An estimated 100,000 people turned out for the climate strike in Berlin on Sept. 20, 2019.
Advocates say the politics of global warming are changing rapidly with more public support for aggressive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — and that Merkel’s government isn’t keeping up.
A group of young protesters hold signs and posters.
With the recent climate strike, children are taking big steps to tackle climate change. This is particularly important as climate change can have negative implications for children's health and development.
A Buddhist nun with a shaved head takes part in a Kung Fu display
After facing the consequences of climate change first-hand in their own villages, the nuns decided to start walking with two strong messages: protect the environment, and empower women.
Steven Gallegos, a vector control specialist with the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District, inspects a water sample at a park in Covina, California, to check for mosquito larvae.
Mosquito-borne illnesses are on the rise, and climate change will worsen the threat. Little-known local agencies are the main line of defense.
Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
Secretary-General António Guterres has asked countries to come to the UN summit with specific plans for how they intend to cut carbon emissions in line with the most recent science, which says global greenhouse gas emissions must fall 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
A cityscape of Anchorage, Alaska with dog-sled racers and mountains
Alaska is experiencing climate change faster than other parts of the planet. With state leadership waning, Anchorage is taking on the climate fight.
A California car smog check center is seen in Los Angeles with an American flag
US President Donald Trump announced a planned withdrawal from the Paris climate accords two years ago, but states and local governments haven't all followed suit. What impact has US policy whiplash had on the climate two years later?
Red and orange blazing fires in Amazon forest
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is on the rise since the election of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has backed farmers and corporations bent on turning old growth forest into soy fields and cattle ranches.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
The UN climate report found that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) this century is still technically possible. But to keep that possibility alive, the world would have to cut its global greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 45% from 2010 levels by 2030.
The Mississippi River as seen from flying above in an airplane shows several boats carrying goods.
Up and down the Mississippi River, new pressures are being put on America’s inland hydro highway, which helps deliver US goods and commodities to the rest of the world and allows trade flows to return. The strain on the river system is only becoming more acute with the impacts of climate change.