286 articles from The Economist.

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2021-10-04 How important is personal action to combating climate change? EATING LESS meat or giving up flying are palpable ways people can help mitigate ...
2021-09-27 The decisive decade for climate change In a subscriber-only live event, Oliver Morton, The Economist’s Briefings senior...
2021-09-20 To a Lesser Degree—a new climate podcast from The Economist RISING GLOBAL temperatures have already increased the frequency of floods, wildf...
2021-09-11 The effects of a warmer world are visible in animals’ bodies FOR HUMANS, adapting to climate change will mostly be a matter of technology. Mo...
2021-09-04 Could climate change trigger a financial crisis? IN RECENT YEARS regulators have begun warning about the threat that climate chan...
2021-09-04 Storms and fires will not bring an escape from America’s stuck climate politics READING HIS local newspaper last month, Bruce, a 70-year-old retired executive, ...
2021-08-28 Climate change will alter where many crops are grown TOM EISENHAUER remembers driving through Manitoba, a province in central Canada,...
2021-08-23 Climate change made north-west Europe’s lethal flood more likely IN A YEAR scarred by one extreme weather event after the next, the question of h...
2021-08-14 Why curbing methane emissions will help fight climate change THE HEADLINE of the latest pronouncement from the Intergovernmental Panel on Cli...
2021-08-09 “They say human influence is completely unequivocal in causing climate change”—the IPCC’s damning report THE UN CLIMATE body’s latest doorstopper report is unequivocal: climate change i...
2021-08-09 Where is climate change being felt most acutely? CLIMATE CATASTROPHES have come thick and fast in recent months. In June an unpre...
2021-07-31 Amid extreme weather, China avoids mention of climate change EVEN A SHORT spell submerged in floodwaters is enough to transform a car into an...
2021-07-24 Three degrees of global warming is quite plausible and truly disastrous BY THE STANDARDS of the 21st century as a whole, 2021 will almost certainly go d...
2021-07-24 A 3°C world has no safe place IN 1745, AS the river Liffey, having broken its banks, clawed at the foundations...
2021-07-23 What climate change will mean By the standards of the century as a whole, 2021 will probably turn out to have ...
2021-07-17 Climate change is affecting wine flavours IN THE FOOTHILLS of Chianti Classico in central Italy, Elena Lapini and her husb...
2021-07-15 Carbon border taxes are defensible but bring great risks CARBON PRICES are the most cost-effective way to fight climate change—but for th...
2021-07-08 A third of Americans deny human-caused climate change exists IN RECENT WEEKS Canada’s west coast and much of America’s Pacific north-west hav...
2021-06-28 Did climate change undermine Champlain Towers South? A ROOF OVERBURDENED with construction equipment, poor waterproofing, faulty cons...
2021-06-19 Climate change will feature heavily in Germany’s election THE FIRST sign of trouble on the Rhine, Europe’s busiest inland waterway, was wh...
2021-06-19 Climate change is remaking South Asia’s monsoon SINCE ARRIVING two days late at its usual landing point at Thiruvananthapuram in...
2021-06-15 Loss of biodiversity poses as great a risk to humanity as climate change HUMAN SOCIETIES depend on healthy ecosystems. People consume their products in t...
2021-06-12 Italy has a tough task ahead on climate change OF ALL THE appointments to Mario Draghi’s cabinet, arguably the least expected w...
2021-05-23 What a proxy fight at ExxonMobil says about big oil and climate change “THE STONE AGE did not end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long befo...
2021-05-08 A court ruling triggers a big change in Germany’s climate policy THE “EIGHT arseholes in Karlsruhe”, otherwise known as Germany’s Federal Constit...
2021-04-27 The West’s armies are getting more serious about climate change WESTERN DEFENCE ministries are talking up their willingness to take on a new ene...
2021-04-24 Joe Biden asserts America’s role in the fight against climate change Editor’s note: This article has been updated to take in news of Joe Biden’s clim...
2021-04-23 Climate change: what will the next decade bring? Climate change is a dire threat to countless people. The longer humanity takes t...
2021-04-22 What are “nationally determined contributions” to curb climate change? TODAY JOE BIDEN, America’s president, is playing host to 40 world leaders in a v...
2021-04-22 How to save coffee from global warming COFFEE IS A multi-billion dollar industry that supports the economies of several...
2021-04-10 Joe Biden’s climate gamble THE PLAN that President Joe Biden unveiled in Pittsburgh on March 31st proposes ...
2021-04-08 Another species harmed by climate change: Japanese poets “HOW MANY, many things/they call to mind/these cherry blossoms!” the poet Basho ...
2021-03-30 What would different levels of global warming look like? THE PARIS agreement, negotiated at a United Nations summit in 2015, committed it...
2021-03-27 The impact of green investors SUSTAINABLE INVESTING is in the firing line, as two recent events have shown. La...
2021-03-11 Why Hollywood struggles to tell stories about climate change SEVERAL SHOWY Hollywood blockbusters have imagined a world devastated by climate...
2021-02-27 Dusting the upper atmosphere could help counter climate change IF ALL GOES well, a balloon will soon rise from Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, ...
2021-02-20 How America can rid itself of both carbon and blackouts TEXAS PRIDES itself on being different. Yet it is in the grip of a winter storm ...
2021-02-17 Why is Texas experiencing a winter freeze? TEXANS ARE not used to putting on snow boots and salopettes. Temperatures in muc...
2021-02-15 Bill Gates has a plan to save the world How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. By Bill Gates. Knopf; 272 pages; $26.95. Allen ...
2021-02-06 A “Moby Dick” for the age of climate change Migrations. By Charlotte McConaghy. Flatiron Books; 272 pages; $26.99. Published...
2021-01-31 What impact will Joe Biden have on the fight against climate change? ON JANUARY 25TH John Kerry, a former senator and secretary of state, made his fi...
2020-11-17 Tech must help combat climate change, says Sundar Pichai AFTER DECADES of incremental steps forward, 2021 will be the most significant ye...
2020-11-16 The world could turn a corner on climate change EVERY YEAR since 1995, tens of thousands of climate-policy wonks, politicians, j...
2020-10-31 Innovation is an essential part of dealing with climate change GOVERNMENTS ARE lining up to set new climate targets for the middle of the centu...
2020-10-03 Outright bans can sometimes be a good way to fight climate change WHEN SET against the grave threat posed by climate change, the green policies fa...
2020-09-24 China aims to cut its net carbon-dioxide emissions to zero by 2060 IN A RECORDED video message to the UN General Assembly on September 22nd, China’...
2020-09-18 The business of climate change Covid-19 has given a sense of how hard it will be to deal with climate change. A...
2020-09-17 The great disrupter FOR MOST of the world, this year will be remembered mainly for covid-19. Startin...
2020-09-12 Ports are highly exposed to climate change and often ill-prepared IN MID-JANUARY a storm gathered over Lake Michigan. Gale-force winds dragged wat...
2020-09-12 Typhoon season makes Japan and the Koreas ponder climate change SENSO-JI IN TOKYO, dedicated to the boddhisattva of compassion, is Earth’s most ...
2020-09-11 “In the western US, you have this double whammy of urbanisation plus climate change”—California ablaze RELENTLESS CLIMATE change will make devastating blazes more likely; urbanisation...
2020-09-10 How weird weather can span the world ON SEPTEMBER 7TH in Denver, Colorado, the temperature reached 34°C (93°F), 6°C a...
2020-08-18 How British literary festivals have reckoned with covid-19 NOT FOR the first time in her life, Scotland’s first minister is getting ready t...
2020-08-14 “This may be remembered as the year when we missed the chance to make great inroads”—climate change RECENT REPORTS paint a dark picture, from heatwaves to hurricanes to high-water ...
2020-08-13 How do you turn India’s history into a television hit? ADAPTING “A Suitable Boy”, Vikram Seth’s epic novel about marriage, politics and...
2020-08-13 Blended finance is struggling to take off ANDREW JOHNSTONE runs a fund that goes “where people have not gone before”. Laun...
2020-08-13 Profits fall sharply at Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil firm IN DECEMBER, WHEN Saudi Aramco listed 1.5% of its shares on the Riyadh stock exc...
2020-08-13 The dereliction of American diplomacy THE AMERICAN embassy escaped the blast in Beirut’s port unscathed. Many Western ...
2020-08-13 Xi Jinping is reinventing state capitalism. Don’t underestimate it AMERICA’S CONFRONTATION with China is escalating dangerously. In the past week t...
2020-08-13 The dereliction of American diplomacy THE AMERICAN embassy escaped the blast in Beirut’s port unscathed. Many Western ...
2020-08-13 What Kamala says about Joe JOE BIDEN’S strategy so far has been to stay out of the way as far as possible. ...
2020-08-12 WeChat—the implications of a potential US ban on China’s “super-app” FOR CHINESE users, WeChat does far more than just messaging. What are the implic...
2020-08-12 “At incredible speed it is becoming much more ‘one country, one system’”—Hong Kong’s new law bites THE DRAMATIC arrest of Jimmy Lai, a pro-democracy newspaper owner, reveals just ...
2020-08-11 Tik for Tok—what do Donald Trump’s latest threats mean for Chinese businesses? RELATIONS BETWEEN America and China are at a fresh low. What do Donald Trump’s l...
2020-08-08 Donald Trump’s language offers insight into how he won the presidency EVERYONE KNOWS how to do a Donald Trump impersonation. In speech, adopt his rasp...
2020-08-08 A haunting meditation on climate change in Iceland On Time and Water. By Andri Snaer Magnason. Translated by Lytton Smith. Serpent’...
2020-08-06 Activist curators are sharpening the debate on restitution IN JUNE MWAZULU DIYABANZA marched into the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris with fo...
2020-08-06 An indoor barbecue to prevent pollution problems AS THEY REOPEN after lockdown, many restaurants are firing up their barbecues. D...
2020-08-06 Democracy wins in Guyana and Suriname FOR FIVE months Guyana has waited to see if the stand-off between its president,...
2020-08-06 What more should antitrust be doing? DONALD TURNER, America’s top trustbuster in the mid-1960s, saw antitrust law as ...
2020-08-05 The benefits of learning an instrument in lockdown WHEN THIS correspondent formed a band in his early 20s with four other jazz mani...
2020-08-01 Twitter’s algorithm does not seem to silence conservatives SINCE LAUNCHING a policy on “misleading information” in May, Twitter has clashed...
2020-07-30 US-China relations are entering a dangerous period IN A BOOK of essays called “The Next Great War?”, which examines Sino-American r...
2020-07-30 Would a Biden administration be softer than Trump on China? IN DECEMBER 2018 China hawks in the Trump administration pushed a series of puni...
2020-07-27 “There’s lots of virus diversity in China—but nobody’s looked across the border”—SARS-CoV-2’s origin SCIENTISTS ARE looking to South-East Asia to find how the virus got its start in...
2020-07-25 The covid-19 pandemic is forcing a rethink in macroeconomics Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economis...
2020-07-23 Governments must beware the lure of free money IT IS SOMETIMES said that governments wasted the global financial crisis of 2007...
2020-07-15 Siberia’s heatwave would not have happened without climate change THIS HAS been a sweltering year in the Siberian Arctic. Between January and June...
2020-07-11 Emissions slashed today won’t slow warming until mid-century MUCH OF the international effort thus far to combat climate change has focused o...
2020-07-04 Joe Biden has a good chance of becoming a surprisingly activist president ON NOVEMBER 7TH 1972 the people of Delaware voted to send Joe Biden, a brash, ga...
2020-07-04 What if the Republicans pivoted on climate? Editor’s note: Each of these climate-change articles is fiction, but grounded in...
2020-07-02 Letters to the editor Artificial intelligence is an oxymoron (Technology quarterly, June 13th). Intell...
2020-06-20 How much can financiers do about climate change? IN THE MAYFAIR office of Chris Hohn, the boss of TCI, a hedge fund, an enormous ...
2020-06-20 Green investing has shortcomings THE FINANCIAL industry reflects society, but it can change society, too. One que...
2020-06-11 Elites in Beijing see America in decline, hastened by Trump WHOM WOULD China prefer as America’s next president? That is a hard question, wi...
2020-06-02 Why are investors not pricing in climate-change risk? COMPANIES ARE often quick to tout their green credentials. So are many of the so...
2020-05-23 The world urgently needs to expand its use of carbon prices IF ECONOMISTS ruled the world, carbon prices would drive most of the action on c...
2020-05-21 Carbon offsetting is essential to tackling climate change WHEN COMPANIES that depend on emissions, such as easyJet, an airline, use offset...
2020-05-21 Countries should seize the moment to flatten the climate curve Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economis...
2020-05-16 Damage from climate change will be widespread and sometimes surprising Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of climate briefs. To read the oth...
2020-05-09 Humanity’s immense impact on Earth’s climate and carbon cycle Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of climate briefs. To read the othe...
2020-05-02 How modelling articulates the science of climate change Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of climate briefs. To read the oth...
2020-04-25 Covid-19 and the climate APRIL 22ND WAS doubly disrupted. If it had not been messed up by the covid-19 pa...
2020-04-23 Why tackling global warming is a challenge without precedent Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of climate briefs. To read the othe...
2020-04-18 The American west’s drought is its second-worst for 12 centuries THE SOUTH-WEST of the United States, together with adjacent parts of Mexico acro...
2020-04-16 Is China winning? Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of th...
2020-03-26 African countries must get smarter with their agriculture ON THE HILLS of central Kenya, almost lime-green with the shimmer of tea bushes ...
2020-03-26 The epidemic provides a chance to do good by the climate Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of th...
2020-03-05 France asks its citizens how to meet its climate-change targets A NURSE, a roofer, an electrician, a former fireman, a lycée pupil, a photograph...
2020-02-22 Jeff Bezos wants to help save the climate. Here is how he should do it JEFF BEZOS, the boss of Amazon and the world’s richest man, has long had a reput...
2020-02-15 Energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide have stabilised, for now IS IT A peak, a stutter or just a brief pause? Time will tell. But whatever it i...
2020-01-18 Big Oil has a do-or-die decade ahead because of climate change AS REVOLUTIONARY SLOGANS go, it hardly had the resonance of ¡No pasarán! But whe...
2020-01-16 BlackRock says it wants to do more for the climate “I BELIEVE WE are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance,” wrote Larr...
2020-01-02 Australia’s bushfires intensify its debate about climate change THE FIRES eased over Christmas. But as 2020 neared, Australia’s inferno blazed a...
2019-12-28 2019 in review: Protest and global warming THE ECONOMIST’S international section thrives on variation. It covers everything...
2019-12-18 The COP25 meeting on the climate yields little ANNUAL UN CLIMATE summits are never moments of unbridled optimism, but this year...
2019-12-14 Central bankers debate tackling climate change AS FAR AS interest rates are concerned, the new boss of the European Central Ban...
2019-12-07 Climate change has made ESG a force in investing “LABELLING BASED on incomplete information, public shaming, and shunning wrapped...
2019-12-07 The necessity of pulling carbon dioxide out of the air OF THE WISDOM taught in kindergartens, few commandments combine moral balance an...
2019-11-23 Firms that analyse climate risks are the latest hot property SOON AFTER Hurricane Sandy battered Manhattan in 2012, Emilie Mazzacurati founde...
2019-11-22 Climate, freedom and denial: What “Green Thatcherism” teaches us today Rightly, the world has been celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the ...
2019-11-22 Climate change is forcing winemakers to move further from the equator GALILEO GALILEI, it is said, described wine as “sunlight, held together by water...
2019-11-09 Climate change looms larger than in any past British election THIS YEAR’S electioneering already has a greener tinge than 2017’s. A summer hea...
2019-10-10 Climate change dominates Canada’s election LAST TIME Canadians had a general election, in 2015, many felt it was a struggle...
2019-10-01 How to respond to climate change, if you are an algorithm THE ECONOMIST’S Open Future essay competition winner was announced in September,...
2019-09-26 Germany’s new climate-change package is widely panned LIKE DISORGANISED students, Germany’s ministers had to pull an all-nighter to me...
2019-09-24 Planet Inc—climate change and the risks to business WHAT ARE the risks businesses face from climate change? And Kate Raworth, econom...
2019-09-24 Much talk, and a little action, at the UN climate summit THOSE CONCERNED about global warming change had a clear message for the leaders ...
2019-09-21 Climate change is forcing Asian cities to rethink their flood defences IN NORTH JAKARTA, not far from a quayside where workers unload frozen mackerel, ...
2019-09-21 The past, present and future of climate change IN THE EARLY 19th century Joseph Fourier, a French pioneer in the study of heat,...
2019-09-21 Climate change is a challenge for artists WHAT TO WEAR to dine on the ocean floor? The invitation warned of the “changing ...
2019-09-21 Climate change threatens the Panama Canal TAKE IN THE view from atop Gatun dam and fathom what is missing. Container ships...
2019-09-21 Firms face physical, regulatory and legal risks from climate change LIKE ALL human enterprise, business is threatened by climate change. And, as wit...
2019-09-21 Are dictatorships better than democracies at fighting climate change? IT IS NOT just that Asia accounts for the greatest proportion of the world’s car...
2019-09-19 Humanity will find ways to adapt to climate change AFTER DESTRUCTIVE storms like Hurricane Dorian, those affected have decisions to...
2019-09-19 Why Russia is ambivalent about global warming FIRST CAME fires that turned the Siberian skies into a wall of solid smoke stret...
2019-09-19 Changing weather could put insurance firms out of business THE PILOTS of the Port of London Authority are the cabbies of the Thames estuary...
2019-09-19 The climate issue FROM ONE year to the next, you cannot feel the difference. As the decades stack ...
2019-09-19 Island states have had an outsized influence on climate policy WHEN HURRICANE DORIAN rolled across the Abaco islands on September 1st, packing ...
2019-09-18 Climate change: the trouble with trees Here you will find some of the resources used in the production of The Economist...
2019-09-18 Climate change—how much can individuals do? AS GLOBAL LEADERS prepare for the UN climate change summit next week, we debate ...
2019-09-17 A bevy of ideas to respond to climate change In this year’s essay competition The Economist received nearly 2,400 entries fro...
2019-09-17 Fresh thinking to respond to climate change FOR DECADES, some of the world’s sharpest minds have advanced a plethora of idea...
2019-09-17 Make a healthy climate a legal right that extends to future generations This is the winning essay of The Economist’s Open Future Essay Competition 2019 ...
2019-09-16 Climate change is making it harder to reduce poverty in Malawi The second in a series of articles on the impact of global warming on the worldL...
2019-09-02 How global warming makes hurricanes more severe IF HURRICANE stories feel like an annual ritual for news organisations every aut...
2019-08-17 Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts IMAGINE A HUGE horizontal A-frame: a recumbent, two-dimensional Eiffel Tower. Pi...
2019-08-15 Countries most exposed to climate change face higher costs of capital IN EAST AFRICA millions of people are suffering from a prolonged drought. Deadly...
2019-08-10 Gloom from the climate-change front line AFTER 29 HOURS of uninterrupted negotiations the latest report from the Intergov...
2019-08-05 Writing to right climate change THE MERCURY is rising, carbon-dioxide levels are increasing and a 16-year-old gi...
2019-07-18 A new age of space exploration is beginning THE MOMENT when, 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong planted his foot on the surface of...
2019-07-06 Shell’s boss delivers some hard truths on oil and climate change WHEN BEN VAN BEURDEN was a boy in the Netherlands, one of his chores was to fill...
2019-06-29 Can American states slow global warming on their own? BRIAN BOQUIST, an Oregon state senator and fugitive of sorts, does not take his ...
2019-06-29 America is not such a laggard on climate change as it seems IS AMERICAN INACTION on climate change going to render bits of the planet uninha...
2019-06-27 The South Asian monsoon, past, present and future WITH RHEUMY eyes and a face wizened by the sun, Narayanappa looks down to the gr...
2019-06-22 Greenland’s ice sheet is melting unusually fast GREENLAND’S MISLEADING name is the result of a marketing campaign by Erik the Re...
2019-06-15 Drones piloted by climate-change activists target Heathrow IT USED TO take some effort to shut down an airport. A quarter of a century ago ...
2019-05-30 Floods and storms are altering American attitudes to climate change FOUR GENERATIONS of one family run Riverdock Restaurant in Hardin, a small town ...
2019-05-30 Oil majors face shareholder resolutions on climate change INVESTORS CONCERNED about climate change have never been better organised, thank...
2019-05-23 A Shakespearean guide to how firms tackle climate change “ALL THE world’s a stage,” wrote William Shakespeare in his monologue, “The Seve...
2019-05-23 How to think about global warming and war DID CLIMATE change cause the war in Syria? Or the genocide in Darfur? Obviously,...
2019-05-23 How climate change can fuel wars ON THE OUTSKIRTS of Baga Sola, a small town in Chad not far from the border with...
2019-05-16 Climate change strikes the Venice Biennale ARTISTS HAVE long been inspired by the great issues of their day. Eugène Delacro...
2019-04-17 Understanding how crop diseases and climate change interact is vital IN THE PAST 150 years, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has...
2019-04-11 How some birds are responding to climate change ONE OF THE great concerns that ornithologists have is that climate change will t...
2019-04-01 The mercurial rise and fall of Americans’ belief in climate change RARELY HAS climate change been discussed in America as often as it is today. The...
2019-03-29 Can liberal democracy survive climate change? DESPITE RAGING forest fires and images of receding glaciers, the consequences of...
2019-03-28 Inside the mind of Ben Shapiro, a radical conservative Editor's note: This article has been changed. A previous version mistakenly desc...
2019-03-21 The market is betting on climate change AMERICAN PUBLIC opinion has been catching up to the scientific consensus on clim...
2019-03-05 Climate change will affect more than the weather TORNADOES KILLED at least 23 people in Alabama on March 3rd, causing catastrophi...
2019-02-28 Climate change and population growth are making the world’s water woes more urgent AS IT SCOURS the universe for signs of extraterrestrial life, NASA has a motto-c...
2019-02-21 A terrifying look at the consequences of climate change The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. By David Wallace-Wells. Tim Duggan ...
2019-02-21 Climate change and the threat to companies CHIEF EXECUTIVES who care about climate change—and these days most profess to—of...
2019-02-19 “2040” paints an optimistic picture of the future of the environment “LET’S PRETEND our house is our planet,” Damon Gameau, an Australian actor and w...
2019-02-09 The truth about big oil and climate change IN AMERICA, THE world’s largest economy and its second biggest polluter, climate...
2019-02-07 A bold new plan to tackle climate change ignores economic orthodoxy AS DEALS GO, the New one was a big one. Franklin Roosevelt’s plan to yank Americ...
2019-01-11 Midwesterners are being forced to face up to climate change HOW MUCH do Midwesterners care about climate change? “The back of the envelope p...
2018-12-08 The moral assumptions embedded in economic models of climate change CLIMATE CHANGE is many problems in one. Developing and deploying zero-carbon tec...
2018-12-08 Royal Dutch Shell tries to reckon with climate change INTERNATIONAL OIL companies wrestle with the clash between their duty to deliver...
2018-12-01 Why is climate change so hard to tackle? IT IS MORE than a quarter of a century since the leaders of the world, gathered ...
2018-11-24 Democrats and a climate-change dilemma CLIMATE POLICY in America has always been an up-and-down affair. But few reversa...
2018-10-25 Harsher weather threatens more than just the Australian environment CLIMATE CHANGE is not threatening Dale Park’s livelihood, but it is not making h...
2018-10-13 Why the IPCC’s report on global warming matters FOR decades scientists have warned that rising atmospheric concentrations of gre...
2018-10-11 The latest report on global warming makes grim reading IN 1996 the European Union became the first significant political body to sugges...
2018-10-11 Climate change is unsettling Svalbard LIFE in Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town, can be harsh. Average high ...
2018-10-09 A climate change report calls for urgent action THREE years ago the world agreed in Paris to keep global warming below 2°C relat...
2018-09-20 Storms in America and the Pacific are evidence of climate change PEOPLE living on opposite sides of the planet have in recent days felt the disas...
2018-09-15 California leads subnational efforts to curb climate change SUPPOSE Britain’s prime minister ordered civil servants to make the world’s fift...
2018-08-02 The world is losing the war against climate change EARTH is smouldering. From Seattle to Siberia this summer, flames have consumed ...
2018-06-07 Extracting carbon dioxide from the air is possible. But at what cost? IN MAY some 250 scientists and policy types from around the world convened in Go...
2018-05-31 Climate change is making the Arab world more miserable SIX years ago Nabil Musa, a Kurdish environmentalist, returned from over a decad...
2018-05-09 Climate change will affect developing countries more than rich ones GLOBAL warming is often used as a synonym for climate change, and most discussio...
2018-03-06 Why climate migrants do not have refugee status EACH morning, as the tide recedes, the people of the Marshall Islands check the ...
2018-02-22 One arm of the Trump administration thinks climate change is a security threat UNTIL America gets a grand military parade, a drive along the wharf at Naval Sta...
2017-12-19 Ecologists debate whether climate change helps or hurts reindeer MANY people fear that the rapid disappearance of Arctic sea ice spells doom for ...
2017-11-16 What they don’t tell you about climate change TWO years ago the world pledged to keep global warming “well below” 2°C hotter t...
2017-11-02 Climate-change lawsuits IN FEBRUARY a tribunal in Kirkenes, in Norway’s far north, ruled that oil extrac...
2017-09-21 There is still no room for complacency in matters climatic IN JUNE Christiana Figueres, the UN’s former climate chief who helped broker the...
2017-09-12 The Dalai Lama’s planet WHEN religious leaders speak out on matters of global policy, they often stick t...
2017-08-03 How climate change might affect the Nile TO THE untrained eye, the satellite photos of north-west Ethiopia on July 10th m...
2017-07-24 Climate change might prevent airlines from flying full planes THIS summer America has experienced some of the most intense heatwaves in decade...
2017-07-13 Climate change and inequality ON JULY 12, the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica disgorged a chunk of ice the si...
2017-05-05 The impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef THE Great Barrier Reef stretches some 2,300 km down Australia’s north-east coast...
2017-04-29 The Arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone THOSE who doubt the power of human beings to change Earth’s climate should look ...
2017-03-28 Donald Trump launches an attack on climate-change policy DONALD TRUMP continues his assault on environmentalism. On March 28th he signed ...
2016-11-26 Climate change in the era of Trump BLOWING hot and cold doesn’t begin to cover it. In 2009 Donald Trump signed a pu...
2016-11-12 Earth’s plants are countering some of the effects of climate change IN 1972, on their way to the Moon, the crew of Apollo 17 snapped what would beco...
2016-11-01 How will the candidates deal with climate change? This week “The Economist explains” blog looks at the American presidential candi...
2016-05-14 Good vibrations POUR some water into a partly full bathtub and the level in the tub will rise. C...
2016-03-22 Where Brexit and climate-change scepticism converge CAN you spot the connection between rising carbon-dioxide levels and a European ...
2016-01-14 Stopping the big burp MENTION the phrases “greenhouse gases” and “global warming” in the same breath a...
2015-12-19 Green light “WE’VE shown what’s possible when the world stands as one,” declared Barack Obam...
2015-12-19 Hopelessness and determination “THE test of a first-rate intelligence”, F. Scott Fitzgerald, a sometime Parisia...
2015-12-12 The Paris agreement marks an unprecedented political recognition of the risks of climate change “HISTORY is here,” declared François Hollande, France’s president, on Saturday m...
2015-12-10 Failure to address global warming will cost many lives In December talks in Paris involving more than 200 countries may result in a new...
2015-11-28 Clear thinking needed IN SOME ways, the climate talks that begin in Paris on November 30th will show w...
2015-11-27 Adaptation to climate change Read related article....
2015-11-26 Hot and bothered LOOKING BACK FROM the early 24th century, Charlotte Shortback suggests, half-jok...
2015-11-26 Supermodels IN AN APPROPRIATELY sweltering lecture theatre at the University of Pierre and M...
2015-11-25 The state of the planet WITHIN days the world's leaders will flock to Paris for the latest round of UN c...
2015-11-12 Nodding donkeys FEW symbols of the oil industry are as familiar as the pumpjack, or “nodding don...
2015-10-02 It’s getting hotter SAVING the planet is now a matter of a few clicks—at least on a small scale. On ...
2015-09-22 Why the Paris conference may not be enough In December talks in Paris involving more than 200 countries may result in a new...
2015-06-16 Treading lightly, in many directions RELIGIOUS organisations tend to operate slowly and ponderously, while environmen...
2015-05-09 Is it global warming or just the weather? EARLY this year, touring a drought-stricken fruit farm in California, Barack Oba...
2015-04-28 A green wearing white? COULD Pope Francis become the world's foremost campaigner on global warming? Tha...
2014-12-11 Fears of a bright planet SHINY things absorb less heat when left in the sun. This means that if the Earth...
2014-11-15 Dealing with denial FIVE years ago next month, disagreement between America and China, the world’s b...
2014-11-03 Of warming and warnings “SCIENCE has spoken,” said Ban Ki-Moon, the UN’s secretary general. “Time is not...
2014-11-02 Why scientists are (almost) certain that climate change is man-made ON NOVEMBER 2ND the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which repr...
2014-09-22 Why climate change is back on the agenda ON SEPTEMBER 21st Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, joined thousands of peo...
2014-09-20 The deepest cuts ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 120-odd presidents and prime ministers will gather in New York...
2014-06-07 In praise of second best NOTHING is too good for the United States Congress. The Capitol even has its own...
2014-05-12 Inside the sausage factory “THE less people know about how laws and sausages are made, the better they slee...
2014-04-19 Another week, another report THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a gathering of scientists ...
2014-04-05 In the balance IN SCIENCE, more information is supposed to lead to better conclusions and great...
2014-03-31 Apocalyptish “THE four horsemen of the apocalypse": that was the disparaging appraisal by Ric...
2013-11-19 Climate changes How global surface temperature, ocean heat and atmospheric CO2 levels have risen...
2013-09-27 It's still our fault IT HAS been a long time coming. But then the fifth assessment of the state of th...
2013-08-10 Can China clean up fast enough? “HELL is a city much like London—a populous and a smoky city,” wrote Percy Byssh...
2013-07-20 Chilling A SHORT film called “The Drowning Room” features a seemingly ordinary family din...
2013-06-20 A cooling consensus GLOBAL warming has slowed. The rate of warming of over the past 15 years has bee...
2013-05-11 The measure of global warming AT NOON on May 4th the carbon-dioxide concentration in the atmosphere around the...
2013-03-30 A sensitive matter OVER the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat wh...
2013-02-02 Take the lead Greenprint: A New Approach to Cooperation on Climate Change. By Aaditya Mattoo a...
2013-01-19 Beginning at home GOVERNMENTS like to cite external constraints—such as meeting the conditions for...
2012-12-01 Theatre of the absurd NEVER let it be said that climate-change negotiators lack a sense of the absurd....
2012-10-20 How to fix it The Carbon Crunch: How We’re Getting Climate Change Wrong—and How to Fix It. By ...
2012-06-16 Cold comfort A FLOATING MOUNTAIN of grey and white ice, castellated and crevassed like an Alp...
2012-05-30 Group dynamics THE overwhelming majority of climate scientists believe the Earth is warming as ...
2012-02-20 The other greenhouse gases Six countries—America, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Ghana and Bangladesh—have agreed ...
2011-12-12 Durban and everything that matters A HUNDRED years from now, looking back, the only question that will appear impor...
2011-12-11 A deal in Durban IN THE early hours of December 11th, after three days and nights of exhausting, ...
2011-12-03 The sad road from Kyoto to Durban IN HARD times governments are consumed by short-term problems. But this does not...
2011-10-20 Getting hotter A new measure of global warmingFOR those who question whether global warming is ...
2011-09-24 Beating a retreat ON SEPTEMBER 9th, at the height of its summertime shrinkage, ice covered 4.33m s...
2011-05-05 Hindering harvests THE problems climate change looks likely to bring in the future may increasingly...
2011-03-31 A record-making effort Here's the short version of the reason why: a new and methodologically interesti...
2011-02-17 Piecemeal possibilities THE planet-wide industrial exhalation of previously fossilised carbon is not the...
2011-02-17 Climate change in black and white AN IDEAL fossil-fuel power-plant would produce power, carbon dioxide and nothing...
2011-02-16 Americans and global warming, continued AS A follow-up to last week's post wondering why Americans don't care about glob...
2011-02-09 Congress, climate change and incompetent grandstanding MY COLLEAGUES have been discussingclimate change, and it's worth noting that glo...
2011-02-09 Are economists erring on climate change? IN AN interesting piece at the environmental publication Grist, David Roberts lo...
2011-02-08 Why don't Americans believe in global warming? I've been wanting to take a step back and think about why America is a laggard i...
2011-01-24 Climate change and evolution OUR topics this morning are global warming, evolution and feathers. Let's start ...
2010-11-25 Facing the consequences ON NOVEMBER 29th representatives of countries from around the world will gather ...
2010-11-25 How to live with climate change COMPARED with the extraordinary fanfare before the global-warming summit in Cope...
2010-07-29 Let it be “THE one approach I will not accept,” said Barack Obama in June of Congress's fa...
2010-03-19 A variety of warmings Some critics argue that the global record of land surface temperature over the 2...
2010-03-18 Spin, science and climate change CLIMATE-change legislation, dormant for six months, is showing signs of life aga...
2010-03-18 The clouds of unknowing FOR anyone who thinks that climate science must be unimpeachable to be useful, t...
2009-12-30 Planet B FACED with the undoubted grandeur of climate change, a grand response seems in o...
2009-12-07 Costing the earth AROUND 100 world leaders are set to attend the UN climate-change summit in Copen...
2009-12-05 Getting warmer THE mountain bark beetle is a familiar pest in the forests of British Columbia. ...
2009-12-04 Reply all AFPAS POLITICIANS, policy wonks, businessmen, NGO types, hacks and hangers-on co...
2009-12-03 What lies beneath AlamyAS THE world gathers in Copenhagen over the coming weeks to discuss how muc...
2009-11-26 A heated debate Illustration by Claudio Munoz“WHAT is truth?” That was Pontius Pilate's answer t...
2009-10-01 Seasonally adjusted SINCE time immemorial, farmers have planted their crops according to the seasons...
2009-08-24 Computing climate change AVIATION has long been blamed for its share of anthropogenic global warming. Ind...
2009-06-25 A new (under) class of travellers Panos THE airstrip at Lokichoggio, in the scorched wastes of north Kenya, was on...
2008-09-11 Adapt or die Panos“I USED to think adaptation subtracted from our efforts on prevention. But ...
2008-09-04 A changing climate of opinion? THERE is a branch of science fiction that looks at the Earth's neighbours, Mars ...
2008-02-21 Sour times EVERY silver lining has its cloud. At the moment, the world's oceans absorb a mi...
2007-05-10 Drying up and flooding out AT A recent African Union summit, Uganda's combustible president, Yoweri Museve...
2007-05-10 How to cool the world THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the body set up under the ...
2007-01-25 The greening of America A COUNTRY with a presidential system tends to get identified with its leader. So...
2006-10-30 Who will pay for climate change? THE PROBLEM of global warming is a near-perfect example of the tragedy of the co...
2006-10-30 Global warming, economic cooling? AFPSIR NICHOLAS STERN, the head of the British Government Economic Service, has ...
2006-09-07 The heat is on CorbisFOR most of the Earth's history, the planet has been either very cold, by ...
2005-08-11 Heat and light CLIMATOLOGY is an inexact science at the best of times. Unfortunately it has bec...
2005-02-24 Oceans apart SOME people do not believe global warming is happening; some believe it is happe...
2002-03-21 The green man TONY BLAIR may be closer to George Bush than any other leader over the war again...
2002-02-14 Blowing smoke AMERICA is committed “to a path to slow, stop and then, as the science justifies...
2001-07-26 What next, then? AGAINST the odds, European negotiators emerged triumphant this week from the Bon...
2001-07-19 Life after Kyoto EVEN Stuart Eizenstat, the man who negotiated the Kyoto Protocol, a UN treaty on...
2001-06-14 Burning Bush THREE months ago, George Bush's fledgling administration dropped two public-rela...