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Alok Sharma, president of COP 26

The COP26 President Fights Back Tears as the Summit Comes to a Close The COP26 President Fights Back Tears as the Summit Comes to a Close

The Glasgow climate pact keeps the hope of 1.5 alive, barely.

Nov 15, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

Fridays for the Future protest at COP 26

COP26 Ends With Promises, but Not Nearly Enough Progress COP26 Ends With Promises, but Not Nearly Enough Progress

The UN climate conference’s agreement acknowledges several key issues for the first time—but doesn’t do enough to address them.

Nov 15, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Tina Gerhardt

Fridays for the Future protest at COP 26

Youth Activists Fight for Their Future at COP 26 Youth Activists Fight for Their Future at COP 26

On emissions targets, on funding to developing nations, and on phasing out fossil fuels, youth are demanding that COP26 deliver.

Nov 12, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Tina Gerhardt

Fossil Fuel Companies Owe Reparations to Countries They Are Destroying

Fossil Fuel Companies Owe Reparations to Countries They Are Destroying Fossil Fuel Companies Owe Reparations to Countries They Are Destroying

Who pays for “loss and damage” is in vogue at COP26, but the authors of the climate emergency are still escaping accountability.

Nov 12, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

Who Is the World’s Greatest Climate Champion?

Who Is the World’s Greatest Climate Champion? Who Is the World’s Greatest Climate Champion?

The United States, of course—according to the United States.

Nov 9, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

The coast of Tuvalu

At COP 26, Island Nations Demand Action on Funding and Emissions At COP 26, Island Nations Demand Action on Funding and Emissions

Islands have contributed little to global emissions yet stand to suffer disproportionately from climate change. Now, they are demanding more funding to protect themselves.

Nov 9, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Tina Gerhardt

“We’re Here to Call for Climate Justice,” Say the Glasgow Protesters

“We’re Here to Call for Climate Justice,” Say the Glasgow Protesters “We’re Here to Call for Climate Justice,” Say the Glasgow Protesters

“We’re drops in the ocean, but eventually, those drops add up to something big.”

Nov 8, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

Coal-fired power plant

Landmark Agreements at COP26 Put Nails in Coal’s Coffin Landmark Agreements at COP26 Put Nails in Coal’s Coffin

At least 25 countries agreed to end public subsidies for overseas oil and gas development, and more than 23 have committed to ending coal altogether.

Nov 5, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Tina Gerhardt

COP26 Delegate and Mural

We Can’t Defuse the Climate Crisis Without Tougher, Louder News Coverage We Can’t Defuse the Climate Crisis Without Tougher, Louder News Coverage

At COP26, some US newsrooms are finally stepping up—but will it last?

Nov 5, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

Activists protest COP 26

This Is the Decade to Reduce Emissions This Is the Decade to Reduce Emissions

At this week’s climate negotiations in Glasgow, countries must get serious about detailing their plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Nov 1, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Tina Gerhardt

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