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It seems like weve been battling climate change for decades and made no progress, Dr. Hannah Ritchie says. I want to push back on that. Ritchie, a senior researcher in the Program on Global Development at the University of Oxford and deputy editor at the online publication Our Wo...

, a new iOS app available for news subscribers. and and and As Ukraines counteroffensive grinds on, its increasingly turning to a secret drone program that is hitting targets deep inside Russian territory. At least three different Ukrainian-made drones have been used in attacks i...

in the journal Science Advances. India already pumps up more underground water than any other country, largely to irrigate staple crops like wheat, rice and maize. But hotter temperatures are drying out fields and leaving less moisture to soak into the soil and replenish the aqui...

When the United Arab Emirates hosts this years United Nations climate summit, it will elevate the Gulf nations global profile. But the conference is also inviting scrutiny of the Emirates record on human rights as well as its position as a leading oil producer. A leaked recording...

The artworks in Spora, a long-term exhibition in Manhattan, are easy to overlook, but they bring an acute awareness to the environment beyond the gallery doors. Art cannot save us. This is the problem with art that seeks to address climate change. Weeks ago, I could feel in my lu...

Newsletter Techniques developed by Big Oil may lead to the next clean energy breakthrough. Clean energy has become synonymous with wind and solar, and with good reason. Thanks to improved technology and declining costs, wind turbines and solar panels are producing a rapidly growi...

Reporting from Cowichan Valley, British Columbia The salmon were once so plentiful in the river that old-timers talk about having been able to cross on the backs of fish so thick they were like steppingstones. Such was the renown of the Cowichan River, flowing east on Canadas Van...

As natural disasters and extreme environmental conditions around the world this summer, scientists pointed repeatedly to a shared driver: climate change. Conspiracy theorists pointed to anything but. Some claimed falsely that the record-smashing blistering parts of , and were nor...

Newsletter Opinion Writer This summer of extremes has been a summer of mystery, debate and even some confusion for climate scientists, whove been watching the news with the rest of us and asking, What, exactly, is going on? Is it just baseline global warming, trending upward, tha...

Matina Stevis-Gridneff spent days on the frontlines of the Greek wildfires. She reported this article from northeastern Greece. At dusk last week in the picturesque northern Greek village of Dadia, home to a few hundred people and next to a lush national park full of rare vulture...

and A has found that America is depleting its invaluable reserves of groundwater at a dangerous rate. The practice of overpumping water from vast aquifers is already having consequences nationwide. The majority of U.S. drinking-water systems rely on groundwater, as does farming, ...

Young people around the world are increasingly taking their governments to court for failing to reduce climate pollution, and on rare occasions, they are winning. This week, their efforts received an endorsement from an independent panel of experts that interprets United Nations ...

Early this year, severe storms battered California, bringing that damaged infrastructure and forced people away from the coast. That may be the new norm, as climate change fuels severe weather that is making waves bigger, according to a study published this month. The , published...

and Monika Pronczuk and Claire Moses traveled across the Netherlands to speak to farmers and others affected by E.U. efforts to tackle climate change. To meet climate goals, some European countries are asking farmers to reduce livestock, relocate or shut down and an angry backla...

Newsletter Opinion Writer It wasnt even really a wildfire. By the time the flames passed through Lahaina, Hawaii burning a beloved 150-year-old banyan tree and throwing embers so far that when residents jumped into the ocean for relief, they saw the hulls of boats floating among...

As disasters like the wildfires that and the that tore apart roofs from Alabama to Massachusetts last week intensify, insurance companies have from offering coverage in certain areas or cut the kinds of damage they will pay to repair. A little-noticed slice of the financial indus...

Newsletter A judge found there was a fundamental constitutional right to a clean and healthful environment. The state of Montana has a constitutional obligation to protect its residents from climate change. That was the stunning ruling from a judge who on Monday. It compels Monta...

and A group of young people in Montana won a landmark lawsuit on Monday when a that the states failure to consider climate change when approving fossil fuel projects was unconstitutional. The decision in the suit, Held v. Montana, coming during a summer of record heat and , marks...

Ms. Nyad grew up in Florida, swimming year-round. In 2013, at age 64, she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. For a moment, as I followed the stories of this summers devastating global heat wave, I found it hard to accept that our climate cr...

This is the third article in a three-part series examining the , and of the American economy moving toward clean energy. Like many people driving an electric car for the first time, Mikey Marohn had questions: Could he drive hundreds of miles to visit his father without stopping?...

Ms. Stockman is a member of the editorial board. She has reported extensively on working-class communities in Indianapolis and is renovating a house in Detroit. After President Biden signed the one year ago, Teslas began popping up everywhere in Cambridge, Mass., where I live. Mo...

The Biden administration will spend $1.2 billion to help build the nations first two commercial-scale plants to vacuum carbon dioxide pollution from the atmosphere, a nascent technology that some scientists say could be a breakthrough in the fight against global warming, but that...

and The fires in Hawaii would be shocking anywhere killing at least 36 people, in one of the deadliest wildfires in the United States in modern history. But the devastation is especially striking because of where it happened: In a state defined by its lush vegetation, a far cry ...

If you find that the blistering, unrelenting heat is making you anxious and irritable, even depressed, its not all in your head. Soaring temperatures can damage not just the body but also the mind. As heat waves become more intense, more frequent and longer, it has become increas...

Newsletter A devastating drought has hit a country that seemed to have abundant fresh water. Uruguayans have been drinking, cooking and bathing with salty water for months. The longest drought the country has ever recorded left its capital, Montevideo, almost completely dry, forc...

Ms. Berry, the author of Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear, wrote from Portland, Ore. The day that wildfire smoke triggered the fire alarms in our Portland, Ore., apartment, I looked at my then-boyfriend and decided I could marry him. He was packing a go bag...

Newsletter The wispy condensation from jet airplanes can trap vast amounts of heat in the atmosphere. Slowing down climate change is going to require big fixes, and many small ones, too. Case in point: contrails, those wispy white lines that trail some airplanes flying high in th...

Opinion Columnist Understanding climate denial used to seem easy: It was all about greed. Delve into the background of a challenging the scientific consensus, a trying to block climate action or a pronouncing climate change a and you would almost always find major financial backi...

Theres less plastic pollution flowing into the ocean from land than scientists previously thought, according to in the journal Nature Geoscience. The researchers estimated that about 500,000 metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year, with about half from land. The othe...

Mr. Bordoff is the founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia Universitys School of International and Public Affairs. If youve been listening to the worlds major energy companies over the past few years, you probably think the clean energy transition is w...

The women live scattered around Switzerland, speak a mix of the countrys languages German, French and Italian and have worked in varying professions. But the , a group of about 2,400 Swiss women aged 64 and over, say they have a common fear: soaring temperatures and heat waves ...

You cant escape the orange. Thats what travelers this summer have been reckoning with swaths of tangerine, traffic cone and burnt sienna on maps indicating record high temperatures around the globe. Four concurrent heat domes from the southern United States to East Asia descende...

During a summer of scorching heat that has broken records and forced Americans to confront the , conservatives are laying the groundwork for a future Republican administration that would dismantle efforts to slow global warming. The move is part of that Paul Dans of the Heritage ...

6F 0 +6 +9 Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly on July 31, 2023 6F 0 +6 +9 Brutal heat waves have baked the world this summer and they havent been contained to land. Earths oceans are the hottest they have been in modern history...

Newsletter Temperatures are the hottest they have been in recorded history, by a wide margin. and Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earths surface, and yet the vast majority have not been mapped or explored. But there are two things we can say with certainty: Oceans are th...

Newsletter Opinion Writer On the last day of July, Phoenix finally registered a temperature high below 110 degrees Fahrenheit the first time that had happened in 31 days. The temperature of pavement in the city measured up to 180 degrees, and local burn units are full of patient...

22 million sq. km 20 Each line shows one yearly cycle of sea ice. The dotted line is the average from 1979 to 2010. 18 16 14 12 10 July 2023 Antarctic sea ice extent is far below where it typically would be in winter. 8 6 4 2 0 Jan. Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. N...

As much of the United States swelters under record heat, Amazon drivers and warehouse workers have in part to protest working conditions that can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. On triple-digit days in Orlando, utility crews are postponing checks for gas leaks, since digging outdo...

Today, much of that land is turning to dust. Alissa J. Rubin and Bryan Denton spent months reporting from nearly two dozen cities, towns and villages across Iraq. The word itself, Mesopotamia, means the land between rivers. It is where the wheel was invented, irrigation flourishe...

Weeks of scorching summer heat in North America, Europe, Asia and elsewhere are putting July on track to be Earths warmest month on record, the said on Thursday, the latest milestone in what is emerging as an extraordinary year for global temperatures. Last month, the planet expe...

Newsletter Extreme weather is upending the way we experience the season. Last week I got an email that I was dreading. Good afternoon parents, began the message from Camp Combe in Putnam Valley, New York. It is with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to cancel...

and Reporting from Washington President Biden directly linked recent record heat waves with climate change on Thursday and announced new measures aimed at helping communities endure extreme weather, as rising temperatures scorch much of the country and amplify alarms about global...

Just the headlines from the past few weeks are enough to make a homeowner sweat: In Phoenix, the mercury has soared above 110 degrees every single day for three straight weeks. In Florida, Farmers Insurance has discontinued new policies, making it the latest in a string of insura...

Some of the extreme temperatures recorded in the Southwestern United States, southern Europe and northern Mexico at the beginning of the month would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change, . During the first half of July hundreds of mi...

Newsletter Its still very hot, and scientists are getting better at telling us why. Some of the searing temperatures that scorched the United States, Mexico, Europe and China this month would not have happened without human-caused climate change, . Before humans began burning fos...

Almost all climate finance focuses on mitigating climate change. But money is increasingly pouring in to helping people adapt to the effects of global warming. and As heat waves this week, venturing outside for even a few minutes in Phoenix, or at times meant risking heatstroke o...

Reporting from Montreal Wildfires in Canada have so far scorched forests totaling the size of the state of Virginia. The province of Quebec recorded its biggest blaze ever this month as it advanced across an area 13 times as large as New York City. Mega fires, so vast and ferocio...

and Reporting from New Delhi Last year it was wheat, then sugar. This year, it is tomatoes. As weather patterns grow erratic rainfalls too heavy and often out of sync with farming calendars, and heat cycles beginning earlier and breaking records food shortages are one of the ma...

and Power plants are churning across the United States and China, the worlds leading emitters of greenhouse gases, struggling to meet air-conditioning demand. Wildfires are raging in Southern Europe and Canada, with more than a month of peak fire season left. Explosive thundersto...

Last month was the planets warmest June since global temperature record-keeping began in 1850, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its monthly climate update on Thursday. The agency also predicts unusually hot temperatures will occur in most of the United ...

and Lisa Friedman and Keith Bradsher reported from Beijing and Chris Buckley from Taipei, Taiwan. Chinese leaders rebuffed attempts by John Kerry, President Bidens climate envoy, to persuade them to commit to tougher climate action during three days of talks in Beijing, a respons...

Reporting from Beijing John Kerry, President Bidens climate change envoy, wraps up high-level talks with Chinese officials on Wednesday aimed at finding ways to work together on climate change despite simmering tensions between the two world powers. The United States and China ar...

Newsletter Climate change is already affecting the world in powerful ways. But it could also drive mass migration and reshape societies as its consequences add up. Climate change is here, heating the world today, with direct and devastating consequences on human lives, the enviro...

As cities around the world have been experiencing record temperatures, average temperatures for the entire globe in July have been at their highest on record, too. Daily global surface air temperatures for every year since 1979 64 July 17, 2023 62 2022 60 1979-2021 58 56 54 52 50...

Newsletter The past few weeks have him even more worried than usual. Its been 17 years since former Vice President Al Gore raised the alarm about climate change with his documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. Since then, hes been shouting from the rooftops about the risks of global ...

Punishing heat waves gripped three continents on Tuesday, breaking records in cities around the Northern Hemisphere less than two weeks after the Earth recorded what scientists said were likely . Firefighters in Greece scrambled to put out wildfires, as parched conditions raised ...

Reporting from Beijing The United States and China are running out of time to avert a harrowing future brought on by global warming, John Kerry, President Bidens envoy for climate change, warned on Monday at the resumption of talks with Beijing that had stalled for nearly a year ...

Christopher Flavelle, who has long covered the intersection between climate shocks and the homebuilding industry, reported this story from Washington. Jon duSaint, a retired software engineer, recently bought property near Bishop, Calif., in a rugged valley east of the Sierra Nev...

For nearly a year, talks between the planets two biggest polluters, China and the United States, have been suspended as the impacts of global warming have only grown more intense in the form of deadly heat, drought, floods and wildfires. John Kerry, President Bidens special envoy...

Natural gas, long seen as a cleaner alternative to coal and an important tool in the fight to slow global warming, can be just as harmful to the climate, a new study has concluded, unless companies can all but eliminate the leaks that plague its use. It takes as little as 0.2 per...

Newsletter Heavy rains have caused catastrophic flooding and soaring temperatures are heating up oceans and cities. But emergency response often seems more popular than prevention on many issues. Daily climate disasters are the . In the past week, heavy rain on one side of the U....

Newsletter Opinion Writer Global warming is , with temperatures not just rising but rising faster than ever. Every day, it seems, we get better at normalizing extreme weather. But it is simultaneously proving harder to compartmentalize even in places such as New York City that o...

Xiulin Ruan, a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, didnt set out to make it into the Guinness World Records when he began trying to make a new type of paint. He had a loftier goal: to cool down buildings without torching the Earth. In 2020, Dr. Ruan and his ...

and This weeks flooding in Vermont, in which heavy rainfall caused destruction even miles from any river, is evidence of an especially dangerous climate threat: Catastrophic flooding can increasingly happen anywhere, with almost no warning. And the United States, experts warn, is...

Newsletter A dispatch from the flooded house of our new lead writer. Even if youve been paying attention to climate change, it can sometimes feel very far away, distant in both space and time. But on Sunday night, as I was writing my first edition of this newsletter, it came roar...

Floods can surge all year round, in every region of the world. But discerning the relationship between any given flood and climate change is no small feat, experts say, made difficult by limited historical records, particularly for the most extreme floods, which occur infrequentl...

MUNICH The mesmerizing scene along the banks of Munichs lime-green Isar River on a recent summer afternoon made me, an out-of-towner, quiver with envy. Clusters of students, off-duty office workers, families and nude sunbathers were sprawled out on blankets with bottled beer and...

David Gelles reported from the Hudson Valley, where rain poured into his home in the middle of the night. He is the new writer of the Climate Forward newsletter. Catastrophic floods in the Hudson Valley. An unrelenting heat dome over Phoenix. Ocean temperatures hitting 90 degrees...

transcript Climate change is on the top of the list of global challenges, and the United States and China must work together to address this existential threat. I believe that continued U.S.-China cooperation on climate finance is critical. As the worlds two largest emitters of g...

Newsletter Climate Forwards lead writer is handing over the reins. She shared her parting thoughts. Happy summer, friends. Today, I wrap up my turn at helming this newsletter. So, this is a thank-you card. I became a climate reporter after many years as an international correspon...

and The past three days were quite likely the hottest in Earths modern history, scientists said on Thursday, as an astonishing surge of heat across the globe continued to shatter temperature records from North America to Antarctica. The spike comes as forecasters warn that the Ea...

transcript [playing America the Beautiful.] The American practice of setting off fireworks on July 4 stretches back to the first Independence Day celebration in Philadelphia in 1777. Today, its a beloved tradition that almost seems impossible to replace. But with concerns over ai...

Canadas wildfires have , with smoke and raised health concerns on both sides of the border, with no end in sight. The toll on the Canadian economy is only beginning to sink in. The fires have upended oil and gas operations, reduced available timber harvests, dampened the tourism ...

Reporting from Detroit, Lansing, Traverse City and Suttons Bay, Mich. From toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes to sewage pouring into Detroit basements to choking wildfire smoke that drifted south from Canada, Michigan has been contending with the fallout from climate change. E...

Newsletter A new study offers insights into how and where Americans are moving to escape climate dangers. The floods and fires exacerbated by climate change will push of people out of their homes. It turns out, though, that many people whove already had to move out of harms way h...

, a new iOS app available for news subscribers. The Headlines brings you the biggest stories of the day from the Times journalists who are covering them, all in about 10 minutes. Hosted by Annie Correal, the new morning show features three top stories from reporters across the ne...

As the climate warms, mountain regions will get more extreme rainfall than previously thought, and more of the dangers that come with it, according to published on Wednesday in the journal Nature. While scientists have studied how climate change may , until now they hadnt teased ...

and Between the dangerous heat baking Texas and the Southeast, and the wildfire smoke filling the skies throughout the Upper Midwest and into the Mid-Atlantic, people across a huge part of the United States have been seeking relief from the outside world in recent days. The two t...

More than a year after countries pledged to end deforestation by 2030, the world is continuing to lose its tropical forests at a fast pace, according to a report issued on Tuesday. The annual , a research organization, found that the world lost 10.2 million acres of primary rainf...

Newsletter Economic growth is often seen as incompatible with conservation. It doesnt have to be that way, economists say. and Preserve nature, or accelerate economic growth? Its long seemed as if nations had to choose between the two. And we all know how that choice usually play...

Newsletter Robert Litterman is a legend on Wall Street. He earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1980. In his 23 years at Goldman Sachs he oversaw quants, managed risk and developed, with the great applied mathematician Fischer Black, the model for p...

Somini Sengupta traveled through Bangladesh to meet people adapting to water crises aggravated by climate change. Bangladesh is a land of water. Its silty rivers rush down from the Himalayas, spill into a filigreed maze of ponds, wetlands and tributaries before emptying into the ...

Catherine Porter is a correspondent based in Paris, where she reported this story. An unusual if guarded optimism has descended upon Paris, along with hundreds of world leaders, bankers and climate activists. They have come for a two-day conference billed as the new Bretton Woods...

BRUSSELS The war in Ukraine is aggravating the painful effects of climate change, causing not only severe damage in Ukraine, but also distress in a wider circle that includes Africa and South Asia, according to John F. Kerry, the United States special presidential envoy for clim...

Newsletter Democratic institutions are reeling in India. Meet the environmental lawyer who is still using them to protect nature. President Biden is welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to the White House this week. They want to that the two largest democracies are str...

Cara Buckley, a Climate reporter for The New York Times, visited an elementary school in Lawrenceville, N.J., where students are encouraged to talk about complex environmental issues. explains who we are and what we do and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journali...

Ms. Renkl is a contributing Opinion writer who covers flora, fauna, politics and culture in the American South. NASHVILLE One afternoon in late March, family friends discovered a female cardinal resting on their patio, unable to fly. I couldnt tell for sure from , but I thought ...

and Somini Sengupta traveled to Rampal, Bangladesh, to understand the lack of coal at a controversial plant there. Julfikar Ali Manik reported from Dhaka and Rampal. One of the worlds newest, most contested coal-burning power plants began operation in December. By January, it had...

Adrian Benepe of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden believes in trees and is highlighting them in a new exhibit. And New Yorks City Council is back on the ballot starting Saturday. The Lorax of Brooklyn Adrian Benepe, the president of the led the way to a Dawn Redwood, a 92-foot-tall ...

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Cara Buckley reported from the classrooms of Slackwood Elementary School in Lawrenceville, N.J. Standing at the front of her classroom at Slackwood Elementary School north of Trenton, N.J., one afternoon in June, Michelle Liwacz asked her first graders to consider a problem: Anta...

The average ocean temperature throughout May was 1.53 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0.85 degree Celsius, higher than normal for the month. For the planet as a whole May was the third warmest on record, the agency said on Thursday in its monthly climate update. North and South America ha...

Max Bearak is part of a team covering annual negotiations seeking to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. An unavoidable tension surrounds this years United Nations-sponsored climate talks in November: They will take place in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, and the most imp...

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Newsletter Summer is road trip season, so were taking a look at what our love of automobiles means for climate. Summertime is road trip time for many of us in the United States. That makes it a good time to look at what our relationship with the road has meant for global warming....

Reporting from Helena, Mont. A landmark climate change trial opened on Monday in Montana, where a group of young people are contending that the states embrace of fossil fuels is destroying pristine environments, upending cultural traditions and robbing young residents of a health...

Mr. Langellier is a writer who works in botany and ecological restoration in the Missouri Ozarks. Ms. Fondriest is a documentary photographer based in the Ozarks region of Arkansas. EMINENCE, Mo. As dawn cracked one morning in mid-May, the botanist Neal Humke and I hiked up a hi...

Reporting from New York Its not officially summer yet in the Northern Hemisphere. But the extremes are already here. Fires are burning across the breadth of Canada, blanketing parts of the eastern United States with choking, orange-gray smoke. Puerto Rico is under a severe heat a...

Opinion Columnist This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang that is, a sudden, universal catastrophe but with a series of smaller, more local catastrophes that keep getting bigger and more widespread. Ive been seeing a surprising number of complaints about the amount of m...

A much-feared moment a summer in which the Arctic Ocean features almost entirely open water could be coming even sooner than expected and has the possibility to become a regular event within most of our lifetimes, according to a new study. Experts have long feared at least an o...

Mr. Grunwald, a columnist for Canary Media, is working on a book about how to feed the world without frying it. As America rushes to generate more renewable electricity, it has become fashionable to that solar and wind farms use too much land. But America is also racing to produc...

Catrin Einhorn covers biodiversity for The Times. As part of her reporting, she spent a day with researchers climbing ladders to check kestrel nests. At first, people thought it might be a housing shortage. Scientists had noticed worrisome declines in the American kestrel, a smal...

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Note: All times Eastern. By Madison Dong Judson Jones is a meteorologist and reporter for The Times. Tropical Storm Arlene was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday, a day after it formed in the Gulf of Mexico an...

Newsletter The magazines Ethicist columnist on personal responsibility and climate change. April Here are two questions that we often ask about an action. First, what difference would it make? Second, what would happen if everyone did it? Both raise important considerations, but ...

Newsletter Tucked into the measure are changes to how the government approves projects at the center of the countrys climate goals. and President Biden and Congress have wrangled a big political deal to raise the countrys debt ceiling. Tucked into that deal are some changes to ho...

Newsletter Opinion Writer There are a lot of unsettling signals coming from the worlds oceans right now. Even for those of us who watch things like temperature anomalies and extreme weather events as likely portents of the climate to come, the off-the-charts rise of global sea su...

and Christopher Flavelle, who has long covered the impacts of climate change on the insurance market, reported from Washington. Jill Cowan and Ivan Penn reported from Los Angeles. The climate crisis is becoming a financial crisis. This month, the largest homeowner insurance compa...

Steven Erlanger reported this story from Brussels and Berlin. As polar ice melts, Russia, already a major Arctic power, wants to make the region its own. China has ambitions for a Polar Silk Road. And NATO is embracing Finland and Sweden too, Washington hopes giving the allianc...

Mr. Deese was the director of the National Economic Council for the first two years of the Biden administration and helped shape the Inflation Reduction Act. Last summer, in a meeting with business and labor leaders as Congress prepared to vote on the landmark Inflation Reduction...

Climate-focused shareholder activists have scored only a few victories in their efforts to push oil giants to adopt cleaner business strategies. and The annual shareholder meetings of Exxon Mobil and Chevron, scheduled for Wednesday, are set to be largely sedate, as they will be ...

Coral Davenport has been reporting from Washington on environmental regulations since the George W. Bush administration. This spring the Biden administration proposed or implemented eight major environmental regulations, including the nations , rolling out what experts say are th...

Newsletter Power grids and hospitals can be overwhelmed, but there are fixes. Extreme heat can bring on some extremely dangerous feedback loops for American hospitals and clinics. The good news is that there are some practical fixes. The time to prepare is now. Because the heat i...

Male Arctic ground squirrels go through puberty every year. As if that wasnt hard enough, now the females have a problem, too. According to a paper published on Thursday in the journal Science, climate change appears to be making them emerge from hibernation earlier. That matters...

They can bolster the coastlines, break the force of hurtling waves, provide housing for fish, shellfish, and migrating birds, clean the water, store as much as 5 percent of the worlds carbon dioxide, and pump oxygen into the ocean, in part making it possible for life on Earth as ...

At the United Nations climate summit in Egypt last year, Prime Minister Philip Davis of the Bahamas emerged as one of the most impassioned speakers among the more than 100 heads of state in attendance. We have to believe that a safer, better future is possible, he told the gather...

Newsletter People around the world are exploring new ways to grow one of the worlds most important staple crops. Look inside my pantry any given week, and youll see rice paper for summer rolls, rice noodles for my slapdash version of pad Thai, a few packets of rice ramen, sake, r...

If a multiday blackout in Phoenix coincided with a heat wave, nearly half the population would require emergency department care for heat stroke or other heat-related illnesses, a new study suggests. While Phoenix was the most extreme example, the study warned that other cities a...

The water supply that 40 million Americans rely on has been pushed to its limit. Reservoirs and wells are running low. This week, the states that rely on water from the Colorado River with the Biden administration on sharing whats left. Whats using all that water? 1.9 trillion ga...

Reporting from Washington Arizona, California and Nevada have agreed to take less water from the drought-strained Colorado River, a breakthrough agreement that, for now, keeps the river from falling so low that it would jeopardize water supplies for major Western cities like Phoe...

Climate change is wrecking it. And around the world, people are finding creative new ways to grow it. Rice Gets Reimagined, From the Mississippi to the Mekong By , reporting from Arkansas and Bangladesh, and , from Vietnam. photographed in Vietnam and in Arkansas. May 20, 2023 Ri...

and Motoko Rich and Jim Tankersley reported from Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan, and Lisa Friedman from Washington. In theory, the worlds largest industrialized democracies have agreed to stop using fossil fuels within a little over a quarter-century and to switch to new sources of p...

When I arrived in Alberta recently to report an upcoming political story, there was no shortage of people wanting to talk about politics and the provincial election on May 29. But, even as wildfires flared earlier than usual and raged across an unusually wide swath of forest, dis...

Newsletter Around the world, tens of millions could lose their homes in the coming decades. Planning is the key to protecting them. What does a country do when rising seas threaten to swamp its coastal capital? In the case of Indonesia, the countrys leaders are building a new cap...

. The record for Earths hottest year was set in 2016. There is a 98 percent chance that at least one of the next five years will exceed that, the forecasters said, while the average from 2023 to 27 will almost certainly be the warmest for a five-year period ever recorded. This wi...

Newsletter Theres growing evidence that fossil fuel companies knew their product would harm the climate, and thats driving lawsuits around the world. The legal headaches for Big Oil are spreading. The latest company to land in court is Eni, the Italian giant. Today, I want to tal...

Clifford Krauss, who has covered energy for more than a decade, recently spent 10 days reporting in Trinidad and Tobago. Imtiaz Khan remembers the rains of his childhood as being light and providing welcome relief from the summer heat. A heavy shower, he said, would arrive only a...

Clifford Krauss, who has covered the energy industry for more than a decade, spent 10 days reporting in Trinidad and Tobago. Ribboned shovel in hand, Prime Minister Keith Rowley joined a ceremonial groundbreaking last month to celebrate Trinidad and Tobagos first large solar farm...

Newsletter We asked you to tell us about your careers. You had plenty to say. Can you find a rewarding career in climate? Yes, definitely. How do we know? You told us. Two weeks ago, we asked you to talk about your careers in the field. Im not surprised that nearly everyone who w...

Amid accusations of greenwashing and woke capitalism, some business advisers say staying quiet might be the best option. In the last week of April, around three in 10 voting shareholders at Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and Bank of America demanding that the banks explain how they w...

Newsletter What steps will Ajay Banga take when he becomes World Bank chief? We asked an expert on the banks climate affairs. What if a new world leader came on the scene who could potentially free up trillions to help developing countries cope with climate change? Thats essentia...

Mr. Keys is an economist and a professor of real estate and finance. If you dont think youve been affected by global warming, take a closer look at your last homeowners insurance bill: The average cost of coverage has , but its $4,000 a year in New Orleans and about $5,000 a year...

and The reporters spent several days traveling around North Carolina to report this story. When frigid weather caused rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve across North Carolina, Eliana and David Mundula quickly grew worried about their 212-week-old daughter, whom they had brought h...

that broiled parts of Algeria, Morocco, Portugal and Spain last week almost certainly would not have occurred without human-induced climate change, an international team of scientists said in . A mass of hot, dry air from the Sahara parked itself above the western Mediterranean f...

Reporting from Give, Denmark The contemporary wind power industry, which has spawned hundreds of thousands of spinning rotors generating electricity without putting greenhouse gases into the air, was to a great extent born in a notoriously windy region of Denmark called Jutland. ...

Forecasters from the World Meteorological Organization are reporting increased chances that the global climate pattern known as El Nino will arrive by the end of summer. With it comes increased chances for hotter-than-normal temperatures in 2024. While there is not yet a clear pi...

and In October 2021, Google promised to stop placing ads alongside content that denied the existence and causes of climate change, so that purveyors of the false claims could no longer make money on its platforms, including YouTube. And yet if you recently clicked on a YouTube vi...

Newsletter On a recent reporting trip, your Climate Forward host met small farmers adapting to climate hazards in all kinds of creative ways. As a climate journalist, I get asked a perennial question by my fellow Americans: What do I do in the face of a crisis so big and complica...

Opinion Columnist Merriam-Webster that a Pandoras box can be anything that looks ordinary but may produce unpredictable harmful results. Ive been thinking a lot about Pandoras boxes lately, because we Homo sapiens are doing something weve never done before: lifting the lids on tw...

Somini Sengupta went to Zirobwe, Uganda, to write about (and taste) a coffee that might help a warming world stay caffeinated. First the bad news. The two types of coffee that most of us drink Arabica and robusta are at grave risk in the era of climate change. Now the good news...

Newsletter For this months Someone to Know profile, we spoke to M.B.A. students who help their peers track down climate-focused jobs. Newly minted Stanford business school grads can count on making around when they graduate. Usually, that means a job in private equity, consulting...

Two and a half years of meager rain have shriveled crops, killed livestock and brought the Horn of Africa, one of the worlds poorest regions, to . Millions of people have faced . Hundreds of thousands have fled their homes, seeking relief. A for the current rainy season means the...

WASHINGTON The Biden administrations plan to limit, for the first time, greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants could hinge on the ability of plant operators to capture carbon dioxide before it is pumped into the atmosphere. Yet none of the nations 3,400 coal- and ga...

more common, and more extreme, on every continent. A by researchers in Britain takes a unique approach to identifying which places are most at risk. When the mercury spikes, communities can suffer for many reasons: because nobody checks in on older people living alone, because do...

Newsletter In a first, the European Union is imposing a charge on some high-emissions imports like steel. Heres what it means. The European Union has approved the worlds first carbon tax on imports. Its designed to make certain products a lot more expensive if they come from manu...

And yet, many young voters alarmed by climate change remain angry with Mr. Bidens decision last month to approve Willow, an $8 billion oil drilling project on pristine federal land in Alaska. As the president prepares to announce his bid for re-election, its not at all clear that...

MENOMINEE COUNTY, Wis. Amid the sprawling farmlands of northeast Wisconsin, the Menominee forest feels like an elixir, and a marvel. Its trees press in, towering and close, softening the air, a dense emerald wilderness thats home to wolves, bears, otters, warblers and hawks, and...

Dr. Singer is a professor of bioethics at Princeton and the author of the forthcoming book Animal Liberation Now. MELBOURNE, Australia The year of the first Earth Day, 1970, was the year I stopped eating meat. I didnt do it to save the Earth, but because I realized that there is...

Decarb bros believe its all going to be OK. They believe that I.P.A.s go best with party chat about smart-grid management and electric vehicle infrastructure. They believe in trading memes on Twitter and in messaging groups, formed around their zeal for technology as the answer t...

Not so long ago, it seems, companies scored points by drawing attention to their sustainability goals. Now the momentum appears to have shifted, with many engaging in . Heres what to know The term is the idea that an organization is overstating its environmental practices. Tho...

For the past 53 years, April 22 has been Earth Day. It started as a call for a regeneration of a polluted environment and has since come to . Since were covering news and events every day that affect our planet, we compiled this list of articles that we hope will inspire, surpris...

Republicans opening bid to avert economic catastrophe by raising the nations borrowing limit focuses more on energy policy than reducing debt. WASHINGTON Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California that he and his fellow House Republicans are refusing to raise the nations borrowing lim...

Newsletter A reader wanted to attract pollinators and foster biodiversity without spending a bundle to redo her property. Weve got tips. Gabrielle Stevenson needed advice on how to welcome pollinators and other wildlife to her front yard in Roseville, Calif. She knew that replaci...

At a training facility for workers in Queens, there is a yard with electric poles where line workers can master climbing skills, a replica of the citys underground electric structures for practice fixing wires, and a library where employees can play the climate change board game ...

WASHINGTON President Biden on Friday announced the creation of a White House Office of Environmental Justice, one of several actions to address the unequal burden that people of color carry from environmental hazards. Every federal agency must take into account environmental and...

April 22 is Earth Day. What actions big or small can you take to appreciate and protect the planet? April 22 is Earth Day, a day set aside for appreciating the environment and encouraging protections of it. The tradition dates back to the in 1970, when some 20 million people ac...

and WASHINGTON President Biden on Thursday pledged $500 million to fight deforestation in Brazil and more than $1 billion to help developing countries transition away from fossil fuels and become more resilient to the impacts from climate change. During a virtual meeting with le...

The hellbenders alarming change in behavior may be linked to deforestation, a new study found. The hellbender salamander has been called a lot of things. Snot otter. Mud devil. Old lasagna sides. And now, perhaps: baby-eating cannibal, according to new research into the parental ...

WASHINGTON Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen on Thursday called for a constructive and healthy economic relationship between the United States and China, one in which the two nations could work together to confront global challenges in spite of their conflicting national securi...

The that this winters left in the Sierra Nevada have prompted concerns about the flooding that could result when all that frozen water starts to melt and head downhill. But according to NOAAs latest forecasts, temperatures for May through July are highly likely to be in line with...

and that parts of the South could experience strong tornadoes on Tuesday, as severe thunderstorms in the lower and mid-Mississippi Valley and other areas produce damaging hail and powerful gusts of wind. Scientists have been able to draw links between a warming planet and hurrica...

Earth is likely to cross a critical threshold for global warming within the next decade, and nations will need to make an immediate and drastic shift away from fossil fuels to prevent the planet from overheating dangerously beyond that level, according to . The report, by the Int...

and WASHINGTON The Biden administration warned on Monday that a warming planet posed severe economic challenges for the United States, which would require the federal government to reassess its spending priorities and how it influenced behavior. Administration economists, in an ...

Newsletter An international panel offers a warning about the dangers of fossil fuels, and also a blueprint to change course. There is a rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future for all ( ). This is the most striking sentence in a 37-page su...

in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. When the Agriculture Department finished its calculations last month, the findings were startling: 2022 was a disaster for upland cotton in Texas, the state where the coarse fiber is primarily grown and then sold around the globe in the for...

The mosquitoes that transmit the disease dramatically increased their range over the last century as temperatures warmed, scientists reported. Warming temperatures are chasing animals and plants to new habitats, sometimes with devastating consequences to ecosystems. But there is ...

Climate change is tremendously complex and were here to help. The climate desk at The Times has been collecting reader questions and has started answering them here. Type your question in the search box to see if weve covered it yet. If you dont find an answer, dont worry: Were ...

The new climate and tax law can bring big savings for anyone looking to buy an electric car or make their home more energy efficient. Many American consumers are now eligible to save thousands of dollars when they buy an electric car, heat pump, solar panels or energy-efficient a...

WASHINGTON Efforts to mitigate climate change are prompting countries across the world to embrace dramatically different policies toward industry and trade, bringing governments into conflict. These new clashes over climate policy are straining international alliances and the gl...

In the late 1970s, scientists at Exxon fitted one of the companys supertankers with state-of-the-art equipment to measure carbon dioxide in the ocean and in the air, an early example of substantial research the oil giant conducted into the science of climate change. A published T...

The winter storm that ravaged much of the United States and Canada through Christmas was expected to be bad, and it was. Forecasters billed it as a event even before ice began coating the steep streets of Seattle, white-out conditions spread from the Plains to the Midwest and mor...

Newsletter Scientists made a huge breakthrough on the road to emissions-free power. Heres what that means, and doesnt mean. The news this week that scientists had achieved a breakthrough in fusion technology was hailed as a milestone on the path toward a future of nearly limitles...

BROADBACK FOREST, Quebec At a bend in the Broadback River, Don Saganash, 60, listened to the steady, familiar sound of the rapids that to his ears were the heartbeat of the Broadback. He took in the surrounding forest, the spruce and pine trees rising from a floor of rainbow-col...

Upstream from Shanghai along the Yangtze River, a sprawling factory complex in eastern China is churning out tens of millions of tons of steel a year and immense quantities of planet-warming gases. The plants owner has not disclosed how much the site emits. Now, though, research...

Fires. Floods. Drought. Hurricanes. What is happening to Planet Earth? Climate change does not lend itself to easy documentation. Like nature itself, it can move slowly. Change can come in increments, and it is not always clear what to make of it. Did that species die out because...

Friedman has covered climate geopolitics for more than a decade. Sharm el Sheikh will be her 11th COP. WASHINGTON World leaders will gather in Egypt next week to confront climate change at a moment of colliding crises: a war in Europe that has upended energy markets, rising glob...

Flavelle, who covers climate adaptation, visited three tribes around the Olympic Peninsula that are trying to pull back from the coast. SHOALWATER BAY INDIAN RESERVATION, Wash. The van carrying tribal officials veered off the coastal highway, away from the Pacific and onto a dir...

On a clear day in August, a helicopter set me and a few companions down on the northern end of the Jakobshavn Glacier in Western Greenland, about 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The ground under our feet seemed almost lunar: gray silt and dust, loose rocks and boulders, and...

You can never really see the future, only imagine it, then try to make sense of the new world when it arrives. Just a few years ago, climate projections for this century looked quite apocalyptic, with most scientists warning that continuing business as usual would bring the world...

Countries around the world are failing to live up to their commitments to fight climate change, pointing Earth toward a future marked by more intense flooding, wildfires, drought, heat waves and species extinction, according to a report issued Wednesday by the United Nations. Jus...

Human-caused global warming has made severe droughts like the ones this summer in Europe, North America and China at least 20 times as likely to occur as they would have been more than a century ago, scientists said Wednesday. Its the latest evidence of how climate change caused ...

Davenport watched 14 episodes of Octonauts: Above and Beyond in reporting this story. Four-year-old Francis Gaskin, who lives with his family in Houston, has a favorite episode of his favorite new Netflix cartoon: When the Amazon rainforest canopy dries up from too much heat, the...

This article is part of , a special report on efforts to make a difference, coinciding with conference and . For Esther Duflo, a worrying sign of how wealthy nations will manage the climate crisis and its impact on poor countries was evident in how the world reacted to the Covid-...

Pakistan began receiving abnormally heavy rain in mid-June, and, by late August, drenching downpours were declared a national emergency. The southern part of the , which traverses the length of the country, became a vast lake. , surrounded by putrid water that stretches to the ho...

and Chinese factories were shuttered again in late August, a frequent occurrence in a country that has imposed intermittent lockdowns to fight the coronavirus. But this time, the culprit was not the pandemic. Instead, crippled economic activity across southwestern China, freezing...

in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. Economists have been examining the impact of climate change for almost as long as its been known to science. In the 1970s, the Yale economist William Nordhaus began constructing a model meant to gauge the effect of warming on economic growt...

and Jere Longman reported from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; and Karan Deep Singh from New Delhi. The joke is that if you want it to rain during this wetter-than-usual summer in the Caribbean, just start a cricket match. Beneath the humor is seemingly tacit agreement with t...

BRUSSELS Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, had just finished a speech at a major conference on Europe. While he lingered onstage, soaking up adulation and taking pictures with fans, little did he know that two young women in the back of the room were eying him closely. T...

Readers offer different views, discussing Tolstoy, Bill McKibben, adoption, the Supreme Court and more in their arguments. Re , by Ezra Klein (column, June 9): Tolstoy said, Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. I read Mr. Kleins column as...

and FATEHGARH-SAHIB, India When the unseasonably heavy rains flooded the fields, and then the equally unseasonable heat shriveled the seeds, it didnt just slash Ranjit Singhs wheat harvest by nearly half. It put him, and nearly all the other households in his village in northern...

Opinion Columnist Over the past few years, Ive been asked one question more than any other. It comes up at speeches, at dinners, in conversation. Its the most popular query when I open my podcast to suggestions, time and again. It comes in two forms. The first: Should I have kids...

Voters rejected the deny-and-delay approach that has made Australia a global laggard on emission cuts. But how far the new government will go remains to be seen. SYDNEY, Australia A few minutes after taking the stage to declare victory in Australias election on Saturday, Anthony...

Ms. Salamon is the executive director of the and the author of . On Earth Day, a 50-year-old man from Boulder, Colo., named Wynn Bruce in front of the Supreme Court. Friends and family members reporters that they believed his act was a principled protest in the name of the climat...

Whats one thing you want to know about climate change? We asked, and hundreds of you responded. The topic, like the planet, is vast. Overwhelming. Complex. But theres no more important time to understand what is happening and what can be done about it. I understand that scientist...

and Nations need to move away much faster from fossil fuels to retain any hope of preventing a perilous future on an overheated planet, according to released on Monday, although they have made some progress because of the falling costs of clean energy. The report by the Intergove...

As the environmental crisis accelerates, contemporary artists have taken up the mantle of addressing the precarious present. NOT LONG AFTER he joined the Princeton University Art Museum in 2006, the curator Karl Kusserow wore a bracelet bearing the phrase Stop global warming to a...

in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. Alaina Wood is well aware that, planetarily speaking, things arent looking so great. Shes read the , tracked weather events and gone through more than a few dark nights of the soul. She is also part of a growing cadre of people, many of the...

and The Securities and Exchange Commission has said for the first time that public companies must tell their shareholders and the federal government how they affect the climate, a sweeping proposal long demanded by environmental advocates. The nations top financial regulator gave...

Newsletter Warming is unambiguously worsening conditions that contribute to clashes and deepen the pain for civilians, a new study says. If youve read the work of this week, you know that the people of that city are trying to survive not just shelling by Russian forces. They are ...

Mr. Bokat-Lindell is a staff editor. At the end of February, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the United Nations, warning that the dangers of global warming are mounting so rapidly that adapting to them could soon become impossible. Del...

hopeless The physical scars of our warming planet are everywhere from rising sea waters to melting glaciers and charred forests. scared cant sleep depressing grief stress and worry But climate change is also inflicting a growing, unseen toll on mental health. This is how America...

and War and politics are complicating the efforts of the two biggest polluters in history the United States and Europe to slow down global warming, just as scientists warn of intensifying hazards. On Tuesday evening, President Biden barely made a mention of his climate goals in...

Sometimes, Bruce C. Glavovic feels so proud to be an environmental scientist, studying coastal planning and teaching future researchers, that it moves him to tears. Other times, he wonders whether any of it has been enough. Scientists have proved beyond doubt that climate change ...

and The dangers of climate change are mounting so rapidly that they could soon overwhelm the ability of both nature and humanity to adapt unless greenhouse gas emissions are quickly reduced, according to released on Monday. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Cha...

and The dangers of climate change are mounting so rapidly that they could soon overwhelm the ability of both nature and humanity to adapt, creating a harrowing future in which floods, fires and famine displace millions, species disappear and the planet is irreversibly damaged, a ...

WASHINGTON In the most important environmental case in more than a decade, the Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a dispute that could restrict or even eliminate the Environmental Protection Agencys authority to control the pollution that is heating the planet. A dec...

Ms. Freeman is a professor at Harvard Law School, where she teaches environmental and administrative law. She was counselor for energy and climate change in the Obama White House in 2009 and 2010 and advised the Biden transition team. She is an independent director on the board o...

in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. A landmark has concluded that the risk of devastating wildfires around the world will surge in coming decades as climate change further intensifies what the report described as a global wildfire crisis. The scientific assessment is the firs...

HASAKA, Syria At a government bakery in Hasaka, Syria, a faded image of former President Hafez al-Assad looms over the aging machinery and clanging steel chains of the assembly line. The painting dates from long before the war, when this region of northeast Syria was still under...

It is difficult right now to imagine a world after the Covid-19 crisis. As social distancing is lifted and the economy resumes, we will still be forced to face the great existential challenge of our time: the climate emergency. How can we rebuild our economies and societies in a ...

The highways in Colorado, one of the nations fastest-growing states, are frequently clogged with suburban workers driving into Denver, skiers heading high into the Rocky Mountains and trucks rumbling across the Interstates. A Western frontier state with an affinity for the open r...

in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. PORTLAND, Ore. It would hit Alina Black in the snack aisle at Trader Joes, a wave of guilt and shame that made her skin crawl. Something as simple as nuts. They came wrapped in plastic, often in layers of it, that she imagined leaving her ...

From Dont Look Up to Greta Thunberg videos to doomsaying memes, we are awash in warnings that we are almost out of time. But the climate crisis is outpacing our emotional capacity to describe it. I cant say precisely when the end began, just that in the past several years, the en...

in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. After the remains of Hurricane Ida dumped in the Northeast last year, ABC Newss chief meteorologist, Ginger Zee, stood in front of a collapsed bridge in New Jersey and gave viewers of Good Morning America a clear warning. Human-induced glob...

WASHINGTON A federal judge on Thursday canceled oil and gas leases of more than 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico, ruling that the Biden administration did not sufficiently take climate change into account when it auctioned the leases late last year. The is a major victory ...

In Mondays puzzle, Nye was the answer to the clue Bill known as the Science Guy. Nye has been used in 204 New York Times crossword puzzles, according to XWordInfo. It has been clued in several different ways, including Bill of the Planetary Society and Former PBS host with a bow ...

The region has come to expect powerful cyclones to wreak havoc, and that may be why many there arent concerned about environmental action. Tape up the windows, fill the bathtub and sinks with drinking water, secure loose objects outdoors, hunker down and hope for the best. These ...

and WASHINGTON A growing number of Democrats in Congress want to move ahead with the climate portion of s stalled spending bill, saying the urgency of a warming planet demands action and they believe they can muster enough votes to muscle it past Republican opposition. Faced wit...

Dont Look Up is a Hollywood rarity on several fronts. Its a major film about climate change. It racked up a record number of hours viewed in a single week, according to Netflix. It also unleashed a flood of hot takes, along with in what may be a first sniping between reviewers ...

STEVENS PASS, Wash. Skiing is an endangered sport, caught between a warming planet and a global pandemic. But theres a boom in one corner of the ski world thats being driven, at least in part, by a combination of climate change and Covid. The unexpected upturn shows how skiers a...

A team of more than 40 Opinion writers, photographers and editors spent five months canvassing the globe to illustrate the deadly consequences of our warming world. explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together....

The editorial board is a group of Opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding . It is separate from the newsroom. Planet Earth is the one thing that all humans share. We are often at its mercy. We take its majesty for grant...

There was a lot of climate news in a year overflowing with news. We help you catch up. Were also covering and . Welcome to the final edition of Climate Fwd: for 2021! Despite the strange limbo status of this year (as our friends on the Styles desk ), a lot happened this year on t...

Chile has lots of lithium, which is essential to the worlds transition to green energy. But anger over powerful mining interests, a water crisis and inequality has driven Chile to rethink how it defines itself. Ms. Sengupta reported from lithium-rich salt flats in Chile. SALAR DE...

It began with a presidential transition, riots at the Capitol and a blackout in Texas. Before summer had even begun, drought, heat and fires had already torn across the West. The Biden administration faced a number of challenges to its climate agenda at home. And then came the Un...

WASHINGTON Federal regulators warned for the first time in an annual report to Congress on Friday that climate change was an emerging threat to the U.S. financial system, laying out how the costs associated with more hurricanes, wildfires and floods caused by global warming coul...

and Hurricane-force gusts in nine states. Immense dust storms in Colorado and wind-fanned wildfires in Kansas. The first-ever December tornadoes observed in Minnesota and western Iowa. Temperatures soaring past 70 degrees in cities like Omaha and Des Moines, a record. The on Wedn...

Wilder winds are altering currents. The sea is releasing carbon dioxide. Ice is melting from below. Wilder winds are altering currents. The sea is releasing carbon dioxide. Ice is melting from below. By and Southern Ocean is famous for howling gales and devilish swells that have ...

Human history drowned by the sea. Economies devastated, lives ruined. These 193 stories show the reality of climate change. In every country in the world. Scroll down to see how the planet is changing. Tap the green buttons to hear sounds, watch videos, and learn more. Cities swa...

Opinion Editor So many of the conversations about global warming focus on the direst consequences, projected far into the future: images of fires and floods on an increasingly uninhabitable planet if the governments of the world and especially those of the United States, China a...

In a remote part of Australia, a steel vault about the size of a school bus will record the Earths warming weather patterns. It will listen to what we say and do. It will create an archive that could be critical to piecing together the missteps, its creators say, should humanity ...

Mr. Waterman is a former national park ranger and the author of National Geographics Atlas of the National Parks. Secluded in the far-flung Gates of the Arctic National Park in northwestern Alaska, the flooded Noatak River pushed our raft downstream into a brisk wind. Caribou tra...

Advocates descended on the streets of Glasgow last month, pressing banks and other financial institutions at 26th United Nations climate summit to be more responsible stewards of the climate. But a bank based just 50 miles east of the Scottish city is already showing what that mi...

MELBOURNE, Australia Albatrosses usually mate for life, making them among the most monogamous creatures on the planet. But climate change may be driving more of the birds to divorce, published last week by New Zealands Royal Society says. The study of 15,500 breeding pairs of bl...

and WASHINGTON The Interior Department on Friday recommended that the federal government raise the fees that oil and gas companies pay to drill on public lands the first increase in those rent and royalty rates since 1920. The long-awaited report recommended an overhaul of the ...

WASHINGTON President Warren Hardings blue silk pajamas. Muhammad Alis boxing gloves. The Star Spangled Banner. Scripts from the television show M*A*S*H. Nearly two million irreplaceable artifacts that tell the American story are housed in the National Museum of American History,...

and The intense rains and heavy winds that descended last week on British Columbia, the Canadian province known for its mountains, coastline and majestic forests, forced 17,000 people from their homes, emptying entire towns and inundating farms. Vancouver, Canadas third-largest c...

WASHINGTON The United States took a major step toward fighting climate change Friday with passage through the House of Representatives of a that includes the largest expenditures ever made by the federal government to slow global warming. The legislation provides $555 billion fo...

The hottest summer days in the Sierra Nevada in California greatly increase the risk that wildfires will ignite or spread, and as the planet keeps warming the risks will increase even more, scientists said Wednesday. The research, which examined daily temperatures and data from n...

Opinion Columnist If I am brutally honest, there is only one motto I would give to the movement to stem climate change after the Glasgow summit: Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die. On the one hand, liberal greens will tell you that but that we must not use nu...

This article is part of a special report on , which looks at efforts around the world to make a difference. The climate conference in Scotland, known as COP26, with an assortment of from participating nations on confronting climate change. How they will ultimately turn out is any...

Lisa Friedman has spent more than a decade covering global climate negotiations. Glasgow is her 10th COP. The United Nations , which officially ended Friday but continued into Saturday, is considered a crucial moment for efforts to address the . More than 130 heads of state and g...

One of the biggest fights at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow is whether and how the worlds wealthiest nations, which are disproportionately responsible for global warming to date, for the damages caused by rising temperatures. are responsible for half of all histor...

transcript Our joint declaration builds on the statement that our governments released in April, which represented our first step. And at that time, we agreed that, we agreed on a number of actions in order to continue discussions to try to find a way to make progress. We also ex...

Re (news article, Nov. 5): Our angry climate is screaming for an end to our combustion of coal for energy. Mining it adversely affects human health, transporting it consumes fossil fuels and burning it emits greenhouse gases, heavy metal toxins and particulate pollution. This w...

transcript It is a very important meeting for the world. We know that and we come here equipped, ready to take on the challenge, to meet the moment. Our congressional delegation comes here, after advancing, fresh from advancing legislation to build back better build back better ...

Ms. Rosen is a journalist with a Ph.D. in geology. Her research involved studying ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica to understand past climate changes. The science of is more solid and widely agreed upon than you might think. But the scope of the topic, as well as rampant d...

and WASHINGTON The $1 trillion now headed to President Bidens desk includes the largest amount of money ever spent by the United States to prepare the nation to withstand the devastating impacts of climate change. The $47 billion in the bill designated for climate resilience is ...

transcript Do something! Now! Climate justice! Now! Get up. What? Get down. What? Keep your carbon in the ground. Get up. What? Get down. What? Keep your carbon in the ground. Get up. What? Get down. What? Keep your carbon in the ground. [marching band music] Save our planet. Sav...

For the first time at a major United Nations climate conference, human health is emerging as a leading issue, a reframing that brings climate changes far-reaching and long-lasting effects to the forefront. Although health has been addressed at conferences going back to the first ...

GLASGOW President Biden capped two days of climate talks with fellow world leaders by hailing new international commitments to curb warming, knocking China and Russia for not participating, and expressing confidence that his domestic climate agenda will clear the House and Senat...

In this lesson, students will use a jigsaw activity to learn about some of the most effective strategies and technologies that can help head off the worst effects of global warming. Earlier this summer, issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on , a body of scientists convened by t...

and GLASGOW World leaders opened a pivotal in on Monday with apocalyptic warnings about the scarce time left to avert catastrophic global warming, yet offered few new commitments to more aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions. The gathering, called in the hope that the world ...

LONDON As Britain prepares to host a landmark this week, the milestones of its own evolution to a more climate-friendly economy are on vivid display along the railroad line from London to Scotland. Near Gainsborough, a river town 150 miles north of the capital, one of Britains l...

With humanity already struggling to cope with rising seas, more powerful storms, deadly heat waves and rapidly changing ecosystems needed to sustain life, the global climate summit in Glasgow opened on Monday with a series of desperate pleas for action from nations large and smal...

and GLASGOW will walk into a riverside event space on Monday to try to convince a gathering of world leaders that the United States, which has pumped more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than any other nation, is finally serious about addressing and that others should follo...

Mr. Lustgarten is an environmental reporter for ProPublica. There will be no bargains with an overheating climate. As President Biden takes an unfinished plan for U.S. emissions cuts to a global climate conference in Glasgow next week, Congress and the country remain hung up on w...

transcript Im pleased to announce that after, after months of tough and thoughtful negotiations, I think we have a historic I know we have a historic economic framework. Its a framework that will create millions of jobs, grow the economy, invest in our nation and our people, tu...

WASHINGTON The latest plans by the nations of the world to tackle climate change over the next decade fall far short of whats needed to avert a dangerous rise in global temperatures, according to released Tuesday. In the run-up to next week, a number of governments have updated ...

Want to go camping in October? a friend texted in August. Somewhere pretty, she suggested. Big Sur? Yes, but ... I replied, how about May? Fall used to be my favorite season. Id traipse up and down California, from coastal cabins to backcountry lakes to wine-country weddings. But...

In 2014, before the Paris climate agreement, the world was on track to heat up nearly (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, an outcome widely seen as catastrophic. Today, thanks to rapid growth in clean energy, humanity has started to bend the emissions curve. Curre...

The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding . It is separate from the newsroom. In 1992, more than 150 countries agreed in Rio de Janeiro to stabilize emissions of carbon dioxide and other ...

in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. PEVEK, Russia A refurbished port. A spanking new plant to generate electricity. Repaved roads. And money left over to repair the library and put in a new esplanade along the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Globally, the warming climate is a cre...

and in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. WASHINGTON Worsening conflict within and between nations. Increased dislocation and migration as people flee climate-fueled instability. Heightened military tension and uncertainty. Financial hazards. The Biden administration released ...

and WASHINGTON Climate change is an emerging threat to the stability of the U.S. financial system, top federal regulators warned in a report on Thursday, setting the stage for the Biden administration to take more aggressive regulatory action to prevent from upending global mark...

SAKHALIN ISLAND, Russia Sixteen wind turbines are slated to go up amid the winding coast and wooded hills of this Russian island in the Pacific, creating a wind park bigger than any that currently exists in the vast reaches of the countrys Far East. The clean energy generated by...

A key F.D.A. advisory panel has concluded a series of votes for all three coronavirus vaccines used in the U.S. Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The F.D.A. and the C.D.C. have already authorized . Moderna and J.&J. are expected to be authorized next. On Friday, th...

WASHINGTON The most powerful part of a program to rapidly replace the nations coal- and gas-fired power plants with wind, solar and nuclear energy will likely be dropped from the massive budget bill pending in , according to congressional staffers and lobbyists familiar with t...

LONDON The British Environment Agency on Wednesday delivered a stark warning to world leaders on the need for decisive action to combat , ahead of a U.N. summit in Glasgow this month from nearly every country will discuss strategies to tackle . It is adapt or die, Emma Howard Bo...

Mr. Fink is the chairman and chief executive of the investment company BlackRock. As the leaders of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund meet this week, they have a chance to reimagine how the world can use finance to reduce the risks from climate change. For the ec...

WASHINGTON Less food. More traffic accidents. Extreme weather hitting nuclear waste sites. Migrants rushing toward the United States, fleeing even worse calamity in their own countries. Those scenarios, once the stuff of dystopian fiction, are now driving American policymaking. ...

and Google said it will no longer display advertisements on YouTube videos and other content that promote inaccurate claims about . The decision, by the companys ads team, means that it will no longer permit websites or creators to earn advertising money via Google for content th...

The world lost about 14 percent of its coral reefs in the decade after 2009, mainly because of , according to a on the state of the worlds corals. The report, issued late Monday, underscores the catastrophic consequences of global warming while also offering some hope that some c...

and Three scientists received the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work that is essential to understanding how the Earths climate is changing, pinpointing the effect of human behavior on those changes and ultimately predicting the impact of global warming. The winners were S...

and BERLIN Emilia Fester is 23 and has yet to finish college. Max Lucks is 24 and calls himself a militant cyclist. Ria Schroder is 29 and has the rainbow flag on her Twitter profile. Muhanad Al-Halak is 31 and came to Germany from Iraq when he was 11. And all of them are now in...

and is bracing for the possibility of another devastating season. After two years of drought, the soil moisture is depleted, drying out vegetation and making it more prone to combustion. In May, Gov. Gavin Newsom extended emergency drought orders to 41 counties across the state, ...

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. By Thor Hanson When I left Canada for the United States in 1987, I had never seen or heard a red-bellied woodpecker, which at that time was a rare vagrant in southern Ontario. Toda...

After a summer of extreme heat, wildfires and floods in Europe, the costs of human and financial have become increasingly stark. And a new report by the European Central Bank has reaffirmed the severe consequences of delays or inaction on . Banks and companies in the eurozone r...

Canada may be known for its cold weather, but this summer, parts of the country were an inferno. The Western provinces suffered , which were a confirmed cause of death for 569 people in British Columbia. burned more than two million forest acres in that province and , while devas...

Opinion Writer I am from a place where it is impossible not to have the idea of climate disaster circling about my head. My family is from the rural part of eastern North Carolina. Environmental justice, as a term, emerges from the sit-ins that happened in Warren County, N.C., wh...

Mr. Bokat-Lindell is a staff editor. If there is a dominant paradigm for how politicians and economists today think about solving climate change, it is called green growth. According to green growth orthodoxy whose adherents populate , the , and the global economy can both cont...

Climate change may not be the easiest subject to laugh about, but a group of late-night hosts are teaming up in hopes of raising awareness about the issue and even finding some humor in it. On Sept. 22, seven of the network and cable late-night shows will take part in Climate Nig...

One of my favorite places in the world is Pukaskwa, a national park along the north shore of Lake Superior. My partner and I discovered it while driving across Canada years ago and have made the 12-hour drive from our home in Toronto to visit it several times since. The shoreline...

A shocking summer keeps illustrating the limits of adapting to climate change. Experts say it will only get worse. Were also covering and . The climate disasters have been relentless this summer. Ida took down the power grid in New Orleans, where more than 300,000 households rema...

Chuck, thank you very much. As the old joke goes, my father were here, hed say thank you, and my mother were here, she would say, Who are you talking about? Look, folks, let me begin by saying I wish every American could walk down this alley with me to see and talk to the people ...

A collection of leading health and medical journals called this week for swift action to combat , calling on governments to cooperate and invest in the environmental crisis with the degree of funding and urgency they used to confront the coronavirus pandemic. In an editorial , th...

SYDNEY, Australia After years of casting doubt on and attacking politicians who favored corrective action, s media outlets in his native are planning an editorial campaign next month advocating a carbon-neutral future. Depending on its content, the project, described by executiv...

and WASHINGTON As the country reels from the cascade of deaths and devastation wrought by this summers record floods, heat waves, droughts and wildfires, President Biden and progressive Democrats are using the moment to push for aggressive provisions in a sweeping $3.5 trillion ...

and In Louisiana and Mississippi, nearly one million people lack electricity and drinking water after a hurricane obliterated power lines. In California, wildfire menaces Lake Tahoe, forcing tens of thousands to flee. In Tennessee, flash floods killed at least 20; hundreds more p...

in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. FAIR BLUFF, N.C. Its been almost five years since Hurricane Matthew flooded this small town on the coastal plain of North Carolina. But somehow, the damage keeps getting worse. The storm submerged Main Street in four feet of water, destroy...

and Escalating tensions between and the United States have spilled into their talks over how to stop global warming from hitting catastrophic levels after Chinese officials warned the , , that political ill will could undermine cooperation. Mr. emerged Thursday from two and a hal...

Ms. Tempus is working on a book on climate migration. There was not enough time to fully New Orleans before Hurricane Ida hit. The hurricane intensified too rapidly. Thousands who could flee, did. Mayor LaToya Cantrell urged those left behind, including many without the money or ...

WASHINGTON Amid and new evidence showing that wildfire smoke may , the is creating a new federal office to address the health consequences of and their disproportionate effects on poor communities. The , which the administration announced on Monday, will be the first federal pro...

intensified overnight, becoming a Category 4 storm over the course of just a few hours. The rapid increase in strength raises questions about how much is affecting hurricanes in the . While researchers cant say for sure whether human-caused climate change will mean longer or more...

A Times journalist distills the recent U.N. report and talks about how he treats a beat that can get more than a little gloomy. explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. The United Nations recently released...

Mr. Bokat-Lindell is a staff editor. Humanitys failure to avert the crisis of a warming climate is sometimes framed as a grand technological problem: For centuries, countries relied on fossil fuels to industrialize their economies and generate wealth, and it was only in recent ye...

The crisis is at high risk of becoming an economic crisis. That is an increasingly widespread view among that a range of economic and financial problems could result from a warming planet and humanitys efforts to deal with it. But if you believe that to be true, what should the ...

The violent and deadly flooding in Germany and Belgium last month was an extremely rare event, scientists said Monday, but one that was made more likely by . The scientists found that the record rainfall that led to the flooding, including a 24-hour total of 3.5 inches in the Ahr...

and The authors are youth climate activists from Sweden, Mexico, Bangladesh and Kenya, working with the international youth-led Fridays For Future movement. Last week, some of the worlds leading that humans are making irreversible changes to our planet and extreme weather will on...

The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding . It is separate from the newsroom. In June 1988 a NASA scientist, Dr. James Hansen, appeared on a very hot day in Washington and that a grim fut...

and WASHINGTON After a decade of disputing the existence of , many leading Republicans are shifting their posture amid , devastating drought and ferocious that have bludgeoned their districts and unnerved their constituents back home. Members of Congress who long insisted that t...

This summer, fishers in the worlds largest wild salmon habitat pulled from a record-breaking run of in Alaskas Bristol Bay, beating the 2018 record by more than three million fish. But on the Yukon River, about 500 miles to the north, salmon were alarmingly absent. This summers c...

, released a major new report concluding that the world cannot avoid some devastating impacts of climate change, but that there is still a narrow window to keep the devastation from getting even worse. The report, based on the analysis of more than 14,000 studies, is the clearest...

and in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. Nations have delayed curbing their fossil-fuel emissions for so long that they can no longer over the next 30 years, though there is still a short window to prevent the most harrowing future, a has concluded. Humans have already heated ...

and When some 200 scientists convened by the United Nations on Monday that the nations immediately band together to cut emissions, they portrayed it as a brief window to avert the most catastrophic impacts of . But as their call ricocheted around the planet, it only underscored t...

The struck this week provides new money for climate resilience unmatched in United States history: Tens of billions of dollars to protect against floods, reduce damage from wildfires, develop new sources of drinking water in areas plagued by drought, and even relocate entire comm...

Ms. Brown, a Democrat, is the governor of Oregon. SALEM, Ore. If you are on the East Coast, the sunrises you saw last week were probably tinged with a bit of red. That haze was the smoke from the fires scorching the West, including the 400,000-acre-plus Bootleg Fire in southern ...

As the United States staggers through another year of devastating wildfires, drought, storms and other calamities, the infrastructure bill before Congress would pour major resources into a response. The measure agreed to over the weekend includes billions of dollars to better pre...

and The phone call to the Eugene Water & Electric Board was startling. A group of homeowners, fearing a storm could knock down nearby power lines and ignite wildfires, was asking the Oregon utility to turn off their electricity. I about fell out of my chair, said Rodney Price, th...

In the summer of 2019, Jeff Lowenfels told me, one of his friends successfully grew okra in Anchorage. Lowenfels could not believe it. The crop was shorthand for all the change he has witnessed since he moved to the city in the 1970s, a distance between past and present that he h...

and breakneck growth over the last four decades erected soaring cities where there had been hamlets and farmland. The cities lured factories, and the factories lured workers. The boom lifted hundreds of millions of people out of the poverty and rural hardship they once faced. Now...

and Ms. Hassol is the director of the nonprofit organization Climate Communication. Dr. Ebi is a professor at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the University of Washington in Seattle. Ms. Serkez is a graphics editor for Opinion. Yes, it getting hotter. And whil...

Brutal heat and deadly floods show a world unprepared to cope with extreme weather. Were also covering in California vineyards, how wildfire smoke is hurting thousands of miles from the flames, and an . I wrote an article over the weekend about the rich world facing extreme weat...

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. By Eric Dean Wilson In his prelude to After Cooling, Eric Dean Wilson tells us that he started his research not knowing a tank of Freon from propane. Its a subtle chemistry joke, b...

ST. HELENA, Calif. Last September, a tore through one of Dario Sattuis , destroying millions of dollars in property and equipment, along with 9,000 cases of wine. November brought a second disaster: Mr. Sattui realized the precious crop of cabernet grapes that survived the fire ...

Some of Europes richest countries lay in disarray this weekend, as raging rivers burst through their banks in and Belgium, submerging towns, slamming parked cars against trees and leaving Europeans shellshocked at the intensity of the destruction. Only days before in the Northwes...

transcript The flooding events we see in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and first of all, of course, our thoughts are with the victims, their families and their loved ones. The commission has already activated the mechanisms to support and help those member states...

Investors can look for companies that reduce or remove carbon from the atmosphere. Working from home helps, too, as does rooftop solar. can seem like such an enormous problem that individual actions would have little impact. Consider this week to reduce its reliance on fossil fue...

and The images from are : houses, shops and streets in the picturesque cities and villages along the Ahr and other rivers violently washed away by fast-moving floodwaters. The was caused by a storm that slowed to a crawl over parts of Europe on Wednesday, dumping as much as six i...

and BRUSSELS In what may be a seminal moment in the global effort to fight , on Wednesday challenged the rest of the world by laying out an to pivot away from fossil fuels over the next nine years, a plan that also has the potential to set off global trade disputes. The most rad...

and SHEFFIELD, England Rachel Smith has lived through green hydrogens bumpy journey from scientists dream to an industry that may be on the verge of a commercial breakthrough. An engineer, she started out two decades ago working in a converted barn on early devices for making th...

Last month was the warmest June on record in North America, researchers said Wednesday, confirming the suspicions of millions of people who endured ever experienced on the continent. The , an agency supported by the European Union, said that average surface temperatures for June ...

The extraordinary that scorched the last week would almost certainly not have occurred without global warming, an international team of climate researchers said Wednesday. Temperatures were so extreme including readings of 116 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland, Ore., and a Canadian...

Mr. Schwartz, a climate reporter, attended Camp Longhorn in the 1960s. Jill Laidlaw has worked for 37 years at in Lexington, Mich., a little spot of paradise on Lake Huron. But she has seen trouble in paradise: climate change. Temperatures in Michigan have , and Ms. Laidlaw said ...

Last August, scientists aboard an icebreaker that had been drifting with the across the in a decided to take a detour to the North Pole. They needed to get there quickly, so they used satellite data to find a route where the concentration of was low enough for the icebreaker, the...

and Dr. Mann is a professor of atmospheric science and the director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State. He is the author of : The Fight to Take Back Our Planet Ms. Hassol is the director of the nonprofit organization Climate Communication. She publishes the series ...

and in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. In Chefornak, a Yupik village near the western coast of Alaska, the water is getting closer. The thick ground, once frozen solid, is thawing. The village preschool, its blue paint peeling, sits precariously on wooden stilts in spongy ma...

Theyre growing more apparent. But there are reasons to be hopeful. has plunged the Western U.S. into . And a record-breaking heat wave only made things worse. In Arizona and Nevada, its been so hot that doctors warned people they could get third-degree burns from the asphalt. Wil...

Islands like the Bahamas are paying the price for wealthier nations emissions an injustice crying out for a global remedy. in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. This May 20 months after Dorian unleashed its cruelty upon my Bahamas I looked down from an airplanes window and c...

Ezra Klein and four environmental thinkers discuss the limits of politics in facing down the threat to the planet. Of late, Ive been obsessing over a single question: What if political systems, in the United States and internationally, fail to curb climate change? It can seem an ...

The formal topics of the days three scheduled sessions economic resilience, foreign policy and health reveal only so much. Each topic is broad enough to cover a wide array of issues, and each player has an agenda for steering those discussions. Later in the day, the leaders are...

Glass bottles are the largest source of the wine industrys carbon footprint. Several companies are experimenting with new shipping methods. Last month, a 24,000-liter hermetically sealed plastic container, or flexitank, carrying organically grown pinot grigio from Sicily arrived ...

Some environmental solutions are win-win, helping to rein in global warming and protecting , too. But others address one crisis at the expense of the other. Growing trees on grasslands, for example, can destroy the plant and animal life of a rich ecosystem, even if the new trees ...

and LONDON During a contentious meeting over proposed climate regulations last fall, a Saudi diplomat to the obscure but powerful International Maritime Organization switched on his microphone to make an angry complaint: One of his colleagues was revealing the proceedings on Twi...

in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. MIAMI Three years ago, not long after Irma left parts of underwater, the federal government embarked on a study to find a way to protect the vulnerable South Florida coast from deadly and destructive . Already, no one likes the answer. Bui...

More than a third of heat-related deaths in many parts of the world can be attributed to the extra warming associated with , according that makes a case for taking strong action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to protect . The sweeping new research, published on Monda...

pledge to aggressively cut the that is driving climate change, his administration has quietly taken actions this month that will guarantee the drilling and burning of oil and gas for decades to come. The clash between Mr. Bidens pledges and some of his recent decisions illustrate...

and HOUSTON Big Oil was dealt a stunning defeat on Wednesday when shareholders of elected at least two board candidates nominated by activist investors who pledged to steer the company toward cleaner energy and away from oil and gas. The success of the campaign, led by a tiny he...

ALBUQUERQUE This year, New Mexican officials have a message for farmers who depend on irrigation water from the Rio Grande and other rivers: Unless you absolutely have to plant this year, dont. Years of warming temperatures, a failed rainy season last summer and low snowpack thi...

For more than a century, the core mission of the has been preserving the natural heritage of the United States. But now, as the planet warms, transforming ecosystems, the agency is conceding that its traditional goal of absolute conservation is no longer viable in many cases. Lat...

WASHINGTON Wildfires are bigger, and starting earlier in the year. Heat waves are more frequent. Seas are warmer, and flooding is more common. The air is getting hotter. Even ragweed pollen season is beginning sooner. is already happening around the United States, the Environmen...

Its easy to compare the space junk problem to climate change. Human activities leave too many dead satellites and fragments of machinery discarded in Earth orbit. If left unchecked, space junk could pose significant problems for future generations rendering access to space incre...

How Does the U.S. Approach to the Environment Look From Abroad? The United States has a schizophrenic relationship with the environment. It boasts a spectacular system of more than 400 national park sites; a robust environmental lobby; and strong federal environmental law, includ...

The stark gap in vaccination rates between the worlds rich and poor countries is emerging as a test for how the world responds to that other global challenge: averting the worst effects of climate change. Of the more than 1.1 billion vaccinations administered globally, the vast m...

BERLIN Germanys highest court ordered the government to expand aimed at bringing the countrys carbon emissions down to nearly zero by 2050, ruling on Thursday that the legislation did not go far enough to ensure that future generations would be protected. The decision by the cou...

WASHINGTON The Senate voted on Wednesday to effectively reinstate an Obama-era regulation designed to clamp down on emissions of methane, a powerful, climate-warming pollutant that will have to be controlled to meet President Bidens ambitious climate change promises. Taking a pa...

. The second day of the White House virtual summit to tackle the environmental crisis focused on how the United States and other nations could meet their targets and ramp up renewable energy development. President Biden announced on Friday that the United States would revive its ...

WASHINGTON Rising temperatures are likely to reduce global wealth significantly by 2050, as crop yields fall, disease spreads and rising seas consume coastal cities, a major insurance company warned Thursday, highlighting the consequences if the world fails to quickly slow the u...

Avril Haines, President Bidens director of national intelligence, told world leaders on Thursday that climate change was no longer a peripheral issue but now at the center of U.S. foreign policy, with far-reaching impacts on force deployments and the stability of hard-hit regions...

clock President Biden this week will pledge to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by the end of the decade, according to two people briefed on the plan, as part of an aggressive push to combat climate change at home and persuade other major economies around the...

By Julia Rosen Illustrations by Yuliya Parshina-Kottas April 18, 2021 If youre a kid, almost every year youve been alive has broken a temperature record, or come close. Youve witnessed huge wildfires, intense droughts and severe storms. This is what climate change looks like, and...

Giving a worthy amount of attention can seem a daunting task. The scope of the problem is colossal; the obstacles to equitable solutions myriad. Yet we know the time for ignoring global warming has long passed. This Earth Day (Thursday), make a resolution to learn more about our ...

SEOUL The have said they will fight with the seriousness and urgency that it demands by stepping up efforts to reduce carbon emissions, a rare demonstration of cooperation amid escalating tensions over a raft of other issues. The agreement, which included few specific commitment...

WASHINGTON The Biden administration is nearing agreements with Japan, South Korea and Canada to bolster carbon emission reduction targets in all four countries ahead of a closely watched summit of global leaders on Earth Day, April 22. But in the latest sign of how difficult it ...

in the New York Times Audio app on iOS. When Chris Precht, an Austrian architect and artist, first learned about nonfungible tokens, the digital collectibles taking the art world by storm, he was so enthralled, he said, he felt like a little kid again. So Mr. Precht, who is known...

WASHINGTON More than 300 businesses, including Google, McDonalds and Walmart, are pushing the Biden administration to nearly double the United States target for cuts to planet-warming emissions ahead of an April 22 global summit on . In a to President Biden released on Tuesday m...

How does a country deal with climate disasters when its drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and . Vastly different countries, they are among dozens of nations at the crossroads of two mounting globa...

and WASHINGTON In 2017, as was announcing the United States withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the largest global effort to attack planetary warming, he declared, I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. On Wednesday, President Biden traveled to P...

London New York City Washington Rio de Janeiro Cases per 100,000: 6,827 Cases per 100,000: 7,873 Cases per 100,000: 9,681 Cases per 100,000: 9,128 100% normal ridership First lockdown begins 80% 60% Bus 40% Metro 20% Jan. 21 Jan. 20 Jan. 21 Jan. 20 Jan. 20 Jan. 21 Jan. 20 Jan. 21...

The Earths average temperature unexpectedly leapt 0.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday afternoon, putting the planet on the brink of catastrophe. Within hours, millions of people would be displaced, crops would fail and sea levels would rise. Until, that is, Matt Leacock realized that...

Senate Democrats plan to deploy an obscure but powerful legislative weapon in the coming weeks to try to quickly reinstate a major Obama-era rule that the Trump administration had effectively eliminated. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, is expected next m...

transcript As you can see, the water is very high. Its a very large property of 22 acres, so its risen quite a lot to get to where it is now. Its actually unbelievable to see this amount of water. But, you know, we have people that live on the property. Long as that all the anima...

clock A growing number of federal regulators are pushing corporate America to reckon with the cost of climate change , arguing that global warming poses significant peril not only to the environment but also to the U.S. economy. On Wednesday, Rostin Behnam, the acting chairman o...

As companies and investors increasingly say they are focused on climate and sustainability, the cryptocurrencys huge carbon footprint could become a red flag. Bitcoin uses more electricity per transaction than any other method known to mankind, and so its not a great climate thin...

Heres one more reason the world should aim to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a goal of the international Paris Agreement: It will help keep the tropics from becoming a deadly hothouse. suggests that sharply cutting emissions of greenhouse gases to stay below that limit, wh...

Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico, Mr. Bidens nominee to lead the department, faces a showdown vote in the Senate likely later this month, amid vocal Republican concern for her past positions against oil and gas drilling. But even without her, an agency that spent much of ...

The United States climate envoy, , on Tuesday warned that global warming was making the world a more dangerous place and posed risks to peace and security around the world. Failing to address the threats of is marching forward to what is almost tantamount to a mutual suicide pact...

and For the past several years, BlackRock, the giant investment firm, has cast itself as a champion of the transition to clean energy. Last month, , BlackRocks chief executive, wrote that the coronavirus pandemic had driven us to confront the global threat of more forcefully, and...

and Even as struggled to restore electricity and water over the past week, signs of the risks posed by increasingly extreme weather to Americas aging infrastructure were cropping up across the country. The weeks continent-spanning , Oklahoma, Mississippi and several other states....

A top Federal Reserve official issued a stark warning on Thursday morning: Banks and other lenders need to prepare themselves for the realities of a world racked by , and regulators must play a key role in ensuring that they do. Climate change is already imposing substantial econ...

Want to get The Morning by email? . Good morning. A Times reporter explains the connection between frigid weather and global warming. Much of the Pacific Northwest is blanketed in snow. Texas continues to endure frigid weather and electricity outages. Another winter storm is spre...

Huge winter storms plunged large parts of the central and southern United States into an energy crisis this week, with frigid blasts of Arctic weather crippling and amid dangerously cold temperatures. The grid failures were most severe in , where more than four million people wok...

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. By Bill Gates First things first much respect to for his membership in the select club of ultrabillionaires not actively attempting to flee Earth and colonize Mars. His affection ...

The flash that killed dozens of people and of on Sunday was far from the first such disaster to occur among the worlds high-mountain glaciers. In a world with a changing climate, it wont be the last. Shrinking and thinning of glaciers is one of the most documented signs of the ef...

Among the many disasters climate change is wreaking around the world, scientists have now identified a more personal one: Its making allergy season worse. That is the message of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published on Monday. The researchers found a strong li...

Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch scientist who earned a Nobel Prize for work that warned the world about the threat of chemicals to the planets ozone layer and who went on to push for action against global warming, died on Jan. 28 in Mainz, Germany. He was 87. The Max Planck Institute fo...

No matter where you live or how high your socioeconomic status, climate change can endanger your health, both physical and mental, now and in the future. Melting ice caps, warmer oceans, intense storms, heat waves, droughts, floods and wildfires all these well-documented effects...

and that will fight climate change at every level of the federal government. Weve already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis, Mr. Biden said. We cant wait any longer. Looking to counteract Republican claims that his climate policies would hurt an economy already wea...

Warning that the deadly rampage at the Capitol this month may not be an isolated episode, the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday said publicly for the first time that the emboldened by the attack. The departments terrorism alert did not name specific groups that might b...

Mr. Scranton is the director of the Notre Dame Environmental Humanities Initiative and the author of Were Doomed. Now What? and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene. The other night, I went to pick up takeout at a local Irish pub. It was a gray and rainy evening at the end of a lo...

denying the existence and significance of man-made climate change, purportedly on behalf of the United States government. Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Democrat of Hawaii, along with four other Senate Democrats, had requested the inquiry into potential wrongdoing around the postings a...

and WASHINGTON President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday recommitted the United States to the , the international accord designed to avert catastrophic global warming, and ordered federal agencies to start reviewing and reinstating more than 100 by former President Donald J. Tr...

, a new iOS app available for news subscribers. Most Americans treat climate change seriously but not literally they accept the science, worry about forecasts but tell themselves that someone else will get serious about fixing the problem very soon. The Valve Turners, on the oth...

A majority of registered voters of both parties in the United States support initiatives to fight climate change, including many that are outlined in Joseph R. Biden Jr., . The survey, which was conducted after the presidential election, suggests that a majority of Americans in b...

and WASHINGTON The White House science office on Tuesday reassigned two administration officials who denying the existence and significance of man-made climate change, purportedly on behalf of the United States government. The officials, David Legates, who served as the head of ...

Ms. Viscidi studies energy and climate change in Latin America. Joe Biden has made clear that he will put in a way that no previous president has. As a candidate, he proposed the most ambitious climate plan for any government in history, promising net zero emissions by 2050. As p...

WASHINGTON Hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters across the United States caused $95 billion in damage last year, according to new data, almost double the amount in 2019 and the third-highest losses since 2010. The new figures, reported Thursday morning by Munich Re, a compa...

Mr. Benson, an author and artist, has special interests in planetary imagery and climate change. I have a pastime, one that used to give me considerable pleasure, but lately it has morphed into a source of anxiety, even horror: earth-watching. Let me explain. The earth from space...

Two years ago, an influential paper suggested that we were too late to save the world. This paper helped rewrite the direction of British universities, played a major role in reshaping the missions of climate organizations and religious institutions, had a significant impact on B...

WASHINGTON In the waning days of the 116th Congress, lawmakers have authorized $35 billion in spending on wind, solar and other clean power sources while curtailing the use of a potent planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. Both measures, backed by s...

that hit the Eastern United States on Wednesday and Thursday probably prompted some people to ask, What happened to global warming? But although its becoming increasingly clear that does have an effect on storms, the relationship can be complex and, yes, counterintuitive. There w...

but the chill already cut to the bone in the small village of Dimitrovo, which sits just 35 miles north of the Chinese border in a remote part of eastern Russias Jewish Autonomous Region. Behind a row of sagging cabins and decades-old farm equipment, flat fields ran into the bram...

Mr. Gore was the 45th vice president of the United States. This weekend marks two anniversaries that, for me, point a way forward through the accumulated wreckage of the past year. The first is personal. Twenty years ago, I my presidential campaign after the Supreme Court abruptl...

Friday: How wildfires could threaten the coast redwood, the Joshua tree and the giant sequoia. Also: What to know about Californias contact tracing app. and They are Californias three plant species that attract crowds from around the world. Living in vastly different parts of the...

The world as a whole is dangerously behind schedule in slowing catastrophic , and its richest people will have to make big changes in their everyday lives in order to shift course, warned Wednesday. But nearly five years after a landmark international climate agreement in Paris, ...

The Arctic continued its unwavering shift toward a new climate in 2020, as the effects of near-record warming surged across the region, shrinking ice and snow cover and fueling extreme wildfires, scientists said Tuesday in an . Rick Thoman, a climate specialist at the University ...

Rising temperatures and environmental pollutants are already endangering the health and well-being of Americans, with fatal consequences for thousands of older men and women, a team of public health experts warned Wednesday. Their report, , called on lawmakers to stem the rise of...

New research on the connection between climate change and winter drownings has found that reported drowning deaths are increasing exponentially in areas with warmer winters. The study, , looked at drownings in 10 countries in the Northern Hemisphere. The largest number of drownin...

Mr. Leonhardt is a senior writer at The Times. During the months that Joe Biden and President Trump were campaigning against each other, vast sections of the American West caught on fire. More than burned, and the air in California, Oregon and Washington was sometimes more harmfu...

and WASHINGTON The White House has removed the scientist responsible for the National Climate Assessment, the federal governments premier contribution to climate knowledge and the foundation for regulations to combat global warming, in what critics interpreted as the latest sign...

WASHINGTON will use the next four years to try to restore the environmental policies that his predecessor has methodically blown up, but the damage done by the greenhouse gas pollution unleashed by President Trumps rollbacks may prove to be one of the most profound legacies of h...

WASHINGTON President-elect . campaigned on the most ambitious platform of any presidential candidate in history, promising to spend $2 trillion over four years to draw down planet-warming fossil fuel emissions and convert much of the nation to . The possibility that the Senate c...

Rising from worldwide food production will make it extremely difficult to limit global warming to the targets set in the Paris agreement, even if from fossil-fuel burning were halted immediately, scientists reported Thursday. But they said that meeting one of the targets, limitin...

and WASHINGTON The Trump administration has recently removed the chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the nations premier scientific agency, installed new political staff who have questioned accepted facts about climate change and imposed stric...

to address global warming put the topic of on center stage for the final stretch of a campaign year in which the issue has played a larger role than ever. Mr. Bidens statement in the closing moments of gave President Trump what his campaign saw as an enormous opportunity to blunt...

and During two grueling days of questioning over her Supreme Court confirmation, did her best to avoid controversy. But her efforts to play it safe on the subject of climate change have created perhaps the most tangible backlash of her hearings. In her responses, the nominee to t...

The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are intertwined: Storms and wildfires are worsening while as . The solutions are not small or easy, but they exist, scientists say. A global road map, , identifies a path to soaking up almost half of the carbon dioxide that ...

The , one of the earths most precious habitats, lost half of its coral populations in the last quarter-century, a decline that researchers in Australia said would continue unless drastic action is taken to mitigate the effects of climate change. Researchers studied coral colonies...

Protecting intact peatlands and restoring degraded ones are crucial steps if the world is to counter climate change, European researchers said Friday. In a study, they said peat bogs, wetlands that contain large amounts of carbon in the form of decaying vegetation that has built ...

The presidents preoccupation with demonstrating strength or rearranging facts to reinforce his worldview has led him, time and again, to downplay, ignore or mock serious issues. Still sick and dependent on a potent cocktail of antiviral drugs and steroids, President Trump turned ...

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court, returning from its summer break, announced Friday that on whether voting restrictions in Arizona violated the Voting Rights Act and whether suits by state and local governments seeking to hold energy companies liable for their contributions to clima...

means the power that forces water downstream. Like the river, she will have to be strong. My daughter is named YWara, which means the power that forces water downstream. Like the river, she will have to be strong. My daughter is named YWara, which means the power that forces wate...

Ms. Bhutto is the author of the novel The Runaways. Karachi is home. My bustling, chaotic city of about 20 million people on the Arabian Sea is an ethnically and religiously diverse metropolis and the commercial capital of Pakistan, generating more than half of the countrys reven...

Ms. Lee was appointed by President Trump to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2019. As the climate crisis intensifies, U.S. environmental policy has moved dangerously backward, with nearly . This intransigent, head-in-the-sand approach will not alter the reality of climat...

Its been a very different Climate Week in New York City this year, and not just because of social distancing. The annual gathering, meant to showcase efforts against global warming worldwide, came as climate disasters pummeled the host country. There were fire tornadoes in the Am...

Six years ago, a huge part of the Pacific Ocean near North America quickly warmed, reaching temperatures more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Nicknamed the blob, it persisted for two years, with devastating impacts on marine life, including sea lions and salmon. The blob ...

America is now under siege by in ways that scientists have warned about for years. But there is a second part to their admonition: Decades of growing crisis are already locked into the global ecosystem and cannot be reversed. This means the kinds of cascading disasters occurring ...

President Xi Jinping of pledged on Tuesday that his country would adopt much stronger climate targets and achieve what he called carbon neutrality before 2060. If realized, the pledges would be crucial in the global fight against . The announcement, made at the annual meeting of ...

With environmental benefits and lower labor costs, mass timber has grown into a market that could rival steel and concrete in the construction industry. SPOKANE, Wash. Although it was established in 1873 near some of North Americas most productive forests, Spokane has rarely foc...

HOUSTON As oil prices plunge and concerns about grow, BP, Royal Dutch Shell and other European energy companies are selling off oil fields, planning a sharp reduction in emissions and . The American oil giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil are going in a far different direction. They ...

For more than 20 years, Metronome, which includes that faces Union Square in Manhattan, has been one of the citys most prominent and baffling public art projects. Its digital display once told the time in its own unique way, counting the hours, minutes and seconds (and fractions ...

The effects of are so severe that the region is shifting to a different climate, one characterized less by ice and snow and more by open water and rain, scientists said Monday. Already, they said, has declined so much that even an extremely cold year would not result in as much i...

Last summer, oil and gas-industry groups were lobbying to overturn federal rules on leaks of natural gas, a major contributor to climate change. Their message: The companies had emissions under control. In private, the lobbyists were saying something very different. At a discussi...

and SAN FRANCISCO Multiple mega burning more than three million acres. Millions of residents smothered in . Rolling blackouts and triple-digit heat waves. Climate change, in the words of one scientist, is smacking in the face. The crisis in the nations most populous state is mor...

and WASHINGTON A report commissioned by federal regulators overseeing the nations commodities markets has concluded that climate change threatens U.S. financial markets, as the costs of wildfires, storms, droughts and floods spread through and , pension funds and other financial...

What do Californias wildfires have to do with climate change? The connections are very strong, scientists who have studied the issue say. While Californias climate has always made the state , the is inextricable, said Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Columbia Universitys Lamo...

A conservationist argues for a more proactive approach in the face of decline. Also: If youre a morning person. (news article, Aug. 22) knits together current events with authoritative science to help remove any question whether climate change is fueling our wildfire crisis. We...

The number of Americans who feel passionately about climate change is rising sharply, and the issue appears likely to play a more important role in this years election than ever before, shows. Whats more, despite the turmoil caused by overlapping national and global crises, suppo...

As former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. prepares to assume the Democratic Partys presidential nomination, the changing climate is now a core campaign issue and a focus for fund-raising. Plans for tackling rising global temperatures will be in the spotlight Wednesday at the ...

Konrad Steffen, an Arctic scientist whose work showed that climate change is melting Greenlands vast ice sheet with increasing speed, died on Saturday in an accident near a research station he created there 30 years ago. He was 68. Police investigators said he had fallen into a c...

Ms. Davenport has reported extensively on the Trump administrations regulatory rollbacks and dismissal of science. WASHINGTON The Trump administration formally weakened a major climate-change regulation on Thursday even as new research shows that far more of the potent greenho...

Humble dirt could pack an unexpected climate punch, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. An experiment that heated soil underneath a tropical rainforest to mimic temperatures expected in the coming decades found that hotter soils released 55 percent...

The Sierra Club says the partys embrace of carbon capture isnt enough. Re , by Ericka Andersen (Op-Ed, Aug. 8): The proposals that are cited as evidence of the Republicans turnaround on climate change focus on carbon capture, which allows polluters to keep burning fossil fuels s...

(Want to get this briefing by email? Heres the .) Good morning. Were covering after the Beirut explosion, a and the from climate change. International rescue teams arrived in Beirut on Thursday, as the nation entered a period of official mourning over the huge explosion that has ...

and A low-grade that is slowly scraping along the East Coast. A wildfire in California that has led to evacuation orders for 8,000 people. And in both places, as well as everywhere between, a that keeps worsening. The daily morning briefing from the Federal Emergency Management A...

As global warming pushes up ocean levels around the world, scientists have long warned that many low-lying coastal areas will become permanently submerged. But finds that much of the economic harm from sea-level rise this century is likely to come from an additional threat that w...

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, a climate policy director and architect of the Green New Deal, explains the connections between the pandemic and the climate crisis. Rhiana Gunn-Wright had asthma growing up. So did many of her neighbors in Englewood, on the South Side of Chicago, where pediat...

By 2070, that portion could go up to 19%. Billions of people call this land home. Where will they go? By Abrahm Lustgarten | Photographs by Meridith Kohut a year before the world shut its borders completely, Jorge A. knew he had to get out of Guatemala. The land was turning again...

How tech companies and all of us can help slow global warming. A growing share of Americans are , and the big U.S. tech companies would seem to be in a position to lead the way on fighting climate change. Theyre rich and staffed with smart people, and they have generally that war...

SYDNEY, Australia Katta ODonnell grew up with a fear of fire. As a child, she remembers burning bark falling from the air because of wildfires. This year, she worried that fueled by climate change, could destroy her home outside Melbourne, the same way they had turned thousands ...

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WASHINGTON Climate change threatens to create turmoil in the financial markets, and the Federal Reserve and other regulators must act to avoid an economic disaster, according to a letter sent on Tuesday by a group of large investors. The climate crisis poses a systemic threat to...

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. By Bjorn Lomborg The thesis of Bjorn Lomborgs False Alarm is simple and simplistic: Activists have been sounding a false alarm about the dangers of climate change. If we listen to ...

Also this week, who cleans up when oil and gas companies fail? and Like most people in Miami, Mario Alejandro Ariza came from somewhere else. He arrived from the Dominican Republic in 1993, just months after Hurricane Andrew had swept through Miami, taking what seemed to him like...

This years startling heat across much of Siberia would have been all but impossible without human influence on climate change, researchers have concluded. The scientists looked at two recent examples of exceptional heating in Siberia, one long-term and the other more brief. The f...

transcript Today, Im here in Wilmington to talk about a second plan: How we could create millions of high-paying union jobs by building a modern infrastructure and a clean energy future. These are the most critical investments we can make for the long-term health and vitality of ...

WASHINGTON A federal report released on Tuesday found the Trump administration set a rock-bottom price on the damages done by greenhouse gas emissions, enabling the government to justify the costs of repealing or weakening dozens of regulations. The , Congresss nonpartisan inves...

and TOKYO The forecast was dire: close to nine inches of rain in a single day. Officials in Kuma, a village on the banks of a fast-moving river in southwestern Japan, urged everyone to evacuate. Yet inside the Senjuen nursing home, the 70 residents were left in place. The decisi...

Intense wildfires in the Arctic in June released more polluting gases into the Earths atmosphere than in any other month in 18 years of data collection, European scientists said in a report Tuesday. These fires offer a stark portrait of planetary warming trends. The Arctic is war...

MANILA President signed a contentious antiterrorism bill Friday aimed at combating Islamic militancy in the south, a measure that critics warned could lead to more widespread human rights abuses. Muslims living in the southern have spoken out against the legislation to broaden p...

OFF THE COAST OF MAINE As he pulled alongside one of his lobster pots, marked by a red and yellow buoy on the Penobscot Bay, Mike Hutchings extracted and measured several of the crustaceans that would contribute to his 130-pound catch that day. It was a decent haul but his asses...

For more than two decades, FedExs name and corporate identity have been intertwined with one of the National Football Leagues legacy franchises: the . The company paid the team $205 million for the naming rights to the Redskins stadium in Landover, Md., as part of a sponsorship d...

PHOENIX Tu lucha es mi lucha, several signs declared at a recent Black Lives Matter protest near the Arizona State Capitol. Your struggle is my struggle. The sea of faces included young Latinos who had marched before, during the immigrant rights movement in the state a decade ag...

and MANDALAY, Myanmar An ominous rumbling was the only warning the young jade miner had that something was wrong. Within seconds he was running, but before he could take even a few steps he was swept away by a huge wave of mud and water. Tumbling underwater, he managed to reach ...

Different strategies for socially responsible investing are working toward a similar goal: to pressure companies and municipalities to operate more equitably. Socially responsible investing has been putting billions of dollars to work for social change for decades. In some cases,...

16 Photos View Slide Show and Skyline Tower, the 778-foot luxury condo building in Long Island City that looms over western Queens, was built to break records. It is the tallest building in the borough; the most ambitious, with sales projected to exceed $1 billion; and in Februar...

By the time they take the field this fall thats assuming there is a season given the National Football League team in Washington, D.C., might have a new nickname. In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the are announcing the team will unde...

Saroj Khan, a Bollywood choreographer whose film career spanned more than 60 years, and who created some of the industrys most famous dance scenes in the 1980s and 90s, died on Friday morning in Mumbai. She was 71. A spokesman for Guru Nanak Hospital, where Ms. Khan had been hosp...

LONDON Prime Minister allies have long promised that once Britain broke free of the European Union, it could play a bold new role on the world stage one they dubbed Global Britain. For a few days this week, it looked as if they were actually making good on that promise. When Ch...

Melati and Isabel Wijsen began campaigning to reduce plastic waste in Bali seven years ago. Now 19 and 17, they say the pandemic shows that stark measures to protect the planet are possible. SEMINYAK, Indonesia It was trash season on Bali, the time of year when monsoon storms wa...

and NAIROBI, Kenya In life, Hachalu Hundessas protest songs roused and united Ethiopians yearning for freedom and justice. He is doing the same in death, with thousands flocking on Thursday to bury him in Ambo, the town 60 miles west of the capital of Addis Ababa where he was bo...

For who love them, the outdoor cafes that have sprung up across the city over the past two weeks have been one of the few bright spots in a grim season. Under an emergency program that began on June 22, about 6,800 establishments have been authorized to serve food and drinks at o...

WASHINGTON The Department of Commerce is preventing the release of an investigations findings into whether it the head of a federal agency into supporting President Trumps erroneous claim that would hit Alabama last year, the departments inspector general said on Wednesday. In a...

Long before became the destination of choice for millions of international holidaymakers, locals had a tradition of flanerie, an aimless stroll through the citys calli, or walkways. They would bump into acquaintances for a chat and the occasional drink, an ombra de vin, a shadow ...

The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding . It is separate from the newsroom. This weekend we celebrate the creation of the United States, though that project remains substantially incomp...

is like that, for sure, and , without a doubt. But rose? Rose is a popular, beloved sort of wine, I imagined, that all would embrace. Its for lovers, not for fighters, connoting relaxation, not combat. Yet as we explored an assortment of roses in our latest unit of Wine School, I...

, a new iOS app available for news subscribers. transcript From The New York Times, Im Michael Barbaro. This is The Daily. Today: Brazil has a long and distinguished history of navigating public health crises, until now. Ernesto Londono on what went wrong with the coronavirus. It...

WASHINGTON The House on Wednesday passed a $1.5 trillion package of public works improvements championed by Democrats as a vital economic recovery measure amid the coronavirus pandemic, advancing the legislation over near-uniform Republican opposition and sending it to near-cert...

In 1975, this thriller freaked out the world, scaring us out of the water and creating the summer-blockbuster template. It was also a warning. The shark was right. With apologies to the skinny-dipper chomped in half, the shark was only being a shark and its teeth were so very sha...

Ms. Cottle is a member of the editorial board. The summer is heating up and, with it, the Democratic Veepstakes. The partys presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has said he wants to announce his running mate around Aug. 1. This means that somewhere out there, the campaign...

Like many young Americans, Brea Baker experienced her first moment of political outrage after the killing of a Black man. She was 18 when Trayvon Martin was shot. When she saw his photo on the news, she thought of her younger brother, and the boundary between her politics and her...

Want to get The Morning by email? . For anyone trying to make sense of the Supreme Court run by Chief Justice John Roberts, yesterdays two big decisions were helpful. In the more prominent one, Roberts joined the courts four liberal justices . It was the third major decision this...

After a two-hour boat trip from Lowestoft, a seaside town on the east coast of England, giant wind mills more than 500 feet high loomed out of the mist like enormous sea creatures. High atop the towers, technicians in helmets and red-and-black protective suits were visible, fine-...

The South Pole, the most isolated part of the planet, is also one of the most rapidly warming ones, scientists said Monday, with surface air temperatures rising since the 1990s at a rate that is three times faster than the global average. While the warming could be the result of ...

Monday: Whales are dying at alarming rates, but the pandemic is keeping researchers away. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom closes bars in some counties. On Sunday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state was and recommending bars close in others to stem the spread of the virus. The cou...

WASHINGTON Democrats in Congress are expected to make public on Tuesday a broad list of proposals on climate change, laying out in detail what could become the starting point for their climate agenda if the party regains control of Congress and the White House next year. The 538...

ANGLERS REST, Australia Coming over the rise, Philip Maguire gripped the mane of his white gelding and rose on his heels to survey the bush land. He had hoped to be photographed mustering wild horses, but the animals werent playing along. They were sitting up there on that ridge...

Small businesses are always asking: Is the tech they now rely on helping or hurting them? Lisa Serradilla loved taking her Pilates classes virtual over Zoom. But the same technology forces that let her stay in business during the pandemic also burdened her with more costs and com...

and As coronavirus lockdowns loosen around the world, city leaders are scrambling to address a new problem: the prospect of gridlock worse than before the pandemic. From Shenzhen to Milan to Austin, officials are trying to coax people back onto buses and subways and reclaim road ...

WASHINGTON In the crystalline air of the pandemic economy, climate change researchers have been flying a small plane over Route I-95, from Boston to Washington, measuring carbon dioxide levels. Scientists have mounted monitors on Salt Lake Citys light rail system to create inter...

We invited teenagers to create an original audio program, five minutes or less, about anything they wanted. Over 1,300 students participated. Here are our favorites. A personal conversation between a daughter and her deceased father, who had died by suicide. A one-act play writte...

Opinion Columnist Earlier this year much of America went through hell as the nation struggled to deal with . More than 120,000 Americans have now ; more than 20 million have . But its looking as if all those sacrifices were in vain. We never really got the coronavirus under contr...

Rebuffing strong opposition from industry, California on Thursday adopted requiring more than half of all trucks sold in the state to be zero-emissions by 2035, a move that is expected to improve local air quality, rein in greenhouse gas emissions and sharply curtail the states d...

WASHINGTON Carbon capture, a rarely tested strategy to fight climate change, is attracting growing interest in the United States after the Trump administration began clearing a longstanding roadblock to subsidizing the technology. In 2018, Congress approved for companies that tr...

When Kirk R. Smith began his research career in the 1970s, he was studying the health risks posed by nuclear power. But after a trip to rural parts of Asia, he detected an even bigger threat, affecting more people: toxic fumes being spewed from the solid fuels that heat the humbl...

MOSCOW Rain-swollen rivers inundated towns, breached dams and stranded villagers in western on Wednesday, in what officials called the regions worst in more than a decade with the response this time complicated by the coronavirus epidemic. As the water rose, one hospital was pa...

Opinion Columnist My favorite story in John Boltons book about the Trump Fun House sorry, White House was that President Trump appealed to Chinas leader to buy more U.S. agricultural products to boost Trumps farm vote and his re-election. Donald: Stop begging. Both Xi Jinping a...

A national coalition to address the challenges of the working poor released a sweeping legislative platform in a three-hour virtual rally on Saturday, including proposals to address mass incarceration, health care and wealth inequality. The policy agenda by the coalition, , seeks...

WASHINGTON Up and down the coastline, rising seas and are transforming a fixture of American homeownership that dates back generations: the classic 30-year mortgage. Home buyers are increasingly using mortgages that make it easier for them to stop making their monthly payments a...

WASHINGTON Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn, and African-American mothers and babies are harmed at a much higher rate than the population at large, according to sweeping new ...

The sea ice that surrounds Antarctica, like that in the Arctic, is seasonal: it increases in extent during the winter and largely melts in the summer. The exception has been the Weddell Sea, east of the Antarctic Peninsula, which retains much of its ice from year to year because ...

Also this week, all that cardboard from ordering online. and I cant breathe was one of the last things said before he was killed in police custody in Minneapolis. The words have become a rallying cry for protesters demanding accountability. Increasingly, theyve also been taken up...

WASHINGTON Efforts to undermine climate change science in the federal government, once orchestrated largely by President Trumps political appointees, are now increasingly driven by midlevel managers trying to protect their jobs and budgets and wary of the scrutiny of senior offi...

Also this week, what to do about all that medical waste and Thanks for standing with all of us who are BLACK & recognizing that Black Lives Matter. I grew up in rural Kenya. Today, I am an entomologist & a food security advocate! It's tough to be a black woman scientist. Happy to...

in the atmosphere reached their annual peak last month, and once again were the highest in human history. Despite the economic collapse resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to , the amount of the greenhouse gas has continued to climb. The May monthly average was...

and WASHINGTON The Trump administration, in twin actions to curb environmental regulations, moved on Thursday to temporarily speed the construction of energy projects and to permanently weaken federal authority to issue stringent clean air and climate change rules. President Tru...

FERROL, Spain A strange-looking contraption that could represent a new frontier in clean energy wallowed in the water alongside a coal dock here in a bay in northwest Spain. This floating with a tower about 600 feet high was sheltering in the harbor. After waiting out the rough ...

Its impossible to live sustainably without tackling inequality, activists say. This week, with the country convulsed by over the killing of a black man named George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, we decided wed talk to leading black climate activists about the connection...

Destruction of tropical forests worldwide increased last year, led again by Brazil, which was responsible for more than a third of the total, and where of the Amazon through clear-cutting appears to be on the rise under the pro-development policies of the countrys president. The ...

As countries begin rolling out plans to restart their economies after the brutal shock inflicted by the , the three biggest producers of planet-warming gases the European Union, the United States and China are writing scripts that push humanity in very different directions. Eur...

Also this week, a fancy new word sums up the moment and This year, I came up with the idea to analyze . Culture can be a bellwether, both signaling where we are heading and, occasionally, helping to steer societys course. And while, anecdotally, it seemed that climate change has ...

The hits came this week in rapid succession: A into the Indian megacity of Kolkata, pounding rains in the Midwestern United States, and on could be severe. It all served as a reminder that the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed 325,000 people so far, is colliding with another...

The dam that failed in Central Michigan on Tuesday gave way for the same reason most do: It was overwhelmed by water. Almost five inches of rain fell in the area in the previous two days, after earlier storms had saturated the ground and swollen the Tittabawassee River, which the...

Americans positions on climate change have remained largely unshaken by the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, according to a new that showed acceptance of the reality of global warming at record highs in some categories. In the report, , written by researchers at Yale Uni...

have become stronger worldwide during the past four decades, an analysis of observational data shows, supporting what theory and computer models have long suggested: is making these storms more intense and destructive. The analysis, of satellite images dating to 1979, shows that ...

Mr. Shaw is a member of the faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. At Monad Terrace, a new high-end development in Miami South Beach, luxury isnt just about uninterrupted views and a juice bar. The developers behind the 14-floor tower, designed by the Pritz...

Nestled in the forest behind a guard house just north of the border between New York and New Jersey off Route 9W is one of the worlds greatest meccas for climate change research. Here, perched on the lip of the Palisades, a half-hour north of Manhattan, is a sylvan 180-acre campu...

He led the United Nations panel on global warming that won a Nobel Peace Prize; he died from complications of the coronavirus John Houghton, a climate scientist and influential figure in the United Nations panel that brought the threat of climate change to the worlds attention an...

The science is clear: The world is warming dangerously, humans are the cause of it, and a failure to act today will deeply affect the future of the Earth. This is a seven-day New York Times crash course on climate change, in which reporters from the Timess Climate desk address th...

Americas is facing a major upheaval as the coronavirus outbreak deepens. The farmers and ranchers who supply the nation with hamburgers, pork chops, T-bone steaks and chicken fingers now confront several crises at once: Large processing plants as workers fall ill, many producers ...

COMOROS Hundreds of brightly clad women flock to the banks of the river each week to scrub their way through bundles of laundry. Some of them travel hours from tiny villages to access a critical but increasingly endangered resource here on the island of Anjouan: water. The island...

ALBUQUERQUE A severe that has gripped the American Southwest since 2000 is as bad as or worse than long-lasting droughts in the region over the past 1,200 years, and climate change has helped make it that way, scientists said Thursday. The researchers described the current droug...

Climate change could result in a more abrupt collapse of many animal species than previously thought, starting in the next decade if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, according to in Nature. The study predicted that large swaths of ecosystems would falter in waves, creati...

S. Fred Singer, a physicist whose efforts to refute established climate science earned him the enmity of experts, died on April 6 at a nursing facility in Rockville, Md. He was 95. His death was confirmed by Rochelle Lieberman, a cousin. Even as evidence of the human causes of cl...

Readers discuss the effect of the virus on the environment going forward. Re , by Meehan Crist (Sunday Review, March 29): In Los Angeles, New York, Manila and Milan, the skies clear as drops. In Venice, the canal water is clear enough to see fish, and dolphins are returning. Wha...

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to announce its final rule to rollback , relaxing efforts to limit climate-warming tailpipe pollution and virtually undoing the governments biggest effort to combat climate change. The new rule, written by the Environmen...

Ms. Crist is writer in residence in biological sciences at Columbia University. Something strange is happening. Not just the illness and death sweeping the planet. Not just the closing of borders and bars and schools, the hoarding of wipes and sanitizer, the orders unimaginable ...

voters thought Campaign 2020 was going to be their election. Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington on the issue. When he dropped out, Tom Steyer, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders each with a series of increasingly ambitious calls for action. Now, some climate-focused v...

Should Airline Bailouts Come With Conditions? And, Climate as a Threat Multiplier and Airlines are pressing the government this week for billions of dollars in emergency aid as the coronavirus crisis crushes the travel business. With Congress debating how to help the ailing Unite...

and LONDON When Boris Johnson was campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union in 2016 a path that many experts warned would end in disaster for the country one of his close allies, Michael Gove, famously declared that people in this country have had enough of experts. ...

As the nation shifts abruptly into the fight against coronavirus, a question arises: could social isolation help reduce an individuals production of greenhouse gases and end up having unexpected consequences for climate change? The biggest sources of carbon emissions caused by ou...

It is a familiar refrain to anyone who works on , and it is why global efforts to slow down warming offer a cautionary tale for the effort to slow down the pandemic. Both demand early aggressive action to minimize loss, said Kim Cobb, a climate scientist at the Georgia Institute ...

About 66 million years ago, a , transforming climate so severely that approximately three-quarters of all species went extinct. Now, said Michael J. Novacek, senior vice president and provost of science at the , were kind of the asteroids. As that human impact becomes an increasi...

The coronavirus outbreak is pushing the worlds airlines toward financial crisis and that is starting to complicate efforts to tame airlines greenhouse gas emissions, which had been growing rapidly in recent years. Even though, in the short term, airlines have seen a , and theref...

The researchers said the full influence of climate change on the fires was probably much greater, but that climate simulations, which form the basis of this type of study, underestimate trends in extreme heat in Australia compared with real-world observational data. Were very sur...

The misleading language appears in at least nine reports, including environmental studies and impact statements on major watersheds in the American West that could be used to justify allocating increasingly scarce water to farmers at the expense of wildlife conservation and fishe...

and RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The United States, under pressure from European countries to address the economic threat of , agreed on Sunday to include a reference to those risks in a joint statement at the conclusion of a meeting of the worlds top economic leaders. The inclusion of ...

In January 2017, days after President Trump moved into the White House, Justin Connelly was at his home in Anacortes, Wash., bemoaning the fate of scientists. In speeches, the president called . He the Environmental Protection Agency and withdraw from the Paris climate agreement....

Weve all read dire projections of how rising global temperatures are raising sea levels. I wanted to better understand what that means for people in coastal cities right now. Not in the distant future, but right now. I chose sprawling, fast-growing Metropolitan Manila and the San...

SEATTLE Jeff Bezos, Amazons chief executive and the worlds richest man, said on Monday that he was committing $10 billion to address the in a new initiative he called the Bezos Earth Fund. The effort will fund scientists, activists and nongovernmental organizations, he said in ....

and The authors are scientists. One trillion trees. At the World Economic Forum last month, President Trump drew applause when he announced the United States the forums initiative to plant one trillion trees to fight climate change. More applause for the decision followed at his ...

New Jersey will become the first state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change, including rising sea levels, in order to win government approval for projects, Gov. Philip D. Murphy announced on Monday. The move by Mr. Murphy, a Democrat, is part of...

As the effects of climate change are increasing around the world, so is talk about solutions from businesses, governments, nonprofits, individuals (especially young ones), scientists and others. While there are many advocates for change, most experts would say progress needs to ...

FRANKFURT Climate change has already been blamed for deadly bush fires in Australia, withering coral reefs, rising sea levels and ever more cataclysmic storms. Could it also cause the next financial crisis? A report issued this week by an umbrella organization for the worlds cen...

Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer. Is a decarbonized future possible? Thats what Microsoft it would aim for when it pledged this week to go carbon by 2030. It added that it would attempt by 2050 to remove from the environment all the carbon the co...

and DAVOS, Switzerland Business titans who for decades brushed off warnings about climate change arrived at the annual World Economic Forum this week ready to show their newfound enthusiasm for the cause. Having previously played down the need for the reform that scientists had ...

SUTHERLAND, Australia Throughout Australias devastating fire season, one Facebook page has rallied an angry public like no other, with more shares and comments than anything coming from the prime minister or the countrys largest environmental groups. belongs to Craig Kelly a fo...

But states that qualify must first explain why they need the money. That has triggered linguistic acrobatics as some conservative states submit lengthy, detailed proposals on how they will use the money, while mostly not mentioning climate change. A 306-page draft proposal from T...

Even before catastrophic fires broke out in Australia in late fall, climate change was at the top of the list of priorities at the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. But those fires preceded by others in California along with rising s...

A federal appeals court has thrown out the landmark climate change lawsuit brought on behalf of young people against the federal government. While the young plaintiffs have made a compelling case that action is needed, wrote Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz in , climate change is not an i...

of BlackRocks investment strategy. The shift could reshape how Wall Street invests. , according to Mr. Finks : Exit certain investments that have a high sustainability-related risk but not all, since fossil fuels remain central to the global economy. Start to press corporate m...

and Mr. Yearwood and Mr. McKibben are part of the organizing team at . WASHINGTON If you asked us why a dozen people sat on the floor next to the A.T.M. in a Chase Bank branch on Friday, waiting for the police to arrest us for this small act of civil disobedience, we would come ...

Ms. Marris is the author of Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. You are scrolling through the news and see yet another story about climate change. Australia . Indonesia . At the same time, Donald Trump is trying to make it easier new fossil-fuel projects. As ...

Mr. Halstead is chairman and chief executive of the Climate Leadership Council. There is a real danger that the climate debate is deteriorating into a game of name-calling, with oil and gas companies all too often portrayed as opponents of climate progress. But polarizing the deb...

Sitting at the end of Louisiana State Highway 56, where dirt dissolves into wetlands and then the Gulf of Mexico, the laboratory, the W.J. DeFelice Marine Center, has successfully weathered many hurricanes since it opened its doors in 1986. It stands 18 feet above the ground on p...

into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, according to a Trump administration plan that would weaken the nations benchmark environmental law. The proposed changes to the 50-year-old could sharply reduce...

Mr. Bokat-Lindell is a writer in The New York Times Opinion section. Happy New Year! Its 2020, and the forecast for this next decade is cloudy with an apprehension of doom. According to the United Nations, to cut carbon dioxide emissions down to roughly half those of 2010 levels ...

Opinion Columnist The past weeks have been nightmarish: walls of flame, blood-red skies, residents huddled on beaches as they try to escape the inferno. The bush fires have been so intense that they have generated fire tornadoes powerful enough to flip over heavy trucks. The thin...

SCHIERKE, Germany Several retirees, a few millennials, a local couple and a technology specialist who saved overtime hours to take a day off from work gathered around a pile of birch twigs sprouting leaves on one end and a tangle of fine roots at the other. One by one, they grab...

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Friday ordered the government to cut the nations greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by the end of 2020. It was the first time a nation has been required by its courts to take action against climate change. Because of cl...

Dr. Victor is a professor of international relations at the University of California, San Diego. As the United Nations annual climate conference in Madrid winds to a close, it has become clear that climate summits are stuck in a rut. The job of cutting global emissions is actuall...

Average temperatures for the year ending in September were the second highest since 1900, the year records began, scientists said. While that fell short of a new high, it fit a worrying trend: Over all, the past six years have been the warmest ever recorded in the region. Its rea...

The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding . It is separate from the newsroom. Nearly 50 years ago, three chemists named Mario Molina, Sherwood Rowland and Paul Crutzen found evidence that...

in California. Persistent in the Southwest. Record in Europe and . A , of all things, in Greenland. and its effects are accelerating, with related piling up, season after season. Things are getting worse, said Petteri Taalas, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organiza...

Damariya Carlisle, age 9, jumped as an instructor hauled a crab pot onto the steel deck of the barge docked on the Elizabeth River, a Chesapeake tributary in Norfolk, Va. She marveled at the Atlantic blue crabs claws but worried they might pinch her. The visit was part of a fourt...

UEFA has taken steps to counter the carbon footprint of a sprawling European championship next summer. But is the game avoiding a difficult question? It is 5,500 miles, more or less, from Rome to Baku and back. Thats as the crow flies, though a cursory search suggests that crows ...

, the former senator and secretary of state, has formed a new bipartisan coalition of world leaders, military brass and Hollywood celebrities to push for public action to . The name, World War Zero, is supposed to evoke both the national security threat posed by the earths warmin...

descended upon this small island nation, there were the fish. Fish, said Gisli Palsson, a professor of anthropology at the University of Iceland, made us rich . The money Iceland earned from commercial fishing helped the island, which is about the size of Kentucky, become indepen...

The summary findings are bleak, said the annual assessment, which is produced by the United Nations Environment Program and is formally known as the Emissions Gap Report. Countries have failed to halt the rise of greenhouse gas emissions despite repeated warnings from scientists,...

Kate Marvel is an energetic spokeswoman for climate science at a time when misinformation about climate change seems to be at its peak and world leaders appear confused about a way forward. , an associate research scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Colu...

Thats the conclusion of the International Energy Agency, which on Tuesday published its annual , an 810-page report that forecasts global energy trends to 2040. Since last year, the agency has significantly increased its future projections for offshore wind farms, solar installat...

will be unevenly distributed and children will be among those especially harmed, according to . The report compared human health consequences under two scenarios: one in which the world meets the commitments laid out in the Paris Agreement and reins in emissions so that increases...

Scientists and artists hope the emotional power of music will help move people to act on the climate crisis. Earths climate is changing around us. From the frequent to the increasingly severe , evidence of human-caused global warming is becoming clear. But even as polls indicate ...

has written widely about climate change. For decades, most scientists saw climate change as a distant prospect. We now know that thinking was wrong. This summer, for instance, a heat wave in Europe penetrated the Arctic, pushing temperatures into the 80s across much of the Far No...

Climate change is risky business including for officials at the Federal Reserve. An increase in severe weather events could lead to bank failures as property prices rapidly adjust, stoke uncertainty and harm economic growth. That makes global warming and its fallout relevant to ...

The research of Narasimha Rao, a Yale professor, shows that reducing inequality could improve our ability to mitigate some of the worst effects on the environment. When policymakers, financiers and scientists describe the world decades from now, in the throes of climatic changes ...

ROME Yes, children, climate change will be on the test. Italys education minister said Tuesday that its public schools would soon require students in every grade to study and sustainability, a step he said would put Italy at the forefront of environmental education worldwide. Th...

and Dr. Oreskes is a professor of the history of science at Harvard. Professor Stern is chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. How is the failure to identify the economic costs of climate change related to the failure to act? Im working on...

, leaving global climate diplomats to plot a way forward without the cooperation of the worlds largest economy. The action, which came on the first day possible under the accords complex rules on withdrawal, begins a yearlong countdown to the United States exit and a concerted ef...

Dr. Hayhoe is a professor and co-directs the Climate Center at Texas Tech University. Im a climate scientist. Im also an evangelical Christian. And Im Canadian, which is why it took me so long to realize the first two things were supposed to be entirely incompatible. I grew up in...

But a new study suggests these programs would do well to also preserve forests where deforestation and degradation havent begun. Gradual loss of these largely pristine, intact forests has a much greater climate impact than previously accounted for, the researchers said. Globally,...

and Dr. Oreskes is a professor of the history of science at Harvard. Professor Stern is chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. For some time now it has been clear that the effects of climate change are appearing than scientists anticipated...

Mr. Wasserman is the director of the Rockefeller Family Fund. The New York attorney generals office will take its case against Exxon Mobil to trial on Tuesday, arguing that one of the worlds largest oil and gas companies and the public by misrepresenting the risks that climate ch...

BUCASIA BEACH, Australia Mayor Greg Williamson crunched through the dead branches and kicked the sand. His government had planted trees near the shore to protect this northern Australian beach community from the effects of climate change, but someone had cut them down, apparentl...

Two decades ago, John Browne rocked the oil industry by saying that the of a link between man-made carbon emissions and global warming, and that it was time for action. In 1997, Mr. Browne, then chief executive of BP, the London-based oil company, was a lonely voice among his pee...

Experts in energy and environmental fields weigh in on the need for an urgent transition to alternative energy. As energy demand rises around the globe, so does concern about climate change. The science seems clear: Ninety-seven percent or more of scientists active in the field a...

The dissonance between slow action by politicians and increasing urgency from scientists has made young people more angry than anxious. The marchers in the climate change strikes last Friday; first here in this region, then the rest of the world as the earth spun. It heralded a w...

Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large. The kids arent just all right theyre scrambling the brains of their political enemies. Last Friday, , many of them children and teenagers, took to the streets during the Global Climate Strike, a protest inspired by Fridays for Future, th...

Kathryn Murdoch is sitting with a reporter in her offices in the West Village, talking about climate change and democracy. This, in itself, is unheard-of. She is a Murdoch, a member of the billionaire family that controls influential news organizations on three continents, and Mu...

The report concludes that the worlds oceans and ice sheets are under such severe stress that the fallout could prove difficult for humans to contain without steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Fish populations are already declining in many regions as warming waters thro...

It was a long , hot summer, like most in the San Joaquin Valley. The pistachio trees planted in orderly rows and the growers who nurture them are accustomed to harsh conditions. With their deep roots and tough, gnarly branches, pistachio trees are hardy, tolerant of salty soils...

We want change! When do we want it? Now. What do we want? Change. When do we want it? Now. What do we want? Change. When do we want it? Now. The climate crisis in totality is destroying my future. And I dont think we can hope to have jobs or have a nice future when our existence ...

Mr. Gore was the 45th vice president of the United States. Things take longer to happen than you think they will, but then they happen much faster than you thought they could. The destructive impacts of the climate crisis are now following the trajectory of that economics maxim a...

WASHINGTON Amazon committed on Thursday to meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement 10 years ahead of schedule and be carbon neutral by 2040, in the companys most ambitious push yet to combat climate change. , the companys chief executive, said that the promises were par...

and Drs. Wagner and Samaras are academics whose work focuses on climate change. Twelve years is at once an eternity and right around the corner. Just ask any parent watching their kids grow up. So it hits home when a growing chorus of often young voices from proponents of the Gr...

Mr. Scranton is a professor of English at Notre Dame. When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts introduced their Green New Deal proposal in February, they chose language loaded with nostalgia for one of the countrys most t...

and A lot happened on the presidential campaign trail this week. Heres our weekly catch-up on the and the , which is still 20 candidates strong. The Democratic National Committee refused to hold the climate-focused presidential debate that Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington and severa...

and are complex, but some aspects are getting clearer. Tropical storms draw their energy from ocean heat and more than 90 percent of the heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions is being stored in the ocean. Storms that survive the cradle of formation can intensify quickly and b...

. Officials at the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies have called the regulations burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other businesses. Half of those environmental rollback attempts, like the new methane reversal, will undercut efforts by p...

Mr. Leonard is the author of Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America. A few years ago, I was sitting in the book-lined study of an elegant condo with a view of downtown Washington, interviewing a former senior Koch Industries lobbyist about ...

release d a $16.3 trillion blueprint to fight climate change, the latest and most expensive proposal from the field of Democratic presidential candidates aimed at reining in planet-warming greenhouse gases. Mr. Sanders unveiled his proposal one day after Gov. Jay Inslee of Washin...

Humans ruined everything. They bred too much and choked the life out of the land, air and sea. And so they must be vaporized by half, or attacked by towering monsters, or vanquished by irate dwellers from the oceans polluted depths. Barring that, they face hardscrabble, desperate...

unprecedented rates, a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself. The report, prepared by more than 100 experts from 52 countries and released in summary form in Geneva on Thursday, found...

last week much more likely and hotter, researchers said Friday. The heat wave, the second to hit Europe since late June, in Paris, as well as in Germany, the Netherlands and other countries. Nuclear reactors in France and Germany or shut down because the water used to cool them w...

Could a moon shot for climate change cool a warming planet? Fifty years after humans first left in the lunar dust, its an enticing idea. The effort and the commitment of brainpower and money, and the glorious achievement itself, shine as an international example of what people ca...

heading into the weekend. As a result, government agencies have issued warnings that can feel ominous. An oppressive and dangerous , warned the National Weather Service. Excessive heat, a silent killer, echoed a by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Extreme heat...

Yet the prospect of shortages in the years ahead could make water a precious commodity. That represents an opportunity for investors. A small group of traditional mutual funds and exchange-traded funds already invest in it, mainly in companies that contribute to the delivery, tes...

Also this week, why you should talk about global warming and and Its difficult to figure out whos funding climate denial, because many of the think tanks that continue to question established climate science are nonprofit groups that arent required to disclose their donors. Thats...

. In , released in 2017, the weather goes haywire after satellites malfunction. Realistic scenarios, though, have been less frequent. Yet Sundays episode of Big Little Lies, about five women living in Monterey, Calif., included a second grader who had an anxiety attack after dis...

The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. With time running out on the legislative session in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo , the State Senate and the Assembly should set aside their...

Readers wrestle with their carbon footprint. Does travel equate to being a bad person? one asks. Re , by Andy Newman (Travel section, June 9): I am a regular international traveler, and I recently relocated from Washington to Dubai. I think a lot about my individual carbon footp...

Dr. Hossenfelder is a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. Earth is warming, and we know why. Light is reflected and absorbed by clouds, air, oceans, ice and land. Greenhouse gases are released and adsorbed by organic and inorganic sources. Both exchan...

Mr. Gertner is the author of the forthcoming book The Ice at the End of the World. As the effects of a warming climate intensify and a sense of impending catastrophe grows stronger, its becoming easier to give in to environmental despair. Having spent the past five years studying...

The new campaign, called Beyond Carbon, is designed to help eliminate coal by focusing on state and local governments . The effort will bypass Washington, where Mr. Bloomberg has said national action appears unlikely because of a divided Congress and a of climate change. Were in ...

. Under pressure from shareholders and regulators, companies are increasingly disclosing the specific financial impacts they could face as the planet warms, such as extreme weather that could disrupt their supply chains or stricter climate regulations that could hurt the value of...

is a fraught choice. And yet the world beckons. The glaciers are melting, the coral reefs are dying, Miami Beach is slowly going under. Quick, says a voice in your head, go see them before they disappear! You are evil, says another voice. For you are hastening their destruction. ...

Mr. Gillis is a contributing opinion writer. DENVER The morning two years ago that Jared Polis announced his run for governor of Colorado, he went to a coffee roaster operating on solar power and more renewable energy for the state. Campaigning on that alongside education and he...

WASHINGTON President Trump has rolled back environmental regulations, , brushed aside dire predictions about the effects of climate change, and turned the term global warming into a punch line rather than a prognosis. Now, after two years spent unraveling the policies of his pre...

Growing numbers of seniors are using more energy. They also are most likely to suffer in extreme weather, which has become more common as the planet warms. When it comes to discussing climate change, older people may have one advantage: They have watched it happen. In the nine No...

The New York Times photographer Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water. The effects of climate change happen on such a slow time scale that it is often difficult to document visually. As a result, I believ...

It was the first time since its formation in 1996 that the council had been unable to issue a joint declaration spelling out its priorities. As an international organization made up of eight Arctic countries and representatives of indigenous groups in the region, its stated missi...

The 1,500-page report, compiled by hundreds of international experts and based on thousands of scientific studies, is the most exhaustive look yet at the decline in biodiversity across the globe and the dangers that creates for human civilization. A , which was approved by repres...

The exquisite vulnerability of grapes to nuances of weather makes wine both particularly susceptible to climate change and a harbinger of whats to come for . Do wine consumers have a role in encouraging producers to take stronger steps to combat climate change? Some in the wine i...

The impact may not yet be obvious in grocery stores and greenmarkets, but behind the organic apples and bags of rice and cans of cherry pie filling are hundreds of thousands of farmers, plant breeders and others in agriculture who are scrambling to keep up with climate change. Dr...

nuclear energy , he added a twist: a desire to tackle global warming. Mr. Barrassos If we are serious about climate change, we must be serious about expanding our use of nuclear energy were hardly a clarion call to action. Still they were highly unusual for the lawmaker who, de...

Meat and dairy, particularly from cows, have an outsize impact, with livestock accounting for around each year. Thats roughly the same amount as the emissions from all the cars, trucks, airplanes and ships combined in the world today. In general, beef and lamb have the biggest cl...

Those are the stark findings of a peer-reviewed paper by two Stanford University professors who have tried to quantify the impact of rising greenhouse gas emissions on global inequality. It was published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Global temperatu...

and For Democrats vying to unseat President Trump, acknowledging climate change is easy. Deciding what to do about it is the hard part. Among the 18 , there is no broad consensus on taxing polluters on their carbon emissions a measure most experts say is needed to slow global wa...

Last year, two of his brothers and a sister, desperate to find a better way to survive, abandoned their small coffee farms in this mountainous part of Honduras and migrated north, eventually sneaking into the United States. Then in February, the farmers 16-year-old son also heade...

By David Wallace-Wells By Nathaniel Rich Climate change is the greatest challenge humanity has collectively faced. That challenge is, to put it mildly, practical; but it also poses a problem to the imagination. Our politics, our societies, are arranged around individual and group...

For investors, the risks of climate change are already raging, with intense storms and wildfires leading to property damage and business disruption. Californias fires last year resulted in losses of tens of billions of dollars and may have contributed to the January of Pacific G...

SQUAMISH, British Columbia Everyone knows an electric fan can make people feel cooler on a steamy day. But could fans moderate the planets rising temperatures? Some of the worlds biggest fossil fuel companies would like to find out. Chevron, Occidental Petroleum and the Australi...

cancel out its greenhouse gas emissions? Copenhagen intends to, and fast. By 2025, this once-grimy industrial city aims to be net carbon neutral, meaning it plans to generate more renewable energy than the dirty energy it consumes. Heres why it matters to the rest of the world: H...

, hoping todays weather will help people understand tomorrows danger from climate change. Then winter comes. And, like clockwork, those who want to deny the established science that humans are warming the planet will try to flip the script. In January, when large swaths of the co...

In this teaching resource, we have gathered 24 graphs previously published elsewhere in The New York Times that relate to climate change. In the first section, we discuss teaching strategies for using these graphs in the classroom. In the second section, we present a collection o...

, and vilified by opponents as a socialist plot to . So its bound to be somewhat confusing. Were here to help. [ ] The Green New Deal is a congressional resolution that lays out a grand plan for tackling climate change. Introduced by Representative of New York and Senator Edward ...

Mr. Wallace-Wells is the author of the forthcoming The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. The age of climate panic is here. Last summer, a heat wave baked the entire Northern Hemisphere, killing dozens to . Some of the most destructive wildfires in California history turned...

Two European entrepreneurs want to remove carbon from the air at prices cheap enough to matter. ust over a century ago in Ludwigshafen, Germany, a scientist named Carl Bosch assembled a team of engineers to exploit a new technique in chemistry. A year earlier, another German chem...

Today, plants and soil around the world absorb roughly a quarter of the greenhouse gases that humans release into the atmosphere, helping the Earth avoid some of the worst effects of climate change. In an ideal situation, as levels of carbon dioxide increased, plants would soak u...

A record number of Americans understand that climate change is real, , and they are increasingly worried about its effects in their lives today. Some 73 percent of Americans polled late last year said that global warming was happening, the report found, a jump of 10 percentage po...

By now, its clear that poses environmental risks beyond anything seen in the modern age. But were only starting to come to grips with the potential economic effects. Using increasingly sophisticated modeling, researchers are calculating how each tenth of a degree of global warmin...

more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters. A new analysis, , found that the oceans are heating up 40 percent faster on average than a United Na...

Opinion Columnist Our best hope may be the weather. For a long time, many people thought that it was a mistake to use the weather as evidence of climate change. Weather patterns contain a lot of randomness. Even as the earth warms and extreme weather becomes more common, some yea...

Mr. Bledsoe lectures on environmental policy at American University. Thirty years ago, a NASA scientist, James Hansen, at a Senate hearing that global warming is now large enough that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause-and-effect relationship with the greenho...

and Arlie Hochschild is a sociologist. David Hochschild is a member of the California Energy Commission. Democrats and Republicans have clashed fiercely on many issues the Mueller investigation, immigration, gun control but can the two parties come together on climate change, t...

Real action to protect privacy hinges on big institutions, to the point that small, individual measures pale in comparison. But there are still ways to act. Every time we see a fresh example of by the same tech companies that tout a commitment to protect it, the same reactions po...

In some ways, the planet's worst mass extinction 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian Period may parallel climate change today. Some 252 million years ago, Earth almost died. In the oceans, 96 percent of all species became extinct. Its harder to determine how many t...

pitched standoff between the United States and China threatens to slow global action on climate change precisely at a time when the risks of catastrophe are accelerating. The range from trade to cybersecurity to military rivalry in the Pacific. And while some of those issues have...

One of the worlds largest hotel chains has installed a cogeneration plant in Midtown Manhattan in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. Cruise lines are ridding their engine exhaust of harmful sulfides and powering their ships with innovative biofuels made from fish carcasses...

Mark Dalski is an owner of , a company that designs and builds green roofs in New York City, and he knows a lot about . Thats why he is working on his escape. Mr. Dalski, 33, lives in Greenwich, Conn., but he can envision a time when his home there might be besieged by extreme we...

Opinion Columnist The Trump administration is, it goes without saying, deeply anti-science. In fact, its anti-objective reality. But its control of the government remains limited; it didnt extend far enough to prevent the release of the latest , which details current and expected...

Philosophers have been talking about skepticism for a long time. Some of those insights can shed light on our public discourse regarding climate change. Dr. Pinillos is a professor of philosophy at Arizona State University. No matter how smart or educated you are, what you dont k...

is more than just a dire warning about current and future global warming effects across the United States. Its also the most detailed guide yet to all the ways the country will have to adapt. Even if the nations of the world get their act together and slash fossil-fuel emissions ...

Possibly. There is no scientific support for inevitable doom, one expert notes. Are we doomed? If youre an expert in climate science, you probably get this question a lot. I do, said Kate Marvel, associate research scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. And Iv...

This chilling prospect is described in a paper , a respected academic journal, that shows the effects of climate change across a broad spectrum of problems, including heat waves, wildfires, sea level rise, hurricanes, flooding, drought and shortages of clean water. Such problems ...

Dr. Schmidt is the director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The from the worlds climate scientists has made clear the size of the challenge if the world is to stay below the global warming limit hoped for in the . Unfortunately, with current trends we are likely ...

WASHINGTON President Trump now denies denying climate change. Mr. Trump backed off his . But he also made several new assertions unsupported by science. Heres a rundown of the presidents first extensive comments on climate change since and the United Nations warned that time is ...

. In a warming world, they say, hurricanes will be stronger, for a simple reason: Warmer water provides more energy that feeds them. Hurricanes and other extreme storms will also be wetter, for a simple reason: Warmer air holds more moisture. And, storm surges from hurricanes wil...

Have you ever chosen to do or not do something because of the environmental effects of that action? In , Coral Davenport writes: A landmark report from the United Nations scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate c...

O ne great taboo in the climate change debate is how much has improved over the past three decades: in public perception; in transnational consensus and determination; in scientific understanding and discovery. To stress these things seems to ignore the urgency of the situation, ...

, issued on Monday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of scientists convened by the United Nations to guide world leaders, describes a world of worsening food shortages and wildfires, and a mass die-off of coral reefs as soon as 2040 a period well within t...

Coral reefs are beautiful to look at, but they also play a crucial role as coastal barriers when storms or flooding hits, absorbing about 97 percent of wave energy. But because of rising temperatures, coral cover in the Caribbean is estimated to have decreased by about 80 percent...

on Friday. How much does that really matter? It is certain to keep Australia from meeting its emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement. Its also a glimpse into what a potent political issue climate change and energy policy can be in a handful of countries with powerful...

A dozen artistic responses to one of the greatest threats of our time. New York City climate-change scenarios project that by 2100 water levels will rise by up to six feet. While this possibility is a long way off, what we do in the present will affect the future and determine th...

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts. The reporting and photography for this project were supported by a major grant from the Pulitzer Center, which has also to bring the climate issue to stu...

and This week, were previewing Scott Pruitts testimony, answering your climate questions and updating you on current events. (That last one is a bad pun youll see why.) It might not rise to the level of James Comeys testimony before the Senate last year, or even Mark Zuckerbergs...

But at a time when established climate science is being questioned at the highest levels of government, climate denialists are turning the charismatic bears to their own uses, capitalizing on their symbolic heft to spread doubts about the threat of global warming. The scientific ...

and Every year, as the seasons change, a complex ballet unfolds around the world. Trees in the Northern Hemisphere leaf out in the spring as frost recedes. Caterpillars hatch to gorge on leaves. Bees and butterflies emerge to pollinate flowers. Birds leave the Southern Hemisphere...

The United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres, on Thursday called climate change the most systemic threat to humankind and urged world leaders to curb their countries greenhouse gas emissions. He didnt say much, though, about the one world leader who had pulled out of th...

and This week, we ask auto companies for their climate positions, we talk with the oceanographer Sylvia Earle, and we look forward to spring (during a snowstorm here in New York). At auto shows and on dealership floors, automakers are quick to talk about the latest green technolo...

It is not an easy time for people to feel hopeful, with the of , projections becoming and governmental action lagging. And while few, if any, studies have examined how large a role climate change plays in peoples childbearing decisions, it loomed large in interviews with more tha...

the Earths average temperature was a bit more than half a degree Celsius above the average of the last two decades of the 19th century, . Global emissions of greenhouse gases amounted to the equivalent of some 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year excluding those from defores...

By burning fossil fuels, we have already raised the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 40 percent, and were on track to increase it by much more. Some of that gas may mix into the worlds inland waters, and recent studies hint that this may have profound effects ...

. The findings of the report, by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, an international coalition of researchers and activist groups, are in keeping with the policies of a president who has proudly pursued an agenda of , to oil and gas drilling, , , and appointing top...

Scientists blast climate alarm, said one that appeared at the top of the search results page during a recent search, pointing to a website, DefyCCC, that asserted: Nothing has been studied better and found more harmless than anthropogenic CO release. Another ad proclaimed: The Gl...

SHANGHAI China is the worlds No. 1 polluter. It burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. It produces more than a quarter of the worlds human-caused global warming gases, nearly as much as North America and Europe put together. On Tuesday, the country set out to claim...

Extreme weather left its mark across the planet in 2016, the . Record heat baked Asia and the Arctic. Droughts gripped Brazil and southern Africa. The Great Barrier Reef suffered its worst bleaching event in memory, . Now climate scientists are starting to tease out which of last...

Two research groups found that the record rainfall as Harvey stalled over Texas in late August, which totaled more than 50 inches in some areas, was as much as 38 percent higher than would be expected in a world that was not warming. While many scientists had said at the time tha...

Climate change is now a credit issue for city and state governments vulnerable to extreme weather events and natural disasters made worse by global warming. And that will make a complicated problem a lot easier for people to understand, because it could hit them where they feel i...

As our climate changes, human creativity has been turning to solutions to problems ranging from restoring water supplies to rebuilding failing ecosystems. In interviews, six scientists discussed their efforts to slow or even reverse changes brought by warming. Their comments have...

The retreat had actually begun months earlier, when climate change disappeared from most and vanished from Americas domestic and international agendas. No longer would the United States federal government address climate change at home or raise global warming with ministers and h...

on Saturday on climate change, an issue that has been a priority of Pope Francis. Persuasion starts with the tenets of faith more than with scientific data, said the Rev. Leith Anderson, president of the United States-based , noting that most of the worlds population has some rel...

WASHINGTON The Trump administration Friday on climate change from its own scientists that left no doubt about its grim reality and its causes. So now what? With every new authoritative scientific study, those concerned about global warming express hope that the mounting weight o...

WASHINGTON Directly contradicting much of the Trump administrations position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization. Ov...

The same, only worse. Global warming is affecting the United States more than ever, and the impacts on communities, regions, infrastructure and sectors of the economy are expected to increase. Thats the gist of Volume II of the National Climate Assessment, a draft report made p...

Climate change has largely been defined as an environmental issue, with the worst effects decades or centuries away. But a sobering new report from a commission convened by the medical journal , released Monday evening, could change that assessment. The says that climate change i...

A new analysis made public on Friday found that an E.P.A. website has been scrubbed of scores of links to materials to help local officials prepare for a world of rising temperatures and more severe storms. The site, previously the E.P.A.s has been renamed . About 15 mentions ...

The bulletins warned of rain falling in feet, not inches. Experts pleaded with the public to wake up. J. Marshall Shepherd, head of atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia and a leading voice in American meteorology, ahead of the storm that the most dangerous aspect of ...

and WASHINGTON The campaign ad appeared during the presidential contest of 2008. Rapid-fire images of belching smokestacks and melting ice sheets were followed by a soothing narrator who praised a candidate who had stood up to President George W. Bush and sounded the alarm on gl...

, to limit global warming, he threw an accusing spotlight on China, the planets biggest emitter of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels and industry. Under that treaty, China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years 13, and be allowed to build hundr...

Until recently, China and India have been cast as obstacles, at the very least reluctant conscripts, in the battle against climate change. That reputation looks very much out-of-date now that both countries have greatly accelerated their investments in cost-effective renewable en...

A team of Australian scientists has an answer: miniature ecosystems designed to simulate the impact of climate change. The experiments are already revealing dangers that would have been missed had researchers tried to study individual species in isolation. If you just take one fi...

Scientists are investigating whether releasing tons of particulates into the atmosphere might be good for the planet. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea. or the past few years, the Harvard professor David Keith has been sketching this vision: Ten Gulfstream jets, outfitted w...

and ANN ARBOR, Mich. What can you just one concerned person do about global warming? It may feel like a more urgent problem these days, with proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and each year warmer than the previous one. You could drive a few miles fewer a yea...

transcript The disappearance of Lake Poopo has not just meant a loss of livelihood for hundreds of fishing families, it is adding to the new category of climate refugees. and Students might see climate change as a future threat a prediction about what may happen in the distant f...

Asked his views on the role of carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping gas produced by burning fossil fuels, in increasing global warming, Mr. Pruitt said on CNBCs Squawk Box that I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do an...

But the public began to notice the and the and the . So then we had the I am not a scientist phase, with one lawmaker after another fending off climate questions with that formula. That drew such that Republicans critical of climate science had to come up with a more nuanced answ...

To adapt, he has embraced an environmentally conscious way of farming that guards against soil erosion and conserves precious water. He can talk for hours about carbon sequestration the trapping of global-warming-causing gases in plant life and in the soil or the science of the...

Two other groups of reporters have also selected the articles they find most memorable: Visit for a roundup of science news, and this link for the year in . The year in climate news began with a theme that is growing familiar: word that 2015 had been the , just beating out 2014. ...

N/A This new visualization from NASA shows how carbon dioxide dances in the atmosphere. The heat-trapping gas appears as winds of red, blue and yellow whisking around the planet. Each color corresponds to a different concentration of carbon dioxide, with red representing the high...

shows that such intense precipitation will most likely increase across the continental United States, but with important regional variations. The study by scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., published on Monday in , found that across th...

All of the government ministry offices are supposed to go dark for an hour in the middle of each day to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Satoru Morishita, deputy director general of global environment affairs at the ministry, said the policy is a daily reminder of...

Whats a climate-aware investor to do? Individuals arent the only ones contemplating this question. Sixty-nine percent of Fortune 500 companies reported more demand for low carbon products this year, according to the nonprofit Carbon Disclosure Project. And some of the countrys la...

Stanford, Calif. THE good news got pretty much drowned out this month: Yes, 2016 is on track to become the hottest year on record, but thankfully also the third year in a row to see relatively flat growth in global greenhouse gas emissions. With global economic growth on the ord...

that the worlds climate is changing, the president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has long been on the side of the deniers. In 2012, he a couple of messages that asserted that climate change was a hoax that China had devised to secure an unfair trade advantage, pres...

Top energy policy makers and corporate leaders caution that it will be challenging to meet even the deals modest goals to reduce planet-warming emissions of greenhouse gases. Many companies have not even figured out yet how much greenhouse gas they emit, much less made plans to c...

But some will be better positioned than others to escape the brunt of drought, wildfire, extreme heat, extreme precipitation, extreme weather and hurricanes. Those were some of the climate change-related threats listed by Benjamin Strauss, who focuses on climate impacts at Climat...

Some companies, including Exxon Mobil, say the economics of climate change are too hard to predict for them to give investors hard numbers about the business impact of global warming. Federal regulators may disagree and are considering requiring Exxon to do just that for the valu...

TIGHT ON OBAMA FOR: My top science advisor John Holdman, periodically will issue some chart or report or graph ah, in the morning meetings, and theyre terrifying. [B-ROLL SOUND UP WAVE CRASH AS PUNCTUATION] OVER SCENIC B-ROLL OF INTERVIEW LOCATION AND MOODY WEATHER SHOTS: Obama: ...

, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh got to work. Dr. van Oldenborgh is not an emergency responder or a disaster manager, but a climate researcher with the . With several colleagues around the world, he took on the task of answering a question about the floods, one that arises these days w...

A published Friday in shows that the arrival of humans in , combined with a changing climate, led to the extinction of many species of megafauna about 12,000 years ago in the southern portion of what is now South America. The research offers a significant moment in the natural hi...

He has called global warming a hoax, for example, and claimed that the Chinese fabricated climate change (just a joke, he later said). And in this week with Reuters, he said that he was not a big fan of the Paris climate accord, and that at a minimum I will be renegotiating those...

The question is not an existential one for the Department of Defense; it is a matter of careful and literal consideration. The department recently decided that the standard Websters definition of climate change didnt quite meet its needs. So it added its own version to its homegr...

that says forests may be able to deal with hotter temperatures and contribute less carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than scientists previously thought. In addition to taking in carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, plants also release it through a process called . Globally, plant...

LIKE politics, weather can be a contentious subject, especially when you throw climate change into the mix. One view holds that no single storm or drought can be linked to climate change. The other argues that all such things are, in some sense, caused by climate change, because ...

IM a climate scientist who has just been told I have Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis puts me in an interesting position. Ive spent much of my professional life thinking about the science of climate change, which is best viewed through a multidecadal lens. At some level ...

: extreme weather, severe drought, the warming of oceans, rain forest destruction and disruptions to the food supply. But global warming has already had another effect the large-scale displacement of people that has been an ominous, politically sensitive undercurrent in the tal...

that countries have signaled they will over the next two weeks to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change. But many political leaders gathering there including governors, mayors, and provincial cabinet secretaries are pu...

of how global warming has affected and is likely to affect China. The 900-page Third National Climate Change Assessment Report is the work of some 550 scientists and experts, summing up the advancing knowledge of the environmental consequences of rising greenhouse gas levels. Her...

next month to address global warming, their populations generally agree on the need to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but the countries that emit the most carbon dioxide per person are also the ones least worried about climate change, according to by the Pew Research Center. The ...

cause that heat wave? That hurricane? That drought? examined extreme weather events last year, including drought, floods and storms, to look for signs that climate change was a cause or contributor and found mixed results. The papers are part of a broader effort to recognize the...

Misinformation about climate change is distressingly common in the United States a found that 35 percent of Americans believe that global warming is caused mostly by natural phenomena rather than human activity, and 34 percent think there is a lot of disagreement among scientist...

Some of the worlds most prominent companies are expected to set a long-term target on Wednesday of powering their operations entirely with renewable energy, the latest in a wave of commitments suggesting that corporations are becoming more serious about battling . In addition, ba...

MELBOURNE, Australia Two options for dealing with climate change reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a global agreement, and geoengineering proposals such as injecting sulfur into the stratosphere tend to dominate current thinking. But there is a third way that is almost...

Simple logic would suggest the answer is yes, a point that the Obama administration is using to build support for the presidents of his final months in office. A listed deepening risks. Asthma will worsen, heat-related deaths will rise, and the number and traveling range of insec...

over the next century than previously thought, according to a in the British medical journal The Lancet. The report, published online Monday, analyzes the health effects of recent episodes of severe weather that scientists have linked to climate change. It provides estimates of t...

released Monday by the White House and . White House officials said the report, which analyzes the economic costs of a changing climate across 20 sectors of the American economy, is the most comprehensive effort to date to quantify the impacts of . The report comes as President O...

The issue of climate change unlike, say, the economy may not be a matter of everyday concern to many Americans or most citizens of the planet. The debate is too often clouded by ideology and well-financed attempts to sow doubt about the underlying science. Even among those awar...

VATICAN CITY on Thursday called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and , blending a biting critique of consumerism and irresponsible development with a plea for swift and unified global action. The ...

, according to a new analysis. In a published Thursday in the journal Science, Mark Urban, an ecologist at the University of Connecticut, also found that as the planet warms in the future, species will disappear at an accelerating rate. We have the choice, he said in an interview...

and human conflict, researchers said Monday that an extreme drought in Syria between 2006 and 2009 was most likely due to climate change, and that the drought was a factor in the violent uprising that began there in 2011. The drought was the worst in the country in modern times, ...

Re (Op-Ed, Feb. 12): Contrary to Clive Hamilton, a recent National Research Council study isnt a Plan B that sits ready to be deployed as a substitute for deep cuts in emissions. Instead, at best geoengineering defined in the article as technologies aimed at deliberate, large-...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. SCIENTISTS have often been accused of exaggerating the threat of climate change, but its becoming increasingly clear that they ought to be more emphatic about the risk. The year just concluded is about to be declared the hottest one on record, and across the glo...

. The draft, now circulating among negotiators at a global climate summit meeting here, represents a fundamental breakthrough in the impasse that has plagued the United Nations for two decades as it has tried to forge a new treaty to counter global warming. But the key to the pol...

GREENBELT, Md. IM a climate scientist and a former astronaut. Not surprisingly, I have a deep respect for well-tested theories and facts. In the climate debate, these things have a way of getting blurred in political discussions. In September, John P. Holdren, the head of the Wh...

The deal jointly announced in Beijing by President Obama and Chinas president, Xi Jinping, to limit greenhouse gases well beyond their earlier pledges is both a major diplomatic breakthrough and assuming both sides can carry out their promises an enormously positive step in the...

lays out a road map to show how the military will adapt to rising sea levels, more violent storms and widespread droughts. The Defense Department will begin by integrating plans for climate change risks across all of its operations, from war games and strategic military planning ...

Five groups of researchers, using distinct methods, analyzed the heat that baked Australia for much of 2013 and continued into 2014, briefly in January when the temperature climbed to 111 degrees Fahrenheit. All five research groups came to the conclusion that last years heat wav...

The marchers and mayors, the ministers and presidents, have come and gone. So what is the verdict on Climate Week, the summit meeting on global warming convened by the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, in New York? The meeting was not intended to reach a global agree...

THERE is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if theres one thing Ive learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage. For too many years, we failed to rein in the excesses building up in...

The Obama administration announced new regulations Monday meant to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. What do Americans believe about climate change, and how have those beliefs changed? Our overview follows. Every pollster uses different wording, producing varied ...

and At the end of his first year in office, President Obama flew to Copenhagen and made a big promise: that the United States would cut its greenhouse gas emissions substantially by 2020 a bold and risky pledge that hinged on a balky Congress to make it possible. His efforts bec...

Many scientists have come to prefer the term climate change over global warming. Climate change is a broader term that encompasses not only the warming of the planet in recent years but also the rise of severe storms, droughts and damaging winds. The choice of terms has important...

THIS month, a issued by a prominent military advisory board concluded that climate change posed a serious threat to Americas national security. The authors, 16 retired high-ranking officers, warned that droughts, rising seas and extreme weather events, among other environmental t...

by a leading government-funded military research organization concluded. The found that climate change-induced drought in the Middle East and Africa is leading to conflicts over food and water and escalating longstanding regional and ethnic tensions into violent clashes. The repo...

As President Obama sets out to convince the public that climate change requires immediate attention, he has his work cut out for him. Perhaps more than people in any other rich nation, Americans are skeptical that climate change is a dire issue. In Pew Research Center conducted l...

LONDON From Mauritius to Manitoba, climate change is slowly moving from the headlines to the classroom. Schools around the world are beginning to tackle the difficult issue of global warming, teaching students how the planet is changing and encouraging them to think about what t...

The by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that periodically summarizes climate science, concluded that ice caps are melting, sea ice in the Arctic is collapsing, water supplies are coming under stress, heat waves and heavy rains are intensifying...

, but climate change is making it worse, according to a decades-long study of the largest breeding colony of the birds. The chicks are already vulnerable to predation and starvation. Now, the study at Punta Tombo, Argentina, found that intense storms and warmer temperatures are i...

Today, after a decade of increasing damage to Cokes balance sheet as global droughts dried up the water needed to produce its soda, the company has embraced the idea of climate change as an economically disruptive force. Increased droughts, more unpredictable variability, 100-yea...

Unveiling the latest United Nations assessment of climate science, the experts cited a litany of changes that were already under way, warned that they were likely to accelerate and expressed virtual certainty that human activity is the main cause. Climate change is the greatest c...

The rise in the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace. The slowdown is a bit of a mystery to...

WHETHER in Davos or almost anywhere else that leaders are discussing the worlds problems, they are missing by far the biggest issue: the rapidly deteriorating global environment and its ability to support civilization. The situation is pretty much an endgame. Unless pressing issu...

Four years ago, in sharp contrast to the torpor and denial of the George W. Bush years, President Obama described climate change as one of humanitys most pressing challenges and pledged an all-out effort to pass a cap-and-trade bill limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Then came on...

Re (news article, Aug. 7): The new paper by James E. Hansen, a NASA climate scientist, and two colleagues addresses a crucial difficulty many people have in differentiating weather and climate. During hot spells, for example, more people accept that climate is changing, but a c...

Berkeley, Calif. CALL me a converted skeptic. Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I concluded that ...

Yes, there are political and economic barriers, as well as some strong ideological opposition, to going green. But researchers in the burgeoning field of climate psychology have identified another obstacle, one rooted in the very ways our brains work. The mental habits that help ...

In (Op-Ed, May 10), James Hansen repeats his urgent warnings that burning Canadas tar sands oil would cause irreversible climate catastrophe. When he says of the risks we face, if this sounds apocalyptic, it is, he underscores the challenge of awakening those who dont comprehen...

LAMONT, Okla. For decades, a small group of scientific dissenters has been trying to shoot holes in the prevailing science of climate change, offering one reason after another why the outlook simply must be wrong. Over time, nearly every one of their arguments has been knocked d...

A due for release on Wednesday shows that a large majority of Americans believe that this years unusually warm winter, last years blistering summer and some other weather disasters were probably made worse by global warming. And by a 2-to-1 margin, the public says the weather has...

There are two main policy responses to climate change : mitigation and adaptation . Mitigation addresses the root causes, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions , while adaptation seeks to lower the risks posed by the consequences of climatic changes. Both approaches will be necess...

To most humans, so far, climate change is still more of an idea than an experience. For other species, it is an immediate reality. Many will be left behind as the climate alters, unable to move quickly enough or with nowhere to move to. Others are already adapting. An iconic exam...

But some who attended the meetings, sponsored by the United Nations, expressed muted hope that small steps could be made on a decades-long journey to reduce the planetary threat of rising global temperatures. The United States entered the talks in a weak position because of a lac...

Perhaps now we can put the manufactured controversy known as Climategate behind us and turn to the task of actually doing something about global warming. On Wednesday, a panel in Britain concluded that scientists whose e-mail had been hacked late last year had not, as critics all...

It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it. Of course, we would still need to deal wit...

Yvo de Boers resignation on Thursday after nearly four tumultuous years as chief steward of the United Nations climate change negotiations has deepened a sense of pessimism about whether the world can ever get its act together on global warming. Mr. de Boer was plainly exhausted ...

Skeptics of global warming are using the record-setting snows to mock those who warn of dangerous human-driven climate change this looks more like global cooling, they taunt. Most climate scientists respond that the ferocious storms are consistent with forecasts that a heating p...

SYDNEY This was a good, if distant, vantage point to view the proceedings in Copenhagen. Good because Australia has one of the highest per capita carbon emissions in the world and has been suffering from an extended drought, probably related to global warming. Good, too, because...

are faced with an intricate challenge: building momentum for an international climate treaty at a time when global temperatures have been relatively stable for a decade and may even drop in the next few years. The plateau in temperatures has been seized upon by skeptics as eviden...

Good morning. I want to thank the Secretary-General for organizing this summit, and all the leaders who are participating. That so many of us are here today is a recognition that the threat from climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing. Our generation's response...

Such climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions, say the analysts, experts at the Pentagon and intelligence agencies who for the first time are taking a serious look at the national security implications of climate chan...

Even if the nation takes significant steps to slow emissions of heat-trapping gases, the impact of global warming is expected to become more severe in coming years, the report says, affecting farms and forests, coastlines and floodplains, water and energy supplies, transportation...

Speaking by video to a climate conference in Los Angeles, Mr. Obama repeated his campaign vow to reduce climate-altering carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and invest $150 billion in new energy-saving technologies. Now is the time to confront this challenge once and ...

One of the first attempts to look ahead a decade, using computer simulations and measurements of ocean temperatures, predicts a slight cooling of Europe and North America, probably related to shifting currents and patterns in the oceans. The team that generated the forecast, whos...

PARIS, Feb. 2 In a bleak and powerful assessment of the future of the planet, the leading international network of climate change scientists has concluded for the first time that global warming is "unequivocal" and that human activity is the main driver, "very likely" causing mo...

IN December 1997, representatives of most of the world's nations met in Kyoto, Japan, to negotiate a binding agreement to cut emissions of "greenhouse" gases. They succeeded. The Kyoto Protocol was ultimately ratified by 156 countries. It was the first agreement of its kind. But ...

The scientist, Roger A. Pielke Sr., a climatologist at Colorado State University, said most of the other scientists working on the report were too deeply wedded to particular views and were discounting minority opinions on the quality of climate records and possible causes of war...

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the group of scientists widely considered the most authoritative voice on the subject, has already concluded that there is a ''discernible human influence'' on the global climate. Now the panel is deep into another of...

WITH the nations of the world counting down to a Dec. 10 deadline for negotiating cuts in emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases that many scientists say are altering the earth's climate, a fundamental question continues to pervade the debate: Just how urgent is the problem ...