Global Warming

COLUMN

One Cheer for the Climate Deal

The landmark deal won’t cut China’s emissions for more than a decade, and it’s going to be tough for the U.S. to meet its requirements. But it's a good start.

Kate Galbraith |

Dispatch

Germany's Revolution in Small Batch, Artisanal Energy

The industrial engine of Europe is increasingly powered by backyard windmills and locally owned solar panels. And this complex, patchwork system just might be the future of sustainable energy.

Paul Hockenos |

Dispatch

The Peat Monster

Finland's pristine environment has been ruined, activists say, by an out-of-control energy giant -- turning once pristine lakes into brown pools teeming with "monkey disease."

Britt Peterson |

Report

Saskatchewan Rough Ride

Canada scores first in the clean-coal game. But it will be a tough and expensive act to follow.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Environmentalism Is Dead

How America abandoned its role as leader of the fight to save the planet -- and killed a movement.

Kate Galbraith |

Report

Obama's Inconvenient Truth

U.S. officials are increasingly banging the drum for greater action on climate change. Is the rest of the world listening?

Keith Johnson |

Argument

How We Break 25 Years of Stalemate on Climate Change

We have the tools. We have the talent. Here's how we get the politicians to listen up and do something.

Bill McKibben |

Report

Water Wars

Forget the Islamic State. The new conflicts of the future could be sparked by climate change.

Shane Harris |

Report

NHL Warns Climate Change Could Put Hockey in Penalty Box

The hockey league's first sustainability report underscores the threat global warming poses to the outdoor roots of the game.

Keith Johnson |

Report

China's Kinda-Sorta-Oughta Plan to Fight Climate Change

Is Beijing suddenly getting on board in the fight against global warming?

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

That’s a Mighty Nice Climate Change Plan, America

But now the question is: Will it survive 2016? 

Kate Galbraith |

Report

Obama's EPA Takes Aim at Dirty Power Plants

The new rules would clean up the energy sector by 2030, but have sparked bipartisan outrage already.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Green Day

The Obama administration's ambitious new clean energy policy has the coal industry on the warpath.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Catalyst for Chaos

Climate change threatens American security, military brass say, and Congress is AWOL on the issue.

Keith Johnson |

Report

A Clear and Present Danger

President Obama is calling for a war on climate change. Too bad he doesn't have the tools to win it.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Put Down Your Pistols: Cap and Trade Isn't Dead Yet

The latest U.N. report says that the darling climate strategy isn't working. But that doesn't mean it's dead. For climate advocates, those are fighting words.

Kate Galbraith |

Report

Dirty South, Clean It Up

Developing nations are now the world's biggest polluters. Are they finally ready to help fight climate change?

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Shouting 'Melting' in a Crowded Theater

Can anyone de-wonkify climate change warnings and actually get people to listen?

Kate Galbraith |

Think Again

Think Again: Climate Treaties

Why the glacial pace of climate diplomacy isn't ruining the planet.

David Shorr |

Dispatch

Climate of Corruption

How a $50 million graft scandal is pushing Malawi even closer to environmental catastrophe.

Ty McCormick |

COLUMN

The 2013 Stories That Never Were

From a U.S. attack on Syria to the collapse of the Eurozone, here's what didn't happen in foreign policy this year.

Stephen M. Walt |

Report

Can Europe Frack Itself to Energy Independence?

Europe wants to replicate America's shale gas boom. Will it succeed?

Keith Johnson |

The List

Hacking the Climate

7 far-out geoengineering ideas that could save the planet -- or destroy it trying.

Ty McCormick |

Argument

The World in 2030

The United Nations is vowing to end extreme poverty within our lifetimes. Here's why that might actually be realistic.

John Norris |

Argument

America Needs a Coast Guard That Can Fight

As the Arctic becomes an arena for conflict, the United States’ forgotten naval force will need to cowboy up.

James Holmes |

Christian Caryl

The Tangled Tale of Malaysia's Dirty Battleground State

How an ex-British prime minister’s sister-in-law, a headhunter’s grandson, dodgy PR firms, and a Malaysian kingpin are colliding in a fight over the future of democracy.

Christian Caryl |

In Box

Terror Management

Could a shared fear of climate change unite enemies?

Joshua E. Keating |

Feature

Doomsday Preppers

At a new center in Cambridge, a philosopher, an astronomer, and a software pioneer are looking for ways to save humanity from itself.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

It's not just Obama -- the entire world is ready to get serious about climate change. 

Amy Myers Jaffe |

The List

Over the Horizon

Five unlikely but extremely destabilizing global crises that Obama must prepare for now.

Martin Indyk |