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Wind turbines generate electricity at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm near Palm Springs, California.

What 24 states are doing to fight climate change in spite of Trump withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement

Twenty-four states and Puerto Rico have joined the US Climate Action Alliance and vow to uphold the Paris agreement. Here's how they plan to do it.

A new study has identified Trump’s most embarrassing moments through Twitter, and they might not be what you think

A new study has identified President Trump's most embarrassing moments, based on tweets related to words like "embarrassment" and "embarrassed."
Greenland's ice is melting four times faster now than it was 16 years ago.

A devastating Arctic temperature rise that could submerge coastal cities and trigger species extinction is now locked in

Even if the world met its most ambitious climate change goals, winter temperatures in the Arctic will still rise 9 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050.
A composite image showing Donald Trump, and a fire started by French "Yellow Vests" protesters in front of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, on Saturday December 8.

Trump mocks Emmanuel Macron as rioters set Paris ablaze in a second week of anti-government protests

The US president observed "the Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris," as police fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters.
A girl recycles plastic and glass.

Here’s what Earth might look like in 100 years — if we’re lucky

In the best-case scenarios, the future of human life on Earth looks pretty worrisome. In the worst-case scenarios, the world might be unrecognizable.
A view of Los Angeles' smog.

A dire new report reveals our capitalist economic system may not be up to the task of dealing with the climate disasters to come

If we can't dramatically cut emissions all over the globe within a dozen years, it'll be too late to avoid many of the climate catastrophes that scientists anticipate. The question is whether our current society and capitalist economic system are capable and willing to make the necessary changes.

French President Emmanuel Macron: Wealth managers urgently need to switch from ‘day to day business’ to ‘climate business’ or ...

French President Emmanuel Macron wants some of the world's wealthiest people to help fix climate change, by switching "from the day to day business, to the climate business."
Global Commission on the Economy and Climate report looks at upsides of action on climate change.

The world economy could grow $26 trillion in a decade if governments and businesses focus on climate change

A new Global Commission on the Economy and Climate report argues that quicker action on climate change could add more than $2 trillion per year to the global economy over the next decade.
Flash floods in Oman cut off roads.

Scientists calculated a ‘point of no return’ for dealing with climate change — and time is running out

According to a new study, we'll soon cross a point of no return after which it'll be almost impossible to avoid 2 degrees Celsius of warming. That's often considered a threshold for catastrophe.
Earth could cross a sort of tipping point that would trigger further warming.

The world could hit a tipping point that causes warming to spiral out of control — a scenario scientists call ‘Hothouse Earth’

Humans could warm the world enough that natural systems would change in ways that trigger further warming. The authors of a new paper refer to this threat as "Hothouse Earth."