Climate Desk

The Climate Desk is a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate.

 
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  No president is an island

Hannah Yi talks to director Jon Shenk about his documentary, “The Island President,” which chronicles former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed’s fight against climate change.

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  If you’re a Republican and you believe in climate change, who do you vote for?

Virtually every GOP candidate has eschewed the science behind global warming. So if you’re green and you’re conservative, who do you vote for?

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  Hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods: A preview of life under global warming?

As Hurricane Irene, first major hurricane of the season, threatens the Eastern seaboard, Need to Know investigates the links between extreme weather and climate change.

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What’s happening with Hurricane Irene? Get updates throughout the weekend

The Climate Desk will be live-blogging Hurricane Irene as it nears landfall, in what some experts predict could be the most devastating storm to barrage the East Coast in history.

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  The sea also rises: What climate change means for coastal communities

The city of Norfolk, Virginia, is already experiencing the effects of sea-level rise. We explore how one American city is dealing with a problem that may soon be on all our doorsteps.

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Action on climate change: Why now?

How long do we have before feeling the effects of climate change? The National Academy of Sciences says we know enough to act now. Robert Fri reports.

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  From allergies to deadly disease, feeling the effects of climate change

A rare but deadly fungal disease once known only in tropical climates is infecting people in the Pacific Northwest — and researchers say climate change may be why.

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Is a nuclear renaissance possible?

Will nuclear power itself be a casualty of the tragic events in Japan? Robert Fri explains how we can, and why we should, keep it in the mix.

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The science of truth

Writing for Mother Jones, Chris Mooney examines the rationalization of self-delusion.

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