December 4, 2012 There are two paths forward and only one of them embraces the reality of science, its methods and its ethics.
December 3, 2012 Commentator Tania Lombrozo takes on fiction and the question of whether it can change the world with some whimsical reflections on Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior, a novel about climate change.
November 17, 2012 Climate change and the environment were not major topics of the presidential campaign. But the former vice president tells NPR that he's convinced "more and more people in both political parties are taking a hard look at it and saying 'yes we really do need to do something about this.' "
November 2, 2012 Americans haven't been scared of climate change. At least not until Sandy. How will fear make itself felt as we move forward, seek solutions, and raise our children? Commentator Alva Noë asks if this is a turning point for the United States.
October 24, 2012 Scientists often face a quandary when deciding how to communicate important results to the wider world. Commentator Tania Lombrozo asks whether delivering a forceful message to the public on issues of the day is more important than remaining true to the questioning nature of science when addressing a general audience.
October 15, 2012 The agency has been keeping such records since 1880. According to its measurements, the "average global temperature across land and ocean surfaces" was 1.21 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th Century average for September.
October 2, 2012 Commentator Adam Frank argues that the bottom line on climate change is going to be our own economic bottom line. He says the economy will be the first place we are forced to really wake up to the true impact of climate change on our way of life.
September 26, 2012 Two new Republican groups are bucking their party's widespread rejection of climate science. They're targeting young people, warning of the national security risks of fossil fuel dependence, and touting free market ideas to deal with global warming.
September 11, 2012 Warming temperatures are forcing Oregon winemakers to rethink Pinot Noir, a picky but popular grape. But there is another problem with climate change — what if it gets colder instead of warmer?
September 6, 2012 As climate change brings more drought and flooding, food prices are expected to keep spiking. Such spikes affect the poor the most, but especially the poor in Africa and the Middle East, says a new Oxfam report.
August 8, 2012 There's never been a hotter month in records going back to 1895. The average temperature across the lower 48 states was 77.6 degrees.
August 7, 2012 The Curiosity rover on Mars shows that, perhaps, we are ready to solve our problems. It shows us that we can face impossible challenges and find real, lasting solutions.
August 1, 2012 A New York Times op-ed expressing the reversal of a climate-change skeptic has set the blogosphere on fire. Can we settle this issue for once and for all? Or is such expectation against how science works?
July 25, 2012 Satellite images show that from July 8 to July 12, nearly all of the ice sheet covering Greenland had experienced some melting. According to NASA, it's the biggest summer melt in more than 30 years.