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Greece Moves Up 10 Spots in the Climate Change Performance Index

Greece has moved up 10 spots in the Climate Change Performance Index's 2022 ranking released last week. Greece went from the 24th to 34th place in the CCPI's 2022 report. The authors note that Greece was able to rise the...

COP26 Climate Agreement Finalized After Hours of Overtime

The COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland reached an agreement on Saturday after running hours overtime from the summit's original end date. The agreement marks a historic moment for the summits, as it is the first time a text produced...

ESA Creates Digital Model of Earth to Fight Climate Change

A digital model of the Earth, created by the European Space Agency (ESA) should make it easier for researchers to keep track of the effects of climate change and even help predict its ramifications in the future. Called "Digital Twin...

US and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change

The United States and China announced on Thursday that they plan to work together to curb their emissions in an effort to fight climate change. The two nations, which are the top contributors to the planet's carbon emissions, announced their...

Climate Change: The Best and Worst Performers in the World

A new report on the world's response to climate change was presented on Tuesday at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) analyzes the impact 64 countries and the European Union (counted as a...

U.S. Announces Plan for Conserving Carbon Sinks at COP26

The United States on Tuesday announced the Plan to Conserve Global Forests: Critical Carbon Forests at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland. The plan is the U.S.'s comprehensive approach to protecting carbon sinks across the world. The government plans on using...

Bezos Pledges $1 Billion for the Great Green Wall in Africa

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Tuesday pledged $1 billion towards the Great Green Wall, a new plan to help fight desertification in Africa. Bezos attended the COP26 conference in Glasgow and convened with Prince Charles, French President Emmanuel Macron, and...

Biden Apologizes for Trump’s Exit from Paris Accords at COP26

President Joe Biden came under fire on Monday after closing his eyes and appearing to nap during the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. Biden, who was attending the crucial climate conference along with over 100 other world leaders, eventually...

Weather Phobias in a Time of Severe Storms

Although the weather may seem like a natural part of life, many people suffer from weather phobias, ranging from the well-grounded fear of lightning -- which of course is truly deadly -- to the more unusual fear of snow. According...

Humans vs. Woolly Mammoths vs. Climate Change

Humans get a bad rap -- and many times justifiably so -- but apparently we did not cause the extinction of the woolly mammoth; it was climate change that brought about the end of the gigantic mammals after having...