It’s been a long year. It’s almost exactly a year since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out with a major report describing what 1.5°…
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Earlier this week, I found myself fixated on footage of red skies over Indonesia. Over the past week, videos and images from the Jambi province in cent…
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A Pie Puzzle Here’s a puzzle that might not seem like it has anything to do with the climate. But it’s at the heart of reasoning about how climate feed…
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This is the third part in a series breaking down the fundamentals of climate science. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2. To predict how much the world is going …
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Understanding the Amazon Fires This New York Times piece is the best explainer I’ve read on the extent of the fires currently burning in the Amazon Rai…
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A Brief Guide to Human-Sized Numbers One of the things that makes climate science confusing is the huge numbers thrown around. Numbers like Gigatons, T…
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To understand why global warming happens, we need to think about Earth’s energy balance. Here’s a map of the incoming solar energy that Earth receives.…
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Millennia from now, if there’s one piece of data that humans alive today will be known for, I think it would be this. Carbon Dioxide Levels over the Pa…
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We have too many fossil-fuel power plants to meet the 1.5° C target Last year, we were given a carbon budget. This is the total amount of carbon dioxid…
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This graph shows us our past, and two possible futures. Each thin vertical stripe represents the average global temperature in a single year (reds = wa…
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Happy solstice! For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, Friday June 21 marked the summer solstice, or the longest day of the year, while in the So…
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