Due to human destruction, tropical forests, long considered to be "carbon sinks," now produce more carbon emissions each year than all U.S. cars and trucks combined, according to a study published Thursday in Science.
NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Columbia University professor Radley Horton about climate change and flood insurance.
By PBS NewsHour
In June, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would quit the Paris climate change accord, in which 195 nations agreed to voluntary steps to reduce emissions of gases that cause global warming. Strong opposition to the move came from U.S.
The rally was a demonstration of enthusiasm and political clout. But organizers now hope to turn a march into a movement.
Some uncertainty still surrounds Hurricane Irma’s fate, but here’s what to expect -- plus an explainer on why this hurricane season is churning out so many extreme storms in the Atlantic Ocean.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Miles O’Brien to discuss the week’s news, including how Hurricane Harvey might redirect Republicans’ fall agenda, the Trump administration’s response to the emergency, how the government will pay…
Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins, whose gulf coast district has had to deal with the effects of sea level rise and flooding, spoke with Miles O'Brien about his belief that the science behind human-caused climate change is flawed.
By PBS NewsHour
Nature is taking a devastating toll in both the U.S. mainland and in countries like India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where monsoon rains are causing floods and hundreds of casualties. Directly attributing these individual weather events to global warming is a…
By Mark Fischetti, Scientific American
A meteorologist explains the science behind why Hurricane Harvey produced so much rain, got stuck over Texas and reversed direction.
By Katharine Hayhoe, The Conversation
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has a unique perspective on ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality of climate change because she was there.
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