Climate change is becoming impossible to ignore. In 2021, an estimated four in 10 Americans lived in counties struck by weather disasters. But how exactly does climate change lead to extreme weather? Yahoo News explains.
Nadia Whittome said she overheard a Conservative MP joking about climate change ahead of a COP26 debate in the House of Commons.
Indigenous women speak out at Cop26 rally: ‘Femicide is linked to ecocide’. Activists tell of how extractive industries are intertwined with violence against women and girls
Car firms agree at Cop26 to end sale of fossil fuel vehicles by 2040. But ‘landmark agreement’ signed by 24 countries also notable for absences of major manufacturers
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joins Yahoo News Senior Climate Editor Ben Adler at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to talk about infrastructure and the future of mass transportation. During the discussion, Buttigieg responds to conservative backlash over comments he had made Monday, in which he correctly linked the history of highways to institutional racism. "To me, the issue is not in what year did somebody create this problem," Buttigieg says. "If people in 2021 are suffering from a discriminatory policy funded by the federal government, then we as the federal government have a responsibility to fix it."
Speaking to the press at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talked about components of the Build Back Better legislation that aim to fight climate change.
On Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., spoke at an event during COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, saying the U.S. is once again on the world stage as a leader in climate action.
1bn people will suffer extreme heat at just 2C heating, say scientists. Climate crisis is driving up deadly combination of temperature and humidity, says study released at Cop26
As world powers negotiate measures to curb global temperature rise at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, representatives of one island nation say that, for their people, the disaster is already here. Tuvalu Minister of Finance Seve Paeniu joins Yahoo News Senior Editor David Knowles at COP26 to discuss the effort to secure Tuvalu’s future.
In an interview with Yahoo News, Samantha Power, administrator for the United States Agency for International Development, said President Biden's pledge to donate $3 billion annually to help developing nations adapt to climate change was a crucial commitment, and addressed corruption as a hurdle in some countries.
At the COP26 summit, Sens. Ben Cardin, Tom Carper, Martin Heinrich and Jeff Merkley share with Yahoo News some of the biggest climate change issues in their states.
With the first week of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, now over, the clock is ticking for world leaders to reach a meaningful agreement to curb global temperature rise and reduce greenhouse emissions. Yahoo News' Eve Hartley and David Knowles explain what COP26 has accomplished so far and what to expect as the summit draws to a close.
Extreme heat and deteriorating air quality combined with stress can put a strain on the human body. The World Health Organization estimates that climate change contributes to more than 150,000 deaths a year, and projects that number will double by 2030. Yahoo News explains the health risks posed by climate change.
On day three of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg abruptly exited a panel discussion on the role of finance in protecting forests and supporting the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities. Following a statement from Samuel A. Jinapor, a representative of the Ghanian Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Thunberg walked across the stage, shouting, "Thanks for greenwashing," before leaving the room.
In the next 30 years, climate change will profoundly affect life on Earth. According to research published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if the world does not reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050, the effects will be devastating. Yahoo News explains how the world could change in the next three decades.
The improper disposal of waste into oceans and waterways is one of the world’s main environmental problems. Toxic materials, plastics and sewage released into our rivers and seas contaminate fish and other sea life and harm the people who consume them as food. Yahoo News explains how water pollution can lead to negative health effects.
By now you’ve probably heard of Greta Thunberg, a young activist at the forefront of the movement to address climate change. But where did she come from? Yahoo News explains how Thunberg went from skipping school for protests to being an international icon.
Since 2014, dozens of climate activist groups in the United States have joined to form what they call the People’s Climate Movement. Yahoo News explains how and why they came together and what they hope to accomplish in the fight against climate change.
Speaking to the press at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, President Biden said it was a “big mistake” for Chinese President Xi Jinping not to attend the summit.
The Paris Agreement is an international treaty on climate change which has been ratified by 191 countries and the European Union. At the COP26 Conference in Glasgow, leaders will set out the actions they will take to reach the goals of the agreement.Here are the key points.
Net zero is an important strategy to tackle climate change and reduce global warming. It’s included in the 2015 Paris Agreement with many parties promising to reach net zero by 2050. Find out what it means in practice.
At an event at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, President Biden pushed for nations to decrease methane emissions by 30 percent by the end of “this decisive decade.” Biden also announced steps the U.S. will take to reduce such greenhouse gas emissions.