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Climate Tipping Points

Why Voluntary Pledges Won't Save the Climate

John J. Berger | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Global GHG emissions are rising ever more rapidly today, and carbon dioxide concentrations are already at their highest levels in millions of years, far above any ever encountered in human history.

Climate Is As Hot (a Subject) As Ever

Astrid Caldas | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Astrid Caldas

I had a friend contact me because she had to write a paper about climate change for a college class. The interesting part was not that she had to write the paper, it's that the instructions were to take a side on the debate and defend it.

The First Tipping Point Has Arrived: Will It Be The Last ?

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Two new studies revealed that the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet has crossed a dangerous breaking point. Melting at a much faster pace than originally anticipated, it's unstoppable collapse is already underway.

UN: "I Hope These Facts Will Jolt People Into Action"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

By 2050, the cost of food could rise between 3 percent to 84 percent. Yet at the same time, the world will have 2 billion more mouths to feed.

A Child's Guide to Enjoying Hurricane Sandy

The Yes Men | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
The Yes Men

Here are a few guidelines to making sure you and your parents enjoy the big storm, as well as the many more likely to be coming your way by the time you're grown up.

What Are Americans Doing About the Gulf Oil Spill?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

We can make the changes that are needed, and this moment of shock and grief at the horrible damage to the Gulf is the right time to act.

Methane Seeps Into the UN

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Giles Slade

Pure methane gas is now bubbling up from underwater vents across our polar regions and escaping into the atmosphere where it adds to global-warming.

James Hansen's Warning to the G8: We've Exceeded Safe C02 Levels

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Hansen opens with current climate status: the loss of sea ice, the approaching tipping points, the effects on people and wildlife, the unstoppable sea level rise, shifting of climate zones and more.