China’s Grip on Hong Kong
Plus: The U.N. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, an exodus from Congo, and the other stories we’re following today.
When Coal Comes to Paradise
As China pushes clean energy policies at home, it is exporting its high-pollution coal industry to pristine places like Kenya’s Lamu Island—with Nairobi’s seal of approval. Local residents fear it will destroy the environment they depend on.
Leaving the Paris Agreement Is a Bad Deal for the United States
Trump’s plan to quit the accord would provide serious cover for major emitters like China and India.
The 2020 Candidates Aren’t Talking About Foreign Policy. They Need to Start.
The United States caused many of the planet’s problems and can still unmake them—but only if its politicians face up to the challenge.
Indonesia Floats Yet Another Plan to Move Its Sinking Capital
Big plans to relocate from Jakarta keep disappearing into nothing. Will this time be different?
China Rises in U.N. Climate Talks, While U.S. Goes AWOL
As the global body becomes increasingly identified with tackling climate change, Trump refuses to take part, handing the reins to Beijing.
Vanguards of the Thawing Arctic
After two decades of war in the desert, Canadian troops must relearn how to operate in the frozen north.
The United States Owes the World $1 Trillion
By failing to live up to its international climate change agreements, the United States has cost the world a bundle in damage.
The Kids Are Taking Charge of Climate Change
Teenagers around the world are protesting in unprecedented numbers—and making governments nervous.
How to Talk to a Populist About Climate Change
Thirty percent of global emissions come from countries led by populist nationalist leaders. Current climate policy approaches are ill-suited for these regimes. Here’s an alternative.
There’s More Bad News Than You Think
A new study finds some of the world’s biggest humanitarian disasters go virtually uncovered.
Climate Change Prophet
On the podcast: A scientist who is also an evangelical Christian wants conservatives to understand the dangers of climate change.
My Top 10 Foreign-Policy Wish List for 2019
Peace in Yemen, rapprochement with Russia, and other hopes and dreams for the year ahead.
The Hazard of Environmental Morality
Efforts to combat climate change should be pragmatic above all else.
Rising Tides Will Sink Global Order
Global warming will produce national extinctions and international insurgencies—and change everything you think you know about foreign policy.
How to Make Climate Change Doubters Pay a Political Price
Leaders who refuse to acknowledge the public health consequences of air pollution, disease outbreaks, and drought will soon feel the wrath of voters at the polls.
Trump Has Officially Ruined Climate Change Diplomacy for Everyone
The evidence is in: the Paris Agreement doesn’t work without the United States.
The Nobel Prize for Climate Catastrophe
The economist William Nordhaus will receive his profession’s highest honor for research on global warming that’s been hugely influential—and entirely misguided.
Global Warming Is Setting Fire to American Leadership
One of the side effects of climate change will be the end of U.S. hegemony.