Issue

Climate Change

Earth's average temperature has risen approximately one degree Fahrenheit in the last fifty years. By the end of this century, it will be several degrees higher, according to the latest climate research.

But global warming is doing more than simply making things a little warmer. It's changing rainfall, causing heat waves, and making sea level rise, all of which create human suffering.

Climate Change brings together reporting from Pulitzer Center grantees on the abilities of communities in diverse regions to bounce back and adapt to impacts of climate change: One highlight includes in-depth reporting on global warming in France, southern Africa, Bangladesh, and India, produced by Daniel Grossman in partnership with WBUR.

Our journalists investigate climate change in the Arctic—the effects on indigenous communities, the destruction of the fragile natural environment, and the conflict between humans and polar bears. One interactive, award-winning multimedia project, "Sea Change," looks at ocean acidification, its impact on fishing, people's livelihoods, and food security. The documentary "Easy Like Water" features a solar-powered school boat in Bangladesh, where flooding may create 20 million "climate refugees" by mid-century.

Other topics covered here range from the future of the residents of Kiribati, a low-lying island nation in the Pacific, to the biological diversity of the rainforest in Peru, and the psychological effects of climate change on the inhabitants of Australia and Fiji.

 

Climate Change

April 24, 2016

Nepal's Ticking Timebomb

Jane Qiu

The legacy of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal could last for decades. Scientists begin to understand why the badly shaken landscape is prone to landslides, especially during monsoons.

March 01, 2016

Environmental Martyrs

Fred Pearce

Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.

November 13, 2015

Lifting the Veil on Polluters in China

Fred de Sam Lazaro, Shi Lihong, Gary Marcuse

In Beijing a tiny NGO is taking on global corporations and harnessing people power in a campaign to clean up polluting factories in China.

November 06, 2015

Prevention + Cure

Daniel Grossman, Alex MacLean

Northern Europe can teach important lessons about how to help slow, and to prepare for, global warming. We report on the relatively low carbon foot print of northern Europe and sea-level-rise plans.

October 13, 2015

Hot, Hungry Planet

Lisa Palmer

What does it take to reconcile the threat of global environmental change with the need to feed a growing population?

This Week: Can Trump Kill the Climate Agreement?

This week: did economic change contribute to the disappearance of Norse settlements? Discussion of Trump's involvement in the climate agreement, and how refugees cross Europe using their smartphones.