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Climate Change

Climate Change news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 23, 2007

    Al Gore, Global Statesman

    America has lacked a real leader for so long, it comes as a shock to see someone as visionary as Gore speak clearly to Congress about the climate crisis.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • February 28, 2007

    Green Politicians, Real and Fake

    Some political leaders spin fantasies about how to deal with global warming. Others, like Al Gore and London Mayor Ken Livingston, are prepared to deal with the ugly truth. Who do you believe?

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • February 16, 2007

    The Daffodil Delusion: Sensationalizing Global Warming

    Media frenzy to the contrary, a warm winter doesn't point to the end of the world--scientific evidence does.

    Michael Corcoran

  • February 14, 2007

    Killer Weather Ahead

    The good news on the latest global warming report: Political leaders can no longer ignore it. The bad news: It's probably too late.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • September 14, 2006

    CA Leads on Climate

    California's global warming initiative shows how far ahead the state is compared with the federal government. But it also reveals how America lags behind the rest of the world.

    Mark Hertsgaard


  • July 17, 2006

    The G-8’s Risky Nuclear Embrace

    As leaders of the world's richest nations gather in St. Petersburg to craft a global energy security strategy, they're poised to endorse a major expansion of nuclear power. Bad idea.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • June 21, 2006

    Party of a Different Color

    "Vote Blue, Go Green" is the new slogan of Britain's Conservative Party, a measure of just how great a concern climate change is becoming to politicians of all stripes.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • June 13, 2006

    Heat Wave

    As the planet warms and global catastrophe beckons, what changes are we willing to make to adjust to a brave new world? Tim Flannery and Elizabeth Kolbert seek answers in two provocative new books.

    Peter Canby

  • May 25, 2006

    Gore Warms Up

    Al Gore is trying to save the world by stirring a nation in denial over global warming to meaningful action. The pity is that this is a job for a former politician, not a current one.

    David Corn

  • March 27, 2006

    Science Fact or Science Fiction?

    Climate change is real, and its impact is potentially devastating to our way of life. So why do the news media have such a hard time telling the straight story?

    Bryan Farrell