A new study finds that if global temperatures continue to rise at their current pace, today’s kids will experience three times the number of climate disasters as their grandparents did.
President Biden’s domestic agenda is facing a pivotal week of votes and negotiations amid internal strife between moderate and progressive Democrats and stiff opposition from Republicans.
At a time when the Midwest is being battered by more severe storms due to climate change, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a landmark law this month that will transition the state to 100 percent clean energy by 2045, with benchmarks along the way.
Speaking at a climate rally in Berlin on Friday, the Swedish teenage climate activist mocked President Biden’s attempt to address climate change through his “Build Back Better” agenda.
Democrats continue to negotiate the details on legislation that could have a profound effect on the average American if enacted.
The Northeast coast of the United States, from Delaware to Maine, is warming faster than most of the Northern Hemisphere, according to research published Thursday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In the last century, the region’s average summertime temperature has increased by 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. (Globally, average year-round temperatures have risen by 1.2 degrees Celsius.) Climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who conducted the study described the Northeast’s warming as “exceptional.” The reason, they say, is that ocean temperatures are rising especially fast in the North Atlantic.
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday that his country will stop financing the construction of foreign coal plants, but the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter has been tepid in its climate action.
Facebook's latest pledge to curb climate change disinformation on its platform is not impressing activists and industry watchdogs.
President Biden announced Tuesday that the U.S. would double its financial contributions to help developing nations combat and adapt to climate change.
Four years ago, then-President Donald Trump opened his first address to the U.N. General Assembly by boasting about the stock market and American military might. On Tuesday, in his own first speech before the U.N., President Biden struck a markedly different tone.
A recent international study concluded that young people are experiencing “high levels of psychological distress” from climate change and governmental inaction on the growing crisis.
President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced a joint pledge to cut methane emissions by at least 30 percent by 2030 and urged other nations to join them.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Monday that “unless we collectively change course, there is a high risk of failure” at the much-anticipated U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, scheduled in early November.
Youth activists such as Thunberg are again demanding world leaders take urgent action to tackle the climate crisis.
The Biden administration on Monday morning announced an interagency plan to deal with the effects of frequent extreme heat waves caused by global warming.
A United Nations report released Thursday compiles the latest scientific findings on climate change and shows a gathering disaster unless nations take swift, dramatic action to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
When the world’s biggest facility for sucking carbon dioxide out of the air and burying it underground opened in rural Iceland last week, it may have sounded like a miracle cure for climate change had finally arrived.
Arizona is facing its 22nd year of drought. In August the federal government announced a water shortage declaration for the Colorado River, triggering cuts in the amount of water Arizona will be allowed to draw from it. For the state’s farmers, it may be a make-or-break moment.
A coalition of over 100 student environmental action groups from universities across the country will send a letter Wednesday to 54 large firms that belong to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce asking them to push back against the Chamber’s campaign to block President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, Yahoo News has learned.
During a visit to Mather, Calif., on Monday, President Biden laid out his administration’s agenda for mitigating the effects of climate change, which studies show is responsible for the increased severity of wildfires.
Congressional Democrats laid out a series of proposals Monday on how to combat climate change as part of the $3.5 trillion budget package bill currently being negotiated.
As the effects of climate change worsen over the coming decades, an estimated 216 million people will be forced to migrate from their homes by 2050, according to an analysis from the World Bank.
By the time Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, posted a tweet on Sept. 7 declaring that “Real America is done with #COVID19,” the pandemic, and how one responded to it, had already metastasized into a political litmus test.
Why is the EU racing ahead of the U.S. in switching from fossil fuels to renewable energies and in reducing emissions, leading the world in its goal of being 100 percent carbon-neutral by 2050?
Although he loves the architecturally distinguished old houses of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., the inner-ring suburb of Detroit where he lives with his wife and two kids, Colin McComb is thinking of moving to a farther-out suburb because climate change is destroying the family’s quality of life.
“It wouldn’t take much of an annual wealth tax to rescue the retirement system.”
“Privatizing Social Security — or at least letting individuals opt-out so they can escape the sinking ship — would be a huge win.”
“Congress could save hundreds of billions of dollars by modestly paring back the benefit formula for future wealthy retirees.”
“Raising the retirement age reduces the number of beneficiaries, thereby reducing the costs of the program.”
“Social Security as we know it needs to be abolished and replaced with a better system.”