348 articles from The Economist.

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2022-04-20 The wish to respond to climate change O N A SPRING day in 2021 some visitors to the ECB made an unusual entrance. J...
2022-04-09 The latest IPCC report argues that stabilising the climate will require fast action T HE WINDOW to prevent global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5°C above...
2022-03-17 Why global warming threatens east African coffee NAIROBI J EREMIAH LETTING learned about coffee from his father. As a child in t...
2022-03-05 The latest UN climate report is gloomy, with some sunny patches SINGAPORE T HERE IS A peculiarly modern form of the uncanny which Glenn Albrech...
2022-03-05 Climate change must be adapted to as well as opposed I N NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC )...
2022-02-28 New IPCC report: over 3bn people face rising climate-change threat THE “ASSESSMENT REPORTS” from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change used...
2022-02-05 Targeting methane “ultra-emitters” could cheaply slow climate change O N FEBRUARY 15TH 2018 a gas well blew up in Ohio’s Belmont county. Flying over...
2022-01-08 The EU’s green rules will do too little to tackle climate change I NVESTORS’ ENTHUSIASM for financing the green transition is growing—just look ...
2021-12-08 How Bolivian lithium could help fight climate change Río Grande T HE SALAR DE UYUNI , a salt flat in southern Bolivia, is so vast and...
2021-12-07 Japan has a chequered record on climate change OMACHI K ARASHIMA YUKARI sits before a colour-coded map. She points out homes t...
2021-11-20 The Glasgow summit left a huge hole in the world’s plans to curb climate change GLASGOW A S COP26 FINALLY came to a close on November 13th, more than 24 hours ...
2021-11-13 Britons want to prevent climate change, but favour expensive solutions O NE SIDE-EFFECT of hosting an international climate conference is an outbreak ...
2021-11-08 The fight against climate change requires action not just words by Catherine Brahic: Environment editor, The Economist I T IS TRADITIONAL , afte...
2021-11-06 How might climate change affect European gastronomy? F ARMERS IN SOUTHERN Italy are cultivating avocados and mangos. Tropical creatu...
2021-10-30 Why the COP26 climate summit will be both crucial and disappointing “T HE RAIN it raineth every day,” Feste tells the audience at the end of “Twelf...
2021-10-27 How Asia is crucial in the battle against climate change M IHIR, A 25-YEAR-OLD who lives near the Indian city of Durgapur, has big plans...
2021-10-23 Britain has ambitious climate-change plans—and two problems W HEN IT COMES to tackling climate change, the British government lacks neither...
2021-10-23 Maine relies on its marine life, but climate change will alter what that means PORTLAND, MAINE S TEVE TRAIN used to finish work by 1pm. In those days, Mr Trai...
2021-10-09 Hydrogen’s moment is here at last H YDROGEN HAS been controversial ever since the tragedy of the Hindenburg , an...
2021-09-11 The effects of a warmer world are visible in animals’ bodies F OR HUMANS , adapting to climate change will mostly be a matter of technology. ...
2021-09-04 Could climate change trigger a financial crisis? I N RECENT YEARS regulators have begun warning about the threat that climate ch...
2021-09-04 Storms and fires will not bring an escape from America’s stuck climate politics R EADING HIS local newspaper last month, Bruce, a 70-year-old retired executive...
2021-08-28 Climate change will alter where many crops are grown T OM EISENHAUER remembers driving through Manitoba, a province in central Canad...
2021-08-23 Climate change made north-west Europe’s lethal flood more likely IN A YEAR scarred by one extreme weather event after the next, the question of h...
2021-08-14 Why curbing methane emissions will help fight climate change T HE HEADLINE of the latest pronouncement from the Intergovernmental Panel on C...
2021-08-11 The IPCC delivers its starkest warning yet about climate change A T A KEY moment in the film “Jaws”, police chief Martin Brody, having known th...
2021-08-09 Where is climate change being felt most acutely? CLIMATE CATASTROPHES have come thick and fast in recent months. In June an unpr...
2021-07-31 Amid extreme weather, China avoids mention of climate change E VEN A SHORT spell submerged in floodwaters is enough to transform a car into ...
2021-07-24 A 3°C world has no safe place I N 1745, AS the river Liffey, having broken its banks, clawed at the foundatio...
2021-07-24 Three degrees of global warming is quite plausible and truly disastrous B Y THE STANDARDS of the 21st century as a whole, 2021 will almost certainly go...
2021-07-23 What climate change will mean By the standards of the century as a whole, 2021 will probably turn out to have ...
2021-07-15 Carbon border taxes are defensible but bring great risks C ARBON PRICES are the most cost-effective way to fight climate change—but for ...
2021-07-15 Climate change is affecting wine flavours I N THE FOOTHILLS of Chianti Classico in central Italy, Elena Lapini and her hu...
2021-07-08 A third of Americans deny human-caused climate change exists IN RECENT WEEKS Canada’s west coast and much of America’s Pacific north-west hav...
2021-06-28 Did climate change undermine Champlain Towers South? A ROOF OVERBURDENED with construction equipment, poor waterproofing, faulty cons...
2021-06-19 Climate change will feature heavily in Germany’s election Bingen am Rhein T HE FIRST sign of trouble on the Rhine, Europe’s busiest inlan...
2021-06-19 Climate change is remaking South Asia’s monsoon S INCE ARRIVING two days late at its usual landing point at Thiruvananthapuram ...
2021-06-15 Loss of biodiversity poses as great a risk to humanity as climate change H UMAN SOCIETIES depend on healthy ecosystems. People consume their products in...
2021-06-12 Italy has a tough task ahead on climate change ROME O F ALL THE appointments to Mario Draghi’s cabinet, arguably the least exp...
2021-05-27 ExxonMobil loses a proxy fight with green investors “T HE STONE AGE did not end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long be...
2021-05-08 A court ruling triggers a big change in Germany’s climate policy BERLIN T HE “EIGHT arseholes in Karlsruhe”, otherwise known as Germany’s Federa...
2021-04-27 The West’s armies are getting more serious about climate change WESTERN DEFENCE ministries are talking up their willingness to take on a new ene...
2021-04-24 Joe Biden asserts America’s role in the fight against climate change NEW YORK Your browser does not support the <audio> element. Editor’s note: This ...
2021-04-22 How to save coffee from global warming C OFFEE IS A multi-billion dollar industry that supports the economies of sever...
2021-04-10 Joe Biden’s climate gamble T HE PLAN that President Joe Biden unveiled in Pittsburgh on March 31st propose...
2021-04-08 Another species harmed by climate change: Japanese poets TOKYO “H OW MANY , many things/they call to mind/these cherry blossoms!” the poe...
2021-03-27 The impact of green investors S USTAINABLE INVESTING is in the firing line, as two recent events have shown. ...
2021-03-11 Why Hollywood struggles to tell stories about climate change SEVERAL SHOWY Hollywood blockbusters have imagined a world devastated by climate...
2021-02-27 Dusting the upper atmosphere could help counter climate change I F ALL GOES well, a balloon will soon rise from Esrange Space Center in Kiruna...
2021-02-20 How America can rid itself of both carbon and blackouts T EXAS PRIDES itself on being different. Yet it is in the grip of a winter stor...
2021-02-15 Bill Gates has a plan to save the world How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. By Bill Gates. Knopf; 272 pages; $26.95. Alle...
2021-02-04 A “Moby Dick” for the age of climate change Migrations. By Charlotte McConaghy. Flatiron Books; 272 pages; $26.99. Publish...
2020-11-17 Tech must help combat climate change, says Sundar Pichai A FTER DECADES of incremental steps forward, 2021 will be the most significant y...
2020-11-16 The world could turn a corner on climate change by Catherine Brahic: environment editor, The Economist E VERY YEAR since 1995, t...
2020-10-31 Innovation is an essential part of dealing with climate change G OVERNMENTS ARE lining up to set new climate targets for the middle of the cen...
2020-10-03 Outright bans can sometimes be a good way to fight climate change W HEN SET against the grave threat posed by climate change, the green policies ...
2020-09-24 China aims to cut its net carbon-dioxide emissions to zero by 2060 I N A RECORDED video message to the UN General Assembly on September 22nd, Ch...
2020-09-17 The great disrupter For more coverage of climate change, register for The Climate Issue, our fortnig...
2020-09-12 Typhoon season makes Japan and the Koreas ponder climate change S ENSO-JI IN TOKYO , dedicated to the boddhisattva of compassion, is Earth’s mos...
2020-09-12 Ports are highly exposed to climate change and often ill-prepared I N MID-JANUARY a storm gathered over Lake Michigan. Gale-force winds dragged w...
2020-09-10 How weird weather can span the world O N SEPTEMBER 7TH in Denver, Colorado, the temperature reached 34°C (93°F), 6°C...
2020-08-18 How British literary festivals have reckoned with covid-19 by B.C. NOT FOR the first time in her life, Scotland’s first minister is getting...
2020-08-13 Blended finance is struggling to take off A NDREW JOHNSTONE runs a fund that goes “where people have not gone before”. La...
2020-08-13 Xi Jinping is reinventing state capitalism. Don’t underestimate it A MERICA’S CONFRONTATION with China is escalating dangerously. In the past week...
2020-08-13 What Kamala says about Joe J OE BIDEN’S strategy so far has been to stay out of the way as far as possible...
2020-08-13 Profits fall sharply at Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil firm NEW YORK I N DECEMBER, WHEN Saudi Aramco listed 1.5% of its shares on the Riyad...
2020-08-13 The dereliction of American diplomacy T HE AMERICAN embassy escaped the blast in Beirut’s port unscathed. Many Wester...
2020-08-08 Donald Trump’s language offers insight into how he won the presidency E VERYONE KNOWS how to do a Donald Trump impersonation. In speech, adopt his ra...
2020-08-08 A haunting meditation on climate change in Iceland On Time and Water. By Andri Snaer Magnason. Translated by Lytton Smith. Serpen...
2020-08-06 What more should antitrust be doing? D ONALD TURNER , America’s top trustbuster in the mid-1960s, saw antitrust law a...
2020-08-06 Democracy wins in Guyana and Suriname F OR FIVE months Guyana has waited to see if the stand-off between its presiden...
2020-08-06 An indoor barbecue to prevent pollution problems A S THEY REOPEN after lockdown, many restaurants are firing up their barbecues....
2020-08-06 Activist curators are sharpening the debate on restitution I N JUNE MWAZULU DIYABANZA marched into the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris with ...
2020-08-05 The benefits of learning an instrument in lockdown W HEN THIS correspondent formed a band in his early 20s with four other jazz ma...
2020-08-01 Twitter’s algorithm does not seem to silence conservatives S INCE LAUNCHING a policy on “misleading information” in May, Twitter has clash...
2020-07-30 US-China relations are entering a dangerous period I N A BOOK of essays called “The Next Great War?”, which examines Sino-American...
2020-07-30 Would a Biden administration be softer than Trump on China? NEW YORK I N DECEMBER 2018 China hawks in the Trump administration pushed a ser...
2020-07-25 The covid-19 pandemic is forcing a rethink in macroeconomics Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economi...
2020-07-23 Governments must beware the lure of free money I T IS SOMETIMES said that governments wasted the global financial crisis of 20...
2020-07-15 Siberia’s heatwave would not have happened without climate change THIS HAS been a sweltering year in the Siberian Arctic. Between January and June...
2020-07-11 Emissions slashed today won’t slow warming until mid-century M UCH OF the international effort thus far to combat climate change has focused...
2020-07-04 Letters to the editor Your browser does not support the <audio> element. Letters are welcome via e-mai...
2020-07-04 What if the Republicans pivoted on climate? Editor’s note: Each of these climate-change articles is fiction, but grounded i...
2020-07-04 Joe Biden has a good chance of becoming a surprisingly activist president WASHINGTON, DC O N NOVEMBER 7TH 1972 the people of Delaware voted to send Joe B...
2020-06-20 How much can financiers do about climate change? I N THE MAYFAIR office of Chris Hohn, the boss of TCI , a hedge fund, an enorm...
2020-06-20 Green investing has shortcomings T HE FINANCIAL industry reflects society, but it can change society, too. One q...
2020-06-11 Elites in Beijing see America in decline, hastened by Trump W HOM WOULD China prefer as America’s next president? That is a hard question, ...
2020-06-02 Why are investors not pricing in climate-change risk? COMPANIES ARE often quick to tout their green credentials. So are many of the so...
2020-05-23 The world urgently needs to expand its use of carbon prices I F ECONOMISTS ruled the world, carbon prices would drive most of the action on...
2020-05-21 Carbon offsetting is essential to tackling climate change W HEN COMPANIES that depend on emissions, such as easyJet, an airline, use offs...
2020-05-21 Countries should seize the moment to flatten the climate curve Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economi...
2020-05-16 Damage from climate change will be widespread and sometimes surprising Editor’s note: This article is the fourth in a series of climate briefs. To read...
2020-05-09 Humanity’s immense impact on Earth’s climate and carbon cycle Editor’s note: This article is the third in a series of climate briefs. To read ...
2020-05-02 How modelling articulates the science of climate change Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series of climate briefs. To read...
2020-04-25 Covid-19 and the climate A PRIL 22ND WAS doubly disrupted. If it had not been messed up by the covid-19 ...
2020-04-23 Why tackling global warming is a challenge without precedent Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series of climate briefs. To read ...
2020-04-18 The American west’s drought is its second-worst for 12 centuries T HE SOUTH-WEST of the United States, together with adjacent parts of Mexico ac...
2020-04-16 Is China winning? Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of ...
2020-03-26 African countries must get smarter with their agriculture O N THE HILLS of central Kenya, almost lime-green with the shimmer of tea bushe...
2020-03-26 The epidemic provides a chance to do good by the climate Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of ...
2020-03-05 France asks its citizens how to meet its climate-change targets PARIS A NURSE, a roofer, an electrician, a former fireman, a lycée pupil, a p...
2020-02-22 Jeff Bezos wants to help save the climate. Here is how he should do it J EFF BEZOS , the boss of Amazon and the world’s richest man, has long had a rep...
2020-02-15 Energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide have stabilised, for now I S IT A peak, a stutter or just a brief pause? Time will tell. But whatever it...
2020-01-18 Big Oil has a do-or-die decade ahead because of climate change A S REVOLUTIONARY SLOGANS go, it hardly had the resonance of ¡No pasarán! But...
2020-01-16 BlackRock says it wants to do more for the climate “I BELIEVE WE are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance,” wrote La...
2020-01-02 Australia’s bushfires intensify its debate about climate change SYDNEY T HE FIRES eased over Christmas. But as 2020 neared, Australia’s inferno...
2019-12-28 2019 in review: Protest and global warming THE ECONOMIST ’S international section thrives on variation. It covers everythin...
2019-12-18 The COP25 meeting on the climate yields little MADRID A NNUAL UN CLIMATE summits are never moments of unbridled optimism, but ...
2019-12-14 Central bankers debate tackling climate change A S FAR AS interest rates are concerned, the new boss of the European Central B...
2019-12-07 Climate change has made ESG a force in investing “L ABELLING BASED on incomplete information, public shaming, and shunning wra...
2019-12-07 The necessity of pulling carbon dioxide out of the air O F THE WISDOM taught in kindergartens, few commandments combine moral balance ...
2019-11-23 Firms that analyse climate risks are the latest hot property S OON AFTER Hurricane Sandy battered Manhattan in 2012, Emilie Mazzacurati foun...
2019-11-22 Climate, freedom and denial: What “Green Thatcherism” teaches us today Rightly, the world has been celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the ...
2019-11-22 Climate change is forcing winemakers to move further from the equator GALILEO GALILEI, it is said, described wine as “sunlight, held together by water...
2019-11-09 Climate change looms larger than in any past British election T HIS YEAR’S electioneering already has a greener tinge than 2017’s. A summer h...
2019-10-10 Climate change dominates Canada’s election OTTAWA L AST TIME Canadians had a general election, in 2015, many felt it was a...
2019-10-01 How to respond to climate change, if you are an algorithm THE ECONOMIST ’S Open Future essay competition winner was announced in Septemb...
2019-09-26 Germany’s new climate-change package is widely panned BERLIN L IKE DISORGANISED students, Germany’s ministers had to pull an all-nigh...
2019-09-24 Much talk, and a little action, at the UN climate summit NEW YORK THOSE CONCERNED about global warming change had a clear message for the...
2019-09-21 Firms face physical, regulatory and legal risks from climate change L IKE ALL human enterprise, business is threatened by climate change. And, as w...
2019-09-21 The past, present and future of climate change I N THE EARLY 19th century Joseph Fourier, a French pioneer in the study of hea...
2019-09-21 Climate change is forcing Asian cities to rethink their flood defences JAKARTA AND SINGAPORE I N NORTH JAKARTA , not far from a quayside where workers ...
2019-09-21 Climate change threatens the Panama Canal PANAMA CITY T AKE IN THE view from atop Gatun dam and fathom what is missing. C...
2019-09-21 Are dictatorships better than democracies at fighting climate change? I T IS NOT just that Asia accounts for the greatest proportion of the world’s c...
2019-09-21 Climate change is a challenge for artists ISLE OF SKYE W HAT TO WEAR to dine on the ocean floor? The invitation warned of...
2019-09-19 Humanity will find ways to adapt to climate change A FTER DESTRUCTIVE storms like Hurricane Dorian, those affected have decisions ...
2019-09-19 Why Russia is ambivalent about global warming MOSCOW AND YAKUTSK F IRST CAME fires that turned the Siberian skies into a wall...
2019-09-19 Island states have had an outsized influence on climate policy W HEN HURRICANE DORIAN rolled across the Abaco islands on September 1st, packin...
2019-09-19 Changing weather could put insurance firms out of business GRAVESEND, NEW YORK AND ZURICH T HE PILOTS of the Port of London Authority are ...
2019-09-17 A bevy of ideas to respond to climate change In this year’s essay competition The Economist received nearly 2,400 entries f...
2019-09-17 Fresh thinking to respond to climate change FOR DECADES, some of the world’s sharpest minds have advanced a plethora of idea...
2019-09-17 Make a healthy climate a legal right that extends to future generations This is the winning essay of The Economist ’s Open Future Essay Competition 201...
2019-09-16 Climate change is making it harder to reduce poverty in Malawi KAMWENDO The second in a series of articles on the impact of global warming on t...
2019-09-02 How global warming makes hurricanes more severe IF HURRICANE stories feel like an annual ritual for news organisations every aut...
2019-08-17 Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts DHAKA, MUMBAI, NEW YORK, ROTTERDAM AND VENICE I MAGINE A HUGE horizontal A -fr...
2019-08-15 Countries most exposed to climate change face higher costs of capital I N EAST AFRICA millions of people are suffering from a prolonged drought. Dead...
2019-08-10 Gloom from the climate-change front line A FTER 29 HOURS of uninterrupted negotiations the latest report from the Interg...
2019-08-05 Writing to right climate change by N.C. THE MERCURY is rising, carbon-dioxide levels are increasing and a 16-yea...
2019-07-18 A new age of space exploration is beginning T HE MOMENT when, 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong planted his foot on the surface ...
2019-07-06 Shell’s boss delivers some hard truths on oil and climate change W HEN BEN VAN BEURDEN was a boy in the Netherlands, one of his chores was to fi...
2019-06-29 Can American states slow global warming on their own? NEW YORK, SEATTLE AND WASHINGTON, DC B RIAN BOQUIST , an Oregon state senator an...
2019-06-29 America is not such a laggard on climate change as it seems I S AMERICAN INACTION on climate change going to render bits of the planet unin...
2019-06-27 The South Asian monsoon, past, present and future KUPPAM, ANDHRA PRADESH AND MAWSYNRAM, MEGHALAYA W ITH RHEUMY eyes and a face wi...
2019-06-22 Greenland’s ice sheet is melting unusually fast G REENLAND’S MISLEADING name is the result of a marketing campaign by Erik the ...
2019-06-15 Drones piloted by climate-change activists target Heathrow I T USED TO take some effort to shut down an airport. A quarter of a century ag...
2019-05-30 Oil majors face shareholder resolutions on climate change NEW YORK I NVESTORS CONCERNED about climate change have never been better organ...
2019-05-30 Floods and storms are altering American attitudes to climate change HARDIN, ILLINOIS F OUR GENERATIONS of one family run Riverdock Restaurant in Ha...
2019-05-23 A Shakespearean guide to how firms tackle climate change “A LL THE world’s a stage,” wrote William Shakespeare in his monologue, “The Se...
2019-05-23 How climate change can fuel wars BAGA SOLA, CHAD, BAMAKO, MALI AND THE HAGUE O N THE OUTSKIRTS of Baga Sola, a s...
2019-05-23 How to think about global warming and war D ID CLIMATE change cause the war in Syria? Or the genocide in Darfur? Obviousl...
2019-05-16 Climate change strikes the Venice Biennale VENICE A RTISTS HAVE long been inspired by the great issues of their day. Eugèn...
2019-04-17 Understanding how crop diseases and climate change interact is vital I N THE PAST 150 years, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere h...
2019-04-11 How some birds are responding to climate change O NE OF THE great concerns that ornithologists have is that climate change will...
2019-04-01 The mercurial rise and fall of Americans’ belief in climate change by THE DATA TEAM RARELY HAS climate change been discussed in America as often as...
2019-03-29 Can liberal democracy survive climate change? by N.B. DESPITE RAGING forest fires and images of receding glaciers, the consequ...
2019-03-28 Inside the mind of Ben Shapiro, a radical conservative by K.N.C. & A.M. Editor's note: This article has been changed. A previous vers...
2019-03-21 The market is betting on climate change AMERICAN PUBLIC opinion has been catching up to the scientific consensus on clim...
2019-03-05 Climate change will affect more than the weather TORNADOES KILLED at least 23 people in Alabama on March 3rd, causing catastrophi...
2019-02-28 Climate change and population growth are making the world’s water woes more urgent A S IT SCOURS the universe for signs of extraterrestrial life, NASA has a mot...
2019-02-21 Climate change and the threat to companies C HIEF EXECUTIVES who care about climate change—and these days most profess to—...
2019-02-21 A terrifying look at the consequences of climate change The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. By David Wallace-Wells. Tim Dugga...
2019-02-19 “2040” paints an optimistic picture of the future of the environment by C.G. | BERLIN “LET’S PRETEND our house is our planet,” Damon Gameau, an Austr...
2019-02-09 The truth about big oil and climate change I N AMERICA, THE world’s largest economy and its second biggest polluter, clima...
2019-02-07 A bold new plan to tackle climate change ignores economic orthodoxy A S DEALS GO , the New one was a big one. Franklin Roosevelt’s plan to yank Amer...
2019-01-11 Midwesterners are being forced to face up to climate change by A.R. | CHICAGO HOW MUCH do Midwesterners care about climate change? “The back...
2018-12-08 Royal Dutch Shell tries to reckon with climate change NEW YORK Your browser does not support the <audio> element. I NTERNATIONAL OIL ...
2018-12-08 The moral assumptions embedded in economic models of climate change C LIMATE CHANGE is many problems in one. Developing and deploying zero-carbon t...
2018-12-01 Why is climate change so hard to tackle? I T IS MORE than a quarter of a century since the leaders of the world, gathere...
2018-11-24 Democrats and a climate-change dilemma WASHINGTON, DC C LIMATE POLICY in America has always been an up-and-down affair...
2018-10-25 Harsher weather threatens more than just the Australian environment C LIMATE CHANGE is not threatening Dale Park’s livelihood, but it is not making...
2018-10-13 Why the IPCC’s report on global warming matters Your browser does not support the <audio> element. FOR decades scientists have w...
2018-10-11 Climate change is unsettling Svalbard LONGYEARBYEN Your browser does not support the <audio> element. LIFE in Longyear...
2018-10-11 The latest report on global warming makes grim reading Your browser does not support the <audio> element. IN 1996 the European Union be...
2018-10-09 A climate change report calls for urgent action by THE DATA TEAM THREE years ago the world agreed in Paris to keep global warmin...
2018-09-20 Storms in America and the Pacific are evidence of climate change HONG KONG, MANILA, WASHINGTON, ZHUHAI Your browser does not support the <audio> ...
2018-09-15 California leads subnational efforts to curb climate change SAN FRANCISCO Your browser does not support the <audio> element. SUPPOSE Britain...
2018-08-02 The world is losing the war against climate change Your browser does not support the <audio> element. EARTH is smouldering. From Se...
2018-06-07 Extracting carbon dioxide from the air is possible. But at what cost? Your browser does not support the <audio> element. IN MAY some 250 scientists an...
2018-05-31 Climate change is making the Arab world more miserable BEIRUT Your browser does not support the <audio> element. SIX years ago Nabil Mu...
2018-05-09 Climate change will affect developing countries more than rich ones by THE DATA TEAM GLOBAL warming is often used as a synonym for climate change, a...
2018-02-22 One arm of the Trump administration thinks climate change is a security threat NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Your browser does not support the <audio> element. UNTIL Ameri...
2017-12-19 Ecologists debate whether climate change helps or hurts reindeer Ny Ålesund, Svalbard MANY people fear that the rapid disappearance of Arctic sea...
2017-11-16 What they don’t tell you about climate change TWO years ago the world pledged to keep global warming “well below” 2°C hotter t...
2017-11-02 Climate-change lawsuits IN FEBRUARY a tribunal in Kirkenes, in Norway’s far north, ruled that oil extrac...
2017-09-21 There is still no room for complacency in matters climatic IN JUNE Christiana Figueres, the UN’s former climate chief who helped broker the...
2017-09-12 The Dalai Lama’s planet by ERASMUS | DERRY-LONDONDERRY WHEN religious leaders speak out on matters of gl...
2017-08-03 How climate change might affect the Nile CAIRO TO THE untrained eye, the satellite photos of north-west Ethiopia on July ...
2017-07-24 Climate change might prevent airlines from flying full planes THIS summer America has experienced some of the most intense heatwaves in decade...
2017-07-13 Climate change and inequality ON JULY 12, the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica disgorged a chunk of ice the si...
2017-04-29 The Arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone THOSE who doubt the power of human beings to change Earth’s climate should look ...
2017-03-28 Donald Trump launches an attack on climate-change policy by M.S.L.J. DONALD TRUMP continues his assault on environmentalism. On March 28t...
2016-11-26 Climate change in the era of Trump BLOWING hot and cold doesn’t begin to cover it. In 2009 Donald Trump signed a pu...
2016-11-12 Earth’s plants are countering some of the effects of climate change IN 1972, on their way to the Moon, the crew of Apollo 17 snapped what would beco...
2016-05-14 Good vibrations POUR some water into a partly full bathtub and the level in the tub will rise. C...
2016-03-22 Where Brexit and climate-change scepticism converge by Buttonwood CAN you spot the connection between rising carbon-dioxide levels a...
2016-01-14 Stopping the big burp Hamilton MENTION the phrases “greenhouse gases” and “global warming” in the same...
2015-12-19 Hopelessness and determination “THE test of a first-rate intelligence”, F. Scott Fitzgerald, a sometime Parisia...
2015-12-19 Green light PARIS “WE’VE shown what’s possible when the world stands as one,” declared Barac...
2015-12-12 The Paris agreement marks an unprecedented political recognition of the risks of climate change Paris “HISTORY is here,” declared François Hollande, France’s president, on Satu...
2015-12-10 Failure to address global warming will cost many lives by Damian Tago, Alban Thomas | CIRAD Guadeloupe, Toulouse School of Economics In...
2015-11-28 Clear thinking needed IN SOME ways, the climate talks that begin in Paris on November 30th will show w...
2015-11-27 Adaptation to climate change Read related article. He faces a daunting to-do list, starting with mending a br...
2015-11-26 Hot and bothered LOOKING BACK FROM the early 24th century, Charlotte Shortback suggests, half-jok...
2015-11-26 Supermodels IN AN APPROPRIATELY sweltering lecture theatre at the University of Pierre and M...
2015-11-25 The state of the planet by M.S.L.J. and the Data Team WITHIN days the world's leaders will flock to Pari...
2015-11-12 Nodding donkeys FEW symbols of the oil industry are as familiar as the pumpjack, or “nodding don...
2015-10-02 It’s getting hotter NEW YORK SAVING the planet is now a matter of a few clicks—at least on a small s...
2015-09-22 Why the Paris conference may not be enough by JOHN QUIGGIN | UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA In December talks in Paris...
2015-06-16 Treading lightly, in many directions by B.C. RELIGIOUS organisations tend to operate slowly and ponderously, while en...
2015-05-09 Is it global warming or just the weather? EARLY this year, touring a drought-stricken fruit farm in California, Barack Oba...
2015-04-28 A green wearing white? by B.C. | ROME COULD Pope Francis become the world's foremost campaigner on glo...
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2014-11-15 Dealing with denial WASHINGTON, DC FIVE years ago next month, disagreement between America and China...
2014-11-03 Of warming and warnings “SCIENCE has spoken,” said Ban Ki-Moon, the UN’s secretary general. “Time is not...
2014-09-20 The deepest cuts ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 120-odd presidents and prime ministers will gather in New York...
2014-06-07 In praise of second best NOTHING is too good for the United States Congress. The Capitol even has its own...
2014-05-12 Inside the sausage factory “THE less people know about how laws and sausages are made, the better they slee...
2014-04-19 Another week, another report THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a gathering of scientists ...
2014-04-05 In the balance YOKOHAMA IN SCIENCE, more information is supposed to lead to better conclusions ...
2014-03-31 Apocalyptish by J.P. | YOKOHAMA “THE four horsemen of the apocalypse": that was the disparagi...
2013-11-19 Climate changes by The Economist online How global surface temperature, ocean heat and atmospher...
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2013-08-10 Can China clean up fast enough? “HELL is a city much like London—a populous and a smoky city,” wrote Percy Byssh...
2013-07-20 Chilling A SHORT film called “The Drowning Room” features a seemingly ordinary family din...
2013-06-20 A cooling consensus by W.W. | HOUSTON GLOBAL warming has slowed . The rate of warming of over the p...
2013-05-11 The measure of global warming AT NOON on May 4th the carbon-dioxide concentration in the atmosphere around the...
2013-03-30 A sensitive matter OVER the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat wh...
2013-02-02 Take the lead Greenprint: A New Approach to Cooperation on Climate Change. By Aaditya Mattoo ...
2013-01-19 Beginning at home GOVERNMENTS like to cite external constraints—such as meeting the conditions for...
2012-12-01 Theatre of the absurd NEVER let it be said that climate-change negotiators lack a sense of the absurd....
2012-10-20 How to fix it The Carbon Crunch: How We’re Getting Climate Change Wrong—and How to Fix It. By...
2012-06-16 Cold comfort A FLOATING MOUNTAIN of grey and white ice, castellated and crevassed like an Alp...
2012-05-30 Group dynamics by R.M. | WASHINGTON, DC THE overwhelming majority of climate scientists believe...
2012-02-20 The other greenhouse gases by L.M. Six countries—America, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Ghana and Bangladesh—have...
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2011-10-20 Getting hotter by The Economist online A new measure of global warming FOR those who question w...
2011-09-24 Beating a retreat ON SEPTEMBER 9th, at the height of its summertime shrinkage, ice covered 4.33m s...
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2011-03-31 A record-making effort by O.M. Here's the short version of the reason why: a new and methodologically i...
2011-02-17 Climate change in black and white AN IDEAL fossil-fuel power-plant would produce power, carbon dioxide and nothi...
2011-02-17 Piecemeal possibilities THE planet-wide industrial exhalation of previously fossilised carbon is not t...
2011-02-16 Americans and global warming, continued by E.G. | AUSTIN AS A follow-up to last week's post wondering why Americans do...
2011-02-09 Congress, climate change and incompetent grandstanding by E.M. | WASHINGTON, DC MY COLLEAGUES have been discussing climate change , an...
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2011-02-08 Why don't Americans believe in global warming? by E.G. | AUSTIN I've been wanting to take a step back and think about why Ameri...
2011-01-24 Climate change and evolution by M.S. OUR topics this morning are global warming, evolution and feathers. Let'...
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2010-11-25 Facing the consequences ON NOVEMBER 29th representatives of countries from around the world will gathe...
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2010-03-19 A variety of warmings Some critics argue that the global record of land surface temperature over the...
2010-03-18 The clouds of unknowing FOR anyone who thinks that climate science must be unimpeachable to be useful,...
2010-03-18 Spin, science and climate change CLIMATE-change legislation, dormant for six months, is showing signs of life a...
2009-12-30 Planet B FACED with the undoubted grandeur of climate change, a grand response seems in...
2009-12-07 Costing the earth AROUND 100 world leaders are set to attend the UN climate-change summit in Cop...
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2009-12-04 Reply all AFP AS POLITICIANS, policy wonks, businessmen, NGO types, hacks and hangers-on...
2009-12-03 What lies beneath Alamy AS THE world gathers in Copenhagen over the coming weeks to discuss how ...
2009-11-26 A heated debate Illustration by Claudio Munoz “WHAT is truth?” That was Pontius Pilate's answe...
2009-10-01 Seasonally adjusted SINCE time immemorial, farmers have planted their crops according to the seaso...
2009-08-24 Computing climate change AVIATION has long been blamed for its share of anthropogenic global warming. I...
2009-06-25 A new (under) class of travellers Addis ababa and Lokichoggio Panos THE airstrip at Lokichoggio, in the scorched...
2008-09-11 Adapt or die Panos “I USED to think adaptation subtracted from our efforts on prevention. B...
2008-09-04 A changing climate of opinion? THERE is a branch of science fiction that looks at the Earth's neighbours, Mar...
2008-02-21 Sour times boston EVERY silver lining has its cloud. At the moment, the world's oceans abs...
2007-05-10 How to cool the world THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ), the body set up under ...
2007-05-10 Drying up and flooding out nairobi AT A recent African Union summit, Uganda's combustible president, Yowe...
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2006-10-30 Global warming, economic cooling? AFP SIR NICHOLAS STERN, the head of the British Government Economic Service, h...
2006-09-07 The heat is on Corbis FOR most of the Earth's history, the planet has been either very cold, ...
2005-08-11 Heat and light CLIMATOLOGY is an inexact science at the best of times. Unfortunately it has b...
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2002-03-21 The green man TONY BLAIR may be closer to George Bush than any other leader over the war aga...
2002-02-14 Blowing smoke AMERICA is committed “to a path to slow, stop and then, as the science justifi...
2001-07-26 What next, then? AGAINST the odds, European negotiators emerged triumphant this week from the B...
2001-07-19 Life after Kyoto EVEN Stuart Eizenstat, the man who negotiated the Kyoto Protocol, a UN treat...
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