Climate Change

March/April 2022

Climate change and conflict in the Middle East

January/February 2022

The coming carbon tsunami

COVID-19 and climate change: Crises of structural racism

April 15

War in Ukraine generates interest in nuclear energy, despite danger


April 5

Africa looks to renewables to curb warming, boost economies

How the war in Ukraine could speed up Europe’s climate plans

April 4

UN climate report: It’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees

What’s really holding the world back from stopping climate change

March 28

Complex Models Now Gauge the Impact of Climate Change on Global Food Production. The Results Are ‘Alarming’

Climate change: China among countries that should rein in natural gas power plant expansion if global net-zero ambitions are to be met, think tank says

March 27

War shakes Europe path to energy independence, climate goals

War shakes Europe path to energy independence, climate goals

March 25

Geo-political tensions threaten global commitment to decarbonization

March 24

How the World’s Richest People are Driving Global Warming

Deforestation: Meaning, cause and it’s link to climate change and global warming

March 23

The world has less than 10 years to avert climate change

March 22

Some good news about corals and climate change

“Ok Doomer” and the climate advocates who say it’s too late

China faces worst agriculture season ever due to climate change

Dictators won’t solve climate change

March 21

How bad will the climate migration get?

March 19

Biden’s chance to tackle climate change is fading amid global energy upheaval

Climate change is disrupting the global supply chain

March 18

Climate change is making armed conflict worse. Here’s how.

The Power of Oceans to Mitigate Climate Change

Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa Fragile States: Evidence from Panel Estimations

Climate change, Ukraine and pitfalls of international goodwill

March 17

States can be laboratories for climate policy

March 14

Climate change: Food systems are key to our collective survival

Climate change may devastate the Middle East. Here’s how governments should tackle it.

Climate change is making chemical disasters more likely — here’s what agencies can do

March 4

IPCC warns preventing climate catastrophe is nearly out of reach

March 3

War Abroad and Politics at Home Push U.S. Climate Action Aside

Climate change threatens nearly one third of U.S. hazardous chemical facilities

U.N. Report Shows Increased Climate Change Impacts on Humans and Nature

On land and sea, climate change causing ‘irreversible’ losses: UN

March 2

We must adapt how we grow our food in a climate-impacted world

March 1

On Climate Change, Africa Is Where the Rubber Hits the Road

February 28


February 3

How Big Business Is Taking the Lead on Climate Change

Is the Green New Deal Really About Wealth and Power?

Researchers find low emissions vital to slow warming

Earth is likely just a decade a way from hitting 1.5°C of global warming — and scientists say it will be “catastrophic” for coral reefs

February 3

China’s Climate Commitments Face Major Challenges

February 2

The world isn’t ready for climate-driven inflation

Extreme heat driven by climate change is ‘new normal’ for oceans, study finds

Setting Science-Based Targets to Combat Climate Change

February 1

Climate change has likely begun to suffocate the world’s fisheries

Countries Back Away from Pledge to Update Climate Goals This Year

January 28

On the sudden stratospheric warming and polar vortex of early 2021

January 24

Biden and Climate Change

Kerry warns about efforts to blunt climate change: ‘We’re in trouble

Kerry warns about efforts to blunt climate change: ‘We’re in trouble’

IPCC Climate Change Reports: Why They Matter to Everyone on the Planet

Scientists warn climate change could unleash ‘rivers in the sky’

January 23

Climate change: ‘Fragile win’ at COP26 summit under threat

January 19

These machines scrub greenhouse gases from the air – an inventor of direct air capture technology shows how it works

January 18

Majority of US states pursue nuclear power for emission cuts

The Climate Conversation No One Wants
It’s time to talk about managing the world’s likely overshoot beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius.

January 17

How long can humans survive. We need to wean ourselves off fossil fuels, and the sooner the better. But it will be a long and difficult job — as Smil demonstrates, they are threaded through our society at every level, entwined like knotweed in the systems that provide our food, our housing, our machinery, our transport. We forget how complex our society is until it stops working in some way — as when supply chains broke down in the pandemic and our hospitals ran out of rubber gloves (an issue Smil talks about in a section on globalisation). As it stands, if we were to reduce fossil fuel consumption by the sort of degrees that some demand, it would lead to disaster, because we haven’t unpicked the threads yet.

Solar geoengineering: The case for an international non-use agreement   Solar geoengineering is gaining prominence in climate change debates as an issue worth studying; for some it is even a potential future policy option. We argue here against this increasing normalization of solar geoengineering as a speculative part of the climate policy portfolio. We contend, in particular, that solar geoengineering at planetary scale is not governable in a globally inclusive and just manner within the current international political system. We therefore call upon governments and the United Nations to take immediate and effective political control over the development of solar geoengineering technologies. Specifically, we advocate for an International Non-Use Agreement on Solar Geoengineering and outline the core elements of this proposal.

Climate change could reach 4C by the end of the century 

January 16

Renewables developer says gas is ‘no solution’ to mitigate climate change

Thawing permafrost is a triple threat

How to prepare for climate change’s most immediate impacts 

January 14

To survive climate change, plants can’t just get up and move

TThe Green Deal Could Make—or Break—the European Project

Power surge threatens climate goals

The most startling facts in the 2021 climate report

January 13

Ocean heat is at record levels, with major consequences

Earth hits 6th warmest year on record 

January 12

The latest data on US climate change pollution is very bad 

The U.S. Can No Longer Ignore Climate Change

A 21st-century reinvention of the electric grid is crucial for solving the climate change crisis

Ocean warmth sets record high in 2021 as a result of greenhouse gas emissions

Cyber risks add to climate threat, World Economic Forum warns

January 11

The latest data on US climate pollution is very bad

The speed of climate change is unbalancing the insect world

How climate change could hinder reforestation efforts, according to experts

January 10

The fight for reparations cannot ignore climate change

The last 7 years have been the earth’s 7 hottest

Multilateral Renovation and Innovation: Don’t Let a Crisis Go to Waste

January 9

The oil industry’s decarbonization agenda

‘We must do our part to mitigate climate change’ — The military’s pollution problem

Detour: Antarctica – how climate change could spark Antarctica resource race

January 7

The US won’t meet its climate targets

Climate change: Hope for millions as study finds damaged coral reefs can still provide seafood

January 6

Let’s stop making this climate change mistake

January 5

Global tipping points: Climate change and the coronavirus

January 3

Climate change is upping the height of Earth’s lower atmosphere

December 31

Climate change is coming for the world’s poles

December 30

Newsletter: Climate change will get worse in 2022. But it won’t be the end

Did We Just Blow Our Last, Best Chance to Tackle Climate Change?

December 29

Did pandemic disruptions help to slow climate change? No, scientists say 

December 28

The Quest to Trap Carbon in Stone—and Beat Climate Change

December 25

Can You Solve Climate Change Better Than World Leaders?

December 24

Global warming threatens China’s food security

Climate change, the food problem, and the future of global agricultural specialisation: How barriers to trade can be barriers to climate change adaptation

December 23

Climate change is wreaking havoc in the Arctic and beyond

US climate and trade policy to counter Putin’s playbook 

December 21

Could crushed rocks absorb enough carbon?

Nuclear power has no business case and could make climate change worse

December 18

CLIMATE CHANGE IS GOING TO BE GROSS

December 14

Arctic Report Card: Climate change transforming Arctic into ‘dramatically different state’

Climate change has destabilized the Earth’s poles, putting the rest of the planet in peril

December 10

Policies insufficient to keep global warming to 2 degrees

December 9

A different perspective on global warming

December 8

The climate conundrum

December 7

Carbon offsets can slow global warming but the math can get tricky

In the fight against climate change, China is doing more than you think – but still not enough

November/December

The international order isn’t ready for the climate crisis

November 30

These 11 countries could face extreme instability from climate change, says U.S. intelligence

Think Climate Change Is Messy? Wait Until Geoengineering

November 29

How will global warming impact the Middle East?

Seeking Certainty on Climate Change: How Much Is Enough?

Stemming methane leaks could be key to slowing global warming quickly

November 28

Climate Change Is Putting America’s Largest Navy Base In Jeopardy

November 26

Biden’s Scorecard on Climate Change

Climate tipping points: The Arctic is a bellwether for irreversible change

November 24

How climate change will impact national security 

Climate change will affect the US electric grid

New White House office to coordinate climate change policie

November 23

Climate change will destroy global fishing stocks

Pledges not enough to keep us below the 2 degree level 

At COP26, Climate Action Remains Hostage to National Interests

Soils can fight climate change

November 22

COP-26 framed properly as a public health issue

The right institutions for the climate transition

November 21

Polar Bear in the Room: America Must Talk to Russia About the Arctic

UN’s COP26 climate change goals include emerging tech and carbon taxes

COP26 Prepared the World to Beat Climate Change

November 19

How climate change will affect the world for centuries to come 

At COP26, the New Cold War Comes to Climate Change

Nuclear Was the Quiet Hero of COP26

Moderates Must Stop COP26 From Being a Flop for America

November 18

India Takes a Stand for the Developing World at COP26

November 17

Climate change will pose a huge disruption. Are the world’s banks ready?

COP26: Much Achieved, Huge Opportunities Missed

COP26 shows cities can lead on climate, but must strengthen their data and action plans

November 16

Meaningful Climate Action Requires Taking Africa’s Needs Seriously

Cop26: What does this mean and what happens next?

November 15

What COP26 Did and Didn’t Accomplish

November 13

Climate Change and Resource Scarcities are Reshaping the World Order

November 10

World’s ‘calamitous’ water crisis being ignored in climate talks – WaterAid

How Hard Will It Be for the World to Quit Coal?

UN chief says global warming goal on ‘life support’

Climate talks can solve another global crisis: Air pollution

China, US agree to redouble climate efforts


November 9

Climate Change Will Harm All, But Will Disproportionately Impact Various Demographic Groups

Dead or alive? COP26 climate talks strive to save 1.5C warming goal

China, US pledge to increase cooperation at UN climate talks

The tragedy of stopping climate change

President Obama’s COP26 wake-up call

Jobs and a just transition can deliver climate ambition

Where electric cars could help save coal

November 8

Climate change brings irreversible harm to poor countries. At COP26, rich ones face pressure to foot the bill.

November 7

Kerry rallies global climate push as uncertainty grows in US

US, China power struggle on display at climate summit

November 6

Warming is changing the Arctic

The obstacles to building our way out of climate change

November 5

East Coast flooding is a reminder that sea level is rising as the climate warms – here’s why the ocean is pouring in more often

Forests can’t handle all the net-zero emissions plans – companies and countries expect nature to offset too much carbon

COP26 strikes ‘eye candy’ side deals to keep climate talks from resulting in ‘zilch

COP26 sharply criticized as the ‘most exclusionary’ climate summit ever

COP26 incident shines light on impact of climate change on disabled0

To be optimistic or pessimistic? The good and bad of COP26

Why billionaires like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos buy carbon offsets — and how they work

November 4

Earth has 11 years to avoid the worst climate impacts

Countries Pledge to Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions—Just Not China or Russia

Opinion: Our climate change strategy can’t be dependent on China

Earth has 11 years to cut emissions to avoid dire climate scenarios, a report says

November 3

Expert: Climate Change Destroying Earth’s Water Cycle

The Developing World Needs Energy—and Lots of It

Rich Countries’ Climate Policies Are Colonialism in Green

Going nuclear on climate change

Expert: Climate Change Destroying Earth’s Water Cycle

Climate change is a justice issue – these 6 charts show why

Climate change: Carbon emissions show rapid rebound after Covid dip

It’s time to freak out about methane emissions

November 2

Opinion: Climate change is not an ‘existential threat

Biden’s Climate Policy Is a Titanic Disaster in Waiting

November 1

A Green Deal at COP26 Can’t Be a Green Light for China

Top climate scientists are sceptical that nations will rein in global warming

Climate change is wreaking havoc on the Earth’s water cycle

NAS Resources 

The international order isn’t ready for the climate crisis

October 31

Carbon Capture Is a Climate Change Game Changer

G-20 strikes deal to keep temperature within reach

G-20 leaders make commitments to climate neutrality, coal financing

Liberal internationalism cannot solve climate change

October 30

Climate change isn’t the world’s No. 1 Problem

G-2o Leaders largely avoid firm goals 

What are climate credits? How fighting climate change became a $30 billion business

US vs. China on Climate Change — What investors need to know 

October 28

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures 

October 26

New alarming UN report warns current climate plans will provide less than 20 percent of what’s needed

U.N. warns world set for 2.7C rise on today’s emissions pledges

UN chief: ‘Leadership gap’ undermines global climate efforts

Mind the Emissions Gap 

October 27

Climate Change Threatens to Increase Global Conflicts

October 25

Enlightened climate policy for Africa

US urban areas are undercounting GHG emissions 

UN: Nations’ official climate plans fall far short of Paris goals

New data shows CO2’s peak in 2020

October 12

Why Climate Policy Has Failed And How Governments Can Do Better

October 1

The International Order Isn’t Ready for the Climate Crisis The Case for a New Planetary Politics (gated)

September 6

Over 230 medical journals: Climate crisis is the “greatest” health threat

August 11

To Combat Climate Change, Biden and Wealthy Allies Must Lead

August 9

UN report: Effects of climate change even more severe than we thought

August 19

UNICEF: Nearly half of world’s children at ‘extremely high risk’ of climate change impacts

August 13

Antarctica is melting. The future could be catastrophic.

August 12

It looked like an atomic bomb’: Welcome to our very own not-so-slow-motion apocalypse

Africa’s most populous city is battling floods and rising seas. It may soon be unlivable, experts warn

The American West’s Climate Hellscape Is Just a Preview

Experts say Western US now trapped in death cycle of extreme heat, drought, and fire

August 6

Present at the Creation of a Climate Alliance—or Climate Conflict

July 3

Climate change has gotten deadly. It will get worse.

Climate change could cost condo boards billions. They aren’t ready for it.

America’s leadership on climate change will define its global standing

Opinion: Climate scientists warned us. When will we listen?

October 2020

Adapt or Perish

September 3, 2020

Greenland’s Massive Ice Sheet Reached Tipping Point Two Decades Ago, Study Reveals

May/June

A foreign policy for the climate: How American leadership can avert disaster

2021

Solar Panels in Sahara: A Boost Renewables but a Blow to the Climate

Outdated Carbon Policies Threaten Climate Change Efforts

Political Legitimacy, Authoritarianism, and Climate Change

Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health

The impacts of climate change on displaced populations 

Why Climate Panic Is Unfounded Hysteria

Why Planting More Trees Cannot Solve Our Climate Crisis

2020

Can the U.S. Military Reach Zero Carbon Emissions?

Core Controversies

Are humans responsible for a significant increase in climate change?

Is it too late to stop climate change?

Do developed countries have a moral responsibility to control climate change?

Will meeting COP-26 targets reduce climate change?

Will COP-26 pledges be met?

Can we rely on Coal Carbon Sequestration (CCS) to solve climate change?

Can nuclear power be used to meaningfully slow climate change?

Can increased support for renewable energy meaningfully slow climate change?

Does climate change threaten US coastal property?

Should CO2 be considered a pollutant?

Can we adapt to climate change?

Can the world solve climate change without China and Russia?

Are US actions to prevent climate change meaningful?

Are rising sea levels a threat to humanity?