The Pre-Holocene Climate Is Returning — And It Won't Be Fun

Our planet has been witness to plenty of strange weather happenings recently, from devastating floods to the polar vortex. These events are providing a glimpse of what it was like during the pre-Holocene era — a time of volatility and destruction. But it could also be a demonstration of where climate change is taking… » 7/24/14 8:40am Thursday 8:40am

​New Poll Reveals The U.S. Is Number One In Climate Change Denial

The British survey company Ipsos Mori has released its first ever Global Trends Survey, summarizing views from 20 countries on issues ranging from privacy and technology to health and the environment. On the subject of climate change, U.S. citizens revealed themselves to be more divided than any other nation. » 7/21/14 4:40pm 7/21/14 4:40pm

Climate-Denying Physicist Compares Carbon Dioxide to Jews

During an appearance on CNBC, Physicist William Happer was asked about his view that human beings are not causing climate change. His response: "The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler. Carbon dioxide is actually a benefit to the world, and so were the Jews." » 7/18/14 1:20pm 7/18/14 1:20pm

Climate Change-Denying Politicians Rant About Fluoride And Mars

The week began weird and then got weirder. First, it was reported that a Kentucky state senator said climate change is implausible because Earth and Mars share the exact same temperature. And then a U.S. congressman linked the climate change debate to the ozone hole "hoax" and the fluorination of water. » 7/09/14 7:50am 7/09/14 7:50am

Climate Change (Isn't) Driving Gingers to Extinction

Recently, The Independent (UK) ran a story that suggested climate change could lead to the extinction of a particular kind of person in the islands of the North Atlantic, the ginger. The article interviews the managing director of the ScotlandsDNA project, Alistair Moffat, who suggests gingers in Scotland may fade… » 7/09/14 3:01am 7/09/14 3:01am

A Tantalizingly Brief Glimpse Inside Fabien Cousteau's Underwater Lab

Fabien Cousteau just concluded his 31-day underwater research mission, where six scientists studied coral reefs in a small chamber 63 feet underwater off the coast of Key Largo. The long-term underwater residence gave them a firsthand glimpse of some never-before-seen underwater phenomena, as Cousteau told PBS's… » 7/06/14 7:21pm 7/06/14 7:21pm

Here's What Annoys Climate Change Scientists the Most

It's not fun being a climate change scientist these days, when politicians and pundits routinely call you "scam artists" as they trivialize and misrepresent your research. Well, now it's the scientists' turn to speak out. The Guardian offered itself as a venue for scientists to vent their frustrations. And vent they… » 6/26/14 2:20pm 6/26/14 2:20pm