In a frantic late night rush, a plan to come up with a plan for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of all countries passed muster at the U.N.'s annual climate negotiations
The latest research shows that climate talks must lead to more aggressive action to avoid the catastrophic effects of global warming
Carbon dioxide gets all the attention, but there are a host of compounds responsible for global warming
What Is the Right Number to Combat Climate Change?
Is there a safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to prevent "dangerous anthropogenic interference" in the climate?
Durban Deal May Bring Climate Change Action into 21st Century
As time ran out on the latest international climate change negotiations, an agreement was reached that includes all significant countries in the effort to reduce greenhouse gases. David Biello reports...
What Really Happened in Durban-and Will It Be Enough to Combat Climate Change?
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"—Dickens's phrase might serve to sum up the reactions to what is now officially called the "Durban Platform for Enhanced Action" on climate change...
Climate Talks Prove Growing Need for Carbon Capture and Storage Globally
Without technology to capture CO2 and store it safely and permanently, climate change cannot be constrained
Bio-Jet Fuel Struggles to Balance Profit with Sustainability
Alternatives for aviation industry and the military pose issues related to land use, clearing peatland, fertilizer use, costs and more emissions
Are the Durban Climate Talks--or Climate Talks in General--Doomed?
After more than 15 years of international climate negotiations, it has become ever more clear that all the carbon dioxide emitted to shuttle diplomats from city to city to hash out a regime to curb climate change has been largely wasted...
The Price of Coal in China: Can China Fuel Growth without Warming the World?
China relies on coal for most of its energy while striving to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution
Cancun Talks Yield Climate Compromise
The world largely endorses the Copenhagen Accord as a path forward for combating climate change, but postpones tough decisions for future talks
10 Solutions for Climate Change
Ten possibilities for staving off catastrophic climate change
The Green Apple: How Can Cities Adapt to Climate Change?
New York City--and other major metropolises around the globe--face an epic challenge in coping with the impacts of global warming
More important than Copenhagen? U.S.-China deal on energy and climate
When the presidents of the two nations that are responsible for 40 percent of Earth's climate-changing greenhouse gases sit down to talk, big things can happen.
State of the Science: Beyond the Worst Case Climate Change Scenario
The IPCC has declared man-made climate change "unequivocal." The hard part: trying to stop it
Peat and Repeat: Can Major Carbon Sinks Be Restored by Rewetting the World's Drained Bogs?
Bogs, swamps and mires help keep 500 billion metric tons of carbon out of the atmosphere, so preserving peatlands is emerging as a new priority
Another Inconvenient Truth: The World's Growing Population Poses a Malthusian Dilemma
Solving climate change, the Sixth Great Extinction and population growth... at the same time
Can Geoengineering Save the World from Global Warming?
Is manipulating Earth's environment to combat climate change a good idea--and where, exactly, did the idea come from?
Why Is the CIA Keeping Climate Change Secret?
The Central Intelligence Agency is working on climate change, but you'd never know it. David Biello reports
Copenhagen and Climate Change
The people of the world continue to grapple with the question of how best to combat climate change
America's Climate Choices Are Narrowing
With every year of inaction the risks posed by climate change grow, according to a new report requested by Congress. David Biello reports
Permafrost Meltdown May Herald Climate Catastrophe
The thawing of a thin layer of frozen Arctic soils will exacerbate global warming. David Biello reports
Climate Change Impacts
The impacts of climate change are already apparent and this interactive map illustrates some of those that might occur in future.