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Bridging the Political Divide on Climate


Ahead of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe argues that we need to find shared values in order to achieve collective action on climate change.

A 120m sand artwork by Sand in Your Eye is seen at New Brighton Beach on the Wirral peninsular aims in New Brighton, Britain

World Review: Taiwan Tensions, Iraq Elections, and Energy Geopolitics

World Review

Karen DeYoung, Bobby Ghosh, and Peter Spiegel join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Xi Jinping

Commentary & Analysis

How the Data Revolution Will Help Fight Climate Change

In the News
Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

“We can use Big Data to understand and communicate the planetary crisis while simultaneously measuring progress,” Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Muggah writes in Foreign Policy.

Surveillance cameras in a city in front of a blue sky and tall building.
Climate and the Environment

Generational Gaps Close on Sense of Threat from Climate Change

Running Numbers by Katherine Stiplosek

Concern for the state of the planet spans generations, 2021 Chicago Council Survey data show.

Crowd kneels at a climate protest.
Climate and the Environment


Renewing International Extension to Equip Farmers for a Changing Climate

Report by Gloria Dabek

The climate crisis necessitates a new extension agenda that prioritizes farmer needs and preferences and promotes climate resilience and adaptation. US policy should reflect this new extension agenda to ensure farmers have the tools to succeed in providing for themselves, and ultimately, feeding the world.

A farmer examines his crops in the field.
Climate and the Environment

Farmers on the Front Line: Agriculture's Role in Fighting Climate Change


Climate change is wreaking havoc on agriculture and food security both in the US and abroad. In collaboration with the Farm Journal Foundation, the Council provides recommendations that are targeted both domestically and internationally.

Food and Agriculture