Climate Change

PRI keeps you up to date on the latest news, analysis and voices from around the world on the global climate crisis.



China faces desertification

Decades of clearing forests, overusing water resources, and climate change have brought desert conditions to what was once Chinese farmland. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Ningxia, China.

Global Politics

Climate change and national security

President-elect Obama introduced his national security team this week and climate change was mentioned prominently. The World's Jason Margolis examines how national security and the problem of global warming are linked.

Global Politics

Mobilizing to combat climate change

Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President elect Obama is facing tough economic times, and an industrial challenge. While Roosevelt mobilized industry to fight a war, Obama pledges to mobilize to battle climate change. The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

Obama's green agenda

President Obama's moves on climate change policy mark a stark shift from those of former President Bush. The World's Peter Thomson reports on the legacy of Bush's climate policy and the challenges ahead for the new administration.


Extreme weather and climate change

Australia's terrible wildfires and Europe's big snows might be evidence that when it comes to climate change, the future is now. We'll talk with climate scientist and journalist Heidi Cullen of Climate Central, a non-profit science and media organization.


Mexico City dries up

Lorne Matalon reports that Mexico City is running out of water. Experts say the only solution is to change the water use habits of the area's 20 million residents.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Mary Kay Magistad introduces us to Chinese singer Long Kuan, who says that going vegetarian will help the fight against global warming.