Ancient Warming Has Disturbing Implications for Our Future

  • Published: Jun 9th, 2011

A dramatic episode of prehistoric global warming involved carbon buildup only a tenth as fast as what's going on now, a new study finds.

Were Ancient Humans More Resilient to Climate Change than Modern Society?

  • Published: Jun 7th, 2011

Archaeologists are contributing new insights into records of past climate change, showing just how resilient early human populations were.

Building to the Future

  • Published: May 19th, 2011

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has built one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world.

Climate Rap, Yo!

  • Published: May 13th, 2011

Climate scientists take on climate skeptics with a Beastie Boys-style rap. Really.

Explainer: Is Climate Change Playing a Role In Mississippi River Floods?

  • Published: May 11th, 2011

With major flooding continuing along the Miss. River, Climate Central tackles the question of how climate change fits into the picture.

Sucking Carbon Out of the Air: Not Ready for Prime Time

  • Published: May 11th, 2011

The idea of drawing down atmospheric carbon with high-tech scrubbers has gotten a lot of attention lately, but a new report says that for now, it's relatively costly and inefficient.

With Policy Help, IPCC Says Renewables Could Dominate Energy in 2050

  • Published: May 10th, 2011

A new special report from the UN climate panel suggests renewables could meet 80 percent of world energy demand by 2050.

Washington Eyes a Future Free of Coal Power — Almost

  • Published: May 3rd, 2011

Last week, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed a bill to close the state's only remaining coal-burning power plant.