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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House Republicans now officially on record denying science behind climate change

House Republicans voted against a measure to adopt the scientific consensus that climate change is real. So here are a few other things they now officially don’t believe.

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Futurist Ray Kurzweil isn’t worried about climate change

The noted author and inventor predicts that in 20 years, we’ll be meeting all our energy needs with solar power.

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  Does Punxsutawney Phil believe in climate change?

In honor of Groundhog Day, Need to Know talks with one of Phil’s closest confidants about the secrets behind his prognostications, the mysteries of the “Inner Circle” and whether the world’s most famous weatherman believes in global warming.

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Was the Roman Empire a victim of climate change?

A new study suggests environmental factors contributed to the downfall of the great empire.

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The climate dilemma: How warm and when?

Scientists agree that greenhouse gases will warm the planet. But how much and when? Robert Fri explains the crux of the policy maker’s dilemma.

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‘A History of the Future’: Capturing the world to come

Through haunting landscape photos, the Canary Project shows glimpses of the world to come, transformed with the changing climate.

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  Photographing the world to come

This series, says photographer Susannah Sayler, documents the beginning of what is to come if climate change is allowed to progress unchecked.

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The life and death of climate legislation, in graphic form

There are lots of villains and no heroes in a comic strip about the short life and gritty death of the landmark climate change bill.

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Climatespeak 2010: The year’s most outrageous quotes

Whether they be global warming deniers, green advocates or Beltway insiders, these people all had words of “wisdom” to share about global warming.

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