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 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.
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 2, 2012 Oyster farmers have developed coping strategies for the higher levels of carbon dioxide that make it hard to grow oysters off the West Coast. But some scientists warn that the problem is only going to get worse.
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 17, 2012 The basic principles of climate science have been mature for a while.
July 11, 2012 About 95 percent of life on Earth disappeared 252 million years ago. The causes seem to be surprisingly close to what is happening now due to climate change.
April 18, 2012 Are humans warming the Earth? An enlightening debate touches on most of the issues of one of the central questions of our time
March 29, 2012 On a recent flight, commentator Adam Frank sat next to a man who wanted to talk about the "controversy" surrounding climate science. Frank and his new friend spent the rest of their time together in a friendly give-and-take over the realities of the science and politics of global warming.
February 13, 2012 Why some people call carbon dioxide (and the other greenhouse gases) the steroids of the climate system.
January 25, 2012 As science advances, it becomes more abstract and distant from people's everyday reality. How do we bridge the gap so that society as a whole can engage in the questions of the day, from global warming to the debate on evolution?
November 17, 2011 A listener says using the term "climate change" sounds like an Orwellian attempt to duck the consequences of "global warming." He's right that NPR and the media are saying "climate change" more, but the terms have different meanings. There is, moreover, little scientific doubt about either.
June 22, 2011 Gore, the former Democratic vice president and global warming foe, criticizes Obama for allegedly going wobbly. The president failed to push hard enough for legislation that would curb greenhouse gas emissions by making polluters pay a price, Gore said.
June 9, 2011 Romney's views on global warming would mark him as a GOP candidate willing to think differently than many people in the Republican base. That could make independents and even Democrats more willing to hear him when he makes the case for why he should be president.