Deforestation can raise local temperatures by up to 4.5℃ – and heat untouched areas 6km away

Author: Sally Thompson, Débora Corrêa, John Duncan, Octavia Crompton
Date: November 16, 2021
Sally Thompson, The University of Western Australia; Débora Corrêa, The University of Western Australia; John Duncan, The University of Western Australia, and Octavia Crompton, Duke University Forests directly cool the planet, like natural evaporative air conditioners. So what happens when you cu...

Antarctic bacteria live on air and make their own water using hydrogen as fuel

Author: Pok Man Leung, Chris Greening, Steven Chown
Date: November 15, 2021
Pok Man Leung, Monash University; Chris Greening, Monash University, and Steven Chown, Monash University Humans have only recently begun to think about using hydrogen as a source of energy, but bacteria in Antarctica have been doing it for a billion years. We studied 451 different kinds of bacteri...

Curious Kids: how do we feel thirsty?

Author: Roshan Rigby,
Date: November 15, 2021
Most of our body is made of water. And we need water to do all sorts of really important things. We need water to help us digest our food, and move nutrients and oxygen around our body. We need water to make our muscles move and to make sure we don’t get too hot or too cold. We lose water all the...

Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal?

Author: Myles Allen, David Biello, George Zaidan
Source: TED-Ed
Date: October 2020
A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan)

Why is the world warming up?

Author: Myles Allen, David Biello, George Zaidan
Source: TED-Ed
Date: October 2020
A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why is the world warming up? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan)    

The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts

Author: Betsy Weatherhead,
Date: 2/9/21
Betsy Weatherhead, University of Colorado Boulder With the United Nations’ climate conference in Scotland turning a spotlight on climate change policies and the impact of global warming, it’s useful to understand what the science shows. I’m an atmospheric scientist who has worked on global c...