Climate Change

How is Obama's overall record on the environment?

Is Obama's record on climate change and air pollution better than Bush's? How is it relative to the ideal, and relative to what seems politically realistic? Good questions ...

Al Gore on Colbert, chatting about climate reality and Rick Perry [VIDEO]

On The Colbert Report last night, Al Gore talked about his "24 Hours of Reality" event and came dangerously close to endorsing Rick Perry for president.

Fiddling while his state burns isn't just a metaphor for Perry, says Thomas Friedman

Oh look -- America's most-read liberal just devoted an entire column to climate change, or should we say climate weirding. It's nice to see the talking points we feed you, our climate hawk minions, repeated so succinctly in a national …

Indigenous Alaskans have no doubt the climate is changing

The U.S. Geological Survey had a novel idea about how to better understand climate change and its impacts: Ask the people most likely to be experiencing it. These researchers asked a group of people from Alaska's indigenous communities what their …

’24 Hours of Reality,’ happening now [VIDEO]

Al Gore's big "climate reality" event kicks off at 7 p.m. Central time today in Mexico City and then moves around the world. Watch the live stream here.

New record low for arctic sea ice

Last week, sea ice coverage in the Arctic dropped to a new record low, according to data from the University of Bremen. It's the lowest since 1972, when we started observing sea ice via satellite, but it could well be …

Fat lady sings: Gore gears up for 24 hours of climate reality [VIDEO]

Al Gore is going big in his fight against climate deniers, with "24 Hours of Reality" on Sept. 14. Opera singing may or may not be involved.

As waves lap at their doorsteps, Alaskan islanders take on climate polluters

In Christine Shearer's book "Kivalina: A Climate Change Story," a tiny community threatened by rising seas takes major coal and oil companies to court.

Switching from coal to natural gas would accelerate climate change, say scientists

Here is a terrifying, crazy-making truth: Getting off coal will accelerate climate change, at least in the short term.