Climate

Biden's Climate Pledges Are Incompatible with His Belligerence Toward China
Bipartisan saber rattling and spiraling Pentagon budgets threaten to undermine global climate action just when we need it most.
Lorah Steichen
Biden Says He Backs a Just Transition for the Climate Crisis. Advocates Say, “Prove It.”
While the administration has taken some early steps to provide support for energy workers and frontline communities in the transition away from fossil fuels, experts and activists say the crisis demands a more transformative approach.
Rachel M. Cohen
The Perils of an “America First” Climate Policy
To meet his climate promises, Biden will have to abandon the U.S. tradition of hawkish nationalism in favor of global cooperation.
Kate Aronoff
When Climate Disaster and Mass Incarceration Collide
Failed responses to environmental disasters in jails are gambling with detainees’ lives.
Daniela Ochoa-Bravo
This Old Steel Mill Town is Now a Hub for Green Energy
Sick of poison runoff and toxic beaches, a former steel town near Baltimore fights for clean jobs.
Dharna Noor
AOC and Ed Markey Want a Civilian Climate Corps. Here's What It Could Look Like.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey just introduced a new plan to employ millions of Americans in good-paying jobs that respond to climate change. Who's in?
In These Times Editors
CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years
Despite pandemic shutdowns, the NOAA warns that carbon dioxide and methane "continued their unrelenting rise in 2020."
Jessica Corbett
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