Opinion

Island states need better data to manage climate losses

In the Caribbean and Pacific, islanders are already hit by climate change, but lack tools to measure the damages for leverage in international negotiations

A bottle of brandy that Trump won’t leave the Paris deal. Any takers?

Trump’s US remains firmly in the Paris climate deal. Richard Black reckons that’s how it will stay and he’s prepared to put his brandy where his mouth is

Sweltering European summer has human fingerprints

The chance of extremely hot days, such as have been seen across southern Europe this summer has been “greatly increased” by climate change

Al Gore: ‘Many Republicans want to switch sides on climate change’

The former US vice-president and climate campaigner has launched a new film and says “to fix the climate crisis we need to fix democracy”

Trump lays groundwork for staying in Paris Agreement

After notifying the UN that he intends to leave the Paris climate deal, the prospect of Donald Trump doing so seems increasingly uncertain

Why state action is no answer to bonfire of US climate rules

President Trump says states know better than federal government how to protect the environment, but history shows they are creative at ducking collective problems

Trump letter to UN on leaving Paris climate accord – in full

Trump’s communication with the UN and media release clarified some details and set the scene for political manoeuvring to come

One kilometre along the Arctic sea ice – my hardest ever swim

When Lewis Pugh finished his 22-minute, awareness-raising swim his hands were so frozen he hand to grip onto his photographer with his teeth

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Comment & Analysis

‘Issue for the left’: how climate change can shake this tag

A new poll shows the view that climate change is mostly a left-wing concern is prevalent and problematic. It’s time to change the conversation

Paris climate deal needs to be politically, not legally, binding

Whether countries have the legal right to back out of their climate commitments is irrelevant. It’s up to defenders to make sure it hurts them politically

Solar has not beaten coal in the race to electrify India

India’s future is still tied to coal and fixing woeful inefficiency of plants will create huge new generation at a price solar cannot match

Fiji presidency must not fail climate change victims at “Pacific COP”

Despite warm words about protecting the vulnerable, the island presidency of this year’s UN climate talks is showing no urgency on “loss and damage”

This G20 will be remembered for division, not unity

Efforts in Hamburg to rally 19 countries to the Paris Agreement were successful, but deeper ambition feels further away

Who checks corporate claims of climate leadership?

Big companies say they are leading the way to a cleaner future, but with only voluntary disclosures to keep them honest we just have to trust them

Finland’s plan to increase logging is a danger to the climate

Finland’s government has attempted to discredit scientists who criticised its increased logging programme, writes Hanna Aho from NGO Fern

May meets Trump on climate, but her Brexit will damage the Paris accord

Despite May’s G20 overture to Trump, her government is preparing a divorce from the EU that will have profound negative consequences for the climate

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Blog

Trump schedules Paris announcement for 3pm Thursday

Join our live blog from around 2pm ET (7pm BST) for updates from the US and around the world as Trump makes his decision on the Paris accord

To save communities from rising seas, we must open our ears

As modernity creeps into Tanna, Vanuatu, climate change is just one of many new challenges. We cannot fight the former without understanding the whole

Your views: climate hope in the Trump era

Email subscribers are keeping up the positive vibes with a focus on state and community-level efforts, while staying connected

Our climate heroes of 2016

Climate Home writers pick some of the defiant optimists they came across in 2016

7 things you missed at COP22 while Trump hogged the headlines

It was a ‘uuugggggee story. But while the media reacted in horror, the world – soon to be renamed Planet Trump – and the COP22 climate talks kept turning

Arctic faces ‘boom’ in shipping as ice melts

The luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity is embarking on an historic voyage through the Arctic, and it’s likely to herald a surge in similar trips say experts at ICCT

Why post-Brexit UK can be a climate champion

Ex No.10 advisor says Brussels has held back British climate ambitions: without its oppressive regulations carbon emissions can fall further and faster

Global warming hit 1.46C in March as records fall

Planet set for fifth successive warming year with average 1.21C temperature rises above 1850-1900 levels, a big increase on the 1.06C warming in 2015

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Podcast

Podcast: Bangladeshi expert talks rich-poor tensions and 1.5C

On the penultimate day of UN climate talks in Paris, Saleemul Huq tells Climate Home finance is key to unlocking a strong global pact

Podcast: How climate vulnerable countries are setting the agenda in Paris

Megan Darby talks to Monica Araya, former Costa Rica negotiator and founder of think tank Nivela, about an extraordinary push for a 1.5C global warming limit at COP21

Podcast: What has happened to the UK’s energy policy?

Ed King, Business Green’s James Murray and Nick Molho from the Aldersgate Group discuss the state of low carbon planning in the UK

Podcast: climate change and the refugee crisis

PODCAST: Megan Darby is joined by Labour MP Barry Gardiner and Chatham House’s Glada Lahn to discuss global warming & migration links

The Emissions Factor podcast: Bonn climate talks review

PODCAST: Ed King is joined by Michael Jacobs, Pilita Clark plus we hear from Christiana Figueres, Laurence Tubiana and Dan Reifsnyder

The Emissions Factor Podcast: Is optimism ahead of Paris justified?

PODCAST: This week Ed King is joined by Richard Black, Farhana Yamin and Lisa Friedman – plus an interview with Connie Hedegaard

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