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Gut Check Time for the Paris Agreement

, director of strategy & policy

Nearly four years after countries adopted the Paris Agreement, it faces the first real test of whether it is fit for purpose: will enough countries step up by the end of next year to increase the ambition of their Paris emissions reduction pledges, as is needed to meet the agreement’s bold temperature increase limitation goals?

The outlook is uncertain–growing public concern about the mounting impacts of climate change and the sharp reductions in the cost of solar, wind and other clean technologies provide political and economic rationales for higher ambition, but President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement and the trade war he has launched with China are creating headwinds against bold action. Read more >

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The eye of Hurricane Dorian on September 3, 2019. Photo: Christina Koch/NASA

Intense: 5 Remarkable Facts about Hurricane Dorian

, senior climate scientist

Hurricane Dorian has been a slow-moving, incredibly powerful, and record-breaking storm. These five facts highlight just how remarkable this hurricane has been. Read more >

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Hurricane Dorian gathers strength as it heads toward Florida on August 30, 2019. Photo: NOAA

Hurricane Dorian: What the Presidential Candidates—and All of Us—Need to Know

, senior climate scientist

Even as our hearts hope for the safety of the people of Florida, we scientists are often asked about the connection between hurricanes and climate change. So for all the presidential candidates answering hard questions on climate change—and for everybody in America who cares about our future climate—this post lays out those connections and explains how Dorian fits into the picture. Read more >

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Facing Uncertain Future, Puffins Adapt to Survive Climate Change

Eastern Egg Rock, Maine — In the midst of a second-straight record year for breeding Atlantic puffins, the research crew on this tiny, treeless jumble of boulders six miles out to sea pondered how long this good fortune would last amid climate change. Read more >

Derrick Z Jackson
Derrick Z Jackson
Derrick Z Jackson
Derrick Z Jackson
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Economics, Equity, and Climate Change: Back to School on Climate Economics

Dr. Laurie Johnson,

Economists need to make it possible for all teachers, economists or not, to help their students be climate economics literate. And we need to make it accessible and interesting to all students. Read more >

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