Germany Chooses Economic Nostalgia Over Saving the Planet
Central bankers are recognizing they have the power and responsibility to fight climate change. The Bundesbank would rather not.
Don’t Scapegoat Brazil Over the Environment
International threats to forcibly protect the Amazon betray ignorance about the subtle art of diplomacy.
A Week of U.N. Diplomacy Overshadowed by Impeachment Probe
The inquiry into Trump’s Ukraine call has sidelined some of the ongoing work at UNGA.
The Realpolitik of Greta Thunberg
Her global protest movement has impressed the world with its idealism—but more important are the ways it can steer practical politics.
U.N. Summit Opens With Dire Warnings on Climate Change
The U.N. General Assembly begins today with a major climate summit. Over 100 world leaders will attend, but there’s one glaring absence.
The World Comes to the U.N.—but the U.S. Is Largely Missing
Trump to skip climate summit to focus on his Christian base.
The Limits of Clean Energy
If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels.
The Global Food Crisis Is Here
It’s not just that climate change is ravaging the world’s agriculture. Agriculture is also ravaging the climate.
Greed and Graft at U.N. Climate Program
Whistleblowers and experts allege corruption at a United Nations Development Program project for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Russia, according to a Foreign Policy investigation.
Who Will Save the Amazon (and How)?
It's only a matter of time until major powers try to stop climate change by any means necessary.
Trump’s Shadow War on Climate Science
The resignation of a State Department official is the latest instance of a systematic suppression of evidence, former officials and whistleblowers say.
The Public Can Solve Climate Change if We Let It
The most efficient way of spreading renewable energy? Getting local communities involved.
Climate Change Requires Big Solutions. But Baby Steps Are the Only Way to Go.
Dramatic projects to mitigate global warming often don’t work. Slow, quiet, incremental policies are the planet’s best hope.
Democracy Is the Planet’s Biggest Enemy
Young people care a lot about climate change—but most of them can’t vote. Here’s how governments can adapt to accommodate them.
Why Central Banks Need to Step Up on Global Warming
A decade after the world bailed out finance, it’s time for finance to bail out the world.
Can ‘Supercharged’ Plants Solve the Climate Crisis?
Crops already suck up a lot of carbon dioxide. One scientist thinks they can do much more.