Pacific forecasters agree El Nino has arrived

May 23, 2015

Pacific forecasters agree El Nino has arrived

by Brian K. Sullivan

Three of the big meteorological agencies on the Pacific Rim now agree: El Nino has come. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology joined the U.S. Climate Prediction Center and Japan Meteorological Agency recently in declaring that sea-surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific are high enough ...

Climate change sparks tension in India's tea gardens

May 5, 2015

Climate change sparks tension in India's tea gardens

Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in India’s Assam. “Do you think 3,000 rupees ($48) are enough when your monthly expenses can be double that?” she mumbles, as she puts on her ...

Obama, in Everglades, wades into climate change politics

Apr 23, 2015

Obama, in Everglades, wades into climate change politics

President Barack Obama strolled past reedy sawgrass and twisted mangrove tree roots in Florida’s Everglades on Wednesday, part of a push to get Americans thinking and talking about the damage climate change is causing close to home. Obama took a half-hour walk on the ...

Apr 12, 2015

Get ambitious on emissions cuts

The government should aim for ambitious plans to cut Japan's emissions that would compare favorably with the targets set by other advanced economies.