What the COP26 climate conference really accomplished

The U.N. climate summit ended with calls on governments to return next year with tougher pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions. Nations made new pledges on methane gas pollution, deforestation, coal financing, as well as a completion of long-awaited rules on carbon trading and a notable U.S.-China deal. Climate scientists, legal experts and politicians argue […]

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Ten Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change

The 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference got underway in Glasgow this week, and it already looks like a slow-motion train wreck. The leaders of three of the biggest polluting nations – Russia, Brazil, and China – aren’t there. The national pledges that have already been made to cut emissions won’t be met – and even […]

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Apocalypse Now: White House Prepares Plans to Reduce Heat Deaths

The Biden administration is taking action to protect people from the number one weather-related killer: extreme heat. U.N. climate scientists have warned that record-shattering climate extremes will become increasingly common as global warming progresses, meaning extreme heat events that once occurred every 50 years will now happen once a decade. This past summer was the […]

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