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The World Took a Bold, Toothless Step Forward on Climate Justice

The United Nations climate conference that concluded last weekend in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, did not appear, at the outset, poised to deliver a major breakthrough. Unlike last year’s meeting in Glasgow, this year’s was not designed to produce new…

Meet the ‘Closer’ Who Finds the Right Words When Climate Talks Hit a Wall

When President Donald J. Trump came into office promising to withdraw from the Paris Agreement (which he ultimately did), Ms. Biniaz left the government. She joined Yale Law School as a lecturer and led an unofficial diaspora of officials from…

Biden and Xi Break the Ice

The leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies are meeting this week in Indonesia. What they decide will go a long way toward shaping the global climate of the near future — and with it, the destiny of us all….

Combatir el cambio climático no es caridad

¿A dónde se dirigirán ahora los millones de personas de Pakistán desplazados por las inundaciones? ¿Qué hacen los pequeños agricultores de Kenia cuando una prolongada sequía les impide sembrar para alimentar a sus familias? En todo el mundo, la gente…

After Months of Silence, Chinese and U.S. Climate Envoys Briefly Speak

On Wednesday, Reuters reported that Mr. Xie had said China supported an idea that has been gaining ground — that rich, polluting nations pay developing countries for loss and damage caused by climate change. Poor countries have been demanding that…

As Other Global Crises Collide, Nations Converge to Address Climate Change

WASHINGTON — World leaders will gather in Egypt next week to confront climate change at a moment of colliding crises: a war in Europe that has upended energy markets, rising global inflation, deep political divisions in many countries and tension…

Climate Pledges Are Falling Short, and a Chaotic Future Looks More Like Reality

At last year’s global climate summit in Glasgow, countries pledged to redouble their efforts to cut the emissions from burning oil, gas and coal that are dangerously heating the planet. They also agreed to increase funding for technologies to help…

Biden Paints Russia as a Threat to the World in U.N. Speech

President Biden used his first speech at the United Nations since the invasion of Ukraine to accuse one man, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, of seeking to “erase” another nation from the map and of trying to drag the…

Your Wednesday Briefing: South Korea Skirts a Typhoon

Major typhoon spares South Korea South Korea dodged heavy destruction from Typhoon Hinnamnor. Experts credited the government’s extensive preparations. The storm, the eighth-strongest typhoon in South Korea’s history, passed over the country and headed out to sea faster than forecasters…

Gorbachev’s Op-Eds in The Times

June 7, 2004 A President Who Listened, on the death of former President Ronald Reagan: I believe it was not an accident that during his visit to Moscow in the summer of 1988 President Reagan said, in reply to a…

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