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Elizabeth Kolbert
I am a New Yorker staff writer and author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe and The Sixth Extinction.
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Michael Oppenheimer 11h
How fast could ice sheets disintegrate and sea level rise? - check out new expert assessment - the news is not good:
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Elizabeth Kolbert May 15
To quote : We need courage, not hope.
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Richard W. Painter May 15
Jared and Ivanka rent their D.C. mansion from the foreign billionaire owner of this sulfide mining company. The federal government just rented the Boundary Waters to him. What a mess it will be. A big mess.
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IPBES May 13
"This time...the asteroid is us—and we will pay heavily for our folly." — Editorial Board opinion on and plausible pathways to a future for people and nature.
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The Boston Globe May 13
From birds to pollution, state scientists are barred from speaking to the Globe
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Peter Gleick May 13
Atmospheric CO2 levels have now reached 415 ppm. The last time humans experienced levels this high was... never. Human didn't exist.
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Paul Rauber May 10
Human activity threatens 1 million species of plants and animals with extinction.
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Lindsay Bird May 6
if you, like me, spent a portion of today in general ecological despair, this tweet may not help. but I highly recommend The Sixth Extinction as an elegant, elegiac and urgent read on what's facing all of us.
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brad plumer May 6
The biodiversity crisis doesn't get nearly as much attention as climate change, but it probably should! A major new UN report describes how the decline in nature and biodiversity worldwide poses big risks to people:
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Gernot Wagner May 5
I'm old enough to remember when passing 400ppm was a big deal. Two years ago we hit 410ppm for the first* time. By now, it's 415ppm. And oh, the increase is increasing at an increasing rate!
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Carbon Brief May 3
State of the climate: Heat across Earth’s surface and oceans mark early 2019 |
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Kees van der Leun May 1
Based on daily values, the April average of atmospheric CO2 measured at Mauna Loa was ~413.2 ppm! That's around 3.0 ppm higher than last year, and by far the highest monthly value on record. Most probably the highest in 3 million years too
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Story Public Square May 2
ICYMI: Earth faces a sixth extinction caused by human activity. We discuss with Elizabeth Kolbert when she joins & . Tune in tonight on at 7:30 p.m.
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Elizabeth Kolbert Apr 30
I interviewed the incomparable about his new book, "Falter."
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Dr. Barb Mayes Boustead Apr 29
I feel like this story should be getting bigger headlines than it is.
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Carbon Brief Apr 23
Animation: The countries with the largest cumulative CO2 emissions since 1750 Ranking as of the start of 2019: 1) US – 397GtCO2 2) CN – 214Gt 3) fmr USSR – 180 4) DE – 90 5) UK – 77 6) JP – 58 7) IN – 51 8) FR – 37 9) CA – 32 10) PL – 27
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Gavin Schmidt Apr 22
Warming since the first (March, since April 2019 isn’t finished yet. )
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The New Yorker Apr 17
Fringe groups used to be the main arbiters of conspiracy. Now, paranoia thrives at centers of power, including the White House.
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Noah Greenwald Apr 16
So fucking sad: The Last Known Female Yangtze Giant Turtle Has Died — What Happens Next?
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Longform Apr 13
"Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds" On the limitations of reason: (, )
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