By Anand Gopal Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell , Getty Images 12/14/21
Last month’s COP26 climate summit generated many pledges and declarations that gained international headlines, but one in particular marks a turning point—the first global pledge to accelerate the replacement of highly-polluting internal combustion engine vehicles…
By Guest Photo: Pearl Bucknall , Alamy Stock Photo 12/07/21
The carbon held in these wetlands has been accumulating for millennia and may be “irrecoverable”. This means that, once released, the carbon in the soil would take centuries to re-establish – way beyond the timescales…
By Jocelyn Timperley 12/02/21
THE WORLD HAS lost a third of its forest since the last ice age, and an estimated 15 percent of global greenhouse gases still come from deforestation and forest degradation.
By Michael Northrop 11/29/21
What does it mean that we have already financed 1.5֯ C of warming? In short, that the cumulative impact of the fossil fuel projects banks and investors have financed will be 1.5֯ C degrees of…
By Sofia Lotto Persio Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images 11/25/21
While addressing the 26th UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, during the final hours of the event, COP26 President Alok Sharma was overcome with emotion. China and India had just proposed a last-minute change…
By Christopher Caldwell Photo: Scott Heppell/Associated Press 11/25/21
The big annual United Nations forum for debate on climate change ended this month in Glasgow in a way that left many attendees bewildered. Money men have taken the thing over. COP26, as the event…
By Maxine Joselow Photo: Alastair Grant/AP 11/22/21
More than 100 doctors and nurses traveled to Glasgow earlier this month with a message for world leaders: Global warming is a leading threat to public health. And curbing planet-warming emissions is a prescription.
The COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow was billed as our last chance to limit global warming this century to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Our leaders tell us it was…
By Jess Bidgood Photo: Brendan Smialowski/afp Via Getty Images 11/20/21
John Kerry was in a passenger van, hurtling under bridges and past the clock towers of this gloomy Scottish city, waiting for Washington to wake up. The night before, President Biden’s top international climate envoy…
By Anthony Faiola 11/17/21
For the Chagossians, the island of Diego Garcia became a paradise lost. In the late 1960s, Britain began forcibly removing the inhabitants of the Indian Ocean atoll — most of them the descendants of enslaved…
By Maxine Joselow Photo: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters 11/16/21
Those involved in international climate diplomacy are now shifting their attention to Egypt, which was selected to host the 27th U.N. climate summit, or COP27, next year.
By Ben Geman and Andrew Freedman Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios 11/15/21
The mixed, messy COP26 outcome won't rein in global warming — summit texts and pledges simply can't do that — but it offered reasons for both hope and skepticism about spurring actions that can, Ben…