The World’s Carolyn Beeler is on a ship bound for Antarctica on an expedition looking into the fate of one of the frozen continent's biggest glaciers. What they learn could tell us a lot about how quickly sea levels around the world will rise.
The World’s Carolyn Beeler's first dispatch from onboard the icebreaker comes from the port of Punta Arenas, in Chile’s Tierra del Fuego.
The World's Carolyn Beeler crossed the passage armed with tips on how to prevent seasickness — and about a pound of ginger — and sent back her second dispatch from the trip.
The amount of snowfall is an important parameter used in modeling how the Antarctic continent’s mass of ice will change in the coming decades. As the planet warms, the margins of the continent are melting three times faster than just one decade ago.
An international group of researchers launched a five-year, roughly $50 million project to study Thwaites Glacier, a remote, and notoriously foul-weathered, glacier in the middle of West Antarctica.
The Green New Deal is often linked to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman congresswoman who is the idea’s most visible champion. But in its current form, it’s the brainchild of a bunch of 20-somethings sick of older generations’ inaction on climate change.
Dire warnings about climate change made headlines this fall, but it wasn’t all bad news: Cape Town avoided Day Zero, kids led grown-ups in action on global warming, and scientists launched Antarctic research to better predict rising seas.
A story from The World inspired a Boston 4th grader to write a poem about climate change and the Amazon. Then her whole class got into the act.
Negotiators created rules to help the world meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. But the UN climate chief still told the delegation, "Climate change is still running faster than us."
For years, the model for American recycling was pretty simple: throw it in a bin, then let China deal with the mess. But no longer.