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This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Every country on Earth, save for cough one , has banded together to cut emissions and stop the runaway heating of our only home. That’s nearly 200 countries working to keep the global average temperature from climbing 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution levels. Phenomenal. But what if cooperation and emissions reduction aren’t enough? Projections show that even if all those countries hit their Paris Agreement emissions pledges, the world will still get too warm too fast, plunging us into climate chaos. So, if we can’t stop what we’ve set in motion , what if we could just cool the planet off by making it more reflective — more like a disco ball than a baseball? Actually, we could. It’s called solar geoengineering. Scientists could release materials in...

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Rick Perry’s Department of Energy really, really wants to prove that regulations kill coal. The only problem: That’s not w...

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Just north of the U.N. climate talks in Bonn, Germany, a group of shipping industry leaders gathered — well, where else? —...

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More than a year after the election of Donald Trump, the opposition Democratic Party still hasn’t found its voice on clima...

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We did a lot of things in Newark to try to take our environmental realities into our own hands. There are commonsense thin...

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La Niña is here, so 2017 won’t be the warmest year on record. The cool phase of the planet’s most important weather patter...

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Vietnam wants to build a massive number of coal plants. But a former United States secretary of state is offering the coun...

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Vietnam wants to build a massive number of coal plants. But a former United States secretary of state is offering the coun...

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The Feds are leaving Puerto Rico — and offering to take Maria survivors with them. More than a quarter of the 15,000 feder...

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Trump’s pick for environmental adviser got grilled on climate change. It was a trainwreck. Kathleen Hartnett White, Presid...

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As the deadliest fires in California history swept through leafy neighborhoods here, Kathleen Sarmento fled her home in th...

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Tuesday’s elections brought coast-to-coast victories for U.S. climate action. Many climate-friendly mayors were elected — ...