Eric Holthaus

Eric Holthaus

Eric Holthaus is a meteorologist and staff writer for Grist, covering climate science, policy, and solutions. He has previously written for the Wall Street Journal, Slate, and a variety of other publications.

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Studies show that PTSD in survivors of previous disasters is often triggered during national crises. Survivor’s guilt is real. (Photo: @AssaadRazzouk/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
How to Process Climate Grief Over the California Wildfires
I follow the weather obsessively, but I can’t remember any other time in modern American history when a town of more than 25,000 people was demolished in just six hours, like Paradise, California, was . Maybe Homestead, Florida, during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 — but Homestead at least had a few...
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"Yes, the prospect of runaway climate change is terrifying. But this dead world is not our destiny. It’s entirely avoidable." (Photo: Getty) Views
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Terrified By ‘Hothouse Earth’? Don’t Despair — Do Something
A team of international researchers released what looks like a blueprint for catastrophe last week. On our current path, they warned, humanity might push the planet into an entirely new, hellish equilibrium, unseen since before the emergence of our species millions of years ago. This doomsday...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2015
The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here
Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington state's Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first...
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