Thirty Years of Climate Change: What Will the Next Three Decades Bring?

We’ve been exploring the concept of climate change since 1988. Yet the problem continues to elude traditional solutions. Maybe the problem is it’s not a problem — it’s an emergent planetary force, and we have to build a new relationship to it. Science has made it clear that it’s a two-way relationship. What have we learned over the last 30 years, and what will the next 30 years bring?

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Environment

Thirty-two million gallons of mercury are trapped under the immense ice sheets in the Arctic Circle. As the Earth warms... See more
Following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria — not to mention the floods, wildfires, and storms that put 2017 on the... See more
As US special envoy for climate change in the Obama administration, Todd Stern helped cobble together a consensus among... See more
Population growth, shifting agricultural practices, and altered weather patterns are weighing on the food supply, a... See more
Last year, the US was besieged by catastrophic natural disasters that included three major hurricanes as well as... See more
For more than 130 years, the National Geographic Society has pushed the boundaries of science by engaging the average... See more

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