach, and we saw a multitude of little ones having their fun in the water. We did not move, they never saw us. We were stealth.
Witness some of planet's greatest wildlife spectacles, from the gathering of Antarctica's emperor penguins to the migration of immense herds on the African plains.