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What set COP21 apart from previous U.N. climate negotiations was not only its ultimate success in reaching the first global agreement to tackle climate change, but also the impressive display of business support for climate action. But despite the high-profile business presence December in Paris, t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The February average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 2.18°F (1.21°C) above the 20th century average. This was not only the highest for February in the 1880–2016 record (surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.59°F / 0.33°C), but it surpassed the all-time monthly re...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
From Melbourne to Mexico City, tens of thousands of people worldwide hit the streets over the weekend to press world leaders to push for a bold international agreement at the upcoming climate summit in Paris. The center for the demonstrations was supposed to be Paris, where nearly 150 world leade...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Sustainable development recognizes that growth must be both inclusive and environmentally sound to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity for people today and for future generations. At the same time, growth patterns have left hundreds of millions of people behind: 1.2 billion lack access to ele...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Looking at the 10th edition of the Climate Change Performance Index, there is good and bad news. The index, which compares the 58 top carbon-emitting nations, reveals that global carbon emissions reached a new peak. However, the index found that recent developments indicate countries have ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
We’re looking back at 10 of our recent fact-checks on climate change in light of the United Nations summit in New York this week. These fact-checks cover some of the key points of the climate change debate. 1. "Climate change is a hoax." - Pants on Fire. Earlier this year we looked at a ...
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This may confirm suspicions that many of us have already had. Besides leading the world in consumer debt and military spending, the U.S. can now add climate denial to that list. That is, according to aGlobal Trends survey by the U.K.-based market research firm Ipsos MORI. Th...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
In the struggle to solve the climate crisis, a powerful, largely unnoticed shift is taking place. The forward journey for human civilization will be difficult and dangerous, but it is now clear that we will ultimately prevail. The only question is how quickly we can accelerate and complete the trans...
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The growing consequences of climate change are putting more than two dozen of the most iconic and historic sites in the US at risk, according to a new report. From Ellis Island to the Everglades, Cape Canaveral to California's César Chávez National Monument, a lengthy list of treasured sites is...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels, despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Nevertheless, a wide array of technological measu...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Youth Plea to Protect the Atmosphere as a Public Trust is Taken Seriously by All Three Branches of Government Seven youth from five US states exercised their constitutional rights by visiting all three branches of government, calling for action against climate change on behalf of the entire younges...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
BERLIN—Global greenhouse emissions are skyrocketing. Emissions cuts required to avoid dangerous impacts of climate change are steep. And despite decades of talk, world governments have made paltry efforts to address the problem. That’s the grim picture painted by a major report on mitigating greenh...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
No This is not an April fools joke but we wish it was. By Tim Radford While Washington is doing more to address climate change, individual American states are scaling back their policies - apparently to public approval. LONDON, 1 April - In the last five years – five years marked by heat waves th...
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Lewis Owen has been scraping out icy fragments of history's truth from one of the most glaciated regions on Earth for the past 25 years. His frequent excursions to Tibet and the Himalayas have led the University of Cincinnati professor of geology to some cold, hard facts.  Owen knows climate ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This winter’s weather has been weird across much of the Northern Hemisphere. Record storms in Europe; record drought in California; record heat in parts of the Arctic, including Alaska and parts of Scandinavia; but record freezes too, as polar air blew south over Canada and the U.S., causing near-re...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
What is the scientific, measurable definition of a “normal” climate change and what is the measuring stick used to determine acceptable variability? What are the parameters of deciding “normal” and what makes the global warming crowd the soothsayers of climate, especially since they’ve been wrong in...
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The Obama administration’s executive order on global warming ignores strong scientific evidence that the earth has not warmed in the last 15 years. Increasingly, media outlets have been reporting that global warming has been on hiatus since about 1998, causing climate scientists to scramble for an ...
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Is typhoon Haiyan linked to climate change? As the devastating storm has only just happened, it is too soon for any research to have been done on whether global warming influenced typhoon Haiyan. But there are good reasons for expecting that it has (see below). Furthermore, the tools...
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The Boulder, Colo. area is reeling after being inundated by record rainfall, with more than half a year’s worth of rain falling over the past three days. During those three days, 24-hour rainfall totals of between 8 and 10 inches across much of the Boulder area were enough to qualify this storm...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Kardashians receive nearly 50 times more coverage than ocean acidification   The non-profit organization Project for Improved Environmental Coverage (PIEC) recently released a report that compared and ranked news organizations according to how they had prioritized environmental headlines. The...
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