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Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ is a lesson in climate messaging

Director Adam McKay's climate satire "Don't Look Up" isn't exactly subtle. The hair is big, the parody obvious, the targets as plentiful as the star-studded cast competing for space – and the planet is about to explode. The whole enterprise is a monument to anger and frustration.

Closing time: Climate diplomats decide wording and the world

The final stretch of negotiations over what nearly 200 governments will do next about fossil fuels heating the Earth to disastrous levels on Friday was about country delegations haggling to get as much of their stand as possible, ambitious or stingy, into the final deal that will emerge at the talks close.

‘The world must wake up’: Tasks daunting as UN meeting opens

In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations' foremost gathering for the first time in the pandemic era on Tuesday with a formidable, diplomacy-packed agenda and a sharply worded warning from the international organization's leader: “We face the greatest cascade of crises in our lifetime.”

Democrats call oil giants to testify on climate campaign

Congressional Democrats are calling top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants to testify at a House hearing as lawmakers investigate what they say is a long-running, industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming.

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

WASHINGTON – The world’s hopes for curbing climate change hinge on action by two giant nations whose relations are deteriorating: China and the United States. The countries both say they are intent on retooling their economies to burn less climate-wrecking coal, oil and gas. But tensions between them threaten their ultimate success.

UN climate chief: Pledges by big polluters boost Paris hopes

The U.N.’s climate chief says deadlines set by some of the world’s top polluters to end greenhouse gas emissions, along with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to take Washington back into the Paris accord, have boosted hopes of meeting the pact’s ambitious goals.

UN envoy lays lays out strategy for financing climate battle

The U.N.’s special envoy for climate change on Monday laid out a strategy for financing efforts to cut carbon emissions, calling on companies to be more transparent about their efforts and the impact rising temperatures will have on their operations.