Record fires are raging in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, with more than 2500 fires currently burning. They are collectively emitting huge amounts of carbon, with smoke plumes visible thousands of kilometres away. The good news: we already know what we need to do to stop it.
The recent and terrifying false missile alert in Hawaii has everyone asking, “What if it happened here?” While statistically, your hometown is probably not a nuclear target, historian Alex Wellerstein’s NUKEMAP shows you what it would look like.
Hurricane categories range from 1 (119km/h winds) to 5 (252km/h and up). There is no Category 6, not even for record breaking storms such as Irma.