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Books on the Arctic, Antarctic and Greenland

By Michael Svoboda on Feb 16, 2018

Typically one of the coldest months of the year, February seems a good time to present a selection of books that explore how climate change is affecting the coldest regions of the world. Eleven of the 13 titles presented below were (re)published between 2000...

Climate change threatens Winter Olympics

By Bruce Lieberman on Feb 6, 2018

In mid-January, just three weeks before the opening this week of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the women's World Cup speed races in the Austrian Alps were struggling to get underway. Heavy rain and mild temperatures had degraded snow on...

Seeding storms to boost the Colorado River

Posted on Jan 24, 2018

People in seven western states and Mexico rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies. As the climate warms, the mighty river's flows are expected to shrink - straining its ability to meet demands of cities and farms. Water managers are bracing...

Warming weather threatens a Vermont sport

By Samantha Harrington on Jan 16, 2018

In Vermont, snowmobiling is a popular winter pastime. But as the climate warms, winters are getting shorter and warmer, and there are fewer days with snow on the ground. Manning: "The climate is changing in ways that really threaten the viability of...

The ‘Oprah2020’ hashtag bandwagon

By Bud Ward on Jan 10, 2018

Oprah Winfrey speaks at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards program January 8. The #Oprah2020 hashtag bandwagon took little time to get rolling, doubtless more so among the "never Trump" element of the society and the electorate than among the strategically...

Talanoa: ‘Straight talk’ to break climate impasses

By Christopher Schrader on Jan 5, 2018

The Talanoa Climate Action Center at the 2017 Bonn climate talks. (Photo credit: David McCarthy) For two weeks this past November, Bonn must have felt a little like Fiji, and a touch of the South Pacific lay over the Rhine. The ongoing political debate...

Saltier seas warn of floods to come

By Samantha Harrington on Dec 28, 2017

Credit: Shawn Fink/ISeeChange and Creative Commons New Orleans is no stranger to downpours and flooded streets. But this year, residents found themselves even wetter than usual. Brooke Perry's home is in the Gentilly neighborhood, which stretches from...

Piloting aviation industry through a changing climate

By Daisy Simmons on Dec 20, 2017

There's something rather unsettling about eerie pictures of flooded airport runways, and it's not just the submerged jet bridges. Such photos capture the type of disruptive scenes that could become more common in the future, as the effects of climate...

A selection for the solstice

By Michael Svoboda on Dec 19, 2017

The wildfires in California are a painful reminder that climate change does not take a holiday. So here - for the climate activists, communicators, or scientists on your list - is a selection of recent titles (most were released in 2017) that vividly portray...

Dystopian climate fiction gets personal

By Amy Brady on Dec 14, 2017

Born in Manchester, the award-winning poet Megan Hunter publishes her first novel this month. The End We Start From stars a young mother who gives birth during a massive flood that wipes out most of London. Lyrical yet quick-paced, and beautifully...

Destructive impacts of Hurricane Harvey persist

By Daniel Grossman on Dec 12, 2017

In Northwest Forest, a Beaumont, Texas subdivision close to Bevil Oaks, the entire contents of two houses have been shoveled into their front yards. Photo credit: Alex MacLean BEVIL OAKS, TEXAS - Alex MacLean - whose aerial images illustrate this story -...

Was your autumn weird?

By Samantha Harrington on Dec 1, 2017

Credit: cocoparisienne/Pixabay and Creative Commons. At Brenda Whittaker's home in Guelph, Ontario, the usually vibrant red and orange colors of her maple trees looked dull this fall. Born and raised in Guelph, she has watched autumn change for 62 years....