Carolyn Beeler, PRI

Carolyn Beeler


Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Carolyn:


UN climate summit asks for 'specific actions' to hit Paris targets

Secretary-General António Guterres has asked countries to come to the UN summit with specific plans for how they intend to cut carbon emissions in line with the most recent science, which says global greenhouse gas emissions must fall 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. → Read More


Top US leadership is 'missing ingredient' in climate change action

US President Donald Trump announced a planned withdrawal from the Paris climate accords two years ago, but states and local governments haven't all followed suit. What impact has US policy whiplash had on the climate two years later? → Read More


If Thwaites Glacier collapses, it would change global coastlines forever

Scientists fear the collapse of Thwaites Glacier could one day destabilize surrounding glaciers and eventually trigger up to 11 feet of global sea level rise → Read More

I Stood at the Front Line of Climate Change

I couldn’t shake the image in my head that we were sailing through a glacier graveyard. → Read More


Hear these voices from the front lines of climate change

What is it like to face climate change where you live? The World spoke to people from all over the globe at the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to learn how climate change was impacting them, and what they were doing about it. → Read More


In Puerto Rico's coffee country, 'We have to motivate the farmers to come to the soil again'

More than 260 schools in Puerto Rico closed this summer due to low enrollment after Maria. A group of women want to transform one in western Puerto Rico into an educational center to revive the region’s coffee industry. → Read More


What a Justice Kavanaugh could mean for climate change

Kavanaugh believes climate change is a threat, but takes a narrow interpretation of the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. → Read More


How do we process doom-and-gloom climate news? How should we?

“Climate change has all the hallmarks of an issue which is difficult for people to engage with psychologically,” says an environmental psychologist. → Read More


The UK’s move away from coal means they’re burning wood from the US

Europe and the US say wood pellets are a carbon neutral alternative to coal. Many experts say otherwise. → Read More


This British company is turning food waste into beer

Toast Ale has been making beer out of surplus bread for two years. Now the British beer-maker is trying to get other breweries in on the game. → Read More


Just how unstable is the massive Thwaites glacier? Scientists are about to find out.

A new five-year US and British research project hopes to give policy makers a better sense of how much west Antarctica will drive rising seas. → Read More


Take a tour of The City of London’s tiny, protected green spaces

Open spaces in greater London’s historic core have been protected since Victorian times. → Read More


Pompeo nomination consolidates climate skepticism in Trump administration

The CIA Director's views on climate change would be more in line with President Trump’s than those of his predecessor. → Read More


For one British couple, there's an unexpected upside to living near a crumbling coast

The Canes were able to move back to their home after a stint in Australia because no one would buy it. → Read More


As a British village crumbles into the sea, a family holds onto a home that can't be saved

The government says it can’t protect every home from the sea. One family says they’ll hold tight to their memories when it’s time to leave their house. → Read More


Bering Sea loses half its sea ice over two weeks

Temperatures in Alaska on Tuesday were as high as 45 degrees above average. → Read More


More details but no answers in brain trauma cases of US diplomats in Cuba

Doctors call it “a concussion without concussion.” But what’s causing it? The medical mystery continues. → Read More


Europe’s investment in offshore wind is paying off — for the US

Europe's investments in offshore wind have fueled better technology, more competition and cheaper capital for new projects. That's driven down the cost of offshore power and now the US is capitalizing on the savings. → Read More


Trump and the environment, one year into the presidency

Environmental and energy policy are an area where President Donald Trump has been effective in pushing his agenda. → Read More


Fewer international students coming to US for grad school in science and engineering

In 2017, the US saw its first dip in international enrollment in science and engineering in years. → Read More