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.

The US and China Just Announced a Huge Deal on Climate—and It’s a Game Changer

Obama and Jinping

The surprise agreement aims to double the pace of carbon pollution reduction in the United States.

Inside the UN Climate Talks

Obama

President Obama is among the world leaders talking about climate change today in New York City.

Gore: Fracking Won’t Solve Our Climate Crisis

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Natural gas can’t be a “bridge fuel” unless we crack down on methane leaks, he tells Climate Desk.

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