Lula has pledged to end deforestation in the Amazon during his new term but now faces an uphill battle against a hostile Congress and right-wing state governors.
This week in our bi-weekly digest, find out what other world leaders are up to in the run-up to COP27, plus learn about Africa’s rising megalopolis, the discontents of daylight saving and what to do with used jack-o’-lanterns.
On 11 and 12 November, join us online or in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change to explore where we stand with the climate crisis right now – and what we can still do to avert disaster.
Is climate change too expensive to solve? How accurate are climate models? Ahead of COP27, learn to separate fact and fiction with this video busting 10 of the most common climate myths.
It’s been 30 years since the first international treaty to address the climate crisis: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Here’s how the climate has changed since.
What’s the climate cost of your morning coffee? Take this short quiz to find out.
If you’re reading this, you probably care about climate change. But a new survey shows that fewer and fewer people are seeing it as the threat that it is.
Worryingly, global emissions are set to drop by less than 1 percent this decade, compared to the 45 percent needed to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Moreover, today’s climate pledges rely too much on natural offsets like tree-planting rather than actually reducing emissions.
Large parts of West and Central Africa have been underwater since June. Here’s why.
We’re all familiar with disaster movies, but what if we could inspire action by changing the way we show climate stories on-screen?
Daylight saving time has ended in the northern hemisphere. But is it just a waste of energy to change the clocks for the winter?
In low-lying Bangladesh, farmers are adjusting to rising sea levels by returning to their roots with these floating farms.
A 1,000-kilometer stretch of West Africa is the world’s fastest-urbanizing region. Here’s how it will shape the future of the continent – and the world.
Blue whales, the planet’s largest animals, eat up to 10 million pieces – or 43 kilograms – of microplastics each day.
Wondering what to do with those jack-o’-lanterns from Halloween? Compost them, donate them to a farm, or even feed the birds with them – here are all your options.
Electric planes will revolutionize aviation, but not necessarily as intended: United Airlines is hoping to attract small-town residents away from their cars.
On that note, fossil fuel–powered vehicles will no longer be produced in the E.U. after 2035. Apple will also finally equip iPhones with USB-C connectors to comply with European laws on e-waste.
A group of 330 global businesses are asking world leaders to require them to disclose their impacts on nature. However, some industry groups are lobbying against policies to protect biodiversity.
Climate philanthropy has increased by a quarter in the last two years, though it still only accounts for about 1 percent of all giving.
What will it take for world leaders to finally act on the climate crisis? Widespread death and destruction in rich countries, according to Gabon’s environment minister.
For now, the U.S. is still investing billions of dollars in oil and gas projects in Africa, dwarfing its support for renewable energy on the continent.
Ahead of this month’s COP27 climate summit, Greenpeace has been accused of greenwashing for its silence on human rights violations in host country Egypt.
And a year on from COP26 in Glasgow, here’s where last year’s climate pledges currently stand.