The Polluters the Paris Treaty Ignores

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International shipping and aviation emit as much as entire wealthy nations, but they’re not bound by the COP21 deal.

Paris Talks May Set an Ambitious—and Meaningless—Goal on Climate Change

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Based on current policies, there is no hope of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees.

The Ugly Truth Lurking Behind the Climate Talks

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As a climate deal nears, power players want accountability (just not for themselves).

A Diplomatic, Apocalyptic Game of Jenga

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As the precarious climate talks build toward toward a climax, one French diplomat tries to keep it all from crashing down.

The Island of Nauru Could Live or Die at the Hands of COP21

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Over the years, this tiny Pacific island has been devastated by war, phosphate mining, and now climate change.

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