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Climate Desk

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


The grapes of wrath: Climate change and the wine industry

At a time when climate change is already making it harder for people in Bangladesh to find enough drinking water, it seems callous to fret about what might happen to premium wines. But there is much more to the question of wine and climate change than the character of pinot noir.


Can global warming give you kidney stones?

A new report calls global warming the biggest global health threat of our century, and it could result in higher health care costs.


California unveils ‘Plan B’: A strategy for adapting to climate change

When the rest of the country was waking up to the challenge of global warming, California was already pursing an aggressive program to assess the likely damage.


Risk management: Corporations talk green but do little on climate

Most companies seem to focus solely on mitigating changes to the climate, rather than adapting to the future effects of climate change.


Mother Earth has a fever

What would it mean to apply the established principles of biomedical research to the nascent field of geoengineering?


Betting on change

There’s one area where people are more and more certain that climate change is not only real, but imminent: The world of industry and commerce.


Attractive nuisance: Can federal courts help tackle global warming?

The idea may sound crazy at first, but there is a long and proud history of judges addressing pollution in the absence of environmental regulation.

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