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A recent study found that people making $109,000 and higher must adjust their carbon-emitting habits by a factor of 30 in order to stave of the most disastrous effects of climate change.
The World’s Wealthiest 1% Are Killing the Planet

Unless people making the equivalent of $109,000 and higher drastically change their habits, the world will be unable to prevent the most dire consequences of climate change.

Polar bear in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Trump Is Running Out of Time. So He’s Taking It Out on the Polar Bears.

President-elect Joe Biden vowed to oppose oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In the countdown to inauguration, Trump’s White House is doing all it can to ensure it happens.

COURIER illustration (Desiree Tapia)
Amy Coney Barrett Could Bring the Climate Crisis to Its Breaking Point

How a conservative Supreme Court could make it harder for future presidents, Congress, and states to enact meaningful efforts to fight climate change.

by Sean Galvin
Cartoon: Trump’s Crisis Strategy

President Trump's strategy to address the deep existential threats facing the world is consistent, to say the least.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

Biden's climate change plan is specifically focused on building a US economy around preventing further climate change (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Climate Change Will Collapse the US Economy—These Five Policies Could Stop That From Happening

Economists and financial analysts believe that climate change will likely decimate the US economy. And the only way to stop that from happening is by creating a sustainable economy that fights climate change.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, DE. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Kamala Harris Has Been Fighting for Environmental Justice Since 2005

As San Francisco's district attorney, Harris started the city's first environmental just unit fifteen years ago.