Will the Planet Survive the Next 24 Hours?


Tension is rising between the US and China as the deadline for a climate deal approaches.

Explained in 90 Seconds: Why 1.5 Degrees Matters

A climate activist at the Paris conference calls for limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. US negotiators appear to agree. Michel Euler/AP

Negotiators are pursuing a far more ambitious limit on global warming. But can that really be achieved?

Explained in 90 Seconds: Here’s Why You Should Be Hopeful About the Paris Climate Deal

Michel Euler/AP

Negotiators just took a big step forward in the fight against global warming.

Watch This Navy Admiral Destroy Ted Cruz’s Climate Myths


“I’m just a simple sailor, but it’s hard for me to see the pause on that chart.”

Can California Help the Paris Climate Talks Succeed?

California sunset

Plus: Tom Steyer on Bernie Sanders’ new climate plan and how global warming will impact the 2016 election.


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