Climate Change

A firefighter sprays water on a propane tank as a home burns due to the Dixie fire in Plumas County, California, on July 24.

Humanity’s Unhappy Experiment

Understanding how the climate crisis unfolded can help us reverse course.

The cooling tower at the Muelheim-Kaerlich nuclear power plant collapses during a controlled demolition near Koblenz, Germany.

In Global Energy Crisis, Anti-Nuclear Chickens Come Home to Roost

In virtually every country that has closed nuclear plants, clean electricity has been replaced with dirty power.

Woman working in Indian coal mine

Why India Can’t Wean Itself Off Coal

Those who see India as a climate boogeyman are holding it to a standard they would never apply to themselves.

Employees work on a high-voltage transmission tower in China.

The Real Reasons Behind China’s Energy Crisis

Cheap pricing and too much coal are leaving Chinese in the dark.

Gasoline shortage in Britain

Is Europe’s Energy Crisis a Preview of America’s?

Europe has itself to blame for shortages and spiking prices, but Washington is copying many of its policies.

A man holds his daughter across from a coal power station in Shanghai.

Why Xi’s Coal Pledge Is a Big Deal

With China out, there’s little investment left for global coal projects.

Demonstrators protest against electricity tariffs in Madrid

Why This Energy Crisis Is Different

Climate change and the policies to curb it lie behind skyrocketing gas, coal, and electricity prices in Europe and Asia.

A trawling boat passes the shore in Hong Kong.

China Is Disrupting the Ocean’s Blue Carbon Sink

Washington and Beijing need to protect the global seabed—and address the staggering loophole in greenhouse gas reporting.

A man touches a giant bronze sculpture of a mammoth.

The Woolly Mammoth’s Return Could Thaw Relations With Russia

An ambitious scientific project is a rare chance for cooperation.

Kayakers on a flooded interstate in Philadelphia

There’s No Wake-Up Moment on Climate in America

Even as disasters strike daily, politics will keep obstructing solutions.

A view of a gas well drill at Campo Maripe—a field claimed by the Mapuche Indigenous community—in the Vaca Muerta Formation in Añelo, Argentina, on Nov. 27, 2019.

Argentina’s Unlikely Climate Push

Can urging from Washington make one of Latin America’s biggest polluters go green?

Rescue workers help people cross a flooded street in China.

China Is Laying Climate Traps for the United States

With the Glasgow conference approaching, U.S. diplomats must be careful.

The aftermath of a fire in Antalya, Turkey

Erdogan’s AKP: We Didn’t Start the Fire

Why Turkey’s ruling party views environmentalism as a threat.

A wildfire which engulfing a Mediterranean resort region on Turkey's southern coast near the town of Manavgat, on July 30, 2021.

The Middle East Is Becoming Literally Uninhabitable

One of the regions hardest hit by climate change is also one least equipped to deal with it.

Forest fire in Greece

Conspiracy Theories Rise From the Ashes of Greece’s Fires

The government can claim real successes amid the disaster, but rumors are running wild.

Demonstrators take part in a climate march in Bonn, Germany.

The End of Coal Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Despair elides the progress made over the last two decades.

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