Our window to adapt to a warming world is narrowing quickly, according to a grim report from the IPCC. What it will take to avert the crises that unchecked planetary heating will bring? Three vice-chairs of the IPCC report explain.

The Paris agreement is aimed at limiting global temperature rise to no more than 2°C, but we could reach 1.5°C within the next decade. Here’s the difference that half degree could make to our world — and to our lives.

Our planet is getting hotter and drier. Drinking water is in short supply, but there are two largely untapped sources: the ocean and sewage. To get a taste of what might be in store for our faucets and understand the pros and cons, journalist Amanda Little goes to California.

Using glacier water and pipes (with a big boost from gravity), Indian engineer Sonam Wangchuk has devised a way to store water in the dry high desert.

How can you protect crops against global warming? One answer: find the secrets of plants that already thrive in the most punishing climates, says microbiologist Rusty Rodriguez.

How can humans survive if the world gets drier? Here’s one scientist’s answer … so-called “resurrection” crops.

How the artist Mundano uses his work to call attention to the urgency of vanishing water supplies in California.