Hottest Decade - Graph of Global Mean Temperature Difference

Hottest Decade Ever Recorded Announced By UN

The hottest decade ever recorded is how the WMO, NASA and NOAA all described the last ten years. Find out why we're past the point where we should have to convince anyone of the truth of the climate crisis. (3:00 min read)

Faint Young Sun Paradox Explained by Microbes?

The faint young sun paradox asks why the early Earth had liquid oceans when the young sun was much fainter than it is today. Scientists from the University of British Columbia think they have an answer. Find out more. (3:30 min read)

Life Began - Flamingos and Zebras at Lake Magadi

Did Life Begin in Soda Lakes?

Life could have begun in soda lakes. That's a new idea being proposed in a new study from the University of Washington. It would help scientists resolve an issue called the phosphate problem. Find out more. (3:30 min read)

COP25 Outcome - President at Dais

COP25 Outcome – Another Flop

The COP25 outcome document finally arrived on Sunday. It lists the results of the annual UN climate conference held in Madrid. Find out why even the Secretary-General admits that he is disappointed with it. (10 min read)

Meteorite Falling to Earth

Meteorites Brought Space Sugar to Earth

Scientists have found traces of the sugar called ribose in meteorites. Since ribose is a building block of living organisms, this discovery sheds light on the origin of life on earth. Find out more. (7:00 min read)

COP25 Dais Opening Remarks

COP25: Will it Lead to Climate Action?

COP25, the long-anticipated 2019 Climate Change Conference begins today. The goals are ambitious, but results from past meetings have been underwhelming. Will this one be different? There are reasons for hope. (4:30 min read)

Green House Gas Bulletin Smokestacks

Greenhouse Gas Bulletin: Bizarre Thanksgiving Ritual

The annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin has been released by the World Meteorological Organization. As always, nothing has been accomplished. Learn more about the bizarre ritual we all go through every year when it comes out. (3:30 min read)

New Environment Minister

New Environment Minister Has a Tough Row to Hoe

A new environment minister and a new cabinet are being sworn in today. So it's timely to review the government's progress on climate action. Find out more. (4:00 min read)

Climate Wars

Climate Wars in Australia are a Microcosm

Australia is locked in a fierce conflict between the coal lobby and climate activists. Find out why this tension is a microcosm of the climate crisis worldwide. (4:00 min read)

Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Paris Agreement on Climate Change – What’s the Deal?


The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has formally lost the support of the United States. What does the deal actually say, and what does the US pull-out mean for the climate crisis? Find out more here. (4:30 min read)