286 articles from The Washington Post.

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2021-07-24 Amid summer of fire and floods, a moment of truth for climate action The panicked commuters of Zhengzhou, China, could only stand on seats and cling ...
2021-07-23 Coral reefs face disaster from climate change if we don’t curb greenhouse gas emissions, report says It has long been clear that climate change hurts coral reefs. The colorful ecosy...
2021-07-23 Climate change is forcing us indoors — and childhood will never be the same If you’ve ever witnessed a group of cooped-up children released outside to play,...
2021-07-22 Struggling global covid-19 response dims hopes for climate change action You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get ...
2021-07-21 My dad’s prepping for the end times. Climate change makes me think I should, too. My dad’s a prepper. At 69 years old, he lives alone in a world suddenly plagued ...
2021-07-19 Biden administration, workers grapple with health threats posed by climate change and heat Surging temperatures across the West Coast this summer are exposing another way ...
2021-07-17 As the Bootleg Fire burns, locals are faced with the realities of climate change — and remain skeptical SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — Youth pastor Matt Wolff and his wife, Jennifer, followed G...
2021-07-15 How to cope with the existential dread of climate change California was a refuge I always intended to return to. I grew up in the Bay Are...
2021-07-14 Moon ‘wobble’ and climate change could mean ‘double whammy’ of flooding in 2030s, NASA warns In the coming decades, higher tides coupled with sea-level rise will cause U.S. ...
2021-07-14 European Commission proposes ambitious climate change policies, urging U.S. and other nations to follow PARIS — The European Commission on Wednesday presented some of the world's most ...
2021-07-13 White House appoints new director to steer key climate change report The Biden administration has tapped scientist Allison Crimmins from the Environm...
2021-07-10 Dear progressives: You can’t fight climate change by going soft on China On Thursday, more than 40 progressive groups sent a letter to lawmakers and Pres...
2021-07-09 Biden’s best ally in his push to upgrade infrastructure for climate change? Climate change. Even if our planet were exactly the same as it was in 1950, key elements of the ...
2021-07-08 Meet the conservatives who want to fight climate change — their way In 2013, a 15-year-old named Benji Backer shot onto the conservative media scene...
2021-07-07 Pacific Northwest heat wave was ‘virtually impossible’ without climate change, scientists find By all estimates, last week’s heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and British Col...
2021-07-03 Climate change has gotten deadly. It will get worse. PORTLAND, Ore. — The emergency department at Oregon Health & Science University ...
2021-07-01 Underpaid firefighters, overstretched budgets: The U.S. isn’t prepared for fires fueled by climate change PORTLAND, Ore. — On the heels of one of the worst wildfire years on record, the ...
2021-07-01 Madagascar is headed toward a climate change-linked famine it did not create You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get ...
2021-06-30 Biden risks botching a key chance to fight climate change Thea Riofrancos is an associate professor of political science at Providence Col...
2021-06-30 It’s the climate change, stupid You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get ...
2021-06-28 The Pacific Northwest heat wave is shocking but shouldn’t be a surprise The record-crushing temperatures in the Pacific Northwest are mind-blowing: 116 ...
2021-06-25 Climate change threatens Yellowstone’s natural splendor Yellowstone National Park visitors hoping to see its geysers, wolves and bears c...
2021-06-14 Nobel winner’s evolution from ‘dark realist’ to just plain realist on climate change In a rapidly warming world, there are plenty of proposals for stopping, or even ...
2021-06-09 Rep. Gohmert’s question about the Forest Service changing Earth’s orbit was dumb, but not for the reason you think For understandable reasons, hearings held by the House Natural Resources subcomm...
2021-06-07 As leaders gather for G-7, a key question: Will rich countries help poor ones grapple with climate change? From his home in Bhutan’s capital of Thimphu, high in the Himalayas, Sonam P. Wa...
2021-06-07 Despite pandemic, carbon dioxide level in atmosphere hits record high Economies worldwide nearly ground to a halt over the 15 months of the coronaviru...
2021-06-04 An enormous missing contribution to global warming may have been right under our feet Long before the era of fossil fuels, humans may have triggered a massive but mys...
2021-05-27 Will Judges Have the Last Word on Climate Change?: QuickTake In the fight against climate change, one tool is proving increasingly popular: l...
2021-05-26 A bad day for Big Oil ExxonMobil shareholders voted Wednesday to install at least two new independent ...
2021-05-25 It’s wrong to blame ‘overpopulation’ for climate change “Why is the impact of population growth infrequently mentioned? A couple produci...
2021-05-19 Climate change boosted Hurricane Sandy’s damage by $8 billion, study finds Hurricane Sandy, which struck coastal New Jersey in October 2012 as a potent cyc...
2021-05-19 White House brings back climate scientist forced out by Trump administration The Biden administration has reinstalled the director of the federal climate pro...
2021-05-14 Ditching meat isn’t the answer for climate change. Better farming is. Suddenly, meat is out in the high-end food world. Eleven Madison Park, a New Yor...
2021-05-13 Ignoring climate change hasn’t made it go away We now know the answer to the old riddle: If a tree falls in the forest and nobo...
2021-05-12 U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory, EPA warns For years, President Donald Trump and his deputies played down the impact of gre...
2021-04-26 Biden’s climate change plan may not nix cheeseburgers, but science says beef should be on the chopping block Biden is not coming for Americans’ Big Macs, chicken wings or bacon.Over the wee...
2021-04-23 Don’t ask officials what they think of global warming — ask if they want a warning “What is your opinion about global warming?” We ask this question of political c...
2021-04-22 How to understand the numbers of climate change Thursday is Earth Day, a day that a decade or two ago transitioned from being a ...
2021-04-22 The climate change bargaining game On the eve of President Biden’s virtual environment summit, Brazil has approache...
2021-04-22 Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is Earth itself Spring has returned to the California coast, bringing with it abundant sunshine ...
2021-04-20 The predictable economic effects of climate change have started to appear The United Mine Workers of America released a remarkable document on Monday, an ...
2021-04-19 Biden will hold a big climate summit this week to reestablish U.S. leadership. Not everyone may follow. President Biden will convene dozens of world leaders this week for a virtual cli...
2021-04-19 Typhoon Surigae intensified with surprising speed, bearing the fingerprint of climate change When meteorologists issued their forecasts for Typhoon Surigae on Friday, they k...
2021-04-19 White House removes scientist picked by Trump official to lead key climate report White House officials have removed Betsy Weatherhead, an experienced atmospheric...
2021-04-18 Despite diplomatic clashes, U.S. and China vow to work together on climate change The United States and China vowed late Saturday to work together in coming month...
2021-04-14 In the climate change fight, the Interior Department becomes a battlefield In the weeks after President Biden’s inauguration, as the oil industry was facin...
2021-04-08 Intelligence forecast sees a post-coronavirus world upended by climate change and splintering societies U.S. intelligence officials have little comfort to offer a pandemic-weary planet...
2021-04-07 Six ways to stay balanced during the climate crisis This story was featured in The Optimist newsletter. Sign up here to receive stor...
2021-04-06 Why the World Awaits Biden’s Pledge on Climate Change The U.S. is developing a new goal for reducing greenhouse gases, a required step...
2021-03-31 Global forest losses accelerated despite the pandemic, threatening world’s climate goals The loss of forests critical to protecting wildlife and slowing climate change a...
2021-03-29 Japan’s Kyoto cherry blossoms peak on earliest date in 1,200 years, a sign of climate change Amid an exceptionally warm March in Japan, the cherry blossoms in Kyoto peaked F...
2021-03-26 What Canada’s carbon pricing ruling says about the global struggle against climate change On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the federal carbon pricing b...
2021-03-26 Climate change is threatening our circulation. We must act now. THE WORLD’S climate depends on a global aquatic “conveyor belt” system that snak...
2021-03-23 Facing sweltering soldiers and flooded ports, NATO to focus on climate change Hotter summers in Iraq are blasting soldiers sitting inside armored vehicles. Fl...
2021-03-23 Biden faces ‘moment of truth’ as he weighs key U.S. climate promise In far-flung corners of the federal government, staffers have been busy calculat...
2021-03-19 White House appoints former NOAA leader Jane Lubchenco to key climate change role The White House has appointed Jane Lubchenco, a well-known marine scientist at O...
2021-03-18 Biden administration revives EPA Web page on climate change deleted by Trump The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday relaunched a webpage dedicated t...
2021-03-18 The danger of climate change is imminent. The Senate must approve a strong policy. THERE HAVE been many moments when it seemed as though the United States would ta...
2021-03-18 How protecting the ocean can save species and fight climate change This story was featured in The Optimist newsletter. Sign up here to receive stor...
2021-03-17 Biden administration wants the financial sector to face up to climate risk A growing number of federal regulators are pushing corporate America to reckon w...
2021-03-15 A forgotten Cold War experiment has revealed its icy secret. It’s bad news for the planet. At first, Andrew Christ was ecstatic. In soil taken from the bottom of the Green...
2021-03-12 Without changes to mitigate global warming, summer could last nearly six months, study finds If you’ve noticed summers getting hotter and longer, you’re not alone: Climate s...
2021-03-07 How nature can help solve our infrastructure crisis amid extreme weather, climate change The recent horrors in Texas, as millions went without electricity and water duri...
2021-03-07 Biden’s wooing both labor and environmentalists on climate change. Oil pipelines may drive them apart. During President Biden’s first formal meeting with the nation’s labor leaders, M...
2021-03-04 Butterflies are vanishing out West. Scientists say climate change is to blame. Hundreds of butterfly species across the American West are vanishing as the regi...
2021-03-02 Biden called climate change an ‘existential threat.’ Can the U.N. Security Council help? For the month of March, newly confirmed U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield ...
2021-02-26 Biden is hiking the cost of carbon. It will change how the U.S. tackles global warming. President Biden on Friday dramatically altered the way the U.S. government calcu...
2021-02-26 An evangelical scientist on reconciling her religion and the realities of climate change Katharine Hayhoe, 48, is an atmospheric scientist, professor and director of the...
2021-02-26 United Nations: Countries’ pledges to cut emissions are far too meager to halt climate change Pledges made by so far by countries around the globe to cut greenhouse gas emiss...
2021-02-25 A third of all food in the U.S. gets wasted. Fixing that could help fight climate change. This story was featured in The Optimist newsletter. Sign up here to receive stor...
2021-02-23 UK’s leader warns climate change threatens world security UNITED NATIONS — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned world leaders Tuesd...
2021-02-23 The battle over climate change is boiling over on the home front A new front has opened in the battle over climate change: The kitchen.Cities and...
2021-02-22 Kerry’s claim that ‘we have nine years left’ to avert the climate crisis “The scientists told us three years ago that we had 12 years to avert the worst ...
2021-02-19 Ice, Fire, Floods: Extreme Weather and Climate Change Not that many years ago, a senator used a snowball gathered outside the U.S. Cap...
2021-02-18 How Maryland can become a leader on climate change Tony Bridges, a Democrat, represents Baltimore City in the Maryland House of Del...
2021-02-15 There’s an invisible climate threat seeping from grocery store freezers. Biden wants to change that. Some of the climate impacts of a grocery store trip are obvious, like the fuel i...
2021-02-13 Why Biden Is Reviving Climate Change’s Magic Number It’s a number with a name its inventors concede is baffling. But it may also be,...
2021-02-05 Recent blockbuster snow totals along East Coast may be tied to climate change The snowstorm that brought travel to a halt in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast th...
2021-02-03 Biden’s EPA nominee vows ‘urgency’ on climate change Michael Regan, President Biden’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Age...
2021-02-01 Biden sweeps away Trump’s climate-change denialism You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get ...
2021-01-28 Thanks to Biden, the U.S. has gotten back into the fight against climate change The world's richest and most powerful country is back in the fight against clima...
2021-01-27 Biden focuses on climate change, environmental justice; Senate examines more Cabinet nominees President Biden sought Wednesday to focus on climate change, signing an array of...
2021-01-27 Biden to place environmental justice at center of sweeping climate plan President Biden made tackling America’s persistent racial and economic dispariti...
2021-01-25 Earth is now losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice each year. And it’s going to get worse. Global ice loss has increased rapidly over the past two decades, and scientists ...
2021-01-21 Every Cabinet job is about climate change now President Biden seems to recognize that addressing climate change is not the res...
2021-01-21 The Energy 202: Biden's extremely busy Day 1 on climate change with Alexandra EllerbeckNewly inaugurated President Biden spent much of his firs...
2021-01-20 Biden rejoins Paris climate accord, works to overturn Trump’s climate policies During his first moments in the Oval Office on Wednesday, President Biden return...
2021-01-12 Female scientists focus on a secret weapon to fight climate change: Moms “What world have I brought my child into?” the new mom pleaded. “What can I do t...
2021-01-12 The carbon skyscraper: A new way of picturing rapid, human-caused climate change Speed kills.That’s why firing bullets from a gun is more dangerous than tossing ...
2021-01-12 Trump officials reassigned by White House after publishing controversial climate papers without approval The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has reassigned Trump app...
2021-01-06 The West Can Stop Climate Free Riders Like China There’s a great way the U.S. and the European Union could together address two h...
2020-12-21 Stimulus deal includes raft of provisions to fight climate change In one of the biggest victories for U.S. climate action in a decade, Congress ha...
2020-12-15 Biden wants the U.S. to stop contributing to climate change by 2050. Here’s what that would actually take. The year is 2050, and everything in your home — perhaps in your entire life — is...
2020-12-09 The world’s rich need to cut their carbon footprint by a factor of 30 to slow climate change, U.N. warns The world’s wealthy will need to reduce their carbon footprints by a factor of 3...
2020-12-08 Global warming has profoundly transformed Arctic in just 15 years, report warns The Arctic as we once knew it, an inhospitable, barely accessible and icebound p...
2020-12-04 Under Biden, NOAA’s profile is set to rise as climate change takes center stage When President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January, the National Oceanic and...
2020-12-03 Washington winters are rapidly warming up and feeling more Southern How many times in recent years do you recall ambling outside in 70-degree weathe...
2020-12-02 Pace of climate change shown in new report has humanity on ‘suicidal’ path, U.N. leader warns This year will be one of the three hottest on record for the globe, as marine he...
2020-11-29 Climate change is often hidden in the way we are shown temperature data When I was a child …“The snow got knee-deep several times a winter.”“I could wal...
2020-11-26 Joe Biden must be the climate change president THE DAY Joe Biden became president-elect, he listed climate change among his top...
2020-11-24 The Energy 202: Biden sends signal he is serious about climate change with John Kerry pick with Alexandra EllerbeckWant more emails like this? Sign up for The Energy 202 n...
2020-11-23 How graft and incompetence aggravate the effects of climate change in Central America Elisabeth Malkin is a freelance journalist based in Mexico City who has covered ...
2020-11-17 Here’s how Biden could get the U.S. to lead on climate change again Kevin Rudd, a former prime minister of Australia, is president of the Asia Socie...
2020-11-16 Bezos makes first donations from $10 billion Earth Fund for fighting climate change Jeff Bezos said Monday he is giving $791 million to 16 groups fighting climate c...
2020-11-14 White House taps second controversial scientist to steer major U.S. climate change report A second Trump political appointee who questions the seriousness of global warmi...
2020-11-11 Trump administration official who questions global warming will run key climate program David Legates, a meteorologist who claims that excess carbon dioxide in the atmo...
2020-11-11 How Biden aims to amp up the government’s fight against climate change President-elect Joe Biden is poised to embed action on climate change across the...
2020-11-07 A Biden victory positions America for a 180-degree turn on climate change Joe Biden, the projected winner of the presidency, will move to restore dozens o...
2020-10-30 Why ‘Carbon Neutral’ Is the New Climate Change Mantra The industrialized world has been spewing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse ga...
2020-10-29 The Energy 202: Biden seeks youth vote on climate change with animated ad on Adult Swim with Alexandra EllerbeckWant more emails like this? Sign up for The Energy 202 n...
2020-10-23 Climate change has affected 2020 wine harvests around the globe. Growers are concerned. Years from now, when we savor wines from the 2020 vintage, what will we remember...
2020-10-22 The undeniable link between weather disasters and climate change What is the link between climate change and the natural disasters we are current...
2020-10-22 Biden says the U.S. needs to move off oil to tackle climate change as Trump attacks the plan’s cost, economic impact President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden laid out starkly different v...
2020-10-16 Human-driven climate change is changing the colors of fall foliage, scientists say In the 19th century, eastern forests looked very different. Huge American chestn...
2020-10-15 The Energy 202: Kamala Harris makes Amy Coney Barrett's climate views a campaign issue with Alexandra EllerbeckQuestions about how the Supreme Court would rule on clim...
2020-10-14 Philanthropies flow funds to climate technologies Four years ago, Shreya Dave left MIT with a doctorate in mechanical engineering ...
2020-10-14 The Energy 202: Amy Coney Barrett says she's 'not a scientist' when asked about climate change with Alexandra EllerbeckPresident Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg...
2020-10-05 The Energy 202: The Supreme Court will hear a climate change case next year with Alexandra EllerbeckThe Supreme Court will review a key aspect of a big case...
2020-09-29 Mixing of the planet’s ocean waters is slowing down, speeding up global warming, study finds The layers of the world’s oceans aren’t mixing like they used to due to climate ...
2020-09-29 The Energy 202: Climate change left off debate list even though polls show it's a growing concern among voters with Alexandra EllerbeckPolls show many voters say they care about climate chang...
2020-09-27 Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will JOHANNESBURG — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual ...
2020-09-23 Why ‘Carbon Neutral’ Is the New Climate Change Mantra The industrialized world has been spewing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse ga...
2020-09-22 U.S. companies make new vows to tackle carbon emissions, even as global action falls short Fall in New York typically means environmental groups, international corporation...
2020-09-22 Media must put the existential threat of climate change front and center When President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden meet on the debate stage n...
2020-09-21 How long until it’s too late to save Earth from climate disaster? This clock is counting down. How long does the world have left to act before an irreversible climate emergenc...
2020-09-18 Climate change is killing the farm belt. With a little help, farmers can fix it. Art Cullen is editor of the Storm Lake Times in northwest Iowa. He is author of ...
2020-09-17 Stopping climate change could cost less than fighting covid-19 While the coronavirus crisis rages, the climate worsens. This summer we’ve had r...
2020-09-14 Devastating wildfires out West inject climate change into the presidential campaign Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden excoriated President Trump on Monday o...
2020-09-14 States and cities scramble to sue oil companies over climate change More than a dozen states, counties and cities, from fire-ravaged California to f...
2020-09-11 Western wildfires: An ‘unprecedented,’ climate change-fueled event, experts say The searing heat and roaring winds may be slowly giving way to calmer, slightly ...
2020-09-11 The Energy 202: As West burns, green groups want climate change to be central to presidential debates with Alexandra EllerbeckA growing number of environmentally minded lawmakers and...
2020-09-10 In rare bipartisan climate agreement, senators forge plan to slash use of potent greenhouse gas In a rare show of defiance of the Trump administration, key Senate Republicans j...
2020-09-03 Why ‘Carbon Neutral’ Is the New Climate Change Mantra The industrialized world has been spewing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse ga...
2020-08-28 The Big China Disaster That You’re Missing The world’s largest dam is under pressure in the massive flooding that’s wiping ...
2020-08-27 Hurricane Laura’s rapid intensification is a sign of a warming climate, scientists say Surveying the Gulf of Mexico late Tuesday afternoon, National Hurricane Center e...
2020-08-26 The Energy 202: Top Democrats try to show unity on climate change ahead of election with Alexandra EllerbeckDemocrats took another step toward a single agenda for t...
2020-08-26 Trump and the RNC ignore the biggest crisis of all Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday, alon...
2020-08-25 The Energy 202: Ed Markey uses climate change to flip insurgent script on Joe Kennedy in Mass. race with Alexandra EllerbeckThe Democratic race to represent Massachusetts in the Se...
2020-08-21 Heat is turbocharging fires, drought and tropical storms this summer SAN FRANCISCO — First came the lightning, with cracks of thunder that woke Hope ...
2020-08-21 What the coronavirus can teach us about fighting climate change Will the Covid-19 pandemic change people’s attitudes and trust towards climate c...
2020-08-17 Death Valley soars to 130 degrees, potentially Earth’s highest temperature since at least 1931 In the midst of a historic heat wave in the West, the mercury in Death Valley, C...
2020-08-08 Why climate change is about to make your bad commute worse Something remarkable happened on American roadways during the early days of the ...
2020-08-04 BP built its business on oil and gas. Now climate change is taking it apart. With climate change bearing down on the planet and the novel coronavirus upendin...
2020-07-31 How Joe Biden’s surprisingly ambitious climate plan came together During a recent virtual fundraiser focused on climate action, former vice presid...
2020-07-31 Climate change is bad news for your beach vacation Will sea walls replace accessible beaches in our lifetimes? — Emily Hardy, Ocean...
2020-07-30 Biden calls for 100 percent clean electricity by 2035. Here’s how far we have to go. This month the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden, outlined ...
2020-07-29 Wildfires, record warmth and rapidly melting ice: Arctic climate goes further off the rails this summer The Arctic summer of 2020 is one that has been marked by raging fires in the Far...
2020-07-22 Major new climate study rules out less severe global warming scenarios The current pace of human-caused carbon emissions is increasingly likely to trig...
2020-07-17 The Energy 202: Florida Republicans have added the words 'climate change' to their vocabularies — and to legislation THE LIGHTBULBTALLAHASSEE — Florida Rep. Chris Sprowls, a Republican, declared it...
2020-07-17 The Energy 202: Climate change among top concerns for Iowa Democratic caucus-goers with Meryl KornfieldWant more emails like this? Sign up for The Energy 202 newsl...
2020-07-17 The Energy 202: U.N. says emissions must fall by 7.6 percent each year to stop worst effects of climate change THE LIGHTBULBThe United Nations is out with a report that paints a grim picture ...
2020-07-15 Siberian heat streak and Arctic temperature record virtually ‘impossible’ without global warming, study says In a stark new finding, a study shows that six straight months of anomalously mi...
2020-07-07 Even if we start to fix climate change, the proof may not show up for 30 years The young climate activists clamoring today for rapid cuts to the world’s fossil...
2020-06-30 House Democrats unveil ambitious climate package, steering toward a net-zero economy by 2050 The nation’s automakers would manufacture only electric cars. Utilities would ha...
2020-06-29 Climate change is also a racial justice problem What does racism mean for climate change — and vice versa?— Sarah Kaplan, Post c...
2020-06-29 Millions of homeowners face flood risks without realizing it, and climate change is making it worse When Hurricane Harvey struck Southeast Texas in 2017, it provided a real-life st...
2020-06-29 The world’s climate catastrophe worsens amid the pandemic Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday, alon...
2020-06-23 Most Americans believe the government should do more to combat climate change, poll finds Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the federal government should act more ag...
2020-06-13 Fighting Climate Change Means Fighting Racial Injustice “You can’t let one segment of society become a sacrifice.”Michael Méndez, an ass...
2020-05-20 Why some spots on the planet are heating up faster than others “What are the fastest warming places on Earth and why are they warming so fast?”...
2020-05-19 Global emissions plunged an unprecedented 17 percent during the coronavirus pandemic The wave of shutdowns and shuttered economies caused by the coronavirus pandemic...
2020-05-18 The strongest, most dangerous hurricanes are now far more likely because of climate change, study shows A new study provides observational evidence that the odds of major hurricanes ar...
2020-05-14 How our brains make it hard to solve climate change Shahzeen Attari, 38, is an associate professor at the School of Public and Envir...
2020-05-05 Global warming pushes April temperatures into record territory, as 2020 heads for disquieting milestone Last month tied for the warmest April on record for the globe, as 2020 hurtles t...
2020-05-04 Global warming to push billions outside climate range that has sustained society for 6,000 years, study finds Just like insects, birds and animals, humans have a particular climate niche, sc...
2020-04-24 On climate change, archaeological paper digs into the effects of colonization and maltreatment When researchers assess communities’ vulnerabilities to climate change, they loo...
2020-04-24 The pandemic could be a call to action on climate change Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday, alon...
2020-04-15 Climate change affects everything — even the coronavirus Is the coronavirus pandemic connected to climate change?— Tom, FranceThe short —...
2020-03-11 Coronavirus may have a seasonal cycle, but that doesn’t mean it will go away this summer, experts warn As cases of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, rapidly incre...
2020-03-06 Coronavirus could halt the world’s emissions growth. Not that we should feel good about that. Humans have seemed unable to get a handle on climate change, with global emissio...
2020-02-24 The anti-Greta: A conservative think tank takes on the global phenomenon For climate skeptics, it’s hard to compete with the youthful appeal of global ph...
2020-02-23 How Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders both reject the reality of climate change The survival of our planet as we know it is in danger.We have at hand a bipartis...
2020-02-17 Parents can’t fix climate change with life hacks — but here are ways to make a real impact The climate crisis is so monumental, its symptoms so horrific — acidifying ocean...
2020-02-12 Global warming is making Washington’s climate more Southern. This winter, it most resembles Atlanta’s. Since the winter solstice on Dec. 21, Washington’s weather has taken an excursio...
2020-02-05 The world’s oceans are speeding up — another mega-scale consequence of climate change Three-quarters of the world’s ocean waters have sped up their pace in recent dec...
2020-02-05 Climate change is shrinking winter snow in the South, and in fall and spring over much of nation, report shows During the 1970s, Nashville averaged just under a foot of snowfall each winter. ...
2020-02-03 Are Republicans coming out of ‘the closet’ on climate change? Bruce Westerman, a Republican congressman from Arkansas, has a plan to help save...
2020-01-30 We may avoid the very worst climate scenario. But the next-worst is still pretty awful. The year is 2100, and the world’s 12 billion people are still burning fossil fue...
2020-01-23 Doomsday Clock is 100 seconds to midnight, the symbolic hour of the apocalypse The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is moving the Doomsday Clock up to 100 sec...
2020-01-22 What does ‘dangerous’ climate change really mean? What are climate or warming targets? How are these goals determined?— McKenzie, ...
2020-01-20 Can Wall Street save us from climate change? (Fat chance.) Climate change has come to Wall Street in the guise of Larry Fink. For those who...
2020-01-14 BlackRock makes climate change central to its investment strategy BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, will make sustainability and clima...
2020-01-08 Earth posts second-hottest year on record to close out our warmest decade The planet registered its second-hottest year on record in 2019, capping off a f...
2020-01-02 Everyday weather is linked to human-caused climate change in new study For the first time, scientists have detected the “fingerprint” of human-induced ...
2020-01-02 The signal of human-caused climate change has emerged in everyday weather, study finds For the first time, scientists have detected the “fingerprint” of human-induced ...
2019-12-15 U.N. climate talks end with hard feelings, few results and new doubts about global unity MADRID — Global climate talks lurched to an end here Sunday with finger-pointing...
2019-12-09 Extreme weather patterns are raising the risk of a global food crisis, and climate change will make this worse Extreme weather patterns associated with heat waves and droughts are raising the...
2019-12-09 Americans broadly accept climate science, but many are fuzzy on the details Americans remain shaky on the details of climate science even as they have grown...
2019-12-05 Climate change protesters block downtown D.C. streets in hours-long protest Climate change protesters took to the District’s streets once again Friday, snar...
2019-12-04 The simplest of climate models run decades ago accurately projected global warming It’s a common refrain from those who question mainstream climate science finding...
2019-12-03 It’s possible that Trump doesn’t actually know what climate change is See if you can spot the problem in comments President Trump made about climate c...
2019-11-29 If we don’t take action on climate change today, there may be no tomorrow We the people are the “slivers of hope” the Nov. 26 front-page article “Climate ...
2019-11-26 One city’s plan to combat climate change: Bulldoze homes, rebuild paradise CHARLOTTE — Swinging cranes and clawing excavators have reshaped the landscape h...
2019-11-26 In bleak report, U.N. says drastic action is only way to avoid worst effects of climate change The world has squandered so much time mustering the action necessary to combat c...
2019-11-19 We’re living through Earth’s second-hottest year, NOAA finds This year is increasingly likely to be the planet’s second- or third-warmest cal...
2019-11-08 Great Lakes water levels have swung from record lows to record highs. Here’s why. The Great Lakes water levels broke records this past July and August, with some ...
2019-11-05 More than 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a ‘climate emergency’ A new report by 11,258 scientists in 153 countries from a broad range of discipl...
2019-10-20 There’s an effective and progressive solution for climate change. Why won’t Democrats embrace it? IN AN ideal world, our leaders would acknowledge the danger of climate change an...
2019-10-15 Reframing climate change as a story of human evolutionary success So it’s official. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrati...
2019-10-10 The world needs a massive carbon tax in just 10 years to limit climate change, IMF says A global agreement to make fossil fuel burning more expensive is urgent and the ...
2019-10-06 World leaders are failing our future generations on climate change IN 2015, international negotiators struck the Paris climate agreement. Nearly fo...
2019-09-26 When it comes to acknowledging humans’ role in climate change, oil and gas industry lawyer says ‘that ship has sailed’ In a closed-door meeting of oil and gas executives this summer in Colorado Sprin...
2019-09-25 New U.N. climate report: Monumental change already here for world’s oceans and frozen regions Climate change is already having staggering effects on oceans and ice-filled reg...
2019-09-24 Some corporations step up climate action as government policies stall Although the United Nations’ effort to extract new climate-change commitments fr...
2019-09-23 Greta Thunberg had one question at the U.N. climate summit: ‘How dare you?’ Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg had one question for the global leaders ...
2019-09-20 ‘We will make them hear us’: Millions of youths around the world strike for action NEW YORK — In one of the largest youth-led demonstrations in history, millions o...
2019-09-18 The public is waking up to global warming Two articles in the Sept. 13 paper spoke to the world’s greatest threat besides ...
2019-09-16 Most American teens are frightened by climate change, poll finds, and about 1 in 4 are taking action In a coastal town in Washington state, climate change has a high school junior w...
2019-09-16 Why we still need climate optimism On every avenue of public discourse today, there seems to stand a proverbial man...
2019-09-13 Americans increasingly see climate change as a crisis, poll shows A growing number of Americans describe climate change as a crisis, and two-third...
2019-08-30 A free online course reveals the scary reality and health dangers of climate change. But it also gets you involved in solutions. Scientists warned for years about the ramifications of human-caused climate chan...
2019-08-29 What would it take for Republicans to deal with climate change? Climate change is here. Short of getting rid of the filibuster in the Senate, it...
2019-08-26 How should we talk about what’s happening to our planet? In the middle of a winter’s night in 2017, Frank Luntz’s cellphone alerted him t...
2019-08-21 Amazon fires could accelerate global warming and cause lasting harm to a cradle of biodiversity Huge tracts of the Amazon, which serves as the lungs of the planet by taking in ...
2019-08-19 Climate change could cost the U.S. up to 10.5 percent of its GDP by 2100, study finds Extreme weather events, cuts to worker productivity and other effects of climate...
2019-08-16 Why doom and gloom won’t help us fight climate change Bruce Beehler, an ornithologist and naturalist, is the author of 12 books, the m...
2019-08-13 Climate change is here, and we can no longer wait for someone to save us During the flash floods that swept through the Washington region last month, Fox...
2019-08-13 Increasing humidity, driven in part by climate change, is making even modest heat waves unbearable Forty million people were under heat alerts Tuesday across the Central and South...
2019-08-09 Climate change isn’t an intangible future risk. It’s here now, and it’s killing us. Four hundred deaths in the Netherlands. More than 18,000 hospitalizations in Jap...
2019-08-08 Climate change is sapping nutrients from our food — and it could become a global crisis Samuel Myers is a principal research scientist at the Harvard Chan School of Pub...
2019-08-08 Changing climate imperils global food and water supplies, new U.N. study finds The world cannot avoid the worst impacts of climate change without making seriou...
2019-08-01 Climate change is coming for your travel plans. Here’s how to cope. Hurricane Sandy hit New York City five days into our family vacation. My husband...
2019-07-31 Climate change will spark a baby boom of blue crabs. Then predators will relocate from the south and eat them. Beleaguered blue crabs are poised to start living their best lives in the warmin...
2019-07-23 Want to stop climate change? Start by planting a trillion trees. Sometimes, big problems can be solved simply.At the moment, our biggest problem ...
2019-07-11 Will climate change lead to more world conflict? During last month’s U.S. Democratic presidential candidate debates, former congr...
2019-07-05 Teaching global warming in a charged political climate PIEDMONT, Okla. — “Weather is chaotic,” said Melissa Lau, a sixth-grade teacher ...
2019-07-03 Moody’s Analytics says climate change could cost $69 trillion by 2100 The consulting firm Moody’s Analytics says climate change could inflict $69 tril...
2019-06-29 As G-20 reaffirms fight against climate change, Trump again stands apart OSAKA, Japan — Leaders from the Group of 20 nations renewed their vow to take ac...
2019-06-11 Planet is entering ‘new climate regime’ with ‘extraordinary’ heat waves intensified by global warming, study says Simultaneous heat waves scorched land areas all over the Northern Hemisphere las...
2019-06-08 White House blocked intelligence agency’s written testimony calling climate change ‘possibly catastrophic’ White House officials barred a State Department intelligence agency from submitt...
2019-06-06 Climate change is reshaping wine as we know it Some in the upper echelons of government may still doubt human-caused climate ch...
2019-06-05 Does Trump understand how global warming works? The mechanism behind global warming isn’t terribly complex.The slow (and then fa...
2019-06-05 Do most Americans believe in climate change? The answer is more complicated than you might think. In May, CEOs from 13 Fortune 500 companies called on Congress and President Trum...
2019-06-05 Trump, pressed on the environment in U.K. visit, says climate change goes ‘both ways’  His eldest daughter, Ivanka, could not change his mind.His former secretary of s...
2019-05-15 Wake up, Republicans. Even corporations are calling for action on climate change. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S global-warming denial is becoming the fringe view it alwa...
2019-05-08 In Alaska, climate change is showing increasing signs of disrupting everyday life It was another cold season full of records in Alaska, mostly of the abnormally w...
2019-04-27 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts The Environmental Protection Agency published a 150-page document this past week...
2019-04-23 Climate-change activists worldwide look to courts as a powerful new ally FOROS DE VALE FIGUEIRA, Portugal — Alfredo Sendim was just 8 years old when his ...
2019-04-03 The Great Barrier Reef is being battered by climate change, and it might only get worse The damage caused in recent years to the Great Barrier Reef by ocean heat waves ...
2019-03-27 The Doomsday Vault’s home is already altered by climate change. A report says it could get worse. Few places have served as a locus for the public’s anxiety about climate change ...
2019-02-25 Very high carbon dioxide could suppress cooling clouds, climate change model warns Stratocumulus clouds are rather boring. They’re not as elegant as cirrus clouds ...
2019-02-15 ‘We don’t have time anymore’: In face of climate change, young people across Europe are protesting for their future BERLIN — Tens of thousands of teenagers across Europe skipped school again Frida...
2019-02-04 Climate change will alter the color of the oceans, new research finds By the end of the century, if not sooner, the world’s oceans will be bluer and g...
2019-01-29 Trump always dismisses climate change when it’s cold. Not so fast, experts say. In Wisconsin, the governor has declared a state of emergency, and many school di...
2019-01-25 As youth anger over climate change mounts, protests spread around the globe SYDNEY — As urban temperature records were broken in Australia on Thursday amid ...
2019-01-10 How the fossil fuel industry got the media to think climate change was debatable Late last year, the Trump administration released the latest national climate as...
2018-12-21 How to persuade Americans to act on climate change The climate crisis is worsening at a rate that is becoming harder and harder to ...
2018-12-11 States can lead the way on climate change. Let’s get to work. Larry Hogan, a Republican, is governor of Maryland. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, i...
2018-12-11 The United States isn’t the only country downplaying climate change In the United States, President Trump has turned climate skepticism into U.S. po...
2018-12-10 Climate change was behind 15 weather disasters in 2017 A drought scorched the Great Plains, causing wildfires and $2.5 billion in agric...
2018-12-04 ‘A kind of dark realism’: Why the climate change problem is starting to look too big to solve In the daunting math of climate action, people’s choices and government policies...
2018-11-30 Five myths about climate change The Fourth National Climate Assessment — the work of 13 federal agencies and mor...
2018-11-26 The rhetoric of reaction to climate change The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts hopes you and yours had a good Tha...
2018-11-23 Major Trump administration climate report says damage is ‘intensifying across the country’ The federal government on Friday released a long-awaited report with an unmistak...
2018-11-16 How did climate change initiatives do in the midterms? Some lost — but some won. Climate change was on the ballot in cities and states across the United States l...
2018-11-06 How climate change is affecting rural Honduras and pushing people north Stephanie Leutert is the director of the Mexico Security Initiative at the Rober...
2018-11-02 It’s not rocket science: Climate change was behind this summer’s extreme weather Michael E. Mann is director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center and co...
2018-10-15 There’s grim news on climate change. Will it lead to mass migration and conflict? This week’s United Nations climate report, drawing on almost 100 leading scienti...
2018-10-14 We’re on mission impossible to solve global warming If there were any doubt before, there should be none now. “Solving” the global c...
2018-10-08 What climate change is actually expected to do One thing I’ve noticed over the years as I’ve written about climate change is th...
2018-10-08 The climate is changing. Here’s how politics will also change. The Monday release of a U.N. special report on limiting climate change to 1.5 de...
2018-10-08 The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming...
2018-09-25 Climate change is destroying our national parks at an alarming rate, study finds By 2100, visitors walking the grounds of California’s Joshua Tree National Park ...
2018-09-17 Climate change is real. Welcome to the new normal. Hurricane Florence has drenched eastern North Carolina with more than 30 inches ...
2018-08-21 This is the day that the climate change fight was lost for another generation A particular challenge of the fight over climate change, if not a unique one, is...
2018-07-31 The climate impact of the food in the back of your fridge Many of us have had the experience of opening the refrigerator door, reaching to...
2018-07-02 The mysterious disappearance of the phrase ‘climate change’ from a CDC website Shortly after President Trump’s election but before his formal inauguration, a C...
2018-05-02 The people who’ll be most hurt by climate swings did the least to cause them, study says It is no secret that not everyone on the planet is equally responsible for clima...
2018-04-09 Is climate change really too hard to understand? A lot of people wonder why we are doing so little to prevent the slow-motion cat...
2018-02-19 Countries made only modest climate-change promises in Paris. They’re falling short anyway. Barely two years ago, after weeks of intense bargaining in Paris, leaders from 1...
2018-02-16 Some places flourished in the Little Ice Age. There are lessons for us now. We are changing Earth’s climate with terrifying speed. In the past, natural forc...
2018-01-29 Debunking the claim ‘they’ changed ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’ because warming stopped “They” changed the term “global warming” to “climate change” because the planet ...
2017-12-06 The most accurate climate change models predict the most alarming consequences, study finds The climate change simulations that best capture current planetary conditions ar...
2017-11-06 At climate change talks, a call for urgent action Fiji's prime minister called for a sense of urgency in the fight against global ...
2017-10-17 Ancient Egypt’s rulers mishandled climate disasters. Then the people revolted. The leaders of ancient Egypt knew a thing or two about natural disasters.Handle ...
2017-10-14 Opinion | See it, say it: Climate change "NOTHING MORE than ash and bones." That grim description of how some victims wer...
2017-09-18 New climate change calculations could buy the Earth some time — if they’re right A group of prominent scientists on Monday created a potential whiplash moment fo...
2017-06-29 These experts say we have three years to get climate change under control. And they’re the optimists. A group of prominent scientists, policymakers, and corporate leaders released a ...
2016-11-10 If you’re looking for good news about climate change, this is about the best there is right now On election day, the U.S. was busy voting for a president who openly scoffs at t...
2016-06-11 30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming. What they said sounds eerily familiar It was such a different time — and yet, the message was so similar.Thirty years ...
2016-02-05 Why climate change is really, really unfair With his 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si,” Pope Frances went further than perhaps an...
2015-12-01 This is how climate change doubt becomes powerful and spreads into the media Much research has been devoted in recent years to understanding why doubt about ...
2015-07-27 Climate change skeptics may be about to lose one of their favorite arguments Whenever you point to melting ice in polar regions, climate change doubters or s...
2015-01-22 The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge. Last year, we learned what is probably the worst global warming news yet — that ...
2014-10-22 There’s a surprisingly strong link between climate change and violence Earlier this year, when a study came out suggesting global warming will increase...
2013-10-09 Map: These are the cities that climate change will hit first Climate scientists sometimes talk about something called "climate departure" as ...