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Why a 2°C Target for Paris?

Learn why world leaders, scientists and policymakers are sticking to a 2°C target at Paris climate talks.

Countries Pledge $10 Billion For Clean Energy Fund

World leaders took a major step this weekend toward speeding up the development of clean energy.

COP21 Explained: Why 2°C?

You're likely to hear the term 2°C a lot during the next two weeks.

How to Speak Like a Climate Negotiator

Our guide to digesting the mumbo jumbo that’s being served up ahead of a key two-week round of climate talks in Paris.

Transatlantic Airlines Show Big Fuel-Efficiency Gaps

The biggest transatlantic airlines are up to 51 percent less fuel-efficient than their smaller lower-cost rivals.

Global Investments in Climate Change on the Rise

Climate change investments are up 18 percent in 2014 as clean energy surges.

Paris Talks Could Improve Climate Pledges

Climate pledges submitted ahead of Paris won't do enough to slow warming, but they might improve.

What’s There to be Thankful for in Climate News?

Find out on the Shum Show with Climate Central's Multimedia Journalism Fellow, Greta Shum.

Interactive Map Unveils the Mystery of Wind Turbines

A new interactive USGS map provides detailed information on nearly 49,000 wind turbines across the U.S.

This is the Globe’s Hottest Five-Year Period on Record

2015 will go down as the hottest year and a punctuation mark on the hottest five-year period on record.

Why 2015 Will Be the Hottest Year on Record

Increasing greenhouse gases are the overwhelming reason why 2015 will be the hottest year on record.

Where Cows and Coal Rule, So Does CO2

Per capita carbon emissions are falling, but Wyoming's are still seven times the national average.

Conflict Makes Nations Vulnerable to Climate Impacts

Researchers have found that conflict makes people more vulnerable to climate impacts.

Unmitigated Climate Change to Shrink Global Economy

New study predicts that rising temperatures due to climate change will wreak havoc on economic output.

Transportation Emissions Could Be Cut in Half by 2050

Carbon emissions from the transportation sector could be halved by 2050 with two key steps.

Climate Matters: States At Risk

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card summarizes the changing nature of key threats and corresponding levels of preparedness in…

State-level Preparedness Report Cards

The first-ever national analysis of state level preparedness for climate-driven, weather-related threats in all 50 states.

U.S. Agencies Agree: October Was Crazy Warm

NOAA and NASA said October had the biggest temperature departure of any month in 100-plus years.

Incredible October Warmth Guarantees Record Hot 2015

Incredible October global temperatures make it 99.9 percent certain that 2015 will be the hottest year on record.

One Graph Shows El Niño’s New Record

El Niño hit a weekly temperature record and is likely to keep upping the heat globally.


Number of Extremely Hot Days Continues to Rise As greenhouse gases continue to build and warm the planet, we are seeing an increased number of hot days in the U.S.

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