The moment when the surface of a soap bubble, broken by a nail, has begun to collapse and fall apart, but hasn't finished yet. Collapse by Sober Rabbit | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the […]

Los Angeles Smog by Ben Amstutz | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

Escaping carbon lock-in

How can industrialized nations break away from fossil fuel-based energy systems when their technological, organizational, social, and […]

Off the grid, but on the up. Tinginaput, India by Abbie Trayler-Smith, Panos Pictures, DFID | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Cascading biases against poorer countries

Sivan Kartha, et al. respond to the Robiou du Pont, et al. (2016) article Equitable mitigation to […]

Minibus Port Harcourt 2001 a by Danny McL | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The African Anthropocene

The Anthropocene feels different depending on where you are – too often, the ‘we’ of the world […]

Coal power-plant by x1klima | Flickr | CC BY-ND 2.0

No way out? The double-bind in seeking global prosperity alongside mitigated climate change

Timothy J. Garrett models economic systems as physical systems with an economic growth model designed to be […]

ADB Investment Brings Cleaner Energy to the People's Republic of China | Image by the Asian Development Bank | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

China’s drivers and planetary ecological collapse

Richard Smith considers if China can be the ecological civilization Xi Jinping has promised. In exploring the […]

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Hawai‘i High Court Affirms Citizens’ Right To Protect Environmental Interests Before State Public Utilities Commission

Press Release from Earthjustice on  December 14, 2017 “Honolulu, HI — Today, the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court ruled that […]

Dr. John Holdren meets with members of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory team on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls) | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Why President Trump needs to finally name a science advisor

John P. Holdren, former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and […]

Power County Wind Farm - Power County, Idaho by Department of Energy | Flickr

A roadmap for rapid decarbonization

We have the Paris Agreement, but how can its goals actually be achieved? Johan Rockström and colleagues […]

President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, March 14, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) | US  Government Work

The irreversible momentum of clean energy

Private-sector efforts help drive decoupling of emissions and economic growth US President Barack Obama argues in this […]