Tag: Covering Climate Now

Climate Change Has Toppled Some Civilizations But Not Others. Why?

Theories of breakdown driven by climate change have proliferated in recent years, encouraged by the likes of Jared Diamond’s 2005 book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. The Roman Empire, for example, unraveled during a spasm of volcanic explosions, which led to a period of cooling that precipitated the first pandemic of bubonic plague. The decline […]

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Climate Chaos Is Outpacing Science and Outrunning Journalism

It’s been the accelerating pace of simultaneous climate events that has been largely missing from the coverage. Sixteen scientists, led by James Hansen, the prophetic NASA astrophysicist who first alerted Congress to the impending climate cataclysm in 1988, recently warned that the speed of climate change’s most disruptive impacts is blowing past the data in the climate […]

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