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What Is COP21 and Why Does it Matter?

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 11.30.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

"COP21" is shorthand for "Conference of the Parties 21," which tells you absolutely nothing. You could call it the "2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference," but that gives you little more than a vague outline of what it is.

George Will vs. Climate History

Curt Stager | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Curt Stager

As I explained in Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth, the message from the geological past is not "big deal, appalling climate disasters have happened before." Climate science tells us that we don't want to go through equally appalling disruptions of our own making, and also that we don't necessarily have to.

Are We Headed Toward A Mini Ice Age?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

If you thought the polar vortex was bad, get a load of a new climate phenomenon that just might be coming our way. Some scientists say we could be ...

Source of Mysterious Medieval Eruption Identified

| Carolyn Gramling | Posted 10.02.2013 | Science

About 750 years ago, a powerful volcano erupted somewhere on Earth, kicking off a centuries-long cold snap known as the Little Ice Age. Identifying th...

Ice Age Organisms Can Grow & Reproduce, Scientists Say

| Posted 05.28.2013 | Science

By Sarah C. P. Williams A group of plants frozen inside Teardrop Glacier in the Canadian Arctic for more than 400 years still has the ability to gro...

Scientists Find Surprising Cause Of 'Little Ice Age'

Posted 01.31.2012 | Science

When the weather suddenly got colder in Northern Europe a few centuries ago, some people blamed witchcraft. But now an international team of scientist...