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Curated News

The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

Rich countries agree to pay for climate damages in poor nations

By Brad Plumer, Lisa Friedman, Max Bearak and Jenny Gross Photo: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters
After 30 years of deadlock, a new U.N. climate agreement aims to pay developing countries for loss and damage caused by global warming. But huge questions remain about how it would work.
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How to pay for climate justice when polluters have all the money

By Bill McKibben Photo: Gehad Hamdy/Getty
The climate summit just concluding in Egypt ran hard into one of the world’s greatest structural problems: most of the money is in the Global North, but most of the need is in the Global…
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Extreme heat will change us

By Alissa J. Rubin, Ben Hubbard, Josh Holder et al.
On a treeless street under a blazing sun, Abbas Abdul Karim, a welder with 25 years experience, labors over a metal bench. Everyone who lives in Basra, Iraq, reckons with intense heat, but for Abbas…
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Pew poll: 42% of religious Americans pray for the environment

By Kate Yoder Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP
Religious Americans overwhelmingly believe they have a duty to protect the Earth, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, with 80 percent saying God entrusted them with that responsibility. The survey also…
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What the unusual midterm elections mean for climate action

By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman Photo: Kenny Holston
A split Congress makes it unlikely that Republicans will undo Biden’s climate legislation, but they’re likely to try to slow it. There may also be room for agreement on infrastructure.
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Climate talks hit ‘breakdown’ over finance, fossil fuels as time dwindles

By Sarah Kaplan Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images
Rich and poor nations remain split on compensation for climate change impacts, as China and U.S. leaders engage on cutting methane emissions.
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NASA study: rising sea level could exceed estimates for U.S. coasts

By Sally Younger Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech
By 2050, sea level along contiguous U.S. coastlines could rise as much as 12 inches (30 centimeters) above today’s waterline, according to researchers who analyzed nearly three decades of satellite observations. The results from the…
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Assessing the U.S. climate in October 2022

Photo: NOAA
The average temperature of the contiguous U.S. in October was 55.3°F, which is 1.2°F above average, ranking in the warmest third of the record.Generally temperatures were above average in New England and from parts of…
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At COP27 Biden says U.S. will ‘do our part to avert’ a ‘climate hell’

By Siobhán O'Grady Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP
President Biden pledged that the United States will “do our part to avert” a “climate hell,” citing a warning by the U.N. secretary general earlier this week in Sharm el-Sheikh, the Egyptian resort city hosting…
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EPA to regulate methane leaks from oil and gas to fight climate change

Photo: David Goldman/AP
In a bid to show U.S. commitment to tackling climate change, the Biden administration outlined in Egypt a renewed effort to curb emissions from domestic oil and gas producers.
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Biden pushes to require big federal contractors to cut climate pollution

Maxine Joselow Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images
Federal suppliers would also have to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and the climate change risks they face under the proposed rule.
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