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And the Nobel Prize in Physics goes to…climate researchers? It’s complicated.

The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three scientists who have delved into the intricacies of climate, Giorgio Parisi of Italy, Klaus Hasselmann of Germany, and Syukuro Manabe of the US. Wait…is that physics? Well, yes. Physics and math and meteorology and chemistry and fluid mechanics and biology and computer science and just about every other branch of science you can think of. And that’s the point: Climate is complicated. Complicated in terms of what factors make

Sneak preview: Project Hannibal

Stuck at home for the last ten months, I've immersed myself in thinking about the future. The result: a new science fiction book, Project Hannibal! Climate change threatens to melt the Arctic permafrost layer and unleash a devastating cascade of greenhouse gases. As a vital step in maintaining a livable Earth, a brilliant geneticist has resurrected genetically engineered mammoths. Estelle Dupris is a flying doctor visiting patients in an isolated Native Alaskan village. With

Danger to Earth: Climate change threatens the permafrost

2020 was a terrible year. We’re all hoping 2021 will reign in the coronavirus, stem the death and destruction the disease has caused, ease the grief at our losses, repair the economic damage, usher in changes to promote social justice, and end to the political strife that has pitted us against one another. But we can’t lose sight of the fact that 2020 also marks an unprecedented year in climate change, continuing a trend that cannot be reversed in a single year or perhaps a s