What's happening, and what to make of it
The timescales of global warming
The most important piece of international diplomacy in years, deciphered
John Ruskin’s warnings about a “plague-wind” offer one way of looking at the Paris deal.
Negotiators have reached the first international climate pact in history.
The international shipping and aviation industries likely won’t be affected by COP21, even though they emit as much carbon as some large nations.
A guide to the most contentious issues and how they’re discussed in the agreement
The Republican presidential hopeful attacks the scientific consensus as talks unfold in Paris.
It’s 12 letters long and unpronounceable.
The government has delayed an auction of public land for oil and gas development until after the Paris climate talks.
According to President Obama's top science advisor
Which countries have the best ideas for cutting carbon emissions?
Many Americans say global warming is real. But far fewer believe it’s a pressing national priority.
An agreement to aim for less has been taken off the table in Paris.
The world hasn't yet figured out how to deal with people who were forced from their homes for environmental reasons.
Obama signals a possible compromise on one of the major issues that could hold up a deal.
The technological shift that made an agreement in Paris possible
Critics of the president’s climate agenda are telling the world it stands on shaky ground.
How rising temperatures are changing the world, in charts
A look at a few of the policy proposals that are too aggressive for the current political climate
A guide to the most important climate deal in years. [Possibly.]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas shook hands for the first time in years at the global climate conference in France on Monday.