Published on Truthout, 3 July 2018. Wallace Nichols, a marine biologist who has been studying sea turtles and plastic pollution in the oceans for nearly 25 years, is worried. “It used to be that when we found a rare piece of plastic on a nesting beach or tangled around a turtle, we’d pick it up
Published on Truthout, 25 June 2018. Declining oxygen levels in the oceans is killing marine life at alarming rates. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 18 June 2018. With hurricanes gaining in intensity, a scientist is proposing a new Category 6 for the future. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 4 June 2018. A recent University of Alberta-led project, the 2018 State of the Mountains Report, has sounded the alarm bell of how the rapid loss of glacial coverage in Canada’s mountains is causing rivers to disappear. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 30 May 2018. In a region where hurricanes are historically rare, at least 13 people have died after a powerful cyclone made landfall in southern Oman, drenching one city with more than two years’ worth of rain in 24 hours. Experts warn that human-caused climate disruption will increase the frequency and intensity
Published on Truthout, 21 May 2018. The speed of planetary warming and all of its subsequent consequences continues to outpace previous worst-case scientific predictions. While some people are already exploring adaptation measures, such as towing Antarctic icebergs to Cape Town, South Africa, as a solution to an ongoing water crisis, the denialist movement in the
Interview on CounterSpin, 2 May 2018. CounterSpin interview with Dahr Jamail on Antarctic ice
Published on Truthout, 22 April 2018. April saw a flurry of climate events with temperature records being set across Asia as the Earth enters an era of “mega-fires.” Extreme weather events cost the US $3 billion in the first three months of this year. And in an extreme act of protest against fossil fuels, one
Published on Truthout, 5 April 2018. A new study shows dramatic changes in some major Antarctic glaciers as the ice is being melted from below by unusually warm ocean water. The rate of melting is far more rapid than previously thought and scientists now fear that their worst-case sea level rise projections may come true
Published on Truthout, 2 April 2018. Half of all plants and animals in global forests are forecast to disappear by 2100. The Arctic is in meltdown as human-caused global warming threatens to melt more than one-third of all glaciers. And the biosphere is convulsing as runaway climate disruption marches on under the business-as-usual approach of