History is full of episodes that make us wonder: what would’ve happened if things went slightly differently?
In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world’s climate. At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is usually at its minimum, the monthly value failed to drop below 400 parts per million.
That all but ensures that 2016 will be the year that carbon dioxide officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm mark, never to return below it in our lifetimes, according to scientists.
Because carbon pollution has been increasing since the…
UPDATE: Sept. 27, 2016, 5:23 p.m. SGT Taipei Water Department stops water supplies to four million in Taipei City.
People in Taiwan boarded up their houses and braced for the arrival of Typhoon Megi on Tuesday, its third typhoon in two weeks.
Authorities evacuated more than 5,000 people from their homes and hundreds of flights were cancelled. Schools and offices were declared shut for two days.
By noon on Tuesday, the power was knocked out in some 36,000 residences, reports AFP.
It’s almost hard to remember at the time of writing — two hours later — but before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University Monday night, Hillary Clinton supporters were tying themselves into knots of anxiety.
The bar had been set incredibly low for Donald Trump. Pundits on every cable channel agreed: all he had to do was to get up on that stage and be, well, presidential. Stay calm, stay focused on his winningest issue — the economy — and don’t allow yourself to get baited by…