CNN’s Bill Weir on raising resilient kids during the climate crisis and choosing to have them in the first place

Record-breaking heat, rising sea levels, increasingly extreme weather and more are fueled by the man-made climate crisis. It doesn’t feel like a great time to be raising kids, or having them at all. But perhaps that is still true, if we can counter fear with knowledge and hope. I chatted with Bill Weir, CNN’s chief … Read more

The scorching heat is back in Southeast Asia and it won’t go away anytime soon

The death of a toddler from extreme heat highlighted the risk of climate-related diseases across Malaysia. That same week, Vietnam declared a state of emergency after abnormally high temperatures in the south dried up entire rice fields. And in the Philippines, hundreds of schools suspended classes after daily temperatures rose above 42 degrees Celsius. The … Read more

From pizzly bears to strange fish, this is why hybrid animals are becoming increasingly common

The bears that scientists shot in the Canadian Arctic in 2016 were a biological mystery. He looked like a grizzly bear, complete with long claws and a prominent snout, but most of his fur was white. Call it a pizzly or maybe a grolar beer. Whatever the case, scientists have determined that the animal was … Read more

From pizzly bears to strange fish, this is why hybrid animals are becoming increasingly common

The bears that scientists shot in the Canadian Arctic in 2016 were a biological mystery. He looked like a grizzly bear, complete with long claws and a prominent snout, but most of his fur was white. Call it a pizzly or maybe a grolar beer. Whatever the case, scientists have determined that the animal was … Read more

Seven ways climate change will change our holidays by 2050

Greece was one of the worst hit countries when forest fires devastated the countryside during a period of intense heat in 2023 – Getty It is said that climate change is mainly experienced through online videos – until you are the one filming the segment. And it increasingly feels like vacationers are the people holding … Read more

Melting polar ice could slow the Earth’s rotation and disrupt the way we measure time

Over the next few years, everyone on Earth will lose a second of time, but exactly when this happens is now affected by human-induced climate change. For the first time in history, world timekeepers may have to consider subtracting a second from our clocks in a few years, as the planet spins a tad faster … Read more

A new study suggests that a supervolcano eruption may have facilitated humanity’s migration out of Africa

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. About 74,000 years ago, Mount Toba in Sumatra experienced a super eruption, one of the largest in Earth’s history, potentially causing a massive disruption to the world’s climate. Some scientists have suspected that a volcanic … Read more

In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, the pull to move to the city becomes even stronger amid climate shocks

CAN THO, Vietnam (AP) — Dao Bao Tran and her brother Do Hoang Trung, 11-year-old twins growing up on a rickety houseboat in the Mekong Delta, have dreams. Tran likes K-pop, watches videos at night to learn Korean and would like to visit Seoul. Trung wants to become a singer. But their hopes are “unrealistic,” … Read more

Rain is scarce in the Amazon. Instead, mega fires rage.

RIO DE JANEIRO – By this time of year, rain should drench large parts of the Amazon rainforest. Instead, a punishing drought has kept the rain at bay, creating dry conditions for fires that have engulfed hundreds of square miles of rainforest that normally doesn’t burn. The fires have turned the end of the dry … Read more