climate change Category

April 10, 2019

Amazon employees call for a company-wide climate change plan

Amazon is the next tech giant to face mounting calls to action from its employees. A total of 3,541 employees have published an open letter asking Jeff Bezos and other leaders to adopt a shareholder resolution and release a "company-wide&…

April 10, 2019

GamesBeat Summit 2019: Talks on refugees, peace, climate change, and accessibility

GamesBeat Summit 2019 will feature more than 90 speakers, including talks on gaming communities related to refugees, peace, climate change, and accessibility.

April 9, 2019

Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Much Faster Than Scientists Thought, Study Finds

A new study says glaciers are shrinking 18% faster than previously measured

April 8, 2019

Earth’s glaciers lost 9 trillion tons of ice. That’s the weight of 27 billion 747s.

Nine trillion metric tons. 
That’s how much ice Earth’s glaciers lost in the 55 years between 1961 and 2016. An international team of scientists used satellite and direct field observations to conclude that Earth’s glaciers have melted such a pr…

April 8, 2019

Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have …

April 1, 2019

New York’s Plan to Make Manhattan Drivers Pay Extra Is a Big Deal for People and the Planet

The next best thing to banning cars is crafting policies that factor in the toll they take on society. And that’s exactly what New York has now done. After toying with the idea for more than a decade, on Sunday the state legislature passed a budget tha…

April 1, 2019

Gimlet’s Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thi…

April 1, 2019

Scientists Say Climate Change Might Turn Denali Into a Literal Mountain of Shit

Look at that mountain. Isn’t it pretty? Isn’t what you see in the above picture a pretty mountain? “Sure is, Rebecca, you dumb idiot!” you say. “I can recognize a beautiful mountain when I see one, you stupid blogger!” But what if I told you that bene…

March 31, 2019

Cities Around the World Go Dark for Earth Hour, in a Call for Action on Climate Change

Earth Hour calls for greater awareness and more sparing use of resources

March 30, 2019

Judge Rules Trump Plans to Open Up Swathes of Arctic, Atlantic Oceans for Drilling Illegal

In a major blow to the Donald Trump administration’s oil and gas policy, on Friday a federal judge ruled the president’s order opening massive swathes of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas drilling operations illegal, the Washington Post rep…