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Mexico Elected a Climate Scientist. But Will She Be a Climate President?

Presidential campaign for Claudia Sheinbaum (Flickr) By Martha Pskowski / Inside Climate News Mexico’s President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum, an energy engineer and physicist by training, has published widely on the energy transition and greenhouse gas emissions as an environmental scientist. She has co-authored a U.N. climate report, and as Mexico City mayor, she installed solar power on […]

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Climate Extremes Slammed Latin America and the Caribbean Last Year. A New UN Report Details the Impacts and Costs

Climate Change Protest (Flickr) By Bob Berwyn / Inside Climate News Extreme climate shocks, intensified by global warming, killed hundreds of people and devastated livelihoods and ecosystems across Latin America and the Caribbean in 2023, scientists with the World Meteorological Organization said earlier this week when they released the annual state of the climate report for the region.  Drought, […]

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Dozens of Climate Activists Arrested at Citibank Headquarters in New York City During Earth Week

During a demonstration at Citibank’s headquarters in Manhattan on Wednesday, 33 protesters were taken into custody, including Rachel Rivera (center), a board member with New York Communities for Change. Credit: Keerti Gopal/Inside Climate News By Keerti Gopal / Inside Climate News NEW YORK—Climate demonstrators blocked entrances to Citibank’s headquarters in Manhattan at the start of […]

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A Group of Women Took Switzerland to Court and Won the First Human Rights Case on Climate Change

The general assembly of the Swiss association “senior women for climate protection” (Greenpeace/ Piero Good) By Kiley Price / Inside Climate News Four years ago, a group of women, aged 64 and up, filed a lawsuit before Europe’s top human rights court against Switzerland for violating their rights by not protecting them from the health impacts of […]