Climate change policy

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Tillerson hedges on climate science, but supports Paris agreement

In his Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of state, Exxon's former chief differs with Donald Trump on keeping the country in the international accord.

Tillerson hedges on climate science, but supports Paris agreement
The Arc de Triomphe is illuminated in green with the words "Paris Agreement is Done" to celebrate the United Nations climate change agreement in Paris, France, on Nov. 4.

The historic Paris climate change agreement just became international law

The historic Paris climate change agreement just became international law
Man fishing

Ocean warming called 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation'

Ocean warming called 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation'
Brazil dam

Climate change talks now have human rights on the agenda

Climate change talks now have human rights on the agenda
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, climate change envoy of the United Arab Emirates, hold up signs that read, "I'm for Climate Action", in English and Arabic, at a joint press conference in Abu Dhabi.

There was no big agreement, but plenty of progress at the UN Climate Summit

There was no big agreement, but plenty of progress at the UN Climate Summit
People's Climate March in New York City

With climate marches across the globe, the US walks gingerly toward a climate summit in Paris

Congressional inaction and election-year politics are hampering US leadership in the fight against climate change. The Obama administration believes it has the authority to act on its own in global negotiations slated for next year in Paris. But that strategy, avoiding Congress, has its problems.

With climate marches across the globe, the US walks gingerly toward a climate summit in Paris