Native Americans’ warnings of environmental catastrophe inspired the landscape of “Dune.” Now their tribal lands are flooding.
At the upcoming climate summit in Scotland, the goal is to avoid catastrophe.
Algunos analistas dicen que no es posible saber si estos alimentos son más sostenibles que la carne porque las empresas no siempre son transparentes al informar sobre sus emisiones.
If you’re wondering why scientists and weather forecasters are talking about these phenomena, we have some answers, including how they got their names.
With a colleague, he founded a group that quickly analyzes heat waves and other extreme events for signs of global warming’s influence.
The new strategy could deeply cut greenhouse gases that are heating the planet but it will still face considerable political, logistical and legal hurdles.
As the prospects for strong government action to curb climate change grow less certain, energy shares, and especially coal mining stocks, are generating astonishing returns.
The investor Boaz Weinstein moved to abandon a blank-check fund that announced a deal with the former president.
Global warming may pose grave dangers around the world, but as one tiny Russian town on the Arctic Ocean shows, it can also be a ticket to prosperity.
The 87-year-old conservationist, best known for her work with chimpanzees, has written a hopeful survival guide for Homo sapiens.
A former public interest lawyer, she oversaw this and many other documentaries that addressed urgent social issues.
The climate pattern may also bring some relief to Northern California and the Pacific Northwest this winter.
Unas 20.000 personas se preparan para asistir a las conversaciones sobre el clima organizadas por Naciones Unidas a finales de mes. Estos son algunos datos clave que debes conocer antes de que empiecen.
Intelligence and defense agencies issued reports warning that the warming planet will increase strife between countries and spur migration.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia may make a speech by video at the United Nations summit, which is seen as pivotal in efforts to stem climate change.
The death toll continued to rise on Wednesday as landslides and flooding damaged homes and stranded thousands of people.
The centerpiece of the president’s environmental agenda has fallen apart because of the objections of a single senator.
This year’s largest blaze fueled its own firestorms, again and again. The New York Times reconstructed a 3-D model to let you get up close.
In an effort to recapture momentum, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a host of measures, including plans for a big expansion of electric vehicles, more offshore wind power and greater use of hydrogen.
While African nations contribute less than 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, a U.N. report underscored the outsize impact that climate change is having on the continent.
El desastre climático no respetará fronteras. Si no tomamos medidas globales, todas las naciones pagarán costos enormes. Se nos acaba el tiempo.
Museums are less interested in adding to the terror than furthering the connection to the planet.
In California, there is no escape from global warming for many of the species affected and none for the species causing the problem.
President Vladimir V. Putin long dismissed the threat posed by global warming. But fires, disasters and foreign pressure have prompted him to change course.
Bateau aims to reinvent the steak restaurant by showing how to sidestep the waste and environmental damage caused by the meat industry.
Some 20,000 people are preparing to attend climate talks hosted by the United Nations starting at the end of the month. Here are some key facts to know before they go.
Britain’s prime minister claims the country is leading the world on climate change. It’s not.
On climate and children, he’s hurting his own constituents.
Michael Regan, the E.P.A. administrator, wants to limit a class of chemicals that has been linked to cancer and is found in everything from drinking water to furniture.
Democrats are debating whether doing nothing will cost more than doing something to deal with climate change, education, child care, prescription drugs and more.
Costa Rica and the city of Milan were among the five winners that each received one million pounds, or nearly $1.4 million, to continue sustainability and conservation efforts during a ceremony in London.
En Medio Oriente, África y Latinoamérica, las empresas públicas incrementan su producción de petróleo y gas natural cuando las compañías europeas y estadounidenses producen menos debido a las preocupaciones climáticas.
As the senator thwarts Democrats’ major push to reduce warming, new data shows West Virginia is more exposed to worsening floods than anywhere else in the country.
Faced with the likely demise of a central pillar of President Biden’s agenda, the White House and outraged lawmakers are scrambling to find alternatives.
Readers debate whether solar geoengineering, advocated in a guest essay, is a good way to address global warming.
Andrew Forrest made a mining fortune. Now he wants to lead a climate change revolution — and beat the fossil fuel giants along the way.
The decline of bee populations is a looming crisis, but there is a dearth of scientific data. Hyperlocal researchers, with nets and notebooks, could be key.
The West Virginia Democrat told the White House he is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president’s plan to battle climate change.
The comedian needs to just move on.
Los países se reúnen en un esfuerzo por detener un colapso de la biodiversidad que, según los científicos, podría convertir al cambio climático en una crisis existencial.
Some analysts say they cannot determine if plant-based foods are more sustainable than meat because the companies are not transparent about their emissions.
Lab-grown meat has been hailed as a solution to humanity’s unsustainable consumption of animal products, but some say the idea is a fantasy.
In the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, government-owned energy companies are increasing oil and natural gas production as U.S. and European companies pare supply because of climate concerns.
Countries are gathering in an effort to stop a biodiversity collapse that scientists say could equal climate change as an existential crisis.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her agency will formally begin the process of identifying federal waters to lease to wind developers by 2025.
Secretive investment funds are putting billions into fossil fuel projects, buying up offshore platforms and building new pipelines.
With more extreme weather events expected to bring floods and droughts, the body urged world leaders to focus on mitigating the effects of global warming.
These secretive investment companies have pumped billions of dollars into fossil fuel projects, buying up offshore platforms, building new pipelines and extending lifelines to coal power plants.
Rich countries must bear the cost if we can ever hope to achieve a net-zero world.
China announced on Wednesday a national rush to mine and burn more coal, as the country’s electricity shortage threatens to damage its image as a reliable manufacturing base.
The world has made progress in the fight against climate change, with wind, solar and other clean technologies taking off. But more is needed to avert catastrophe, a new report finds.
The casualties come amid violent inundations in the country that have left a total of at least 29 people dead and displaced more than 120,000 across northern areas.
The actor and author shares some earthy wisdom from his time spent outdoors and in the woodworking shop.
Methane is the second-largest driver of global warming after carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists say the promised cuts could help avert the worst consequences of climate change.
How the climate crisis is forcing Americans to ask a difficult question.
Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States.
DealBook gathered experts to debate the solutions to cryptocurrency’s climate problem.
The Arizona senator, who started in politics as an environmentalist, is one of two centrist Democrats who could make or break a spending bill at the center of President Biden’s legislative agenda.
Larry Fink is giving some investors more say over voting their shares.
President Biden is restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah and a marine monument off the New England coast, all severely reduced by former President Donald J. Trump.
“We’ve heard directly from a growing number of our advertising and publisher partners who have expressed concerns about ads that run alongside or promote inaccurate claims about climate change,” the company said.
Keeping global temperatures from dangerous levels means China must pivot away from coal immediately. Its soaring energy demand and rolling blackouts mean it probably won’t.
Lael Brainard, a Federal Reserve governor, said officials are building climate scenarios for bank stress tests.
Two dozen federal agencies flagged the biggest dangers posed by a warming planet. The list spreads across American society.
It wasn’t the first time a protester has appeared at Paris Fashion Week, and the environmental organization Extinction Rebellion says it won’t be the last.
Greener transportation is one of the keys to slowing climate change, and that means more than electric cars. Here’s how several cities are starting to electrify mass transit.
Maison Margiela and Chanel practice sustainability of a different kind.
The work of Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi “demonstrate that our knowledge about the climate rests on a solid scientific foundation,” the committee said.
The United Nations event, known as COP26, will be one of the largest international gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic. Challenges abound.
La isla es rica en materiales muy escasos necesarios para los autos eléctricos y las turbinas eólicas, pero una minera enfrenta la resistencia de activistas y manifestantes.
The world lost 14 percent of its coral in just a decade, researchers found.
Even as more costly fuel poses political risks for President Biden, oil companies and OPEC are not eager to produce more because they worry prices will drop.
Why don’t those who used to obsess over debt seem to care about the future?
A new generation of lawmakers is entering Germany’s Parliament. They felt ignored by the previous government, so they set out to change that by winning elections.
Urban transportation is central to the effort to slow climate change. It can’t be done by just switching to electric cars. Several cities are starting to electrify mass transit.
Climate activists on campuses across the country have spent years organizing in the name of fossil fuel divestment. That organizing is starting to pay off.
An ecologically minded experiment to make Paris a cycling capital of Europe has led to a million people now pedaling daily — and to rising tensions with pedestrians.
After pressing toward a vote, Democratic leaders accepted “reality” that the bill could not pass before a broad climate change and safety net measure comes together.
The messages take aim at Democrats by name as part of a broad effort to undermine landmark climate legislation that now hangs in the balance in Congress.
The growing damage to the world’s biodiversity presents dire risks to human societies.
Beach cleanups, plastic reduction, rethinking travel: A group of major leaguers is pushing back in a wasteful sport.
The Trump-era rule protected oil, construction and other industries from liability if they killed or injured birds while doing business.
The centrist senator is key to President Biden’s agenda in Washington. Her positions have angered some Democrats back home.
More than 20 species on the U.S. endangered list are now gone forever, officials said Wednesday. A million more are at risk.
In “Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid,” Thor Hanson looks at the evolutionary shifts already taking place as ecosystems and weather patterns change.
The animals and one plant had been listed as endangered species. Their stories hold lessons about a growing global biodiversity crisis.
Hurricane Ida ravaged places that were once stream beds and wetlands.
Massive eruptions transformed the climate in the Triassic era, creating the conditions in which dinosaurs diversified into many more species.
The top two Democrats in Congress face a daunting pile of legislative imperatives. With President Biden’s agenda hanging in the balance and few votes to spare, can they get it done?
Icelanders voted Saturday in a general election dominated by climate change, with an unprecedented number of political parties likely to win parliamentary seats.
The deluge in the city of Zhengzhou revealed how China’s years of go-go construction had left its cities vulnerable to climate change.
Climate change is one of the most important subjects at the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.
Repeated extreme weather events fueled by climate change can cause financial collapse.
Across the U.S., nights are warming faster than days because of climate change, and this effect is amplified in cities.
“It is irrational to interpret a number of crises occurring at the same time as signs that we’re doomed.”
The country, like most of the world, is becoming both drier and wetter in the era of climate change. It depends where you live.
The science behind Atlantic hurricanes and how climate change is affecting them.
Here's what you should know about extreme weather events like heat waves, droughts and storms.
The antidote for anxiety is meaningful action.
The 400,000-acre fire is still growing. And it is only 38 percent contained.
Human-caused climate change is influencing heat waves, making them more frequent and occurring over a longer period.
The climate crisis haunts Chicago’s future as a warming world pushes Lake Michigan toward new extremes — higher highs, lower lows, greater uncertainty.
Climate change is contributing to worsening heat waves. One result is that people can no longer count on a reprieve: cooler evening temperatures. Here’s how high overnight temperatures can make heat waves deadlier.
Trees protect cities from extreme heat. But in most places, only the rich enjoy them.
The heat smothering the Pacific Northwest has little precedent in four decades of record-keeping.
Maps show that drought conditions are the most widespread and severe in at least 20 years, with reservoirs running dry.
Much of the Western half of the United States is in the grip of a severe drought of historic proportions.
There are few things Americans can agree on these days. Wildlife crossings, it seems, are one of them.
A broad shift toward renewable energy could transform landscapes and coastlines all over the United States.
New York City's sanitation department unveiled a fully electric street sweeper last week.
New baseline data for temperature, rain, snow and other weather events reveal how the climate has changed in the United States.
President Biden announced an ambitious goal at today’s climate summit: a plan to cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions in half.
President Biden’s new pledge to cut emissions at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 is one of the more aggressive near-term targets among advanced economies.
If you’re inspired to pick up a book about climate change, here are five good options.
The future could be bad, or it could be better. You can help decide.
A new car sold today can last a decade or two before retiring. This “fleet turnover” poses a major challenge for climate policy.
A warming atmosphere is causing a branch of the ocean’s powerful Gulf Stream to weaken, some scientists fear.
Here’s why the weather went wild, even as the globe is warming.
Crisscrossing the tundra, digging dens, chasing prey: a rare look at the elusive wolverine in a rapidly changing region.
Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.
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The very ice melt he warned would threaten the planet turned out to be his undoing.
A lot happened in 2020. Here’s how The Times’s Climate Desk covered it.
Climate change is propelling enormous human migrations, transforming global agriculture and remaking the world order — and no country stands to gain more than Russia.
California’s redwoods, sequoias and Joshua trees define the American West and nature’s resilience through the ages. Wildfires this year were their deadliest test.
America isn’t making electricity the way it did two decades ago. Now the future of the nation’s energy mix has become a major election issue.
In the West, wildfires caused by lightning have been growing bigger and occurring more frequently. With climate change, other parts of the country may feel the effects, too.
The presidential candidates sharply oppose each other on a number of environmental issues. Let’s take a closer look.
The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.
The climate crisis has risen as a major concern among voters. The two candidates have profoundly different approaches on energy, public lands and environmental priorities.
Este año, alrededor de una cuarta parte del vasto humedal el Pantanal en Brasil, uno de los lugares más biodiversos del planeta, ha sucumbido bajo las llamas de los incendios forestales que el cambio climático ha empeorado.
An unusual confluence of weather conditions sent nearly 14,000 bolts of lightning into the dry, hot forests of Northern California in August. But that was only the beginning.
In the Amazon, today's environmental problems become tomorrow's catastrophe.
It sounds positive, but there are a few ways the label ‘biodegradable’ may cause more problems than it solves.
Los científicos estudian el clima extremo en una provincia de Argentina para comprender su funcionamiento y aprender algo sobre los monstruosos fenómenos climáticos del futuro.
Scientists are studying the extreme weather in northern Argentina to see how it works — and what it can tell us about the monster storms in our future.
Climate change and neglect have brought the mammoth structure at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe to the brink of calamity — a crisis prefigured in the dam’s troubling colonial history.
Nearly twice as many properties may be susceptible to flood damage than previously thought, according to a new effort to map the danger.
Our global climate reporter suggests some smart reads on how they're related.
NASA's new ICESat-2 satellite provides the most detailed look yet of where the continent is losing and gaining ice.
If the 50th anniversary of Earth Day has inspired you to finally read a book about climate change, we’re here to help you find just the right one.
In an interview with the local media, Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed regret but reiterated that economic concerns would still play a key role in climate policies.
California's eight years of drought officially ended in March, but wildfires are still engulfing parts of the state. Here are three major contributions.
The strikingly volatile weather in many parts of the country does tell us something about the future — but probably not what kind of winter we are in for.
In choosing leaders, our test should be: Will they increase or decrease the extraction of fossil fuels?
The reality of global warming.
We have the brains to slow down climate change. Do we have the will?
Circumstances of birth may be a lottery, but we all have a responsibility to level the playing field for the underprivileged.
Young people like the plaintiffs are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of global warming.