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The world kept warming in 2022. Is the 1.5-degree Celsius target within reach?

Climate Change

Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is the most-repeated goal in the fight against climate change. But as each new year is among recorded history’s hottest, is it still a viable one? 

The view of banners for the UN climate conference COP26 displayed in central Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow summit pledge to phase out fossil fuel subsidies faces an uphill battle

Cattle graze on land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

World leaders pledged to end forest loss. What will it take?

Climate Change
President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington

US and Chinese presidents strike conciliatory tone during hourslong meeting

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Climate activists hold a demonstration through the venue of the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 12, 2021. Negotiators from almost 200 nations were making a fresh push to reach agreements on a series of key issues that would allow them t

COP26 made incremental progress but failed to deliver on ‘transformational’ change, negotiators say 

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Pastoralists and their livestock at one of the few functioning boreholes in Marsabit County, Kenya. Community leaders organize when people and their animals can drink from the borehole, Nov. 3, 2021.`

Who will pay for ‘losses and damages’ caused by climate change? Developing countries make their case at COP26.

Climate Change

Talking about compensation for damages from climate change has been taboo at climate talks. That’s starting to change. 

A flare burns natural gas at an oil well on Aug. 26, 2021, in Watford City, North Dakota.

Political climate: Part I

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into the political and climate risks of fossil fuel production.

Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed signs a document underwater calling on all countries to cut down their carbon dioxide emissions in Girifushi, about 20 minutes by speedboat from the capital Male, Maldives

At COP26, island nations push hard for countries to meet goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius

Climate Change

The speaker of parliament of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, spoke to The World’s environment editor Carolyn Beeler in Glasgow, Scotland, about what’s at stake.

In this photo provided by the Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, greets US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry during the Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 25, 2021.

Oil giant Saudi Arabia says it wants to get to net-zero emissions by 2060. But critics question its roadmap.

Climate Change

Saudi Arabia’s economy was built on oil. Now, faced with growing global pressure to replace fossil fuel with cleaner energy, the kingdom has announced plans to reach net-zero emissions by 2060.

Colorful trees stand near a road through the Taunus region near Frankfurt, Oct. 2, 2021. More than 100 countries are pledging to end deforestation at COP26 in Glasgow.

More than 100 countries pledge to curb deforestation at COP26 conference

More than 100 countries pledge to end deforestation in the coming decade during the COP26 conference in Glasgow. Also, A deadly explosion at a military hospital kills at least 19 people in Afghanistan. And, Yahoo pulls out of China.