The Trump administration’s plan to shrink four land-based national monuments has provoked howls of anguish from environmental groups, Native American tribes and some businesses, such as the outdoors company Patagonia.
Scientists are now mapping a world that is changing rapidly in often-terrifying ways. Climate disruption and world leaders’ unwillingness to act have put us at risk of experiencing mega-droughts, the disappearance of coral reefs and other ecological impacts of an anthropogenically warming planet.
Since 2011, destruction of the oceans has not only continued, but it has increased dramatically. Photo: Undersea Explorer/AP The UN World Meteorological Organization recently announced that 14 of the 15 hottest