There Is an Important Climate Solution Democrats Never Talk About. But Why?

Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the National Academies of Sciences, and scores of researchers around the world agree on this fact: To prevent dangerous levels of climate change, it’s likely that humanity will need to start pulling carbon out of […]

The Democrats Are Ignoring a Climate Refugee Crisis That’s Happening Right Now

Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The top 10 Democrats running for president repeated campaign promises to escalate US aid to Central American countries and welcome more refugees as they debated Thursday in Houston. And while they argued over differences on immigration and the climate crisis, […]

2 Weeks After Hurricane Dorian, a New Disaster Threatens the Bahamas

Joseph Darville of Waterkeepers Bahamas surveys damage.Waterkeepers Bahamas Joseph Darville lives on Grand Bahama Island, and when he first heard there was an oil spill there after Hurricane Dorian what came to mind, he says, was “our pristine, beautiful beach and shallow waters.” The grassy banks are home to turtles and bonefish. And there’s the […]

Extreme Weather Displaced a Record 7 Million in First Half of 2019

Extreme weather events displaced a record seven million people from their homes during the first six months of this year, a figure that put 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in almost two decades even before Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, which compiles data from […]

Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. GATINEAU, Quebec — Along the coast of the United States, people who lost homes to Hurricane Dorian are preparing to rebuild. But Canada — which has faced devastating flooding of its own — is testing a very different idea of […]

Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at the federal scientific agency responsible for weather forecasts last Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three […]

Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion. That threat […]

Democrats Are Afraid to Say It: Climate Change Also Means Retreat

Scott Olson/Getty This story was originally published by Wired and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “Retreat, hell!” Major General Oliver Prince Smith once said during the Korean War. “We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in a different direction.” Retreat is not a concept Americans take lightly, whether in wartime or during CNN’s climate town hall Wednesday night. There the […]