Climate Change

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



Nobel thinkers take on environment

A 3-day Nobel Laureates Symposium just took place in London to brainstorm on environmental issues. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets an overview from the BBC's environment and science correspondent David Shukman.


One noble scientist's take on global warming

One of the participants at this week's Nobel symposium on climate change was Yuan Tseh Lee. He's a native of Taiwan who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1986. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with him about the meeting that just ended in London.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Maldives Islands, Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Charles Ehrhart, co-author of a study that attempts to chart how climate change will directly affect human populations.


Geo Quiz and answer

For our Geo Quiz, quiz, we're looking for a rocky archipelago off Norway's northwest coast. The answer is Lofoten, where marine biologist Hieke Vester studies and records communication among marine mammals. The World's David Leveille has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Rethinking biofuels in Europe

Biofuels have been touted as the best hope for reducing reliance on fossil fuels and limiting greenhouse gases. Now many scientists are raising doubts about that. Reporter Kathleen Schalch examines the debate over the costs and benefits of biofuels.


G8 on greenhouse gases

Leaders at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy have issued a joint statement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists, who's been following the talks.