Politics

The politics of climate change are becoming increasingly polarized. Find out how politics and climate action interact on a local, national and global scale. 

1 week 1 day ago

We know the world isn't fair even as we try our best to make it so, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that climate change disproportionately hits the most vulnerable people in the world. As an Indian, it bothers me enormously that underprivileged Indians - who have contributed almost nothing to climate change - are going to suffer its consequences more than anyone else.

1 week 3 days ago

We learned today that the US has pulled out of the G7 climate pledge, which isn't surprising after Trump's announcement. While the easy thing is to read this announcement as yet another example of Republican climate denial, it might be more useful and perhaps even more alarming as yet another example of the US trying to remake the world order by fiat.

2 weeks 1 day ago

Have you noticed that many deep red states are homes to record-breaking renewable investments?  Read Renewable Energy Push Is Strongest in the Reddest States to see how conservative investors and politicians are setting aside ideologies and looking for big returns on renewables, particularly wind.

2 weeks 3 days ago

ClimateX members, you are part of the MIT community, and we’re so glad you’ve joined us. Since last Friday, in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, MIT has made crystal-clear its commitment to Paris and to ever-stronger climate action. The responses range from a letter by President L. Rafael Reif, to an emotional NPR interview with MIT researcher John C. Reilly, and other pointed media statements by MIT faculty and students.