Climate Negotiators Are Working on History’s Most Important Mad Lib

Delegates to the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, listen to opening remarks this morning. Paolo Aguilar/ZUMA

This week in Peru, delegates are creating the framework for a deal to fight global warming. Next year, they’ll fill in the blanks.

Will Obama Pull the Plug on Wind Energy?

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The president has threatened to veto a tax package that includes a lifeline for wind.

Even Global Warming Can’t Convince Republicans That Global Warming Exists

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Polling data suggests that even when the heat is on, political ideology outweighs facts.

We Fact Checked Aaron Sorkin’s Climate Science on “The Newsroom”


They did a pretty good job.

Republicans Said China Wouldn’t Follow Through on its Climate Pledges. Looks Like They Were Wrong.

Coal-fired plants on the banks of China's Yangtze River downstream from Chongqing. Arnold Drapkin/ZUMA

The world’s top emitter is pledging to cap coal use starting in 2020.


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