The goals of the Paris climate agreement are wildly out of reach, according to a sweeping UN report released Sunday. There is “no documented historic precedent” for the changes needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, raising questions about the feasibility of…

Climate scientists say Australia has effectively left the Paris climate pact by abandoning a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions.

People in cities along American Southwest’s “heat belt” are used to high temperatures, but climate change and urban development are making life hotter and harder. “It is killing people, and it’s making people sick to a higher and higher degree,” says Kim Knowlton of the…

CAPE TOWN—With a dozen empty plastic water jugs slung over her shoulders, Rukayah Salie hurries across a busy road in Muizenberg just outside of Cape Town, South Africa and joins the thirsty Capetonians queued up to collect free, clean drinking water from the roadside tap…

Heatwaves have created “urban furnaces” that disproportionately affect the poor, separating the world into “the Cool Haves and the Hot Have-Nots,” reports the Guardian in a sweeping series.   Most heatwave research has centered on the West, but a team of Guardian reporters…

A PNAS study presents an urgent warning: Crossing a series of critical thresholds could push the Earth into nearly uninhabitable “hellish hothouse conditions” in the next century.

MONTRÉAL—“When you have more, you have to give more.” That advice, from Québec's Chief Public Health Officer Horacio Arruda, aptly described his audience of medical students attending a health inequities forum at the International Federation of Medical Students’…

The manifestations of climate change vary from place to place, but from city centers to the American Southwest and beyond, the anxiety and despair that comes extreme weather has begun to show. Amid this “ecological grief,” researchers have found a spreading decline in…

MONTRÉAL, Quebec—Warming of the subarctic permafrost. Asthma exacerbated by wildfires. Changes in the diet of the Dene people.  

MONTRÉAL, Quebec— Courtney Howard had to act. As an emergency department physician in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Howard, MD, sees climate change behind the warming of the subarctic permafrost, the asthma cases exacerbated by wildfires and the changes in the diet…