A world awash in plastic will soon get slammed by more, as major oil companies ramp up their production. PHOTOGRAPH: PAUL TAYLOR/GETTY IMAGES his story originally appeared on Yale Environment360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As public concern about plastic pollution rises, consumers are reaching for canvas bags, metal straws, and reusable water bottles. But […]

The world is on track to produce 50 percent more fossil fuels than could be burned without increasing Earth’s surface temperature more than two degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels Oil, gas and coal output already planned or in the pipeline will overwhelm efforts to cap global warming at levels consistent […]