Heavy rains have washed away towns, villages and infrastructure, as extreme weather events become more common in South Asia.
Voters rejected the deny-and-delay approach that has made Australia a global laggard on emission cuts. But how far the new government will go remains to be seen.
The Northeast, from Delaware to Maine, has the highest likelihood of being extra-hot, along with parts of the West.
Corporate climate pledges are everywhere. Some are solid, others definitely are not.
As climate change fuels grim discoveries across the West, Las Vegas is awash in bets on the identity of a suspected murder victim dumped in a barrel.
The election spotlights the risks faced by climate-skeptic politicians.
The window for congressional action on climate is closing — potentially for quite a while.
During its monthly climate call, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned of increased temperatures and low precipitation.
Skiing, hiking and dogsledding will never be the same in Svalbard, Norway, which has warmed more than twice as quickly as the rest of the Arctic. The islands may be isolated, but the changes aren’t.
Neither is being realistic about a smooth transition to renewable energy.
A new proposal would significantly rewrite E.U. rules on renewable energy, ending subsidies for biomass like wood pellets.
In India, weeks of 100-degree heat have become just another everyday climate anomaly.
Researchers used new data to calculate fire threats to homes and other properties throughout the lower 48 states. We made a map.
The billionaire and former mayor of New York City will fund programs in 10 developing countries.
Every year we let more patches of our yard go wild, and every year more flowers appear in the uncut areas.
New data was used to calculate fire risk to residential and other properties. The threats are rising.
The country has been hit hard by wildfires and other climate disasters, but it’s also making tons of money from fossil fuels.
An ad led to Domingo Morales falling in love with compost. A windfall is helping him spread the word.
Stacy McAnulty’s “Save the People!” employs humor to call middle grade readers to action.
The lone star tick can trigger an allergic reaction to red meat in those bitten. Now this arachnid’s territory is expanding.
Republicans link the move to rising gas prices while the administration said it was a result of conflicting legal opinions and a lack of interest among bidders.
Smog from factories and cars has led to more storms in the Atlantic Ocean, but fewer in the Pacific. A new study explains why.
Kim Stanley Robinson, one of the most acclaimed living science fiction writers, is done with deep space narratives. His focus now is on solving real problems — like climate change.
A scientist and policy analyst examines the systems that rule our world, denounces easy solutions and makes the case for uncertainty.
So far, many financial institutions have avoided decisive measures. But the pressure from activist shareholders isn’t going away.
The transactions can help major oil and gas companies clean up their own production by transferring polluting assets to a different firm, the analysis said.
Waste from coal plants is threatening the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which the biologist E.O. Wilson called “arguably the biologically richest place” in the nation.
Officials warned that extreme weather events could cause outages and that power bills would increase as providers covered rising energy costs.
Here are four climate takeaways from a dramatic turnaround — a year after a surge of shareholder activism in the industry, as well as a remarkable court ruling against Shell.
Moscow wants victories before its Monday holiday.
Worsening wildfires in recent years have led officials to embrace planned fires to thin forests before disaster strikes. But the warming world is making it tougher to do safely.
Repairing the country’s extensive peatlands could help the world mitigate climate change. It could also make a fast-fashion billionaire even richer.
A time-lapse image of smoke from wildfires in New Mexico and dust from a storm in Colorado illustrates the scope of Western catastrophe.
The billionaire venture capitalist said the study of climate change and sustainability would be the “new computer science.”
Temperatures are soaring across South Asia, testing dangerous thresholds. How much is climate change to blame? It’s becoming an ‘obsolete question,’ one scientist says.
The Biden administration is planning a major shift to electric vehicles, but experts say it requires a secure, resilient supply of critical minerals.
Wynn Bruce’s death can teach us that climate anxiety and despair can be channeled into constructive action.
El primer análisis global enfocado en esta especie ha descubierto que la tala y la agricultura están eliminando su hábitat a un ritmo insostenible, agravando el declive de la biodiversidad en todo el mundo.
These kelp forests sequester more carbon dioxide than the state’s redwood groves.
Can computers help?
When prices soared years ago, Americans launched broad efforts to wean the nation off oil and gas to protect households from price swings. But then supply rose and plans fizzled.
Parts of the region — including large swaths of New Mexico — have been seared by drought and raked by high winds, fueling existing wildfires and creating ideal conditions for new ones.
Los Angeles and Santiago are two of the latest cities to impose strict water restrictions in an effort to avoid disastrous shortages in the future.
More than 300 solar projects in the United States have been canceled or delayed in recent weeks because of an investigation by the Commerce Department.
Government support could be the deciding factor in whether a new generation of climate-damaging infrastructure gets built.
Sixteen states argue the Postal Service failed to properly vet clean alternatives to polluting trucks that could get as little as 8.6 miles to the gallon.
A new study finds that if fossil fuel emissions continue apace, the oceans could experience a mass extinction by 2300. There is still time to avoid it.
Kevin Harvey of Rhys Vineyards makes terrific pinot noirs. Now he sees nebbiolo and two Sicilian varieties as great options in a warming climate.
The Indian subcontinent has recorded above-average temperatures for weeks. Heat-related weather watches or alerts are now in effect for hundreds of millions of people.
In a warming world, bats in Southeast Asia will be especially prone to spreading viruses to other mammals, researchers found.
Brazil had the largest share of tree loss last year, followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo and Bolivia. Indonesia showed improvement.
The first global analysis of its kind found that logging and farming are taking away reptile habitat at an unsustainable pace, exacerbating a worldwide decline in biodiversity.
A renowned photographer who hopes to persuade humans to love their insect brethren has teamed with scientists on a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History.
The administration set efficiency standards that will phase out sales of incandescent bulbs in favor of LEDs, reducing Americans’ electrical bills over time.
Paris? Volcanoes? Computer models? Reporters from the Climate Desk tackled a wide range of intriguing questions sent by readers.
American energy production has only inched up because executives fear that oil and gas prices won’t stay high.
Negotiations ran long into the night as Musk’s offer to buy Twitter and take it private looks increasingly likely to go ahead.
New life is everywhere, renewing itself among us, reminding us not to give up.
“There are these billions of people who want to burn more fossil fuel,” says Vaclav Smil. “There is very little you can do about that.”
Mr. Buffett has pushed back against investors who want to force Berkshire Hathaway to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A friend described the actions of Wynn Bruce, of Boulder, Colo., as “a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis.”
In Washington, D.C., as well as Phoenix, Atlanta and scores of other cities across the country, demonstrators called on the government to enact bold climate action.
And it will get worse before it gets better.
Plastic waste is everywhere, and today’s recycling systems fall far short of fixing the global mess. Here’s why, and what needs to change.
Did you know the “recycling” symbol doesn’t mean something is actually recyclable? Play our trashy garbage-sorting game, then read about why this is so tricky.
The city famous for its bike lanes is struggling to cut car pollution. Now Portland faces a major battle over whether to keep expanding highways.
Wildfires, tornadoes and a rare spring blizzard brought destruction across the U.S.
“The future I want,” says Tina Stege, the climate envoy for the Marshall Islands, “is a future where we get to choose.”
More than two-thirds of Americans are anxious about climate change. They feel grief, anger and hopelessness. We spoke to people about the invisible scars of this growing crisis.
NOAA announced its yearly global temperature data, which continued a warming trend. The last seven years have been the seven warmest ever.
Between runs with Ingrid Backstrom we talked about climate change and the future of the sport.
“Am I dipping into the spiritual realm and the infinite game of life? Damn right I am.”
Katharine Hayhoe doesn’t see the love in many of her fellow Christians. She still has hope we can all do better.
If the bill dies, it could prove extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the United States to meet its climate targets.
Wilder winds are altering crucial currents. The sea is releasing ancient carbon dioxide. Vast ice shelves are melting from below. See why the experts are increasingly alarmed.
These 193 stories show the reality of climate change. In every country in the world.
The world’s wealthiest nations are disproportionately responsible for global warming. A sticking point at this year’s climate summit: Should they pay for the damage?
The impact is etched on land and ice across the planet.
“We need to stay away from the apocalyptic thinking that it’s too late and the world is ending and move toward a more practical thing: 2 percent of the budget.”
A look inside COP26, the global climate summit happening in Scotland.
The newest plans by countries to fight climate change still fall short of what scientists say is necessary. Here’s what the 10 biggest emitters have promised.
As climate change discussions take center stage in Glasgow, here’s a primer on some of the jargon you’re likely to hear a lot.
Nations have started making progress on climate change. But we’re still on track for dangerous warming unless those efforts accelerate drastically.
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.
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.
Here are some ideas you wonderful readers sent to us.
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.
The president-elect’s transition team is scrambling to find a new candidate for the E.P.A. after advocates objected to Mary D. Nichols.
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.
A great-great grandson of John D. Rockefeller, he steered one of his family’s philanthropies to a feisty stance on the oil giant’s role in climate change.
As we topple statues, let’s also search for our own moral blind spots.
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.
The two sprawling metro areas — one rich, one poor — offer a vision of what could be a watery future for 600 million coastal residents worldwide.
Protecting the forests while we are at it.
Two climate science writers respond to questions about the economic impacts of rising temperatures.
Making, washing and tossing apparel has a big environmental cost.
Global warming will strike hardest against the very people we’re told to love: the poor and vulnerable.
The E.P.A. plans to change the way air pollution health risks are calculated in a way that would sharply lower estimated deaths from new, looser rules for coal plants.
There is no magic cuisine to save our species. There are, however, many ways to eat sustainably.
Any serious energy transformation will need to harness America’s powerful and creative economic engine.
The New York Times sent a climate policy survey to the 18 declared candidates. They all want to stick to the Paris Agreement. Beyond that, they diverge.
More than 300 have been arrested as part of a global civil disobedience campaign demanding immediate government action on climate change, with more confrontations expected.
Also this week: Our reporter visits Duluth, Minn., a city that could become a climate refuge.
If centrist policies are doomed, why should Democrats pursue them?