Betsy Ladyzhets is a data journalist and science writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a recent graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University, with a dual degree in English (official concentration in Creative Writing) and Biology (unofficial concentration in Loving Trees). At Stacker, she is responsible for managing the publication's science, health, and lifestyle content.
Stacker combined economic data and history to trace the country’s economy from the Roaring Twenties to the 2008 recession and beyond.
While other countries are adopting carbon taxes and building fleets of electric buses, the U.S. is mired in political turmoil and led by a president who denies the urgent reality of climate change. For now, most clean energy developments happen on the state and local level.
The 2019 fires in the Amazon rainforest threaten one-tenth of the known species on Earth. Stacker used the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List to highlight 50 endangered species from this region that have been put at risk by this past summer’s crisis.
As of February 2020, fires remain uncontained across eastern Australia. Millions of acres of wilderness have been destroyed and over 1 billion local animals have been killed.
Climate change will not wait for administrative reform.