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.
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.
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.
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.