Gore: Fracking Won’t Solve Our Climate Crisis

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Natural gas can’t be a “bridge fuel” unless we crack down on methane leaks, he tells Climate Desk.

This Man Wrote Hundreds of Letters Warning Politicians Not to Lie. It Worked.

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Political scientist Brendan Nyhan explains why fact-checking keeps candidates honest…sometimes.

How Western Civilization Ended, Circa 2014

The Thwaites Glacier of West Antarctica. In a new sci-fi novella, the collapse of this ice sheet becomes synonymous with the collapse of Western Civilization. NASA

Two historians turn to science fiction to scare the hell out of you about climate change.

This Is Why You Have No Business Challenging Scientific Experts

Jenny McCarthy, who once remarked that she began her autism research at the "University of Google" Scott Roth/Invision/AP

Harry Collins, a founder of the field of “science studies,” explains why we should listen to scientists on climate change, vaccines, and HIV-AIDS.

Jared Diamond: We Could Be Living in a New Stone Age by 2114

Jared Diamond.

The Pulitzer-winning author explains why he adapted his classic book “The Third Chimpanzee” for kids: because we need them to fix our mistakes.

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