Tag Archives: global warming

How tsunamis work – Alex Gendler

In 479 BC, when Persian soldiers besieged the Greek city of Potidaea, the tide retreated much farther than usual, leaving a convenient invasion route. But this wasn’t a stroke of luck. Before they had crossed halfway, the water returned in a wave higher than anyone had ever seen, drowning the attackers. The Potiidaeans believed they… Read More »

The Green New Deal, explained

Every few years, they gather to tell us what’s happening to our warming planet. In 2018, they had some news. “It’s very clear that half a degree matters.” This is a chart of how much the global temperature has gone up since we discovered fossil fuels. For a long time, scientists said that we should… Read More »

Is it Wrong to Fly? – Glad You Asked S1 (E6)

This is me in China in 1996, on a trip to see where my family came from.That trip was the first time that I rode in an airplane,and the first time that I got stuck in an airport.We’ve been waiting here for 9 hours now! Air travel is one of the great privileges of living… Read More »

Google and Amazon are now in the oil business

On Earth Day 2019, Google posted this video about the “urgency of radically addressing climate change in the next decade.” This is Kate Brandt, she used to be Obama’s chief sustainability officer. Now she works to make Google a global leader in “reducing or even eliminating our dependence on raw materials or fossil fuels.” Google’s… Read More »