The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the global average, so it’s essential for scientists to study this climate now so they can better understand our warming world. Photographer Esther Horvath braved bone-chilling temperatures to capture these beautiful scenes of researchers at work.

Here’s an eclectic list, from scientists Ayana Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson, containing books, essays, a newsletter, an archival scientific paper and even legislation.

With all the terrible news breaking every day, it’s tempting to sink into a deep funk about the climate. But the fact is, things are not hopeless, and it’s time to stop playing the victim or sticking our fingers in our ears and failing to pay attention.

From the climate crisis to rising inequality to the debate about transparency and privacy, vote in our online poll to determine which will be the biggest driver of change in the next 30 years.