We are already facing the consequences of climate disruption- but there are things more terrifying around the corner
Climate change has been on the radar for more than 20 years, but complete solutions remain elusive. Some scientists are considering geoengineering, the act of making compensatory changes to the Earth’s climate to reverse the damage that has already been done.
It now seems clear that—for better or worse—human civilization is reshaping the Earth’s climate as never before. Using for inspiration the A2 scenario included in the IPCC’s “Special Report on Emission Scenarios,” we’ve assembled an infographic timeline of the next 84 years or so of global warming.
Gigantic tsunamis, deadly bolides, seismic shocks, raging firestorms and a nuclear winter—these were just a few of the headaches the dinosaurs had to experience about 66 million years ago. We’ve broken down some of the signal events of that fateful day that cleared the Earth for the Rise of the Mammals.
Research says meteor sped up their extinction, but it would have happened anyway.
The fact that gamma-ray bursts haven’t killed us yet may allow us to put a lower bound on the cosmological constant.
History is riddled with massive die-offs. At times, 96% of Earth’s species disappeared. Here’s a look at the worst extinction events and what caused them.
The Moon’s gravitational pull on Earth’s oceans creates high and low tides, and the ebb and flow of water upon shorelines not only entrances romantics and surfers everywhere, but it may also have...
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