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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.

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.

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.

Conflict Makes Nations Vulnerable to Climate Impacts

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

The Forgotten U.N. Climate Goal: 1.5°C

Island nations and others are desperate to keep global warming to less than 1.5°C, or 2.7°F.

U.K. Plans to Shutter All Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2025

The U.K. plans to close all of its coal-fired power plants by 2025 to address climate change.

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…

A Danger Days Update: Extreme Heat Still Surging

Warming temperatures are about to push U.S. cities into a new regime where danger days are more common.

U.S. Thirst for Oil Straining International Water Supplies

U.S. energy demand strains global water supplies in a warming world.

The Shum Show: Record Heat Across the Globe

There's record heat around the globe, and the globe as a whole is getting hot.

Shifting Gears to Cycling Would be Big Climate Boost

A shift from driving cars to cycling in big cities would become a major climate benefit.

Potential El Niño Winter Impacts

With the current El Niño, there is some hope of such an extreme drought easing this winter.

Once Stable Greenland Glacier Facing Rapid Melt

Glaciers in northeast Greenland that were once stable have undergone rapid melt and retreat in recent years.

Energy Transition Underway Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

An International Energy Agency report shows that a global transition to cleaner energy is underway.


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

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