Welcome to Planet Week, where we highlight the last week of environmental news and what it means for our Planet.
Antarctica is disappearing.
A grim new report found we’re now losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice each year from the southernmost continent — an increase of 60% over the last two decades. And as glaciers and ice sheets linger in increasingly warm waters, this acceleration is unlikely to stop.
The anti-environmental stain of former President Donald Trump still looms large.
In one of his first moves as president, Joe Biden suspended oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters. But last week, a Trump-appointed federal judge ruled in favor of 13 red states and blocked the ban.
A heatwave is sweeping across the Arctic.
When it comes to American climate action, Joe Biden’s been a bit of a trailblazer. Already Biden has rejoined the Paris Agreement, overturned 34 Trump-era rollbacks, and set the framework for a 50–52% cut in United States’ emissions by 2030.
California is already grappling with a warmer, drier reality thanks to climate change.
In his excellent book No Good Alternative, William T. Vollmann apologizes to the future for the carbon-heavy actions of his generation.
Through dark humor and wit, Vollmann echoes millions of people worldwide, especially in America, who justify the use of coal and other fossil fuels to maintain a certain lifestyle.
There’s been a lot of anger over meat lately.
After a Daily Mail article falsely claimed that President Joe Biden’s climate targets would require Americans to slash their meat consumption by 90%, conservatives took to social media and TV to express outrage.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called Biden “The…
Last week, the United States hosted the Leaders Climate Summit, a two-day virtual forum to promote international coordination on climate action. Attended by 40 world leaders, the summit intended to present the U.S. as a leader on global climate efforts, while pressuring other countries to make more ambitious commitments.