The move on regenerative agriculture being presented at a hearing for the House Ag Committee represents an important new horizon.

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By Finian Makepeace

When the new House Agriculture Committee meets today, the new Chairman, Congressman David Scott (GA), will begin his first Hearing, “Climate Change and the US Agriculture and Forestry Sectors” not with debate, but with a movie trailer for Kiss the Ground. The award winning documentary on regenerative agriculture so powerfully impacted the Chairman that, alongside the trailer, he also enlisted North Dakota regenerative rancher Gabe Brown, star of the aforementioned film, to testify before Congress.


Dr. Heidi Steltzer in the mountains and hillslopes
Dr. Heidi Steltzer in the mountains and hillslopes
Photo courtesy of Dr. Heidi Steltzer

I rang in 2021 a little differently than past years, going to Crested Butte, the mountain town in Colorado where I was inspired to study the mountains and began doing research in 1993. Though I know many people there, I didn’t make plans to see friends. But late in the day on December 31, 2020, a neighbor invited my husband and I to a bonfire in the back alley. A few other neighbors would join to socialize safely outside and welcome the new year. I expect I’m not alone this year to find myself part of conversations with new neighbors.


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Photo courtesy of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

by Ben Santer, Climate Scientist and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur fellow

The Mahnmal

In 2013, a decision was reached to switch the water supply for the town of Flint in Michigan. Until April 25, 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provided Flint residents with drinking water from Lake Huron. After that date, Flint’s drinking water was taken directly from the Flint River.


The UN General Assembly must request an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice

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Source: Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change

The world has marked five years since the Paris Agreement, which was meant to mark a turning point for dealing with the existential crisis of climate change. But the lack of action from developed countries has meant that we are still on track for a rapidly warming earth.


This year’s catastrophic Western wildfires made headlines across the country. With rains returning to much of the region, we invited four experts to talk with us about the intersection of fire and western watersheds in the age of climate change.

Kevin Bladon, Associate Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Science at Oregon State University.

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Photo courtesy of Kevin Bladon, Twitter: @H2OScientist

On the impact…


Caribbean islands are often the first to be hit by hurricanes before they reach the continental US. Living with severe storms is built into the culture, but as hurricanes become stronger, more intense, and dump more water, Caribbean people are now forced to rethink how they prepare for and recover from hurricanes.

Marjahn Finlayson

On how changes in humidity help supercharge hurricanes:

Marjahn Finlayson is a hurricane scientist from the Bahamas
Marjahn Finlayson is a hurricane scientist from the Bahamas
Photo Courtesy of Marjahn Finalyson

“We’re seeing more changes in…


By Dr. Susan Pacheco

Dr. Susan Pacheco cares for a young patient.
Dr. Susan Pacheco cares for a young patient.
Dr. Susan Pacheco with a young patient. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Pacheco)

Extreme weather events, which are becoming…


Pediatricians from all 50 states sound the alarm on the risks of climate change on children’s health and urge people to vote. It is the first time pediatricians from across the U.S. have come together to encourage voter registration.

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Pediatricians lobbying for climate action. Virginia in 2019. Photo courtesy of Samantha Ahdoot.

As pediatricians from every state across America, we urge you to vote for leaders up and down the ballot who will take bold, decisive action on climate change to protect the health and future of our children.


A conversation with Marshall Burke, Emma De La Rosa, Bill Tripp & Katharine Mach


“I Flood & I Vote”

Hilton Kelley

How Black people ended up living in high risk communities…

Hilton Kelley is an environmental justice community organizer in Port Arthur, TX
Hilton Kelley is an environmental justice community organizer in Port Arthur, TX
Hilton Kelley is an environmental justice community organizer in Port Arthur, TX (photo courtesy of Hilton Kelley)

“After the…

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