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>

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

A new migration crisis looms on the horizon. Where will people go when a changing climate renders their homelands uninhabitable? And what can governments do about it?

Climate migration has begun, and it's only getting worse, expert says
Child holds onto an inflatable globe

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

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

Reunion Island artist Dilo uses the sounds of nature to celebrate it 
Farmworkers wearing hats gather spinach from a field.

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

As temperatures heat up, farmworkers across the US push for more rights
Una joven posa para una fotografia en frente de unas plantas.

Los jóvenes latinos de EE. UU. están a la vanguardia de una revolución climática

Los jóvenes latinos de EE. UU. están a la vanguardia de una revolución climática
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.

Is climate change causing us to experience 'ecological grief'?
High tide at Nukatoa Island, in the Takuu Atoll, Papua New Guinea.

Understanding the human side of climate change relocation

Papua New Guinea inhabitants are in a race against climate change as they continue to lose their land to rising sea levels and coastal erosion. Since 1994, the islanders of the seven atolls have lost about 50% of their land. In an effort to relocate from a no longer habitable environment, they face devastating economic and political obstacles.

Understanding the human side of climate change relocation
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On a journey to Antarctica, a New Orleans chef awakens to the threat of melting ice

New Orleans native Jack Gilmore brought spicy hometown dishes like étouffée and gumbo to the menu aboard a scientific research ship. But he also learned what the warming of Antarctica might mean for his beloved city.

On a journey to Antarctica, a New Orleans chef awakens to the threat of melting ice
Multiple white windmills dot the blue ocean.

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

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.

America's windiest spot looks to harness the ocean winds with some British help
Burger King patrons in St. Louis were greeted by a somewhat confusing menu: A Whopper with no beef.

The meatless Whopper’s ‘Impossible’ goal: To save the planet

The Whopper is an icon of American culture. But the Whopper is getting a complete overhaul. And when we say complete, we literally mean complete.

The meatless Whopper’s ‘Impossible’ goal: To save the planet
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In Iceland, turning CO2 into rock could be a big breakthrough for carbon capture

About a half hour east of Reykjavik, the ground seethes with steam — a bizarre, thick fog pouring out of the pebbly earth.

In Iceland, turning CO2 into rock could be a big breakthrough for carbon capture
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.

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.

Legally, 'climate refugees' don't exist. But in Georgia, they say they're already here.
A man speaks with a Shell oil yellow shell logo behind him

Shell oil says it will quit a lobbying group that opposes global climate goals

Shell oil says it will leave the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers lobbying group in 2020 over a "material misalignment" of climate policy. It's just the first step, says one climate activist.

Shell oil says it will quit a lobbying group that opposes global climate goals
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How European kids are schooling politicians on climate change

Thousands of students in Europe and elsewhere have been skipping school on Fridays to demand their governments take stronger action against climate change. Some teachers and politicians are pushing back, but the students are getting support from their elders as well.

How European kids are schooling politicians on climate change
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.

These fourth graders penned climate change poetry inspired by our coverage