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Ben Adler

The politics of climate, energy, and cities

Ben Adler covers environmental policy and politics for Grist, with a focus on climate change, energy, and cities. When he isn't contemplating the world's end, he also writes about architecture and media. You can follow him on Twitter.

Climate & Energy

Activists on the street have the last word in Paris

As many as 10,000 people from across Europe and beyond made the point that the Paris climate agreement isn't nearly strong enough.

Climate & Energy

Here’s what you need to know about the new Paris climate agreement

What will the deal do? What things made it into the text? What didn’t? We explain all.

Climate & Energy

The Paris climate agreement won’t call for keeping fossil fuels in the ground

The U.N. negotiations aren’t even discussing ways to keep oil, gas, and coal from being extracted, and that’s a huge missed opportunity.

Climate & Energy

Here’s why the words “loss and damage” are causing such a fuss at the Paris climate talks

A big sticking point in the negotiations is language about helping developing countries after they are hit by climate-related disasters.

Fast forward

These activists give up food one day a month for the climate fight

The Fast for the Climate movement has spread around the world and now has 10,000 participants a month.

Climate & Energy

Shipping is a big contributor to climate change. So why is it being left out of the Paris deal?

Language to rein in emissions from the shipping industry has been removed from the draft climate agreement.

Climate & Energy

We could get a stronger climate deal in Paris if rich countries paid what they should

Don't blame India for an impasse at the climate talks. Blame the U.S. and other rich countries that need to offer up more climate finance.

Climate & Energy

6 big takeaways from the opening of the Paris climate conference

The summit has just begun, but we can already see themes emerging and battle lines being drawn.

Climate & Energy

Climate activists in Paris stage peaceful action, despite official ban on marches

Thousands formed a human chain through central Paris with colorful signs demanding climate action.