Starting in 2006, Syria suffered its worst drought in 900 years; it ruined farms, forced as many as 1.5 million rural denizens to crowd into cities alongside Iraqi refugees and decimated the country’s livestock. Water became scarce and food expensive. The suffering and…
By Ashley Ahearn, KUOW/EarthFix
Log books from 19th century whaling ships are treasure troves for modern-day climate scientists. They’re mining these old volumes for day-to-day weather and sea-ice reports from the Arctic region.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the newly passed international climate change agreement as a major achievement that could help turn the tide on global warming, but the immediate reaction of leading Republican critics was a…
By PBS NewsHour
For two economists, the probability of true catastrophe due to human-caused global warming prompted them to write "Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet," which examines looming dangers and possible solutions. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look…
By PBS NewsHour
We hear all the time that we need to stop the planet from warming an additional two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Why is that specific number so important though? And what happens if we exceed that limit? William Brangham…
By Nsikan Akpan, William Brangham, Eric Osman
Only one action could prevent the world from surpassing 2 degrees of global warming, but does this benchmark even matter?…
By Nancy Benac, Associated Press
LE BOURGET, France -- Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and…
French riot police descended on Place de la République in central Paris on Sunday, firing tear gas on climate change activists who rallied despite a government ban on an organized march.
U.S. passenger airlines could cut carbon dioxide emissions (and travel headaches) at little to no cost to carriers or consumers, according to a new study.
By Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
With a high-stakes deadline two weeks away, President Barack Obama hopes to build momentum on Wednesday for a broad and potentially legacy-burnishing global climate change agreement.
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