2017 News

Dan Satterfield, writer for The American Geophysical Union blog, explains how the storm warnings for this extreme hurricane were not received well.

Silvio Marcacci, opinion contributor for The Hill,  explains how Trump's actions on climate change are an outlier in an era of extreme weather. 

Chris Mooney for The Washington Post explains how the succession of storms adds urgency to climate change and hurricane science.

Mathew Rozsa from Salon.com explains how scientists knew that more dangerous storms were coming but politicians were not listening. 

Krissy Eliot for California Magazine explains what scientists at the University of California Berkeley are saying about the climate impacts of Hurricane Harvey.

Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post explains why extreme weather is becoming the new normal.

Timothy Cama, writing for The Hill, explains why climate change is not likely to be a direct cause of Hurricane Harvey, but global warming has undoubtedly played a role.

Joe Romm of ThinkProgress, explains how global warming is forcing more and more storms into extreme hurricanes like Harvey and Hurricane Sandy.

Stephen Andrew, via DarkSyde and The Daily Kos explains why a stretch of coast form Huston to Corpus Christi wre devastated by Harvey's wind and rain.

David Wallace-Wells of New York Magazine, explains why these once-in-a-generation storms will become more frequent, and more expensive.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams, explains how challenging it is going to be address the new reality of these extreme storms and how important transitioning to clean energy is.

Craig Welch of National Geographic, explains the several factors that have conspired to make Hurricane Harvey so destructive in Texas.

Dr. Michael Mann is quoted in Eugene Robinson's op-ed in The Washington Post questioning how many floods and storms it will take for people to listen to how dire climate change really is.

Don Hopey, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, discusses how human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are overwhelming contributor to global temperature records set last three years.

Andrew Stuhl, of The Arctic Institute, discusses what we can learn from the death of the polar bear, the first icon of global climate change.

John Gibbons, of The Irish Times, explain how environmentalists saw the problem after the 2006 film but didn't realize how much it would take to fix it 

Taylor Rios of The Inquisitr, discusses how global warming research continues to report a bleak prognosis for Earth.

Joe Romm, of ThinkProgress, discusses how this is the first time we've seen such a record month in the absence of an El Nino boost.

Joe Romm, writer for ThinkProgress, explains why the leaked draft reveals that America could experience up to 8 feet of sea level rise unless we embrace Paris climate deal.

Andrew Freedman, of Mashable, explains how climate change is affecting summer weather events.

Emily Atkin, of New Republic, explains why conservatives saying environmentalists are hypocrites if they consume more energy than the average American is a deceitful, disingenuous argument. 

Craig K Comstock's thoughtful commentary on the framing of climate change for Huffington Post.

Dino Granodni, writer for The Washington Post, explains how differing opinions can be okay.

Joe Romm, of Climate Progress, explains why climatologist Michael Mann says 'Pruitt is in violation of basic standards of ethical conduct'

Professor Michael Mann's interview with Lindsay E. Beyerstein of Rewire discussing why the Trump administration denies basic science.

Dr. Mann's interview with Courtney Barrow of AccuWeather about climate change and avoiding disaster.

Caroline Haskins of Motherboard explains why we cannot know how many places are unprepared for upcoming decades of climate change. 

Ayana Byrd of Colorlines explains why researchers believe the Paris climate agreement may not have considered all relevant data.

Tate Williams of Inside Philanthropy writes about how the Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's family is now helping "resist" the Trump Era.

Bob Berwyn, Pacific Standard magazine writer, explains how severe thunderstorms and cold snaps are costly climate disasters affecting the U.S. and Europe.

Adam Levy and Michael Mann discuss whether Al Gore being a figurehead for climate change is a good thing.

Jeff Goodell, writer for Rolling Stone, explains how Trump's EPA chief is gutting the agency, defunding science, and serving the fossil-fuel industry.

Emily Atkin of New Republic exposes the legal attacks, internet harassment, and the Trump-fueled "culture of fear" that is making it more difficult than ever to be a climate scientists. 

Elana Gordon, writing for Newsworks explains how historic weather libraries can hep scientists with understanding our future climate.

Read John Abraham's profile of Kevin Trenberth, one of the world's foremost climate scientists in The Guardian.

Michael Mann views the US statesman, Al Gore's, second film probing climate change.

Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute's thoughtful commentary via CommonDreams about a highly publicized controversy over the efficacy of plans for a comprehensive transition to an all-renewable energy future.

Financial Tribune explains how a new study has found that the temperature baseline used in the Paris climate agreement may have discounted a century's worth of human-caused global warming.

Scott Waldman, writing for Scientific American, explains how a new global temperature baseline casts doubt on humanity's ability to meet the Paris target.

Tom Mckay of Gizmodo explains this switch in beliefs by Lamar Smith, republican in charge of the House Science Committee.

Ian Johnston, environment correspondent for independent.co.uk says the earth's average temperature could have risen by up to 1.2 C rather than about 1C.

In this article for E&E News Robin Bravender explains how Anthony Scaramucci, the president's new communications director has expressed doubt in climate science.

A'ndrea Elyse Messer, writing for Penn State News, explains how Penn State's carbon budget may have been overestimated.

Chris Mooney of The Washington Post, explains how a team of climate scientists say the fixed limit to the volume of carbon dioxide emissions that we can put into the atmosphere is narrower than previously thought.

In this interview with Dimitri Lascaris of The Real News Dr. Mann separates myth from reality in climate change reporting.

Dimitri Lascaris for The Real News explains how climate scientist Michael Mann sees a clear link between climate change and the devastating wildfires of 2017.

Dr. Mann's interview about climate change and what we can do about it. 

Dr. Mann, writing for The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund explains what is like to become a target of legal attacks and harassment by politically motivated groups.