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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.

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.

Thanksgiving Weather and Temperature Trends

Thanksgiving weather is variable from year to year, but Novembers are trending warmer across the U.S.

Global Warming Key Driver of 2015’s Record Heat

2015 is virtually certain to be the warmest year on record, with global warming driving that excess heat.

Where Cows and Coal Rule, So Does CO2

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

These Tiny Satellites Could Keep an Eye on Wildfires

Soon, satellites smaller than a shoebox could offer real-time monitoring for wildfires.

The $100 Billion Climate Question

Rich counties pledged to provide $100 billion a year in climate financing for poorer ones. Where is it?

2° Challenge: Try to Avoid Disastrous Climate Change

Take the quiz to see if you can stop warming short of 2°C, a threshold world leaders agree we don’t want to cross.

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.

What Passing a Key CO2 Mark Means to Climate Scientists

We're likely living in a post-400 ppm world. Here's what it means to scientists that study the climate.


The Russian Heat Wave of 2010: July Temperatures Probability function of July average temperature anomalies in Moscow, Russia.

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