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Twenty years ago a little-known woman politician with a mophead haircut from the former East Germany presided over the first UN climate conference, in Berlin. We – the delegates and the press – came to know her as Angela Merkel, and we thought she was brilliant, someone you could bring anywhere and...
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Major marches which had been planned to coincide with the COP21 international climate talks in Paris will not be authorised for security reasons, the French government has said. Environmental activists – who had expected attract hundreds of thousands people on 29 November and 12 December ...
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Despite the horrendous terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, French officials have vowed to move forward with a major climate conference set to begin on Nov. 30. COP21 will bring together 100 heads of state, including U.S. President Barack Obama, and 40,000 other attendees. According to&n...
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NASA’s TIMED mission, short for Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics, has confirmed a surprisingly fast carbon dioxide increase in Earth’s upper atmosphere, raising questions about how different layers of the atmosphere are interconnected. Even more curious—though climate mod...
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Hurricane Patricia is bearing down on Mexico's Pacific coast Friday. Forecasters say this could be potentially catastrophic. It's a monster storm with sustained winds of 200 mph. That's the most powerful ever recorded by the National Hurricane Center in either the eastern Pacific or A...
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Making predictions about climate variability often means looking to the past to find trends. Now paleoclimate researchers from the University of Missouri have found clues in exposed bedrock alongside an Alabama highway that could help forecast climate variability. In their study, the resea...
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Solving large-scale problems like climate change usually requires a combination of top-down (government-mandated) and bottom-up solutions (voluntary actions). Many sustainable business pros favor the bottom-up approach because it allows companies to decide for themselves the most effectiv...
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With our planet's temperature baseline ever rising, it is only a matter of time before we experience global weather patterns of outrageous proportion. The warmer it gets, the greater the risks become. Warmer temperatures add energy to earth's environmental systems creating extremes that far outpace ...
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Last week, President Obama released a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Climate change has also been cropping up on the presidential campaign trail — both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have released their own proposals. Nearly three-quarters of Americans now favor government acti...
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks away after answering questions from reporters following a town hall campaign stop in Nashua, New Hampshire. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters Hillary Clinton’s pledge on Sunday to support renewable energy and boost subsidies for solar panels wa...
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The Vatican is set to hold a conference on climate change and sustainability next week, a month after the pope said changes in the global climate have made the Earth look like “an immense pile of filth.” The climate change meeting, which will be held July 21 and 22 alongside a meeting on ...
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President Barack Obama walks to board Marine One Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Santa Monica, Calif, landing zone en route to tape a podcast interview with comedian Marc Maron in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  WASHINGTON - Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 5...
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The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion linked cli­mate change to hu­man health Tues­day, say­ing unchecked green­house gas pol­lu­tion could cause 57,000 deaths a year by 2100 from bad air and 12,000 from ex­treme tem­per­a­tures — find­ings Colorado law­mak­ers ad­dressed at a fo­rum. “The chang­ing cli­mat...
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Pope Francis has urged Ecuadorians to not let progress destroy the country’s natural environments, including Ecuador’s famed Galapagos Islands, an archipelago whose biodiversity is known around the world but whose fragile habitat is threatened by climate change, particularly by the worsening effect ...
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This post originally ran on Juan Cole’s website. Pope Francis continues to preach environmentalism as he addresses crowds in Latin America, a challenging message in poor countries where over-exploitation of natural resources is a constant temptation.  These are also countries and populations, ...
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When large chunks of ice break off of a glacier and plop with a giant splash into the chilly water, the result can be lots of thunderous shaking. These mysterious glacial quakes have increased seven-fold in Greenland in the past two decades, according to new research. Now, scientists think they've ...
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The pope's encyclical on climate change, and the linkage between climate change and poverty, was released on June 18. What the pope has to say about these issues, and the moral imperative for dealing with them, will speak to many. Many leaders of other faiths have also spoken up about the need ...
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8 June 2015: G7 leaders issued a wide-ranging outcome document, the Schloss Elmau Declaration, at the close of their two-day meeting in Germany, in which they affirmed the 2009 Copenhagen Accord agreement to raise US$100 billion in annual climate financing from public and private sources, committed ...
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This morning Pope Francis released an unprecedented call to action on climate change, in a letter to 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. That's right: one the world's most prominent moral voices just cast climate action as a moral imperative. Whether or not you're Catholic, this is huge news, and...
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Stabilizing the global climate is one of the most urgent challenges in coming decades. Our warming world affects all people and ecosystems, particularly the poor who already suffer disproportionately from climate-change impacts.   Global Investment for a Resilient Low-Carbon Economy Major fi...
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