A recent article from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy uses a NERA Economic Consulting study as evidence that meeting U.S. climate change commitments will cause economic hardship, particularly in the manufacturing sector. WRI researchers found that the Chamber’s conclusions are based on a decarbonization pathway that is unrealistic and unnecessarily costly.
Thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend's People's Climate Movement march. It's a good moment to reflect on the facts—what we know about climate change today, and what impacts we can expect in the future.
As senior advisers converge on the White House, here are five huge reasons President Trump should keep the United States in the Paris Agreement.
The world's top three emitters contribute 14 times the emissions of the bottom 100. The CAIT Climate Data Explorer reveals this and other findings.
Our climate is warming, with uncertain impacts. These methodologies help us prepare for what we can't predict.
We’ve now entered a new world order when it comes to the acceptance — or rather, the denial — of scientific fact.
The Trump administration’s budget proposal for the State Department and USAID would eliminate funding for the Global Climate Change Initiative, which supports hundreds of climate change programs and advances U.S. interests around the world. As a former USAID Foreign Service Officer, WRI's Rebecca Carter draws on her experience to show these programs are great investments.
The social cost of carbon helps analysts assess the economic benefits of climate action and costs of inaction. Dropping it, as the Trump administration is considering, will prevent the government from using the best available science in decision-making or holding polluters accountable.
Fuel efficiency standards save Americans money at the pump while cutting pollution and helping automakers stay competitive. Yet the Trump administration is on the verge of calling for their review.
Of its four climate goals, China has already exceeded one, is close to meeting another, and is more than halfway toward achieving the remaining two. This is encouraging progress from the world's largest emitter.