Brad Plumer, The New York Times

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Past articles by Brad:

Heat Will Likely Soar to Record Levels in Next 5 Years, New Analysis Says

The World Meteorological Organization forecast “far-reaching repercussions for health, food security, water management and the environment.” → Read More

How Electrifying Everything Became a Key Climate Solution

To tackle climate change, we’ll need to plug in millions of cars, trucks, home heaters, stoves and factories. → Read More

The Climate Impact of Your Neighborhood, Mapped

Where and how you live shapes your household’s contribution to climate change. Explore differences across the nation. → Read More

War in Ukraine Likely to Speed, Not Slow, Shift to Clean Energy, I.E.A. Says

While some nations are burning more coal this year in response to natural-gas shortages spurred by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, that effect is expected to be short-lived. → Read More

California Approves a Wave of Aggressive New Climate Measures

After lobbying by the governor, lawmakers adopted $54 billion in climate spending and voted to keep open the state’s last nuclear plant. → Read More

Can Portland Be a Climate Leader Without Reducing Driving?

The city famous for its bike lanes is struggling to cut car pollution. Now Portland faces a major battle over whether to keep expanding highways. → Read More

What the Stalled Build Back Better Bill Means for Climate, in One Chart

If the bill dies, it could prove extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the United States to meet its climate targets. → Read More

Who Has The Most Historical Responsibility for Climate Change?

The world’s wealthiest nations are disproportionately responsible for global warming. A sticking point at this year’s climate summit: Should they pay for the damage? → Read More

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rebounded Sharply After Pandemic Dip

Global emissions are now less than 1 percent below their previous high in 2019, suggesting that any climate impact from the pandemic was fleeting. → Read More

South Africa secured $8.5 billion to transition away from coal. It’ll be a test case.

Developing nations have long said they need aid from wealthy countries to shift to renewable energy. South Africa may show how that would work in practice. → Read More

How Much Are Countries Pledging To Reduce Emissions?

The newest plans by countries to fight climate change still fall short of what scientists say is necessary. Here’s what the 10 biggest emitters have promised. → Read More

What Is a ‘Carbon Footprint’? And 12 Other Climate Buzzwords

As climate change discussions take center stage in Glasgow, here’s a primer on some of the jargon you’re likely to hear a lot. → Read More

Yes, There Has Been Progress on Climate. No, It’s Not Nearly Enough.

Nations have started making progress on climate change. But we’re still on track for dangerous warming unless those efforts accelerate drastically. → Read More

New Yorkers Got Record Rain, and a Warning: Storms Are Packing More Punch

Because of global warming, the heaviest storms can now produce huge amounts of rainfall in a short time. → Read More

E.P.A. to Modify Trump-Era Limits on States’ Ability to Oppose Energy Projects

In recent years, states have used the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and other fossil fuel projects. The Trump administration tried to curb that power. → Read More

Nations Must Drop Fossil Fuels, Fast, World Energy Body Warns

A landmark report from the International Energy Agency says countries need to move faster and more aggressively to cut planet-warming pollution. → Read More

Pipeline Hack Points to Growing Cybersecurity Risk for Energy System

Energy infrastructure has increasingly come under assault, and analysts said the attack that cut off fuel supplies this week should be a “wake-up call.” → Read More

The U.S. Has a New Climate Goal. How Does It Stack Up Globally?

President Biden’s new pledge to cut emissions at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 is one of the more aggressive near-term targets among advanced economies. → Read More

China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With an Ugly Dilemma

President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights. → Read More

U.S. trade representative uses her first speech to call for action on climate change.

Her speech was another example of how the Biden administration is seeking to address climate change across the vast machinery of the federal government. → Read More