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.”
Gut study reveals why pandas get huge despite their terrible diet
Trust the gut.
How human behavior is endangering England's hidden “rainforests”
Many chalk aquifers are sadly polluted.
Which diet is the healthiest? One eating hack can boost more than your body
It's a no-brainer.
Scientists confirm 6 links between race and air pollution
A positive trend in decreasing air pollution masks glaring racial disparities.
Fossils that "clearly foreshadow" modern humans are 30,000 years older than we thought
Scientists update the age of the Omo I fossils in eastern Africa, pushing the timeline of human history in the region back by some 30,000 years.
Dolphin study could help us understand the evolution of female pleasure
Scientists suggest the dolphin clitoris plays an important role in sexual pleasure, helping us understand the evolution of this behavior.
Does my cat think I’m just a bigger cat? It’s complicated
What is Tiddles thinking?
11 vital climate lessons from 2021 to help you through 2022
This year will be pivotal.
Revealed: A beautiful connection between birds’ appearances and their behavior
Why does cannabis smell? The answer might not be what you think
As always, science has a surprising answer.
Scientists discover an ancient oceanic reptile that evolved exceedingly fast
Scientists now know how this big boy joined the ranks of ocean giants.
Elephant study could reduce conflict with humans
This one factor keeps young male elephants cool and calm in the face of humans.
Sea spray could be dousing you in toxic "forever chemicals" — study
Scientists reveal chemicals known as PFAAs, are being transported across long distances on sea spray, thereby entering the atmosphere and impacting human health.
How did life arise? New study offers fundamental evidence for a disputed theory
Meet LUCA, the ancestor you never knew you had.
Scientists see a strange — and worrying — climate change effect in frogs
It's not a good sign.
Is planting trees good for cities? Why this question misses an essential truth
This is a two-way street.