Stories by John Upton

John Upton is a Senior Science Writer at Climate Central. He has written for the New York Times, Slate, Nautilus, VICE, Grist, Pacific Standard, Modern Farmer, 7x7 San Francisco and Audubon Magazine. subscribe to John Upton's feed

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017, Source: Climate Central

"A conservative, free-market approach is a very Republican way of approaching the problem," said former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2017, Source: Climate Central

What makes the Rex Tillerson deal unusual is that ExxonMobil has agreed to provide him with benefits it had no legal obligation to provide.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2017, Source: Climate Central

As the GOP takes control of the White House and Congress, state officials fear roadblocks to environmental progress.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2016, Source: Climate Central

The future of global climate policy has always been unpredictable. Right now, it’s even more so.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2016, Source: Climate Central

Bare trunks of dead coastal forests are being discovered up and down the mid-Atlantic coastline, killed by the advance of rising seas.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2016, Source: Climate Central

Disturbing models predict sea level rises not seen since prehistoric times.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2016, Source: Climate Central

New research suggests that, If managed well, shorelines could adapt naturally to rapid changes in sea level.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2016, Source: Climate Central

The legal challenge to Obama's Clean Power Plan is expected to eventually reach the Supreme Court.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2016, Source: Climate Central

The much slower-moving cycle of the Pacific Ocean has been playing a role in record-breaking warmth.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2015, Source: Climate Central

According to a new paper, a heavy reliance on future uses of negative emissions technology to allow continued use of fossil fuels is a bad idea.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2015, Source: Climate Central

Of the many disagreements that are plaguing negotiators, the two that have the greatest potential to derail the summit relate to money.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2015, Source: Climate Central

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan envisions the nation's interstate electrical grids as backbones for renewable energy and pollution trading.