Lima Climate Change Talks Best Chance for a Generation, Say Upbeat Diplomats

Delegates attend the opening ceremony of the Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. Martin Mejia/AP

Hopes rise for global warming deal after US-China carbon commitments inject much-needed momentum into Peru talks.

World Bank to Focus Future Investment on Clean Energy

Wind farm

World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ‘extreme need’ due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim.

Inhofe’s Grand Climate Conspiracy Theory: It’s All About Barbra Streisand

James Inhofe

That’s what the GOP senator who’ll be taking control of the environment committee told me several years ago.

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.

Is the US-China Climate Pact as Big a Deal as It Seems?

The Chinese and American presidents in Beijing on Wednesday. Andy Wong/AP

The deal doesn’t mean that global climate negotiations will succeed. But it means they’re no longer guaranteed to fail.

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