Alpine ecosystems are islands of cold. They contain pockets of endemic biodiversity surrounded by a sea of hotter land. Mountains are thought to be particularly vulnerable to climate change because increased temperatures compromise species […]
Climate Change’s Role in the Syrian Uprising
Three years before Syria’s uprising in 2011, the country experienced the worst drought in recorded history. This unprecedented dry weather caused dramatic crop failure and livestock mortality in regions heavily dependent on […]
What kills more people than car accidents and HIV in China?
Last week the illustrious scientific journal, Nature, published a study showing that outdoor air pollution kills 1.36 million people in China alone each year. This is “an order of magnitude higher than that attributable to […]