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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."

Here’s what the US actually agreed to in the Paris climate deal

President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the United States out of the landmark climate agreement on Thursday.

5 claims Trump used to justify pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement — and the reality

President Donald Trump says he will pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. But much of his reasoning Thursday was based on questionable data.

Trump is dismantling Obama’s biggest legacy — here are the most significant changes he’s made

President Trump has so far made efforts to revoke or reverse at least 52 Obama-era environmental polices aimed at fighting the gradual warming of the planet.