Tag Archives: climate

Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development – Johan Rockstrom

Human growth has strained the Earth's resources, but as Johan Rockstrom reminds us, our advances also give us the science to recognize this and change behavior. His research has found… Read more »

Lee Hotz: Inside an Antarctic time machine – Robert Lee Hotz

Science columnist Lee Hotz describes a remarkable project at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, where a hardy team are drilling into ten-thousand-year-old ice to extract vital data on our changing climate.

Lewis Pugh's mind-shifting Everest swim – Lewis Pugh

After he swam the North Pole, Lewis Pugh vowed never to take another cold-water dip. Then he heard of Lake Imja in the Himalayas, created by recent glacial melting, and… Read more »

Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? – Stewart Brand

Nuclear power: the energy crisis has even die-hard environmentalists reconsidering it. In this first-ever debate, Stewart Brand and Mark Z. Jacobson square off over the pros and cons. A discussion… Read more »

Steven Cowley: Fusion is energy's future – Steven Cowley

Physicist Steven Cowley is certain that nuclear fusion is the only truly sustainable solution to the fuel crisis. He explains why fusion will work — and details the projects that… Read more »

Rachel Pike: The science behind a climate headline – Rachel Pike

In 4 minutes, atmospheric chemist Rachel Pike provides a glimpse of the massive scientific effort behind the bold headlines on climate change, with her team — one of thousands who… Read more »

Lewis Pugh swims the North Pole – Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh talks about his record-breaking swim across the North Pole. He braved the icy waters (in a Speedo) to highlight the melting icecap. Watch for astonishing footage — and… Read more »

James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss – James Balog

Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence… Read more »

Cary Fowler: One seed at a time, protecting the future of food – Cary Fowler

The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank,… Read more »

Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies' – Stewart Brand

The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering. This talk at… Read more »