What would happen if the polar ice caps melted?
“The number of people that would be affected by this is about 40% of the world population.”
What would happen if a supervolcano erupted?
What happens if we solve climate change?
“It's very important that we take steps, and we take them rapidly.”
What would happen if a giant asteroid hit the earth?
What would happen if a pandemic killed 10 percent of humans?
The future of Earth is 5 other planets
And one bonus prize.
12 board games that fix the biggest problem with Settlers of Catan
These eco-friendly games are shaking up the board game industry.
In 1986, Star Trek pushed a Greenpeace agenda as a blockbuster movie. It worked.
The legacy of 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage' is more than just a goofy movie time travel movie. Here's how it changed our world for the better.
Biodiversity loss is making humanity sicker
By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in towns and cities.
Inverse Daily: Carbon-neutral by 2050
In the wake of the news that the 2010s was the hottest-ever decade on record, many are asking what an be done to stop the trend?
The Netherlands is sinking and an iconic Dutch symbol is to blame
“In 100 years, sea level rise as a result of climate change is a bigger problem for the Netherlands."
Climate scientist: Our profession is letting down humanity
Forty years of these efforts have not had any impact on the carbon course of humanity.
9 things we love that are being destroyed by climate change
Time to step it up a notch as we enter a new decade.
Climate change: 6 positive stories from around the world in 2019
Climate researchers have not given up hope for our planet.
Solar panels will continue to decline in price in the 2020s
The sun is set to shine on solar energy.
The dark side of plant-based food
Food trends are far more political — and economically motivated — than it seems.
Don't discount carbon capture just yet, study says. It could go underwater.
Environmentalists have been reluctant in the past, but scientists say it could really work.
I quit flying for a year. Here's what I learned during my year off.
Air travel only accounts for about three percent of warming, so why all the fuss?
The 5 corrupt pillars of climate change denial
Why are we allowing the people with the most privilege and power to delay us from saving the planet?
To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn’t
With the tools we have now, we can’t create new breeds and cultivars fast enough to cope with the rapidly changing conditions.
Using A/C outside is terrible for the climate
Qatar is doing it.
SpaceX Mars city: Here’s how much Elon Musk's dream would cost
Elon Musk has placed a figure on the scheme that's out-of-this-world.
UN Climate Summit: 5 Major Narratives to Know About
Here are five major stories heading into the UN's week-long climate summit.
We Have One Last Chance to Save the Great Barrier Reef
The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded from “poor” to “very poor.”
In Mexico, indigenous peoples and scientists race to save an iconic Aztec animal
Once mutually wary, farmers and scientists are working jointly to save a key ecosystem — and an endangered salamander.
How is nature connected to well-being? It's complicated, scientists say
Experts reviewed hundreds of papers to draw scientific conclusions about our cultural and ecological connections to nature.
The most epic fantasy movie on HBO Max reveals a dark truth about real life
Princess Mononoke’s story reveals a nuance of how humans treat the climate crisis.
Blackouts are likely this summer — here’s how to prepare
There are steps you can take to prepare yourself, and your home, for these times.
Mysterious “milky seas” captured on camera for the first time
You’ve never seen anything like it.
Summer really is getting hotter — how to prepare and stay cool
Heat waves can be deadly — don't be caught off-guard. Here are a few simple ways you can prepare.
Look: Gophers might be the first mammalian farmers besides humans
But they’re not the only animals that know how to cultivate.
45 million years later, a paleontologist realizes fossil frogs died having sex
Hopefully they had a good time.
Look: 10 jaw-dropping images reveal nature running wild in cities
Fancy seeing you here!
1.8 billion people face once-in-a-century flooding, study reveals
A shocking number of people globally are at risk of floods.
The best post-apocalypse movie of the century reveals a dark debate over humanity’s future
Climate doom is a serious threat in both science fiction and real life.
Climate change and air pollution are wrecking children’s health, a landmark review reveals
The research leaves no doubt about the devastating threat of climate change and air pollution to children.
The zaniest sci-fi movie on Netflix reveals a real way to manipulate the weather
Can you really control the weather? Here's what an expert has to say.
Watch: Superworms snacking on styrofoam could be the solution to the world's trash problem
Scientists were baffled by this fruit's quirky biology — but indigenous people knew the answer for centuries
Researchers are still catching up to traditional Indigenous knowledge when it comes to classifying plant species.
Planting trees isn’t enough. Here’s why we need tiny man-made forests.
Mini-forests could be a key to climate adaptation.