Context Check: Climate Change

Human Cause

The latest review of climate literature finds that the window to avert catastrophic warming with existing tools is rapidly closing.

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The report found just five of the world’s leading emitters of greenhouse gases caused $6 trillion in global economic losses through warming caused by their emissions from 1990 to 2014.

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The Emergency

Climate panel calls for "rapid and deep" transition away from fossil fuels.


A landmark report by global scientists says the window is rapidly closing to cut our reliance on fossil fuels and avoid catastrophic changes that would transform life as we know it.

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Earlier this year, the Earth saw a huge dip in carbon emissions as nations around the globe locked down to slow the spread of the coronavirus. It offered a glimpse into what the world might look like…


Top Scientists Just Ruled Out Best-Case Global Warming Scenarios

Some places are already "reaching adaptation limits."

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The best antidote to stave off further climate breakdown is for people to get more engaged in agitating for solutions.

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The climate change analysis was written by a former fossil fuel executive and backed by the former chief of Australia's military.


Plague, famine, heat no human can survive. This is not science fiction but what scientists, when they’re not being cautious, fear could be our future.

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The latest massive climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change arrives in a world where climate change can no longer be ignored.

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An update from the World Meteorological Organization is full of grim news.

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Life Changes

The climate problem was so detrimental last year that it squeezed the global supply. Unabated, it could even end maple syrup production on this side of the northern border.

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Post reporters Sarah Kaplan and Tik Root will answer your questions live on Thursday at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

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Brixton Road in Lambeth has already broken legal limits for toxic air for the entire year, with many other sites across the capital set to follow

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Government guidance also includes laying tiles instead of carpets and fitting non-return valves to stop water entering a property

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Studies show that climate change could prompt millions of Americans to relocate in the coming decades. And by some measures, New Hampshire and northern…

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Polling and analysis released last week by real estate site Redfin found that a surprisingly high number of Americans weighed climate risks into their decisions around whether to move or not.

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Explore our zip code level extreme heat map of the United States to see how heat waves and dangerous temperatures will affect your city in the coming years.


The Ice Caps

Vast stretches of Earth’s northern latitudes are on fire right now. Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia. That’s helped create conditions ripe for wildfires, including some truly massive ones burning in remote parts of the region that are being seen by satellites.

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Contribution of Antarctica to past and future sea-level rise

New data suggests a massive collapse of the ice shelf in as little as five years. “We are dealing with an event that no human has ever witnessed," says one scientist. "We have no analog for this”


Us vs the Apocalypse

For former Jezebel staffer Ellie Shechet, it is nearly always time to freak out. Doom—personal, professional, planetary—awaits, beckoning at the wings. No one has exactly asked for her advice, but we gave her a column anyway. Advice for the End of the World is a limited edition advice column for catastrophic thinkers,…

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Flooding and Sea Levels Rise

Sea levels along the United States' shorelines will increase as much by 2050 as they did over the past century, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Sea Level Rise Viewer: View projected sea level rise at any coastal location up to 6 feet of inundation from flooding, hurricane storm surge, high tides.


Researchers contracted by the National Park Service have projected what happen to some iconic national parks if greenhouse gases keep growing.



A famed desert landscape has reemerged as water levels in Lake Powell reservoir have fallen to record lows. It's raising questions about the future of this oasis and water in the American West.



Politics and PR

It's hard to live in the modern world without feeling like you should start committing some felonies


World leaders don't need luck to stop climate change. They need a plan to end fossil fuel use.

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Fossil fuel giants have known the harm they do for decades. But they created a system that absolves them of responsibility, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

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Wall Street is greenwashing the financial world, making sustainable investing merely PR, which is a distraction from the problem of climate change.


Global warming garnered well under 1 percent of overall broadcast news coverage in 2019, according to a new study.


Heatwaves and Fires

The high temperatures in late June that killed hundreds of people in Oregon, Washington and Canada were so unusual that they couldn’t have happened without a boost from human-caused global warming, researchers said Wednesday, when they released a rapid climate attribution study of the heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. The temperatures were so far […]


"You can say, ‘if it hadn’t been for this bad guy, there wouldn’t have been this bushfire.’”

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A little-noticed indicator was flashing red before any of the blazes began.

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The extreme wildfires the state is battling are apocalyptic heralds of climate change. And the scariest part is that they could be worse.

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Working on the Problem

Cabin is a privacy-first, carbon-aware web analytics service. Built from the ground up on three core principles of respecting visitors’ privacy, respecting the environment and having a beautiful product.


Tech's Carbon Footprint

A fossil free internet is an internet where we have transitioned away from powering it by primarily burning fossil fuels to generate electricity, and towards fossil-free renewable sources. In this piece, Chris Adams of the Green Web Foundation outlines why we need a fossil-free internet by 2030 and how to get there.


A few months ago, we at the Green Web Foundation set out to understand: How do we advance climate justice as a core competency among internet practitioners? 


Smartphone apps collect more user data (also called tracking) than most consumers prefer. Besides privacy risks, the collection of user data also results in a carbon footprint as sending this user data to third parties and showing personalised advertisements consumes network data.


Climate Justice

A volunteer learning group at Work on Climate set out to better understand the intersections of justice, climate, and technology. They wanted to make a beginner-friendly guide to climate justice, tailored to the tech communities they worked in.



Why resisting climate change means combatting the fossil fuel industryThe science on climate change has been clear for a very long ti...