Researchers coin the phrase Hothouse Earth in a newly released paper, describing a bleak future if we continue to behave in ways inadequate to the threat. They conclude, "Humanity is now facing the need for critical decisions and actions that could influence our future for centuries, if not millennia." Grist responds: Terrified by 'hothouse Earth'? Don't despair — do something. And from the Times, Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change.
Biologist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier combines her talents in the beautiful new book Amaze, images of people all around the world and their relationship to the planet.