What’s the government doing about climate change?

As the national security implications of climate change are slowly being realized, the U.S. government is beginning to weave adaptation measures into its policies. But considering the breadth of issues, federal agencies are looking first at the problems most relevant to them and “mainstreaming,” or integrating, their individual adaptation efforts into their daily activities.

The problem is that it’s becoming harder and harder to keep track of who’s doing what.

Enter the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. … Continue Reading


Whales wield thermometers for climate science

Faced with treacherous conditions and staggering price tags, scientists called in new recruits to measure ocean temperatures in the warming Arctic. It’s no coincidence that these recruits are native to the region, nor that they are natural divers.

Of course, the fact that they’re whales is pretty unique. … Continue Reading