Issues / Climate
We asked two veterans of UN climate talks to cut through the jargon and tell us what’s new and trending at this year’s summit in Lima, Peru.
"Here we are in the middle of a climate crisis, and we have investor lawsuits against governments over policies to encourage renewable energy," says Sarah Anderson at a UN preparatory event for the Financing for Development summit.
The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it's going to take hundreds of billions more.
Oil and natural gas gluts are driving prices so low that drill-baby-drillers may have to hit the brakes.
Many coastal regions must start bracing for frequent floods as key freshwater sources are drying up elsewhere.
With more of us crowding a warming planet, we need agricultural change.
We're igniting some Wall Street heat.
The federal government needs to cut military spending to free up the money needed to meet the climate challenge.
Climate change is likely the biggest challenge of this century — and it will affect every person on the planet.
As world leaders prepared to announce their actions on climate yesterday, thousands of people flooded the streets of New York City calling for wealthy nations to put money into the Green Climate Fund and demanding that none of it goes to finance dirty energy.