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The Best Articles in Climate Crisis

A reading list of the best and most useful articles and videos in Climate Crisis from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Climate Crisis Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Climate Crisis by Refind users in 2022.

  1. Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap
  2. Capitalism is killing the planet
  3. Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown
  4. World’s whitest paint is now thin enough for cars, planes
  5. Get a better understanding of the science of climate change in just 6 charts


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What is ...?

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Climate Crisis, including:

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Kate Marvel

Climate scientist @NASAGISS, soon @projectdrawdown. Writing HUMAN NATURE @eccobooks. Chapter lead, #NCA5. Let's fix stuff.

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Ed Hawkins

Climate scientist, NCAS/University of Reading | MBE | Warming Stripes: | Views own Mastadon:

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Naomi Klein

This Changes Everything. The Shock Doctrine. No Logo. On Fire. @UBC Professor of Climate Justice, co-director @CCJ_UBC

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There's space for everybody. ✨

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change #IPCC is the leading world body for the assessment of #climatechange. RT ≠ endorsement 🌍 👩🏿‍🔬👨🏾‍🔬


We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Climate Crisis, including:

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We're a nonprofit news org dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Get our journalism in your inbox:

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Emily Atkin

I write HEATED. She/her. On Mastodon:

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MIT Technology Review

Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next.

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Civil Eats

Award-winning news and commentary about the U.S. food system. Support nonprofit, independent media:

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XKCD Comic

XKCD comic feed with images and mobile friendly links. Unofficial, feed run by @dghubble

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Every day Refind picks 5 links from around the web for every user, tailored to the user’s interests. Picking only a handful of links means focusing on what’s relevant and useful. We favor timeless pieces—links with long shelf-lives, articles that are still relevant one month, one year, or even ten years from now. These lists of the best resources on any topic are the result of years of careful curation.

How does Refind curate?

It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:

  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
  2. In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
  3. Our algorithm processes 100k+ new links every day and uses external signals to find the most relevant ones, focusing on timeless pieces.
  4. Our community of active users gets 5 links every day, tailored to their interests. They provide feedback via implicit and explicit signals: open, read, listen, share, add to reading list, save to «Made me smarter», «More/less like this», etc.
  5. Our algorithm uses these internal signals to refine the selection.
  6. In addition, we have expert curators who manually curate niche topics.

The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.

How does Refind detect «timeless» pieces?

We focus on pieces with long shelf-lives—not news. We determine «timelessness» via a number of metrics, for example, the consumption pattern of links over time.

How many sources does Refind monitor?

We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.

Which sources does Refind monitor in Climate Crisis?

We monitor hundreds of sources in Climate Crisis, including grist, Emily Atkin, MIT Technology Review, Civil Eats, XKCD Comic, and many more.

Who are the thought leaders in Climate Crisis?

We follow dozens of thought leaders in Climate Crisis, including Kate Marvel, Ed Hawkins, Naomi Klein, NASA, IPCC.

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