Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.
Consider this: Nashiru, a practitioner of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Maasai community in Kenya, says, "Cutting girls is something our people have done for hundreds of years. No one can convince us that it is wrong."
The aid response in the western Burmese state has been tricky since two bouts of communal violence between Rakhine Buddhists and the minority Rohingya Muslims in June and October 2012 resulted in more than 140,000 people -- mostly Rohingyas -- being forced to flee to camps.
In the five years since global leaders met in Copenhagen to discuss climate change, a lot has changed, and too much has stayed the same. In the past five years, more than 650 million people have been affected and more than 112,000 lives lost as a result of weather-related disasters.
If Germany is so coal-friendly, why is it contemplating this significant move away from international coal financing? Because the international community has moved swiftly and quickly to end coal financing, and Germany doesn't want to be an outlier.
Women ambassadors are filling over a third of the Council's 15 seats, making history at the venerable institution and sending out a strong message about women's empowerment.
Our leaders aren't just dithering at the edges while the planet burns -- they're actively inviting the very companies that are causing this crisis to help fix it.
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Five years after COP-15, the climate conference in Copenhagen which saw developing nations and first world polluters blaming one another for a policy stalemate, is the public finally fed up with inaction on global warming from the world's leaders?
Out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, climate change has arrived. Lying just two meters above sea level, my atoll nation stands at the frontline in the battle against climate change.
Next Tuesday, President Obama and 124 other world leaders will convene in New York City for a United Nations summit to address climate change.
This year's UN General Assembly comes at an especially bleak time. ISIS massacres, Syrian refugees, Ebola -- how much worse can it get? (Actually, do...
It's a basic parenting creed. If we want our kids to learn the value of doing something, we need to actually do it ourselves. If we want our kids to learn the value of taking care of our world, we need to take action ourselves. So we march.
Young people play a vital role in fighting climate change: they are consumers, voters, innovators and activists.
Even as other countries move forward, the US must continue to lead. The US is the second largest carbon emitter in the world and the largest overall contributor to the climate crisis. We have an obligation to take bold steps to reduce our own carbon pollution.
The kind of solidarity and diversity behind the People's Climate March is crucial to show governments that there's widespread demand for them to take real action to tackle climate change. But the march is targeting the wrong thing.