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A ‘Nerve Center’ for Climate in the Biden White House

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. assumes the presidency on Wednesday with an expansive team of climate change experts staffing a White House that is preparing to focus on global warming in a way no other administration has done before. Mr. Biden will enter office with the largest team ever assembled inside the White House […]

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California Bars Insurers From Dropping Policies in Wildfire Areas

As California reels from this year’s record wildfires, the state announced on Thursday that it would prevent insurance companies from dropping homeowners for one year in many parts of the state, a sign of the growing financial turmoil caused by climate change. The measure, which applies to almost one-fifth of the state’s residential insurance market, […]

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Climate Disruption Is Now Locked In. The Next Moves Will Be Crucial.

America is now under siege by climate change in ways that scientists have warned about for years. But there is a second part to their admonition: Decades of growing crisis are already locked into the global ecosystem and cannot be reversed. This means the kinds of cascading disasters occurring today — drought in the West […]

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How California Became Ground Zero for Climate Disasters

California is one of America’s marvels. By moving vast quantities of water and suppressing wildfires for decades, the state has transformed its arid and mountainous landscape into the richest, most populous and bounteous place in the nation. But now, those same feats have given California a new and unwelcome category of superlatives. This year is […]