Welcome to the Future

The Welcome To the Future series is the expression of my concern about how our human existence is affecting all other life on earth. Our anthropocentric perspective reinforced by politics and advertising, encourages harmful behavior in the name of profit for large corporations. If our species expects to be around in a few hundred years, we must bring our existence into harmony with the rest of reality, otherwise the future will not be so welcoming...in fact, it may not exist for us. Each of the collections in Welcome to the Future contains multiple images which are constantly being updated. New categories are being added like “Flora of the Future” and major updates to the “Forests of the Future” as more and more forest is lost to wildfire. My website http://www.grantjohnson.net/gallerycat/Welcome_to_the_Future/14.html features current links to news of these topics.
The world's forests are under assault from logging, climate change, pollution, pestilence, greed and desperation. Trees represent one of the most efficient climate stabilization mechanisms and one of the cheapest to implement. Trees sequester carbon and emit oxygen, when they are living. Killing a tree halts this process and causes it to work in reverse. As forests are burned or logged the trees are removed from service and those green house gasses, added to the already critical load, cause the planet to warm. This change from woodland to grassland is altering the ecology significantly and indeterminately
When viewed from above, it is clear that the space we've allotted to the natural world is shrinking at an alarming rate. Urban sprawl, infrastructure, destructive entertainment and extractive industries dominate ever more of our landscape as our consumptive appetites increase because there are, simply, more of us. Mining, drilling and logging are some of the most destructive operations because antiquated laws have enabled some companies to despoil the environment and leave their waste products unabated. As the local population weighs the jobs created against the toxic legacy of these operations, the appeal is eventually made for clean up which should have been part of the cost of extraction but is often paid by the public. This rewards destructive practices and sends the message that it’s okay to do the wrong thing because the public will bail you out.
When viewed from above, it is clear that the space we've allotted to the natural world is shrinking at an alarming rate. Urban sprawl, infrastructure, destructive entertainment and extractive industries dominate ever more of our landscape as our consumptive appetites increase because there are, simply, more of us. Mining, drilling and logging are some of the most destructive operations because antiquated laws have enabled some companies to despoil the environment and leave their waste products unabated. As the local population weighs the jobs created against the toxic legacy of these operations, the appeal is eventually made for clean up which should have been part of the cost of extraction but is often paid by the public. This rewards destructive practices and sends the message that it’s okay to do the wrong thing because the public will bail you out.
When viewed from above, it is clear that the space we've allotted to the natural world is shrinking at an alarming rate. Urban sprawl, infrastructure, destructive entertainment and extractive industries dominate ever more of our landscape as our consumptive appetites increase because there are, simply, more of us. Mining, drilling and logging are some of the most destructive operations because antiquated laws have enabled some companies to despoil the environment and leave their waste products unabated. As the local population weighs the jobs created against the toxic legacy of these operations, the appeal is eventually made for clean up which should have been part of the cost of extraction but is often paid by the public. This rewards destructive practices and sends the message that it’s okay to do the wrong thing because the public will bail you out.

We are in the midst of the sixth known mass extinction of life on earth. Lions, Tigers and Polar Bears, Chimpanzees, Rhinos, River Dolphins, Right Whales, the Great Apes… all gone by the middle of this century unless we change our priorities. It’s the greatest die off since an asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs and most things living in the Americas 65 million years ago. Forests are succumbing to climate change and invasion by opportunistic parasites, then burning, changing our familiar landscapes from forests to scrubland. Our lifestyle priorities are mandating more energy production and consequently more habitat destruction with every year setting a new record for carbon dioxide emission. This places even greater pressure on flora and fauna to evolve or perish.

“Human beings and nature must not be at the service of money,” he said. “Let us say no to an economy of exclusion and inequality, where money rules, rather than service. That economy kills. That economy excludes. That economy destroys Mother Earth.” Pope Francis, Bolivia, 7-9-1015

“We have created a Star Wars Civilization with Stone Age Emotions” says renowned biologist E.O.Wilson “we thrash around and are a danger to ourselves and the rest of life.” “Our conquest of earth happened so quickly that the rest of the biosphere has not had time to adjust and our heedless destruction of species shows scant sign of abating.” Interview by Natalie Angier

The “Welcome To The Future” series is my expression of concern about how our human existence is affecting all other life on earth. Our anthropocentric perspective reinforced by politics and advertising, encourages harmful behavior in the name of profit for large corporations. If our species expects to be around in another hundred years, we must bring our existence into equilibrium with the rest of reality, otherwise the future will not be so welcoming…in fact, it may not exist for us. The people of The Carteret Islands, The Maldives, Tuvalu, Samoa, Senegal, Kiribati, New Orleans and now New York, know that feeling. It’s like…welcome to the future!

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Attacks on Science in Age of Megafires
Under Trump, Criminal Prosecutions for Pollution Dropped Sharply
Florida Sees Signals of a Climate-Driven Housing Crisis
What Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Mean for Global Warming
Censored: Australian Scientists Say Suppression of Environmental research is Getting Worse
Federal Report Warns of Financial Havoc from Climate Change
Fire Destroys Europe’s Largest Migrant Camp
The Hard Truths of Climate Change
Record Methane Levels Add to Climate Worries
Trump Boosts Deregulation by Undervaluing Cost of Climate Change
Climate Change: Siberian Heatwave ‘Clear Evidence’ of Warming
Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage
Climate Crisis: Alarm at Record-breaking Heatwave in Siberia
A War Against Climate Science, Waged by Washington’s Rank and File
Where’s Airborne Plastic? Everywhere, Scientists Find.
NOAA Chief Violated Ethics Code in Furor Over Trump Tweet
America Was Unprepared For a Major Crisis. Again.
Sonoma Man’s Sound Evidence Documents Nature in Peril
Trump Moves to Weaken Two Key Environmental Protections
Environmentalists Target Exxon Mobile, Then Hackers Target Them
Migration Is Normal, Accept It
The U.S. Is Getting Shorter as Mapmakers race to Keep Up
What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic
Dust bowl Conditions of the 1930’s U.S. Now More Than Twice as Likely to Reoccur
The Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules
Putting a Dollar Value on Life? Governments Already Do
Fossil Fuel Combustion Is Driving Indoor CO2
Toward Levels Harmful To Human Cognition
Virus Conspiracy Theory Fuels Arson
Coronavirus: Exploiting Nature ‘Drives Outbreaks of New Diseases’
Elite’s Pandemic Palaces
Unlike Any Disaster We have ever Seen
E.U. Tried Gentle Diplomacy to Counter Hungary’s Crackdown on Democracy
For Autocrats, Pandemic Has Upside
‘A Common Germ Pool’ The Frightening Origins of the Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Gun Sales Are Surging Across U.S.
Spiking US Cases Could Force Rationing
Why Was Winter So Warm?
E.P.A. Updates Plan to Limit Science Used in Environmental rules
Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners From flood Zones
To Prevent the Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say
Philippines Adapt to Rising Seas
Death Toll Rises as Powerful Storm Batters Continent
Study Connects Melting Ice Caps to Potent Storms
Euphemisms Creep Into US Climate Change Aid
California’s Climate Solution Isn’t Cutting It
Trump Plan Would Exclude Impacts of Climate Change
U.S. Mass Killings Hit New High in 2019
Trump Tactically Eroding Science
To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic Plastic
Trouble Apparent in Early PG&E Shut-offs
How We Know Climate Change is Real
Scientists Warn of Amazon ‘Tipping Point’
Beach Pebbles Seen as Climate Solution
Climate Scientists Have Footprints, Too
When US Citizenship Starts Looking Like a Bad Deal
U.N. Climate Talks End in Disappointment, No Deal on Carbon Markets
UN Chief Warns of ‘Point of No Return’ on Climate Change
Suicides, Overdoses, Other ‘Deaths of Despair’ Fuel Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy
A Crisis Right Now: San Francisco and Manila Face Rising Seas
Who Controls Trump’s Environmental Policy?
2019 Was a Record Year for Ocean Temperatures, Data Show
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance
2019 Was the Second-Hottest Year Ever, Closing Out the Warmest Decade
Science Panel Staffed With Trump appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor
See Where Australia’s Deadly Wildfires are Burning
Why The Fires In Australia Are So Bad
The California Coast is Disappearing Under the Rising Sea.  Our Choices Are Grim
How the U.S. Betrayed the Marshall Islands, Kindling the Next Nuclear Disaster
Science Under attack: How Trump Is Sidelining Researchers and Their Work
Looking down on a Decade, Satellite Images Tell the Story
Arctic Sea Ice Hits Its Lowest Level on Record
Microplastics Discovered in Arctic Snow
It’s Raining Plastic: Microscopic Fibers Fall From the Sky in Rocky Mountains
11,000 Scientists Declare a Climate Emergency
Capital Restricts Cars as Residents Choke on Smog
Reading Scores Decline on ‘Nation’s Report Card’
We Are All in Denial About Climate Change
Oil Law’s Loophole Cost US $18 Billion
U.S. Troops to Protect Oil Fields in Syria
Climate Crisis: 6 Million People Join the Latest Wave of Global Protests
Protests Flare Worldwide Over Economic Issues
Fed Warns of Big Risks From Climate Change
Some World Leaders Deaf to Woes of Planet
Study: Tax Rate For Billionaires Below Working Class
Monkeys Outperform Humans When It Comes To Cognitive Flexibility
Study: Pollution Reaches Placenta During Pregnancy
Imagine a World Leader Charged With ‘Ecocide’
Interior Chief’s OK a Boon For Ex-Client
22 States Join clean-Air fight
A Running List of How President Trump is Changing Environmental Policy
Bipartisan Report Calls Federal Attack on Science a ‘Crisis’
San Francisco Bay is Rising-Are We Moving Fast Enough?
Finally, Some Environmental News to Celebrate
Altered Forecast and Threatened Firings at the National Weather Service
Study Links Heat Wave in Europe to Climate Change
Bracing For a Life Without Ice
Backpacks Resist Bullets, Face Backlash
Churches Train Congregants in Wake of Shooting Attacks
Alaska Has Hottest Month Ever Recorded
Airborne Plastic is Blowing All The Way to the Arctic
NOAA Staff Told Not To Contradict Trump
Climate Change Fuels Insurance Crisis
Heat Wave Rising From Sahara Sets Regional Records
California Was Warned about Climate change 30 Years Ago
Rapid Ice Melt Alarms Scientists
Anchorage, Alaska, Hits 90 Degrees In Record-Shattering Heat Wave
Three Feet of Hail fall on Guadalajara Mexico
Why Losing Our Newspapers Is Breaking Our Politics
Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago.  Why Haven’t We Fixed it?
Why Is Nutrition So Commercialized?
At Nearly 115 Degrees, France Experiences It’s Hottest Day On Record
Oregon Climate Walkout Left Republicans In Hiding, Statehouse In Disarray
As G-20 Reaffirms Fight Against Climate Change, Trump Again Stands Apart
8 Million Could flee Venezuela By 2020
The U.S. Suicide Rate Is It’s Highest Since World War II
Wealthy Landowners Redraw Boundaries Across The West
Climate Change Is A ‘Health Emergency’, 74 Medical And Health Groups Warn
Nearly 71 Million Displaced By War And Violence
What’s So Bad About Processed Foods?
Processed Foods: Health Risks And Dangers
Climate Change Skeptics Find White House Audience
FDA: Sampling Finds Toxic Nonstick Compounds In Some Food
Smoke From US Wildfires boosting Health Risk For Millions
Food Delivery Apps Are Drowning China In Plastic
55 Twisters Hit Eight States With No end In sight
In Venezuela, Criminals Feel The Pinch of An Economic Crisis
Trump Administration Hardens It’s Attack on Climate Science
Trump’s Latest Attack on Federal Climate science May Backfire
Climate Science Under Assault
Canada Agrees to Take Back Trash Sent to Philippines
EPA Plan Would Ease Rollback of Regulations
Venezuela’s Collapse Is The Worst Outside of War
Doctors Go Undercover to Fight Ebola
The Weather Amplifier
Microplastics Have Invaded the Deep Ocean – And the Food Chain
Bitcoin Causing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Comparable to Las Vegas or Hamburg
How America Is Sabotaging The Global War On Plastics
Study finds 24 Percent Of West Antarctic Ice Is Now Unstable
America’s Most Profitable Export? Money
U.N.: Environment Is Deadly, Worsening, But Not Hopeless
Nuclear Power Industry Seeks Lighter Oversight
Heat records Falling Twice As Fast As Cold Ones, Data Show
Coal Plants Spew New Record In Emissions
U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged In 2018 Even As Coal Plants Closed
Study Finds Widespread Sexual Torture Of Migrants
Bering Sea Changes Startle Scientists
Weather, Wildfires Take Toll On Our Air
The Future of Skiing
Rains Like No Other: Iraq Tested In Climate Change Era
Humans Accelerating Rate Of Extinction, Study Finds
Arctic Report Excludes Climate Change
Permafrost Collapse Is Accelerating Carbon Release
PG&E Spends Heavily On Lobbying Politicians
Green New Deal Pricey But Possible, Experts Say
Public Health Crisis Called
Housing Shortage Compounds Woes For Hurricane Survivors
Lessons Unlearned?
As Newspapers Close, Government Watchdog Role Disappears
Succulent-Smugglers Descend on California
The Very High cost of Climate Risk
PG&E Fire Plan Expands Area For Power Shut-offs
Fires Help Make 2018 A Costly Disaster Year
PG&E to Declare Bankruptcy
2018 Fourth-Warmest Year On Record
Widespread Blackouts Possible
Everything Is Not going To Be Okay
A Kind of Dark Realism
How We Became A Different Kind of Animal
Corruption Levels Linked To Health Of Democracies
Welcome To the New Normal
‘No Threat To Paradise’
Will a Warmer Climate Make Us Sicker
Hidden Costs of Climate Change
Tracking Competition, Businesses Will Not Be Able To Hide
Power Distribution Lines Belong Underground in Rural California
Shutdown Taking Toll On Science Research
As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers For Protection
US Resists Global Climate Efforts
Major Obstacles to Rebuilding in Butte County
Feds to Butte County: You’re Not going To Rebuild Paradise The Way It Was’
150 Minutes of Hell
Angry Riots Show Hazard of Fuel Tax on Global Warming
Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds
Lawsuit: US Hiding Evidence of Social Media Surveillance
Preparing People on the West Coast for Climate Change
Decoding the Puzzle of Human Consciousness
Soaring Greenhouse-gas Emissions Hurt Fight Against Global Warming
Democracy is in Crisis Worldwide
Dire New Forecast on Global Warming
A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley
The Uninhabitable Earth
Are Feds Resigned To Hotter Planet?
California Wildfires Emitted a Year’s Worth of Car Pollution in Less Than a Week
Camp Fire Damage Bankrupts Insurer
‘They Had Us Fooled’
143-mph ‘Fire Tornado’ That Cut A Path Of Destruction Is An Ominous Sign Of The Future
Hail Hurts 14 People
Kills 2 Birds at Colorado Zoo

New Study Predicts Warming Climate Will Drive Thousands To ER For Heat Illness
Tribe’s Lone Survivor Glimpsed in Amazon Jungle
Healthy and at Work

Gov. Brown: California In ‘Uncharted Territory’ With Wildfires
Global Warming Will Increase Suicides, Researchers Say
Climate Change Is Supercharging A Hot And Dangerous Summer
Hell and High Water
How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight
Hawaii Passes Bill Banning Sunscreen That Can Harm Coral Reefs
Global Greening isn’t A Benefit, It’s A Symptom
Sea Level Rise Will Threaten Thousands of California Homes
Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago
Coastal Homes May Be Flooded Out By 2045
It’s Official, Global Warming Warning Turns Out To Be Prophetic
Climate Change The Culprit Behind 2016 Record Heat: Study
The Chemical Industry Scores a Big Win at the E.P.A.
Oil Companies Want SF, Oakland Climate Lawsuits Dismissed
America’s fertility rate falls to a record low for a second straight year
Gentrification Latest Climate Change Effect
The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ Is Ballooning, 87,000 Tons of Plastic and Counting
Can Human Beings Survive The Impending Climate Crisis?
EPA Chief Supervised Changes To Website On Climate
Is ‘Sharing Economy’ Tech Prowess — Or Oppression?
Extreme Weather Becoming More Common, Study Says 
Cutbacks, Policy Shifts Pummel Morale At EPA Office In SF 
Amid a Flood of Plastic, Big Companies See Opportunity 
Smoke From Wildfires Is Killing Hundreds of Thousands of People
Insurers Escalate Emotional Trauma Suffered During the Wildfires
What They Don’t Tell You About Climate Change
2017 Was Costliest Year Ever In U.S. For Weather, Climate Disasters
Fired Indian Technology Workers Turn To Chatbots for Counseling
Avoiding EMF Radiation Not As Easy As Quitting Smoking
Climate Intervention Requires Enhanced Research, Consideration of Societal and Environmental Impacts, and Policy Development
AGU_Earth’s Future Archives
China’s Plan for Carbon Exchange
Arctic Report Card: Permafrost Thawing At A Faster Pace
Linking California Droughts to Ice Loss
E.P.A. Warns of High Cost of Climate Change
Climate Change, Neglect Threaten Havana’s Fabled Malecon Esplanade
Replika, Your New Friend
Human-caused Warming Increasing Likelihood of Record-Breaking Hot Years
Water, Air Kill More Than War, Disaster, Hunger
U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report
Is Climate Change Wreaking Weather Havoc?
Flights Worldwide Face Increased Risk of Severe Turbulence Due To Climate Change
Tracing Who’s Responsible for Temperature Increase and Sea Level Rise (2017)
Smoking Gun, Tracing Who’s Responsible for Temperature Increase and Sea Level Rise (2017)
Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report
Federal Climate Report Finds ‘Extreme’ Conditions, Despite Trump’s Cold Shoulder
US Scientists Contradict Trump’s Climate Claims
6 Migrants Dead, 13 Missing Off Yemen; Forced Off Boat
Vanishing Kelp: Warm Ocean Takes Toll On Undersea Forests
Human-Caused Warming Likely Led To Recent Streak Of Record-breaking Temperatures, New Study Finds
In An Era Of Mass Dislocation, We Need New Approaches To Aid
World’s Plastic Waste Could Bury Manhattan 2 Miles Deep
Marin, San Mateo Counties Sue Big Oil Over Climate Change
A Regional Response To The Bay’s Encroaching Waters
Massive iceberg breaks away from Antarctica
One Year, One Facility, 1.7 Million Pounds of Hazardous Waste Burned in Open Air
Ominous And Overlooked: Back-bay Flooding Plagues Millions
Under Fire, Climate Scientists Unite With Lawyers to Fight Back
Civics 101, or How Government Works
California Residents Breathe USA’s Most Polluted Air
Sea Level Rising Faster Now Than During 1990s, New Study Shows
Hope Springs Early, but Not Eternal, for the Deadnettle — or for Us
Sea-level Rise In California Could Be Catastrophic, Study Says
A Conservative Climate Solution: Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax
Is Your Vizio Television Spying on You? What to Know
India’s Air Pollution Rivals China’s as World’s Deadliest
At a ‘Defense’ Expo, an Antiseptic World of Weaponry
Sydney’s Swelter Has a Climate Change Link, Scientists Say
In Bhutan, Happiness Index as Gauge for Social Ills
Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year
U.S. Sold $40 Billion in Weapons in 2015, Topping Global Market
Smog Grips China, but Exam Goes on Outdoors
Spiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle Scientists
Mother Nature Is Brought to You By …
Trump Has Called Climate Change a Chinese Hoax. Beijing Says It Is Anything But.
Hungry Venezuelans Flee in Boats to Escape Economic Collapse
U.N. Offers ‘One-Off’ Help to Australia in Resettling Refugees in U.S.
Pollution in Delhi Hits New Heights As Tourists Take Smog Selfies
Sea level rise — a common threat, an array of answers
Intensified by Climate Change, ‘King Tides’ Change Ways of Life in Florida
‘New World Order’ Sinks In At Talks on Climate Pact
As a Noxious Smog Descends, Tehran Tries to Ignore It
Corporate Money Flows to State Election Bosses
Suicides Outnumber Traffic Deaths For Adolescents
300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, Unicef Reports
When China Wants Better Air Readings, Cotton Does the Trick
India’s Air-Conditioning and Climate Change Quandary
Resettling China’s ‘Ecological Migrants’
Mosul Battle Triggers Environmental Damage
300 Million Children Breathe Toxic Air
We’re Animals, After All
For Clinton and Trump, There’s Little Debating a Climate Change Divide
Stepping Over the Dead on a Migrant Boat
More Than 9 in 10 People Breathe Bad Air, W.H.O. Study Says
A New Debate Over Pricing the Risks of Climate Change
Temperatures Rise, and We’re Cooked
Climate Scientists Forcast More Floods Like Lousiana’s
Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’
Conflict and Poverty Have Uprooted Nearly 50 Million Children, U.N. Says
The Rodent Experiments of John B. Calhoun & Their Cultural Influence 
Flooding Compounds Pain of Tragic Summer in Baton Rouge
Exxon Mobil Fraud Inquiry Said to Focus More on Future Than Past
Morons Proliferate As Common Sense Trait Is Eliminated from Human Genome
Message to Tech Firms From Palo Alto Mayor: Go Away. Please.
Venezuelan President Is Chased by Angry Protesters
Many Countries Will Need Help Adapting to Climate Change
Looking, Quickly, for the Fingerprints of Climate Change
Energy Initiative Sparks Desert Duel
49,000 Kids Dying of Malnutrition Linked to Boko Haram, UN Says
Global Temperatures Are on Course for Another Record This Year
How Renewable Energy Is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course
The World’s Disappearing Sand
Abortion Pill Orders Rise in 7 Latin American Nations on Zika Alert
Reeking, Oozing Algae Closes South Florida Beaches
A Remote Pacific Nation, Threatened by Rising Seas
Pillaging by Venezuelans Reveals Depth of Hunger
Record 65 Million Displaced by Global Conflicts, U.N. Says
Vigilantes Patrol Parts of Europe Where Few Migrants Set Foot
Volkswagen Not Alone in Flouting Pollution Limits
Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World
Reports Tell of a Trail of Migrant Deaths Across Deserts and Seas
Scientists Announce HGP-Write, Project to Synthesize the Human Genome
Number of Displaced Afghans Has More Than Doubled Since 2013
Cave Rings Indicate Neanderthals Were Smarter Than We Thought
Infection Raises Specter of Superbugs Resistant to All Antibiotics
Thousands of Migrants Rescued Off Libya’s Coast in One Day
Report Warns of Climate Change Disasters That Rival Hollywood’s
Pray for Shade: Heat Wave Sets a Record in India
Unplugging the Colorado River
The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here
State Officials Investigated Over Their Inquiry Into Exxon Mobil’s Climate Change Research
Local News Media Has Best Idea Ever
In Novel Tactic on Climate Change, Citizens Sue Their Governments
Can You Really Tell If A Kid Is Lying?
Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’
Carbon Pricing Becomes a Cause for the World Bank and I.M.F.
500 Migrants May Have Died in Sinking of Boat in Mediterranean, U.N. Says
U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High
2016 Already Shows Record Global Temperatures
Papers Dating From 1957 Said To Suggest Exxon Knew of Climate Peril
NASA Is Facing a Climate Change Countdown
Climate-Related Death of Coral Around World Alarms Scientists
Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly
Exxon Mobil Climate Change Inquiry in New York Gains Allies
California Is the Driest It’s Been in 2000 Years 
El Niño Upsets Seasons and Upends Lives Worldwide
One-Third of Syrian Children Were Born During War, Unicef Report Finds
Migrants Form a Human Chain, But Some Are Swept Away
Baby’s Killing Tests India’s Protection of an Aboriginal Culture
Scientists Protest Cuts and Commercialization at Australian Climate Center
A Road Trip to the Origins of Our Species
United Arab Emirates Want to Top the World in Happiness, Too
Brazilians Shrug Off Zika Fears to Revel in Carnival Fun
Science Teachers’ Grasp of Climate Change Is Found Lacking
Nevada’s Solar Bait-and-Switch
Exploitation of Endangered Species Feared as China Revisits Wildlife Law
El Salvador’s Advice on Zika Virus: Don’t Have Babies
Fouled Water and Failed Politics
As Frustrations With Mexico’s Government Rise, So Do Lynchings
Prehistoric Massacre Hints at War Among Hunter-Gatherers
Greenpeace Subterfuge Tests Climate Research
How Often Do Mass Shootings Occur? On Average, Every Day, Records Show
Imagining a World Without Growth
Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land
Chasing a Climate Deal in Paris
Captagon: The Amphetamine Fuelling Syria’s Civil War 
Paris Attacks Force European Union to Act on Border Controls
Paris Terrorist Attacks Kill More Than 100, France Declares State of Emergency
Attacker’s Possible Link to Migrant Trail Heightens Security Fears
A 5-Minute History Of Syria’s War And The Rise Of ISIS
Shift to Lower-Carbon Energy Is Too Slow, I.E.A. Report Warns
An Island Refuge, Surrounded by Bloody Civil War, in South Sudan
China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks
As Refugees Flee, Thousands of Children Have No Country to Call Their Own
Exxon Mobil Accused of Misleading Public on Climate Change Risks
A Mass Migration Crisis, and It May Yet Get Worse
Young Migrants Reach Europe Alone, Abused and Afraid
Violence in Syria Spurs a Huge Surge in Civilian Flight
Deadly Heat Is Forecast in Persian Gulf by 2100
Nuclear Black Market Seeks IS Extremists
US Experts Warn Plutonium Stocks Could Soar in East Asia
Waves of Young Syrian Men Bring Hope, and a Test, to Europe
Social Responsibility That Rubs Right Off
People Are Getting Shot By Toddlers On A Weekly Basis In 2015
Money Flows With Refugees, and Life Jackets Fill the Shops
One of the World’s Most Powerful Central Bankers Is Worried About Climate Change
Global Companies Joining Climate Change Efforts
Plan on Migrants Strains the Limits of Europe’s Unity
U.N. Funding Shortfalls and Cuts in Refugee Aid Fuel Exodus to Europe
Abandoning Afghan War Zone in a Perilous Quest for Europe
Lesbos Turns From Vacation Island to ‘Main Point of Entry’ for Migrants
Confusion Grows As Solution To Crisis Eludes Europe
Migrants Are Stranded As barriers Rise Around Them
As Climate Changes Migrants Will Flood State, Brown Says
Snowpack in Sierra Shrinks to 500-year low
Treatment of Migrants Evokes Memories of Europe’s Darkest Hour
A Steady Flow Staggers Into Europe, Outpacing Pledges of Shelter
Germans Welcome Migrants After Long Journey Through Hungary and Austria
Migrant Influx Prompts Macedonia, Britain and France to Increase Security
Police And Migrants Clash After Macedonia Closes Its Border
A New Tool to Analyze War’s Effect on the Planet
Ex-Executive Pleads Guilty in Toxic Spill in West Virginia
In Quiet Woods, a Clamorous Gun Debate
Hurricane Sandy’s Red Tape Makes a Veteran Say, ‘I’d Rather Go Back to Falluja’
Greece Faces Another Crisis As Migration surges
Move to Fight Obama’s Climate Plan Started Early
Britain and France Point Fingers as Migrant Crisis Becomes a Political One
Hundreds of Migrants Try to Cross English Channel on Freight Trains
Premier Calls Illegal Immigration a Threat to Europe
Disasters, Both Natural and Weather-Related, Displaced 19 Million in 2014
Unraveling the Relationship Between Climate Change and Health
In Bolivia, Pope Francis Apologizes for Church’s ‘Grave Sins’
The Climate Deception Dossiers
Ruling Says Netherlands Must Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Homegrown Extremists Tied to Deadlier Toll Than Jihadists in U.S. Since 9/11
Naomi Oreskes, a Lightning Rod in a Changing Climate
Around The Globe, A Desperate Flight From Turmoil
Championing Environment, Francis Takes Aim at Global Capitalism
Pope Francis Aligns Himself With Mainstream Science on Climate
Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change
6th Mass Extinction Under Way May Put Humans At Risk, Study Shows
35 Percent Spike In Global Terror Attacks In 2014
Running Dry: How The Drought Is Forging A New California
Global Refugee Numbers Reach Alarming Levels, Says U.N.
Climate Change May Have Souped Up Record-Breaking Texas Deluge
Scientists Warn to Expect More Weather Extremes
Hundreds Form Search Parties to Seek Survivors in Texas Floods
European Union Asks Member Countries to Accept Quotas of Migrants
Obama Recasts Climate Change as a Peril With Far-Reaching Effects
Turned Away from Land and Abandoned at Sea
E.U.’s Migrant Plan Strikes Many as Another Barrier
The End of California?
Young African Migrants Caught in Trafficking Machine
Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict
President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
Pope Francis Steps Up Campaign on Climate Change, to Conservatives’ Alarm
Before Dangers at Sea, African Migrants Face Perils of a Lawless Libya
Migrant Tragedies Move European Leaders To Call Urgent Meeting
Crimes Against Art and History
Deadly Japan quake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss
World’s Protected Areas Draw Estimated 8 Billion Visitors Annually
Science Museums Urged to Cut Ties With Kochs
The New Optimism of Al Gore
Mitch McConnell Campaigns To Block Obama’s Climate Change Agenda
Race in Iraq and Syria to Record and Shield Art Falling to ISIS
The Pentagon & Climate Change: How Deniers Put National Security at Risk 
The Big Melt: Antarctica’s Retreating Ice May Reshape Earth
Is the Environment a Moral Cause?
Building a Face, and a Case, on DNA
Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher
Climate Is Big Issue for Hispanics, and Personal
Confessions of a Former TSA Officer
Genomic Sequencing’s Value Challenged in Stanford Study
2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics
Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust
Architects of C.I.A. Interrogation Drew on Psychology to Induce ‘Helplessness’
More Refugees Take to the Sea, U.N. Reports 
Snow Is Down and Heat Is Up in the Arctic, Report Says
Tahoe Celebrating Snow But Bracing For Dry Times
Billions Needed As Humanitarian Crises Escalate
Energy and Regulators on Same Team
Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park
Where Grass Is Greener, a Push to Share Drought’s Burden
Ready, Aim, Fire, Then Relax in the Lounge
Surging Gun Sales Swamp FBI Background-Check System
The Myth of Human Progress
U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming
Our Failing Weather Infrastructure
A Retreat From Weather Disasters
Human CO2 Emissions Blocking California’s Normal Rainfall
‘Moment of Truth’ on Emissions
Pentagon Says Global Warming Poses an Immediate Risk to National Security
The Kink in the Human Brain: Why Are Humans OK with Destroying the Planet?
Insane: Fracking Company Teams Up with Komen Foundation to ‘End Breast Cancer Forever’
Edward O. Wilson Explains ‘The Meaning of Human Existence’
Mexico’s Cartel Government
Cuomo Administration Fudged Fracking Study to Downplay the Risks
8 Shocking Things the Kochs Have Done to Amass Their Fortune
‘Avatar’ Director James Cameron Talks Climate Change
Portland Will Still Be Cool, but Anchorage May Be the Place to Be
Global Warming Concerns Grow
Too Much of a Good Thing
Tech Giants Dig Deeper In Climate Politics
Google Condemns ALEC For Lying About Climate Change
Naomi Klein On The Great Clash Between Capitalism And The Climate
Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind
We’re Running Out of Time: Ocean Acidification and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Soar
Shaken and Stirred in California’s Recent Earthquake
Charles Koch Personally Founded Group Protecting Oil Industry Hand-Outs, Documents Reveal
Janine di Giovanni: What I saw in the war
12 Ecologically Sustainable Countries and Why They Should Be Admired
Beheadings in Syria Now Routine, U.N. Panel Says
Losing Ground
Ebola and Climate Change: How Are They Connected?
By Sea and by Ladder, Africans Seek Entry to Spain
Humans Blamed For Most Recent Rapid Melting Of Glaciers
Soaking Up Catalina, Tourists Pose a Dilemma
As Oysters Die, Climate Policy Goes on the Stump
A Carbon Tax’s Ignoble End
Lessons From The Call Of The Wild
China’s Energy Plans Will Worsen Climate Change, Greenpeace Says 
Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack
Giant Mystery Hole Appears in Siberia, But No One’s Sure What Caused It
Pope Francis Calls the Destruction of Nature a Modern Sin
Renewable Energy Sources Provide Easier Targets for Hackers
Ancient baby boom in American Southwest exceeded modern birthrates