Eric Holthaus is a meteorologist and staff writer for Grist, covering climate science, policy, and solutions. He has previously written for the Wall Street Journal, Slate, and a variety of other publications.
Our planet’s level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached a new, jarring record last month. 411.66 parts per million. What was shocking was that it occurred so early in the year: Earth’s carbon dioxide levels typically peak in May...
Dozens of epitaphs written over the weekend proclaim the late U.S. Senator John McCain as an American hero, writes Eric Holthaus. But history may miss one of his greatest achievements: His decades-long call for climate action.
A team of international researchers released what looks like a blueprint for catastrophe this week. On our current path, they warned, humanity might push the planet into an entirely new, hellish equilibrium, unseen since before the emergence of our species millions of years ago.