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  • Originally published 06/25/2018

    Pope Francis vs. Scott Pruitt

    Walter G. Moss

    How religion led these two figures to vastly different conclusions about climate change.

  • Originally published 01/17/2018

    Paying for Climate Change

    Stephen Macekura

    Despite his extreme rhetoric, Trump is merely the latest in a long line of U.S. leaders unwilling to pony up for global environmental accords.

  • Originally published 04/24/2017

    Video of the Week: Climate change has a controversial history

    Prior to the late 1800's, people believed the Earth's climate was static and never changing, and it wasn't until a few scientists in the second half of the 19th century began to wonder how giant boulders were in places where they shouldn't be. Today, 98 percent of climate scientists agree additional greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels is the primary reason for the current accelerated warming of the planet.

  • Originally published 12/19/2016

    Facts, lies and climate change

    Jonathan Zimmerman

    You shouldn’t ‘teach the controversy’ about something that shouldn’t be controversial.

  • Originally published 05/16/2016

    Did Climate Change Contribute to Demise of Neanderthals?

    A zooarchaeologist from the University of Colorado Denver says he’s found evidence that European Neanderthals may have weathered periods of extreme cold brought about by climate change, based on signs of nutritional stress left behind in their remains.

  • Originally published 01/01/2016

    Big Oil braced for global warming while it fought regulations

    Exxon and other oil giants made a strategic decision in the late 1980s to publicly emphasize doubt and uncertainty regarding climate change science even as their internal research embraced the growing scientific consensus -- and they spent millions to guard against the risk.

  • Originally published 01/01/2016

    Social Conditions Increase Vulnerability to Climate Disasters

    An exhaustive new study has shown that societies with a high vulnerability to food shortages are more susceptible to climate induced disasters. This susceptibility can manifest itself in social changes, as well as environmental hazards.

  • Originally published 11/10/2015

    The American Example Few Follow

    Max Boot

    In short, Obama’s decision on Keystone was driven by the hoary old theory that the U.S. needs to model good behavior for other countries in the hope that they will emulate what we do.

  • Originally published 06/22/2015

    Holy Ignorance

    Garry Wills

    If Catholic conservatives like Rick Santorum deny climate change in the name of holiness, can Pope Francis persuade them with his own appeal to holy values in creation? I doubt it.

  • Originally published 10/27/2014

    The global warming hoax

    Steve Hochstadt

    "This would be the greatest hoax ever, because unlike every other hoax, it is being committed by all the world’s experts, which is precisely what the global warming deniers are claiming."

  • Originally published 03/25/2014

    Lessons from the Little Ice Age

    Geoffrey Parker

    The Little Ice Age of the seventeenth century triggered global disruptions to civilization. Policymakers need to heed the warning.

  • Originally published 05/07/2013

    And Then There Was One

    Tom Engelhardt

    Image via Shutterstock.Originally posted on TomDispatch.com

  • Originally published 01/29/2013

    Sealing Norse Greenlanders’ fate?

    The mystery of what happened to Greenland’s Norse population is one step closer to being solved, as new evidence suggests that the colony did not die out because its inhabitants were unable to adapt to their new environment.

  • Originally published 01/25/2013

    Juan Cole: Global Warming Is a Domestic Crisis

    Juan Cole

    As President Obama made clear in his inaugural address Monday, failing to confront the threat of climate change in his second term would be a betrayal of future generations. 

  • Originally published 01/16/2013

    Lawrence M. Krauss: Deafness at Doomsday

    TO our great peril, the scientific community has had little success in recent years influencing policy on global security. Perhaps this is because the best scientists today are not directly responsible for the very weapons that threaten our safety, and are therefore no longer the high priests of destruction, to be consulted as oracles as they were after World War II.

  • Originally published 12/10/2010

    Climate Change

    Global warming, climate change: Whatever you call it. Here are the articles we've featured on this topic through the years.

  • Originally published 08/03/2009

    History Offers Hope that We Can Reduce the Risk of Global Warming

    Jan Kunnas

    While still writing on my doctoral thesis, I received as a comment on an early version from a professor in my university, “that few people today believe in history as the vita magistra.” At first this statement shocked me, but later on it turned into a great inspiration for further thought. The first question arising was, that if we do not believe that we can learn from history, then what is the justification of the whole academic discipline history. If it is just for our own fun, is

  • Originally published 10/21/1976

    Kickstarting History

    Anthony Clark

    I've financed my own research project using Kickstarter.

  • Originally published 09/05/2017

    Payng for Big Storms

    Steve Hochstadt

    Only an ideologically immovable force like the current Republican Party could ignore the mounting crises caused by our changing weather systems. In their refusal to acknowledge the basic facts of climate change, Republicans in Congress and the White House put Americans at risk of losing everything.

  • Originally published 01/12/2017

    Obama's Legacy in Science, Technology, and Innovation

    Infinity, Limited

    What will be the legacy of Barack Obama's policies in science, technology, and innovation?  His most important policy was not a specific goal but promoting the scientific approach -- experimental, data-driven, open, and transparent -- as an integral part of federal policy making and implementation.  

  • Originally published 10/18/2016

    Republican Conspiracy Theories

    Steve Hochstadt

    Republican voters have been well prepared by their political leaders to believe wild theories which make them victims of vast conspiracies.

  • Originally published 09/30/2016

    Donald Trump Believes in Climate Change

    Steve Hochstadt

    When he considers his financial interests, Trump is a climate change believer. Trump the businessman was arguing with the Irish authorities about allowing him to make an extraordinary investment to protect his property over the course of this century, because “it could reasonably be expected that the rate of sea level rise might become twice of that presently occurring”. All the while, Trump the politician insisted over and over to the American public that he did not believe in global warming, that the scientists cited in his Irish petition were liars and cheaters, that the whole thing was a hoax.

  • Originally published 02/16/2016

    The Republican Assault on Higher Education

    Steve Hochstadt

    Republican politicians are angry about public higher education in America. The ideas they and their conservative supporters cherish are repeatedly demonstrated by academic experts to be false.

  • Originally published 09/02/2015

    Science, Averages and Hokum

    Steve Hochstadt

    When you take the claims of global warming deniers, such as the so-called pause in warming, or the number of scientists who are skeptics, or the lack of consensus of the world’s scientists, and investigate the footnotes or check the math, you see that they are not doing science. Their work cannot stand peer review, so it is published on the internet, where they get maximum readership with minimal credibility.

  • Originally published 10/23/2014

    Same Old, Same Old

    There's No There There

    How and why it's so very hard for American foreign policy to change.

  • Originally published 07/27/2014

    In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything is the Thing to Do

    Liberty and Power

    The heartbreaking violence in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere carries many messages, but here’s one Americans shouldn’t miss: The United States — no matter who the president is — cannot manage world conflict. The corollary is that when a president tries to manage it,things will usually get worse. Foresight is always defective, and tragic unintended consequences will prevail.