Global Warming

At least three barges and one ship, the Courier, ran aground after they broke free from their moorings during Hurricane Gustav in New Orleans on Sept. 2, 2008.

Climate Change Is Coming for Global Trade

As sea levels rise and storms become fiercer, container shipping could be in for major disruptions.

Pekka Haavisto, then-chairman of the Finnish Greens, at a parliamentary election debate in Helsinki on April 9.

Finland’s Green Diplomat

Under Pekka Haavisto, Helsinki tries to chart a path to a fossil fuel-free future.

Steam and exhaust rise from smokestacks in Oberhausen, Germany on Jan. 6, 2017. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

The Hazard of Environmental Morality

Efforts to combat climate change should be pragmatic above all else.

Pope Francis takes part in an open-air mass at in Kaunas on Sept. 23. (Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty)

Nature’s Pope

Why it is time to start following Francis’s example on climate change.

Steam and exhaust rise from different companies on a cold winter day on January 6, 2017 in Oberhausen, Germany.

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.

A gas flare burns on Norway's Sleipner gas platform on May 15, 2008. (Daniel Sannum-Lauten/AFP/Getty Images)

Norway’s Green Delusions

The country may seem a haven for clean energy, but that’s because it exports its pollution.

UN Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres speaks during the ceremony for the appointment of the Secretary-General during the 70th session of the General Assembly October 13, 2016 at the United Nations in New York.
The UN General Assembly on Thursday formally appointed Antonio Guterres as the new secretary-general of the United Nations, replacing Ban Ki-moon. The 193 member states adopted by acclamation a resolution appointing the former prime minister of Portugal for a five-year term beginning January 1.
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Before U.N. Summit, World Tells Trump His ‘America-First Fun’ Must End

Friends and rivals alike press administration to embrace multilateral diplomacy on climate change, Iran, and North Korea.

Surrounded by miners from Rosebud Mining, US President Donald Trump (C) applauds after signing the Energy Independence Executive Order at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters in Washington, DC, March 28, 2017.
President Donald Trump claimed an end to the "war on coal" Tuesday, as he moved to roll back climate protections enacted by predecessor Barack Obama. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Is the Paris Climate Agreement Dead?

Trump’s new enviro-rollback seeks to undermine the landmark accord, but an America First energy plan might not mean pulling out entirely.


Climate Change Is Mauling the Arctic Worse Than We Even Thought

NOAA’s Arctic Report Card documents melting sea ice and a ticking time bomb of billions of tons of carbon.


Kerry’s March to the Penguins

Why Secretary Kerry is Stopping in Antarctica Before Next Week’s Trip to Morocco for the U.N. Climate Change Summit


The Green Movement and its Inconvenient Truths

2015 Global Thinker Marjan Minnesma and Gasland director Josh Fox debate the best—and perhaps only—way to spurn action on climate change: Terrify people.

A portrait of Sk. Aptauddin and he's destroyed house by sea water. 

Photograph from the series " The story of a dead horse". 
Photo of Jordi Pizarro © 

**Do not use this photograph with permission by photographer Jordi Pizarro. © all rights reserved. 2015


Ghoramara is the name of a Island, in bengalí language Ghoramara minds "a dead horse" long time ago there were Bengali tigers in the island. They say that one of them killed the horse of a British settler and that it is the discovery of the animal's dead body what gave the place its name.

In only four decades Ghoramara has lost more than 75 percent of its territory. Erosion and sea rising due to climate change are responsible for such a loss. While expert look for scientific explanations, the island's five thousand inhabitants strive to protect what is left and get prepared for the worst.  It is a race against time with little tools and expertise, done more with the heart than with preparedness in an effort to save their way of life in one of the world's ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change. A struggle that won't be probably mentioned in next December UN climate change summit, although recent reports warn that the island is likely to disappear within the next six  to eight years.

Waiting to Vanish

As their land disappears into the sea, villagers in the Bay of Bengal struggle to keep their livelihoods.


Is God Having a Climate Moment?

Atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe and activist Bill McKibben discuss the pope, global warming, and the making of faith-based environmentalism.

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One Cheer for the Climate Deal

The landmark deal won’t cut China’s emissions for more than a decade, and it’s going to be tough for the U.S. to meet its requirements. But it's a good start.


Germany’s Revolution in Small Batch, Artisanal Energy

The industrial engine of Europe is increasingly powered by backyard windmills and locally owned solar panels. And this complex, patchwork system just might be the future of sustainable energy.

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The Peat Monster

Finland's pristine environment has been ruined, activists say, by an out-of-control energy giant -- turning once pristine lakes into brown pools teeming with "monkey disease."