Brett Kavanaugh Might Get to Decide if Historic Youth Climate Trial Goes Forward

With under two weeks until the start of a historic youth climate trial, the Justice Department is still trying to wriggle out of defending the U.S. government’s inaction on climate change. For the second time in four months, it has petitioned the Supreme Court to stop the trial. This time, however, Brett Kavanaugh…

How to Demand Action on Climate Change

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report—a klaxon, really—warning of the catastrophic consequences of climate change if global political leaders don’t take action right now. For people who’ve been sounding the alarm for decades now, this report is depressing but not surprising; for…

Know Your State's Most Pressing Environmental Issues Before Election Day

Pollution is killing oysters in Oregon. So much of New Jersey is paved that its storm water has nowhere to go. And in Nevada, the federal government wants to turn a mountain into a storage site for nuclear waste. You should know your state’s most pressing environmental issues before you head to the polls, and Popular…

Democrats Already Promising to Do Virtually Nothing on Climate Change if They Get Power

Hey, remember that recent report saying we have essentially a decade to stop the absolute worst effects of climate change? Well, strap in, because the one mainstream political party in America which actually believes climate change is both real and caused by humans has apparently decided the time is ripe for some good…

The House That Survived Hurricane Michael Reminds Us What Climate Change Will Cost

In the sea of destruction that is Mexico Beach, the Sand Palace stands out like an oasis. Hurricane Michael’s wind and waves pitched lesser domiciles off their moorings, tore roofs away, or simply obliterated them. But as numerous news outlets have observed, the stately white house at the end of 36th St. withstood…

Here’s Where the Post-Apocalyptic Water Wars Will Be Fought

A United Nations report published last week said we have about a decade to get climate change under control, which—let’s be honest—isn’t likely to happen. So break out your goalie masks and harpoon guns, a Mad Max future awaits! Now, as new research points out, we even know where on Earth the inevitable water wars are…

UN Launches International Commission to Help Earthlings Adapt to Climate Change

To address climate change, we’ve got two options. We can reduce our carbon pollution, and we can adapt to changes we’re already seeing. Money is pouring into the former bucket to the tune of nearly $280 billion in 2017, but the adaptation tap is running much drier. A first of its kind United Nations (UN)-led effort…

Indonesia Faces Long Road to Recovery After Earthquake and Tsunami Claim 2,000 Lives

Indonesia is reeling from a series of geologically-triggered disasters. While it was still assessing the fallout from August’s deadly Lombok earthquake, a major earthquake on September 28 triggered a tsunami that slammed into Central Sulawesi. According to the latest UN reports, this disaster robbed at least 2,010…