After two weeks of talks, negotiators appear on the verge of a breakthrough global deal to address climate change. But with every word of a now nearly 30-page document being parsed by nearly 200 countries, talks have pushed past the Friday evening deadline into the weekend.
Just about every country on Earth is at the negotiating table at the Paris climate summit. But communities that span national borders, like the Sami of far-Northern Europe, can feel shut out.
While negotiators from nearly 200 countries tussle over the details of a proposed climate pact in Paris, people from affected communities are straining to have their voices heard. The World's environment editor Peter Thomson spoke with three women from far-flung regions who've gone to Paris to demand strong action.
It can be hard to measure and define, but there are perhaps tens of millions of people already being displaced by climate change.
It's difficult to care about climate change. It's a big, slow moving story. That's why fiction might be the key to solving the crisis. Books are empathy machines. They make us care.
French 20-somethings in Paris have mixed emotions as the city hosts what could be a pivotal climate summit.
Not everybody is hoping for an agreement in Paris — Republicans are vowing to scuttle any commitments made by the Obama Administration.
With California heading into its fifth year of drought, many in the state are looking for more water-efficient ways of growing food. One transplanted Israeli farmer is helping show the way.
Sue Natali is a climate scientist who’ll be making a presentation at the Paris climate talks this week. Her son Clancy is a 17-year-old student whose school trip to the conference was cancelled after the Paris attacks. But he’s going with his mom anyway, because he feels climate change is an issue that his generation has to take action on.
At the Paris climate talks, most everybody is searching for a silver bullet — a technological fix to produce enough clean energy to allow us to continue to grow. Some argue we already have part of the solution: more nuclear energy.