The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists sees increased threats to global survival from nuclear weapons and climate change—and President Trump.
Before his election, Donald Trump promised a new age for coal. But so far, the industry’s gains appear to be temporary, and its future remains bleak.
Studies show the untested technofix that would allow continued use of fossil fuels "could simultaneously benefit one region to the detriment of another.”
The country is the only major one in the world where damage to the climate is worsening as the population becomes poorer.
But the alliance says it won't be able to achieve necessary cuts in greenhouse gas emissions without efforts at the federal level.
The organization expects a global rise of 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, even if countries cut their greenhouse gas emissions as promised in 2015.
Much of that will have to be spent on expensive technologies engineered to suck 1,000 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air by 2100, a new study shows.
One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.
The Chinese president called the new French leader this week, urging him to adhere to the Paris agreement, from which President Trump is considering withdrawing.
Researchers warn that thawing soil in the Arctic tundra’s permafrost will release deadly quantities of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.