Last minute objections threaten historic UN climate deal

A last-minute fight over emissions-cutting and the overall climate change goal is delaying a potentially historic deal that would create a fund for compensating poor nations that are victims of extreme weather worsened by rich countries’ carbon pollution. “We are extremely on overtime. There were some good spirits earlier today. I think more people are … Read more

Draft deal criticized for paving the way to ‘climate hell’

Around 35,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries are expected to convene in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to discuss collective action to tackle the climate emergency. Ahmad Gharabli Afp | Getty Images As talks at the COP27 climate summit enter the final stretch, government ministers and negotiators from nearly 200 countries are … Read more

Climate wins in key gubernatorial races as Dems defy red wave

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) speaks to reporters at a press conference on November 09, 2022 in East Lansing, Michigan. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Democrats defied expectations in the midterm elections, dashing Republicans’ hopes for a “red wave” that would have given the GOP a significant majority in Congress and potentially undermined President Joe Biden’s … Read more

US-China relations extremely worrisome for climate progress

Chinese President Xi Jinping is not scheduled to attend COP27, although the country has reportedly sent a delegation of more than 50 people to Egypt. Xinhua News Agency | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Fraying diplomatic tensions between the US and China are a big concern at the COP27 climate … Read more

Pakistan says apocalyptic flooding reinforces the need for reparations

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Pakistan’s foreign minister says catastrophic flooding that submerged one-third of the country earlier this year reaffirms the need for wealthy countries to deliver on reparations, a highly contentious issue that has taken center stage at the UN’s flagship climate conference . Reparations, or “loss and damage” funding, are seen as a … Read more

COP27 opens with a rallying call for rich nations to pay up

The COP27 summit sees delegates from nearly 200 countries gather in Egypt’s Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh for talks on how to address the climate crisis. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Top officials kicked off proceedings at the UN’s flagship climate conference by urging wealthy … Read more

Lula’s stunning comeback sees a new pink tide in Latin America

Political analysts said Lula’s victory marked the most symbolic shift in a political movement that has seen the region’s right-wing governments replaced by leftist leaders. View Press Corbis News | Getty Images A remarkable return to the presidency for Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva heralds a new so-called “pink tide” in Latin America, but … Read more

Loss and damage funding to dominate the talks

“Looking at loss and damage as a side issue is not acceptable because this is the reality that millions are facing every single day,” said Harjeet Singh, head of global political strategy at Climate Action Network. Fida Hussain Afp | Getty Images The success or failure of the UN’s flagship climate conference is likely to … Read more

Left-wing activists act like children—vandalizing art, throwing food

Dumping milk onto floors. Hurling food onto walls. Refusing to eat. Gluing body parts. Threatening to pee and poop in your pants. Are those the behaviors of a toddler? Yes. But they’re also the dominant tactics of today’s climate activists. Consider the case of Gianluca Grimalda. On Oct. 19, Grimalda, along with 15 other members … Read more

Left-wing activists act like children—vandalizing art, throwing food

Dumping milk onto floors. Hurling food onto walls. Refusing to eat. Gluing body parts. Threatening to pee and poop in your pants. Are those the behaviors of a toddler? Yes. But they’re also the dominant tactics of today’s climate activists. Consider the case of Gianluca Grimalda. On Oct. 19, Grimalda, along with 15 other members … Read more