A woman cooks next to her child on a makeshift banana plant raft at a flooded village in Bangladesh July 3, 2012. Low-lying Bangladesh is perhaps the most vulnerable nation to the impacts of climate change.
It can be hard to measure and define, but there are perhaps tens of millions of people already being displaced by climate change.
The cover image of Paolo Bacigalupi's book, "The Water Knife."
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.
Parisians still flock to the Bataclan memorial site to remember those killed in the November 13 terror attacks.
French 20-somethings in Paris have mixed emotions as the city hosts what could be a pivotal climate summit.
Hundreds of environmentalists arrange their bodies to form a message in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, December 6, 2015, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues at Le Bourget near the French capital.
Not everybody is hoping for an agreement in Paris — Republicans are vowing to scuttle any commitments made by the Obama Administration.
Shahar Caspi tends to peppers and other vegetables at his small community-supported farm in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. The Israeli transplant uses water-efficient farming methods he learned working the arid land back home.
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, a climate scientist at Woods Hole Research Center, and her son, Clancy, flew to Paris on Thursday.
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.
Steam rises from the cooling towers of the Electricite de France (EDF) nuclear power station at Nogent-Sur-Seine, France. The nuclear industry, and some of the world's top climate scientists, are arguing at the Paris climate talks that nuclear energy must
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.
At the tip of Sagar Island where it meets the Bay of Bengal battered earthen dikes no longer keep the sea at bay.
We tend to think of climate change these days in terms of big disasters like storms and droughts. But in many coastal regions, the impact is less dramatic but no less devastating. Sam Eaton reports on the slow drowning of communities in a crowded, low-lying part of India called the Sundarbans.
Chinese workers assemble a refrigerator in the eastern port city of Qinddao. A new study shows that for 15 products, Chinese manufacturing produces an average of 4.4 times the carbon emissions than if the products were made in the European Union.
The US produces the most climate pollution per person, but China is now the world’s largest overall greenhouse gas emitter. But China’s economy is cooling off, and changing. The World’s Jason Margolis reports on what China’s new economy could mean for the health of the planet.
Pandas in pollution
Beijing is experiencing its worst air pollution yet as heavy smog chokes the capital city for the fifth day. Schools are closed and residents are being told to stay indoors. All of this while President Xi Jinping is in Paris for the UN Global Conference on Climate Change.

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