Floodwaters began to subside in some hard-hit areas of the country yesterday but relief workers were still struggling to reach the hundreds of thousands of people affected, including tens of thousands of displaced.
It’s been a landmark year for global leadership in the effort to address climate change.
China and the United States - the world’s largest economies and emitters - have submitted plans to reduce the emissions responsible for the crisis.
Businesses of all stripes have called for a massive transition to renewable energy. Polls in countries around the world show citizens want action.
And, in November, the international community will gather in Paris to try and hash out an agreement committing all nations to the effort for decades to come.
The sparsely populated cluster of Pacific atolls becomes the first small island nation to submit a carbon-cutting pledge ahead of a year-end conference in Paris
The world is facing a refugee crisis of historic proportions–the number of people fleeing war and persecution has risen to 60 million–but there is another, huge population being displaced, again and again. Since 2008, an average of 26.4 million people have been displaced by natural disasters every year.
The annual State of the Climate report is out, and it’s ugly. Record heat, record sea levels, more hot days and fewer cool nights, surging cyclones, unprecedented pollution, and rapidly diminishing glaciers.