Climate Change

Climate change is making the Earth a warmer and weirder place, forcing researchers, companies and governments to understand, confront and adapt to rising dangers.

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Australia had plans to prevent fire blackouts. They just weren’t ready in time.

Bushfires have shown how vulnerable modern infrastructure can be—but there are projects underway to boost isolated communities when power and communications fall down.

Photo of residents as they watch the developing conditions near the town of Sussex Inlet on December 31, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.
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The 2010s were another lost decade on climate change

The only measurement that matters is greenhouse-gas emissions—and they continued to rise.

Sea ice.

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