Have hope, humanity is finding ways to defeat climate change

In a new book, Ed Davey finds examples the world can follow to respond to the moral calls from activists Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg

One billion without power need new World Bank president to keep faith

As the bank welcomes its new boss, he must fulfil its mission to prevent climate change by bringing clean energy to those currently in the dark

Courts must curb greenhouse gas emissions to protect our liberty

In a court case in Oregon, we argue climate change is destroying our natural spaces and impinging on our constitutional right to freedom

After 25 years of failure, we should abandon the UNFCCC

Emissions are at record levels and the international treaty designed to rein them in cannot drive action, it is time for new ideas to be explored

The Green New Deal: Finally climate policy informed by science

The proposal from Democrats is the most comprehensive response yet to the scientists’ warnings, to implement it would be realism, not radicalism

Capitalism can deliver the transformation the climate school strike demands

A letter to 16-year-old Greta Thunberg: ‘I’m a good-old institutionalised man… my generation can’t speak to power the way yours can’

Lessons from talking climate with Albertan oil workers

In Canada’s most oil-rich province, workers are more open to “diversification” than “transition” away from the industry they are proud to serve

Alberta’s oil production cut shows the Keystone XL protest worked

Widely dismissed as a symbolic victory in 2015, the blocking of a major pipeline project has forced Canada’s oil patch to limit its output, vindicating activists


Comment & Analysis

Stalemate in Poland revealed central tension of Paris Agreement

Centralised governance is a thing of the past; a new era of climate diplomacy must find ways to accommodate national difference

Another dam fails in Brazil – Bolsonaro must not respond by gutting protections

Environmental regulations are not arbitrary hurdles for enterprise, if this government erodes them how many more people will be buried beneath the mud?

In the High Atlas mountains, the future hinges on water

In the villages of the Amazigh people, community collectives provide voice and solidarity in the face of multiple climate threats

In Ireland, Brexit proofing must mean climate proofing

Brexit has led to delays in climate action just at the moment when bold plans could soften the impact of the UK divorce, writes MEP Lynn Boylan

WTO chief is in denial over climate impact of trade

Roberto Azevêdo says he hasn’t ‘seen one, single credible study’ showing environmental impact of trade. He could start with the WTO’s own work

Germany can end coal power much earlier than 2038

The market can deliver much faster end to coal power than proposed last week, but it needs a confident signal from the German government

Stop asking climate scientists how we feel

A recent focus on scientists’ emotional responses to global warming is misplaced; the important question is how society will manage climate risk

Bolsonaro’s Davos speech promised anguish in indigenous lands

Presenting an acceptable Brazil to global investors, the president failed to mention measures he has taken that are already fuelling violence in indigenous lands

Comment & Analysis


Elon Musk’s disaster capitalism

The entreprenuer has made a habit of intervening in crises, particularly climate-related ones, but it’s a high wire act

Climate Home News is seeking a full-time reporter

We are expanding our award-winning team and we want a tenacious, ambitious journalist to join us in London. Applications close Monday, August 6

Climate Home News is offering two African reporting fellowships

We are looking for two African journalists to report deeply on the effects of climate change and climate science on the continent’s development

Climate Home News wins online media award

At a prestigious UK journalism awards ceremony, CHN was named best specialist or local news site of 2018, beating bigger rivals like BBC East of England

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

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

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