Climate Change

<p>The World keeps you up to date on the latest news, analysis and voices from around the world on the global climate crisis.</p>

Makaa or charcoal is often used in cooking methods in Kenya and other countries in Africa.

The push to end harmful cooking methods worldwide


A third of the world’s population cooks with fuels that produce harmful fumes when burned. Breathing in the fine particles produced by cooking with wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung and agricultural waste can penetrate the lungs and cause multiple respiratory and cardiovascular problems, including cancer and strokes. Women and children are most at risk. Fifty countries gathered in Paris on Tuesday to raise funds to replace dangerous cooking with clean ones. Marco Werman speaks with Dymphna van der Lans, CEO of the Clean Cooking Alliance.

Scientists study why some of Central Asia’s glaciers are resilient to climate change

Australian flooding

Climate migration has begun, and it’s only getting worse, expert says

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Reunion Island artist Dilo surrounded by pink and magenta flowers around her head.

Reunion Island artist Dilo uses the sounds of nature to celebrate it 

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Farmworkers wearing hats gather spinach from a field.

As temperatures heat up, farmworkers across the US push for more rights

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Child holds onto an inflatable globe

Capitalism is ruining the world, and can save it, says economist

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Social and environmental concerns are now being embraced by corporate America. Here’s why.

The sun sits above the horizon over melting ice in the arctic by the ocean in the arctic.

Is climate change causing us to experience ‘ecological grief’?


More and more mental health professionals are starting to take note of how climate change and environmental disasters are impacting our mental health. This has given rise to a new term: ecological grief. Ashley Cunsolo, a public health researcher, explains what ecological grief is and how it may be impacting people around the world.

Multiple white windmills dot the blue ocean.

America’s windiest spot looks to harness the ocean winds with some British help

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Finding more sources of renewable energy will be critical to battle climate change. In northern Europe, they’re harnessing the ocean winds offshore. Some in Massachusetts are looking to replicate that with some help from across the Atlantic.

Syrian refugee, Malik Alarmash, left, speaks with Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry, right, at the Refuge Coffee Shop in Clarkston, Georgia. Stephanie Steinbrecher with the Sierra Club, center, listens.

Legally, ‘climate refugees’ don’t exist. But in Georgia, they say they’re already here.

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Climate scientists agree that storms and droughts are becoming more severe, and the trend is only going to continue. As people get displaced, they face a big question: rebuild or relocate? It’s a dilemma that many people across the globe are facing and will inevitably lead to more people on the move to places like Clarkston, Georgia.

Two adults sit at the front of an elementary school classroom as children's heads fill the bottom of the frame.

These fourth graders penned climate change poetry inspired by our coverage

A story from The World inspired a Boston 4th grader to write a poem about climate change and the Amazon. Then her whole class got into the act.