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Tom Steyer is running for president. Here is everything we know about the candidate — and how he stacks up against the competition.

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer is making climate change and the environment a central part of his 2020 platform.

Climate events have cost the US economy more than $500 billion over the last 5 years, Fed official says

Global warming is expected to severely disrupt business operations and economic activity in the coming years.
An unseasonably warm beach day at Rockaway Beach on October 2, 2019 in New York City.

It’s only the third day of October and dozens of high temperature records have already been broken

The first few days of October have been toasty — multiple cities across the US have felt record heat this week.

Over 300,000 Australians rallied as the world gears up for what could be the largest climate protest in history

Students, teachers, activists, and people from all walks of life came together for the first rounds of protests in the Southern Hemisphere kickoff.

20 photos that show how US towns still haven’t recovered from devastating hurricanes that took place months or years ago

Hurricanes Michael, Florence, Maria, Irma, and Harvey are still impacting communities across the US, years after touching ground.
Stranded train passengers in India ahead of Cyclone Fani.

Climate disasters have already displaced 7 million people this year, nearly twice as many as conflict — here are the countries hit hardest

In the first six months of 2019, climate and natural disasters have displaced 7 million people — more than the first half of any other year.
Former Vice President Joe Biden

Joe Biden scrambles to defend his climate record at 7-hour CNN town hall

At a CNN town hall on Wednesday night, Joe Biden defended both his plan to address climate change and his relationship with the fossil-fuel industry.
Malizia II, a zero-carbon yacht, with Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, arrives in the US after a 15-day journey crossing the Atlantic in on August 28, 2019 in New York. - "Land!! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead," she tweeted early Wednesday. She later wrote on Twitter that her yacht had anchored off the entertainment district of Coney Island in Brooklyn to clear customs and immigration.

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg is being compared to Lady Liberty after she shared a powerful photo of herself arriving in New York by boa...

Users on social media were quick to point out the similarities between Thunberg's activism and the iconic New York statue.
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg waves from a yacht as she starts her trans-Atlantic boat trip to New York, in Plymouth.

16-year-old Greta Thunberg sailed into New York City on Wednesday morning after a wild 2-week journey across the Atlantic

Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg finished her 15-day transatlantic trip in New York harbor on Wednesday morning.
Brazil's environment minister Ricardo Salles, right, speaks in the ear of Jair Bolsonaro, the country's president.

Brazil’s environment minister just said the solution to wildfires — and possible climate catastrophe — is to ‘monetize’ ...

Regulations in place "for the past 10 or 20 years were too restrictive to the development of Amazon areas," Ricardo Salles told the Financial Times.