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Opinion | Can You Believe This Is Happening in America?

You don’t have to listen too carefully to hear it. Although it is still too early to say for sure, the Texas freeze...

Opinion | Storm Victims Didn’t Bring It on Themselves

Predictably, the Texas politicians who deny the reality of climate change and the utility executives who mismanaged the Texas power grid weren’t the...

John Kerry, at U.N., Likens Climate Inaction to a Global ‘Suicide Pact’

The United States climate envoy, John Kerry, on Tuesday warned that global warming was making the world a more dangerous place and posed...

Deb Haaland, Biden’s Pick for Interior Dept., Embodies Partisan Chasm

WASHINGTON — When Representative Deb Haaland was tapped in December to be President Biden’s interior secretary, the decision was hailed as historic. She...

Companies Say They Care About the Climate. Their Actions Fall Short.

There has been some progress by companies that have rigorous targets. In a report last month, Science Based Targets, which was started by...

Opinion | Lessons on Resilience From Dogs and Dog Sledders

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Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year

Previous efforts to increase flood insurance rates have been delayed or rolled back in the face of public pressure. In 2012, Congress passed...

U.S. Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

new video loaded: U.S. Rejoins Paris Climate AgreementtranscriptBacktranscriptU.S. Rejoins Paris Climate AgreementPresident Biden told leaders of the Group of 7 nations that...

Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

“We have to get better at understanding these compound impacts,” said Michael Craig, an expert in energy systems at the University of Michigan...

Opinion | The Lessons of the Texas Power Disaster

There is a great deal of nonsense being written and spoken about this week’s power failures in Texas, which left a number of...

When There’s No Heat: ‘You Need Wood, You Get Wood.’

Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role. Source link

As Winter Sweeps the South, Fed Officials Focus on Climate Change

A top Federal Reserve official issued a stark warning on Thursday morning: Banks and other lenders need to prepare themselves for the realities...

Why Is It So Cold in the United States?

Here’s why the weather went wild, even as the globe is warming. Source link

What Caused the Blackouts in Texas?

As his state was racked by an electricity crisis that left millions of people without heat in frigid temperatures, the governor of Texas...

No, Wind Farms Aren’t the Main Cause of the Texas Blackouts

As his state was racked with a huge electricity blackout crisis that left millions of people without heat in frigid temperatures, the governor...

Los apagones ilustran la amenaza del cambio climático a las redes eléctricas en Estados...

El martes, el gobernador Greg Abbott pidió una reforma de emergencia del Consejo de Fiabilidad Eléctrica de Texas, la corporación sin ánimo de...

The Far-Reaching Effects of the Storm, on Power and People

By Brad Plumer and Hiroko TabuchiA record-breaking winter storm has devastated Texas this week, crippling the state’s electric grid and triggering rolling blackouts...

A Different Kind of Land Management: Let the Cows Stomp

CANADIAN, Texas — Adam Isaacs stood surrounded by cattle in an old pasture that had been overgrazed for years. Now it was a...

The Daily: Climate Change and the Texas Blackouts

One of the worst winter storms in years has plunged large parts of the United States into a deadly energy crisis. It may...

Texas Blackouts Hit Minority Neighborhoods Especially Hard

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — When the lights went out Monday night in the Alazán-Apache housing project in San Antonio — which stands in...

A Glimpse of the Future in Texas: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids

Huge winter storms have plunged large parts of the central and southern United States into an energy crisis this week as frigid blasts...

Book Review: ‘How to Avoid a Climate Change Disaster,’ by Bill Gates

As London’s Carbon Tracker Initiative explained last year, building new sun- and wind-power facilities is already, or soon will be, cheaper even than...

How Pandemic Lunches Gave Me Hope for the Planet

Leftovers. Leftovers may be the key to saving the planet.During the pandemic, there has been a lot of chicken. Chicken thighs with skin...

Opinion | Innovation, Not Trees. How Bill Gates Plans to Save the Planet.

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Opinion | Along the Southwest Border, Trump’s Wall Is Only One of the Insults...

President Biden has pledged that there will “not be another foot” of the Trump border wall built. But his first weeks in office...

They’re Arctic Survivors. How Will They Adapt to Climate Change?

Photographs by Peter MatherText by Henry Fountain On Alaska’s North Slope,...

Biden’s Climate Task Force Opens for Business, Aiming to Restore ‘Credibility’

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris and White House aides convened cabinet secretaries and the acting heads of 21 federal agencies on Thursday...

Opinion | Warming and Warnings From the High Himalayas

On Sunday, a glacier in the Indian Himalayas burst apart, releasing a torrential flood that destroyed one hydroelectric dam project and damaged another,...

True Crime With a Climate Connection

Automakers are starting to get more serious about the transition to electric vehicles, and that means they’re going to need rechargeable batteries. Lots...

Thieves Nationwide Are Slithering Under Cars, Swiping Catalytic Converters

From about $500 an ounce five years ago, the price of palladium quintupled to hit a record of $2,875 an ounce last year,...

Opinion | Should We Dim the Sun? Will We Even Have a Choice?

“We are as gods and might as well get good at it,” Stewart Brand famously wrote in “The Whole Earth Catalogue.” Human beings...

Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving More Than 100 Missing in Floods

NEW DELHI — A Himalayan glacier broke and caused sudden, massive flooding in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Sunday, smashing two...

Mountains, Ice and Climate Change: A Recipe for Disasters

The flash flood that killed dozens of people and left hundreds missing in the Himalayas of India on Sunday was far from the...

A Surprise in Africa: Air Pollution Falls as Economies Rise

LAGOS, Nigeria — Rapidly growing countries generally see sharp increases in air pollution as their populations and economies expand. But a new study...

Climate Change Lengthening Pollen Season in U.S., Study Shows

Among the many disasters climate change is wreaking around the world, scientists have now identified a more personal one: It’s making allergy season...

Before Himalayan Flood, India Ignored Warnings of Development Risks

NEW DELHI — Long before the floods came, washing away hundreds of people and wiping out newly constructed dams and bridges, the warning...

Achoo! Climate Change Lengthening Pollen Season in U.S., Study Shows

Among the many disasters climate change is wreaking around the world, scientists have now identified a more personal one: It’s making allergy season...

Opinion | What Working in the Oil Industry Taught Me

Jessica and her husband run a farm where they grow and can most of their own vegetables, and butcher and process much of...

Coal-Fired Power Took a Beating During the Pandemic, Study Finds

The share of energy generated from coal has dropped more sharply during the coronavirus pandemic than that of any other power source, according...

Opinion | The Task Ahead for Biden on Climate

America is hardly alone. Only a handful of the nearly 200 countries that signed on to the Paris Agreement have met their targets;...

Opinion | This Climate Deal Is Good for Earth and the Economy

Tucked into the huge omnibus spending package that President Trump signed before leaving office was something out of sync with his administration’s regressive...

What Does Climate Change Sound Like?

Alexandra Leigh Young: Producer, Calendar Whiz, Author, K-Pop StanCredit...Earl Wilson/The New York TimesWe wanted to give you more insight into the producers and...

Pacific Islands’ Most Important Megaphone Falls Into Discord

SYDNEY, Australia — The Pacific Islands’ most important regional body is on the brink of collapse after a dispute over the election of...

Paul Crutzen, Nobel Laureate Who Fought Climate Change, Dies at 87

Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch scientist who earned a Nobel Prize for work that warned the world about the threat of chemicals to...

Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It

Dr. Atkinson, in hopes of assuaging her feelings and those of her students, designed a seminar on eco-grief and climate anxiety.Eco-distress can manifest...

Jim Justice, a G.O.P. Governor, on Why Biden Needs to ‘Go Big’ on Covid...

The odds that Democrats will succeed in passing a large economic rescue package received a boost this week from an unexpected source: Gov....

The Shift Toward Clean Cars

How big automakers are abandoning resistance Source link

After a Bruising Year, the Oil Industry Confronts a Diminished Future

Through much of the last year, investors soured on Exxon, and Wall Street was rife with rumors that the company would slash its...

Court Faults France Over ‘Ecological Damage’ From Its Emissions Levels

PARIS — A French court ruled on Wednesday that France had caused “ecological damage” by insufficiently reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, a landmark...

Rebuild or Leave ‘Paradise’: Climate Change Dilemma Facing a Nicaraguan Coastal Town

Two major November hurricanes slammed into the same part of Nicaraguan coast, laying waste to the Miskito village of Haulover. Faced with a...

Nature Doesn’t Get a Paycheck. Now, There’s a Movement to Change That.

The global system is built on buying and selling, but often, no one pays for the most basic goods and services that sustain...

Automakers Drop Efforts to Derail California Climate Rules

WASHINGTON — Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and several other major automakers said Tuesday they would no longer try to block California from setting its...

U.S. Cities Are Vastly Undercounting Emissions, Researchers Find

Dr. Gurney said that the errors seemed to be simple miscalculations. “I don’t think there’s any attempt to systematically or intentionally underestimate emissions,”...

G.M. and the Electric-Car Comeback

The end of the gasoline-powered car will transform the economy. Source link

Assessing Biden’s Climate Plan

The president has signed several executive orders for environmental policies since taking office. But the real work of reducing America’s emissions has just...

A Consensus Builder for E.P.A. When Some Want a Fighter

“He will take over an E.P.A. that is in the same position that he found North Carolina’s D.E.Q. four years ago,” Governor Cooper...

Biden to Free Up Billions in Delayed Puerto Rico Storm Aid

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said it would release $1.3 billion in aid that Puerto Rico can use to protect against future climate...

How Climate Change May Affect Your Health

Alas, said Dr. Jackson, emeritus professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, “Human beings respond only to what is a threat to...

El plan climático de Biden es un ambicioso intento por cambiar el papel de...

El 27 de enero, el presidente Joseph R. Biden dijo que el cambio climático debe considerarse “un elemento esencial de la política exterior...

Two Biden Priorities, Climate and Inequality, Meet on Black-Owned Farms

Sedrick Rowe was a running back for Georgia’s Fort Valley State University when he stumbled on an unexpected oasis: an organic farm on...

Forecast: Wild Weather in a Warming World

Rough winter weather is working its way across the United States, with bitterly cold air hitting the Northeast and snowstorms expected along the...

G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

And China’s decision late last year to require that most vehicles sold there be electric by 2035 is also critical because G.M. sells...

Former U.S. Climate Leaders Press Biden on Amazon Deforestation

WASHINGTON — During his presidential campaign, Joseph R. Biden Jr. said the United States should mobilize $20 billion to stop the destruction of...

Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. Is the Nation’s Grid Up to It?

Major automakers are increasingly betting that millions of new cars and trucks over the next decade will be plugged into electrical outlets, not...

Opinion | Can Biden Deliver on His Climate Promises?

“There is wide scope for the executive branch to reinstate what Obama did and go beyond,” Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences and...

G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

G.M.’s move appears to follow a pattern by Ms. Barra of responding quickly to changes in the White House. It was Ms. Barra...

Opinion | Every Country Has Its Own Climate Risks. What’s Yours?

President Biden has wasted no time in moving to repudiate his predecessor’s regressive climate policies. That’s good news. This map shows which...

Biden Walks the Climate-Economy Tightrope

President Biden issued a range of sweeping executive orders yesterday aimed at confronting the climate crisis, framing the actions as an equally significant...

One Year Later, Doomsday Clock Says World Is Still ‘100 Seconds’ From Disaster

Humanity is 100 seconds away from total annihilation. Again.That is according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a nonprofit organization and publication...

John Kerry Addresses New Role as U.S. Climate Envoy

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Opinion | Joe Biden and Tom Vilsack’s Big Plan to Save Rural America

A former small-town mayor, Mr. Vilsack knows where rural America’s future lies. His evangelization of regenerative agriculture — using diverse crop rotations, grass...

Watch Live: Biden Delivers Remarks on Climate Change

President Biden will sign executive actions on tackling climate change and creating jobs through science. Source link

In Sweeping Actions on Climate, Biden to ‘Pause’ Oil and Gas Leasing

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Wednesday will sign a package of executive orders elevating climate change at every level of the federal government,...

What Can the DOE Actually Do on Climate?

President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Energy would control powerful levers to promote clean-energy technologies, though that’s not the agency’s only...

The Battle Takes Shape – The New York Times

By Coral Davenport and Lisa FriedmanPresident Biden this week is continuing his ambitious effort to confront climate change and we’ve found out what’s...

How Biden’s Climate Ambitions Could Shift America’s Global Footprint

John Kerry, the new American envoy for climate change, has spent the last few days repeatedly telling world leaders that the United States...

Everything climate disinformation from the climate conspiracy-theorists at WattsUpWithThat

Anthony Watts has set up a new website for climate disinformers and wilful deniers. (H/t CJ in the comments here at HotWhopper.)His disinformation website...

Biden, With Powerful Allies and Foes, Targets Climate Change

WASHINGTON — As President Biden prepares on Wednesday to open an ambitious effort to confront climate change, powerful and surprising forces are arrayed...

Firefighters Battle an Unseen Hazard: Their Gear Could Be Toxic

The Biden administration has said it would make PFAS a priority. In campaign documents, President Biden pledged to designate PFAS as a hazardous...

Rating climate science deniers to decide how/if to engage

Climate science deniers can be grouped in different ways. Having observed them for more than a decade now, this is how I see...

FEMA Plan Would Free Up Billions for Preventing Climate Disasters

WASHINGTON — Federal officials, showing how rapidly the Biden administration is overhauling climate policy after years of denial under former President Donald J....

Larry Fink of BlackRock Sets Bold Climate Goals for Corporate America

Larry Fink’s letter has landedThe BlackRock chief’s annual letter to C.E.O.s is going out this morning and Andrew has a copy, which he...

BlackRock’s Larry Fink Sets a Bolder Climate Goal in Annual Letter

He also said that the firm planned to publish “a temperature alignment metric for our public equity and bond funds, where sufficient data...

Biden Launches Climate Change Efforts

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Wednesday will direct federal agencies to determine how expansive a ban on new oil and gas drilling on...

Climate Change Is Worsening. So the Weather Station Is Singing About It.

Some musicians are compelled to write a song after a lovers’ quarrel, an encounter with a great work of art or a particularly...

New U.S. Strategy Would Quickly Free Billions in Climate Funds

WASHINGTON — Federal officials, showing how rapidly the Biden administration is overhauling climate policy after years of denial under former President Donald J....

We Want a ‘New Normal.’ It’s Not in the Forecast.

Climate change is upending the world as we know it, and coping with it demands widespread, radical action. Source link

Three Books Offer New Ways to Think About Environmental Disaster

It’s always a good idea to prepare for a disaster, especially one you see coming.Pogue, a former New York Times tech columnist and...

Restoring Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump Could Take Years

“When it comes to restoring the vast majority of these Obama environmental policies, the rollbacks were actually done by putting in place new...

Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg, President Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation, vowed to make climate change a top priority during his...

The Paris Climate Agreement: What You Need to Know

President Biden has recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, the international accord designed to avert catastrophic global warming.The move by...

Opinion | What Will Happen to Your Next Home if Builders Get Their Way?

“The Big One,” screamed a giant all-caps headline on The Miami Herald’s front page one day in 1992. Beneath it, a smaller one:...

Biden, in a Burst of Climate Orders, Rejoins the Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON — President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, the international accord designed to...

Biden Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON — President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, the international accord designed to...

Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

Salmon begin their lives in freshwater, migrate downstream to estuaries and, eventually, the ocean, where they live for a while before returning to...

How Trump’s Legacy Gets Undone

This afternoon the new president of the United States, Joe Biden, will start signing a raft of executive orders to undo President Trump’s...

A ‘Nerve Center’ for Climate in the Biden White House

One of Ms. Aggarwal’s areas of expertise is the development of a clean energy standard — that is, the percentage of non-fossil fuel...

Court Voids a ‘Tortured’ Trump Climate Rollback

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down the Trump administration’s plan to relax restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from power...

Supreme Court Case Could Limit Future Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Industry

Baltimore’s acting city solicitor, Dana P. Moore, said that the city filed its lawsuit in the state courts “because that is the appropriate...

Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline in Inauguration Day Executive Order

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office, quickly...

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