In these troubling times, we need to start worrying about the sustained habitability of our only home. Some of the panic for short-term disaster may seem a bit cynical in nature, but no matter your personal convictions or your position on the political spectrum: Humanity will need a much firmer grasp on ecological and atmospheric processes going forward. Meanwhile, the sum of human knowledge is available to all of us on the internet, but it’s getting harder to separate that knowledge from the intellectual noise that’s out there. The stream of information has become so convoluted, that the lines separating fact from fiction gets blurrier every day. Selling snake oil has never been so sinister, but I’m here to sell you my Berlin beach house.