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.

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.

Green Groups Stage Walk-Out at UN Climate Talks

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Environment and development groups are protesting at slow speed and lack of ambition of Warsaw negotiations.

Natural Disasters Cost $3.8 Trillion Since 1980, World Bank Says

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The number of disasters, and the total cost, are both on the rise.

Philippines Urges Action to Resolve Climate Talks Deadlock After Typhoon Haiyan

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UN negotiations in Warsaw must deliver emergency climate pathway as new storm brews in the Pacific, says government.

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