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The World Is Moving Toward Net Zero Because of a Single Sentence

By Eric Roston

The District of Columbia city council held a public hearing on Oct. 9, 2018, to discuss legislation that would halve the U.S. capital’s greenhouse-gas pollution by 2032. The bill had gathered momentum over the summer and fall, but received a turbo boost of support just one day prior, when the world’s most authoritative climate-science body published a landmark report asking the world to do, essentially, exactly what D.C. was


‘We Fear for Our Children:’ Alaska Natives Speak out in Climate Change Report

By Maddie Stone Photo: Mark Ralston/afp Via Getty Images

For the first time, NOAA’s annual report on the devastating effects of climate change in the Arctic is highlighting the unsettling changes to the lives of the people who live there.


Saving the Paris Agreement

By Jeff Goodell Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Response at COP23 after release of IPCC: How a team of U.S. diplomats helped salvage the global pact on climate change in the face of Trump’s denialism.


IPCC Frequently Asked Questions PDF

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change included these FAQs in an effort to make the basics of climate science more accessible to non-scientists. Susan Hassol worked with the authors to edit this piece.


6 Things Children Born This Year Will Experience In Their 20s

By Chris D’Angelo and Alexander C. Kaufman Photo by Akhtar Soomro, Reuters

The latest U.N. climate report includes some dire forecasts.


The IPCC says we need to buy less meat, milk, cheese and butter

By BBC News US

For example, beef cattle raised on deforested land produces 12 times more greenhouse gas emissions than those reared on natural pastures. Scroll down for a great graphic.


The IPCC Climate Change Report: Why It Matters to Everyone on the Planet

By Courtney Lindwall

The U.N. report warns that dire impacts from climate change will arrive sooner than many expected. Here’s why we need to follow the report’s advice, and why every ton of emissions reductions can make a difference.


Will We Survive Climate Change?

By John Schwartz Photo by Jens Mortensen, The New York Times

Reports of the threats from a warming planet have been coming fast and furiously. The latest: a startling analysis from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicting terrible food shortages, wildfires and a massive die-off of coral reefs as soon as 2040, unless governments take strong action.


What Is Donald Trump’s Response to the U.N.’s Dire Climate Report?

By Elizabeth Kolbert Illustration by João Fazenda

The U.N.’s scientific advisory board sounds a piercing alarm on climate change, but the President doesn’t seem to hear it.