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.
Repent for Your Frequent Flyer Miles!
Feeling guilty for the carbon burned on your last flight? The Germans have a word for that.
Finland’s Green Diplomat
Under Pekka Haavisto, Helsinki tries to chart a path to a fossil fuel-free future.
Greenland Is the Center of the World
The Arctic island offers a harrowing reminder of the environmental damage, and political dangers, already imposed by climate change.
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.
Europe Should Bide Its Time on Climate Change
Ursula von der Leyen put forth an ambitious agenda to cut emissions, but the time may not be right for her plans.
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 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.
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.
The Paris Accord Won’t Stop Global Warming on Its Own
The world needs a new alliance of green economic powers to create a low-carbon economic zone.
The Head of the U.S. Coast Guard Isn’t Afraid to Talk About Climate Change
It may not be a White House priority. But rising sea levels are critical to the service’s operations.
How to Defeat Drought
Cape Town is running out of water. Israel offers some lessons on how to avoid that fate.
The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army
America’s military is the only institution that can break the partisan deadlock on the worst threat the nation faces.
The Guardians of the Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s scientists are working against time and climate change politics to save their beloved coral reef.
Germany Is a Coal-Burning, Gas-Guzzling Climate Change Hypocrite
Angela Merkel hasn’t come close to earning her reputation for leadership on climate change.
G-20 Communique May Further Isolate U.S. on Climate Change
It’s likely that 19 countries will affirm their commitment to the Paris Climate agreement, leaving Trump alone in rejecting it.
‘We’ll Always Have Paris,’ Countries Tell U.S. Cities Ready to Fight Climate Change
With the U.S. federal government pulling out of the Paris accords, U.S. cities, states, and the private sector are picking up the slack.