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.

Jane Goodall Just Called Out Republicans on Climate Change

Jane Goodall

As talks in Paris move into their final days, the renowned conservationist says we need a legally binding agreement.

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