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The Best Articles in Climate Crisis

The 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 2023 so far.

  1. A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
  2. Climate Change from A to Z
  3. Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest provider are worthless, analysis shows
  4. What Is the Future of Organic?
  5. The dirty road to clean energy: how China’s electric vehicle boom is ravaging the environment


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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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NASA Earth

NASA’s favorite (habitable) planet. 🌎💚 Studying Earth from ground to orbit.


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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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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Emily Atkin

I edit and sometimes write HEATED, a newsletter devoted to climate accountability journalism. I also do TikTok (search HEATED). She/her.

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A run, hike, ride, or meditation can change everything. Live Bravely! IG: @outsidemagazine Newsletters: Cover photo: Mark Fleming

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Nautilus Magazine

Cutting-edge science, unraveled in award-winning journalism by the very brightest living thinkers. Click the link to subscribe to the newsletter.

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