The political commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, by now almost ironclad, rules out all fossil fuels.

We asked 10 people from around the world what they thought of America’s approach to the environment. It didn’t go well.
We asked 10 people from around the world what they thought of America’s approach to the environment. It didn’t go well.

Centuries from now, our descendants may look back on this decade as the one in which the chances of mitigating irreversible climate damage were lost.

It's this tension between the science and the politics of climate change which makes targets to reduce emissions so challenging for governments.

A national resilience strategy led by the White House will provide the scaffolding to guide investments and lift resilience efforts into a whole-of-government climate approach.

Global heating is now setting the parameters of political debate.

Shared interests can open a window for US-China cooperation even when the bilateral relationship is in a tense phase. A commitment to multilateralism can also bring US closer to the other Arctic and Antarctic nations.

Looking at the cost of closing Colorado's coal-fired power plants is a bit like considering the replacement of an old car.

White evangelicals have clearly become more willing to acknowledge anthropogenic climate change over the past decade.

The 46th president made big promises to move the United States toward a carbon-free future. What he's accomplished so far has been impressive, but can he keep up the momentum?

Scientists watched in real time as rising ocean heat transformed the sprawling reef. It was a harbinger for ecosystems everywhere as the planet warms.
The world is adopting renewable sources of power much faster than experts thought possible.

In designing its economic recovery strategy amid the pandemic, President Biden and his administration has trapped itself between conflicting policy goals: relocating industrial supply chains back to the United States and reducing migration from Central America, where many of these factories are located.

Ever since President Biden issued a historic executive order directing 40 percent of the benefits from federal climate action to flow to disadvantaged communities, those of us on the front lines of the climate crisis have been singing its praises — the Justice40 Initiative. We've also been concerned about its implementation.

While rapid technological progress is our best hope for mitigating climate change, today’s living standards in rich countries threaten both catastrophic climate change and local environmental destruction. Responsible consumer choice matters as well.

Today, we have an opportunity to address the climate crisis while improving our national security and economic strength at the same time. The Veterans Energy Project is ready to make sure it gets done.

New polling from the Yale Program on Climate Communication suggests that the fact that the planet is warming is once again getting harder to deny, even for those drinking from the poisoned wells of Fox News.

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