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US and China Strike Deal on Carbon Cuts in Push for Global Climate Change Pact

Barack Obama aims for reduction of a quarter or more by 2025, while Xi Jinping sets goal for emissions to fall after 2030

The United States and China have unveiled a secretly negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas output, with China agreeing to cap emissions for the first time and the US committing to deep reductions by 2025. The pledges in an agreement struck…
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by: The Guardian – November 12, 2014

IPCC: Rapid Carbon Emission Cuts Vital to Stop Severe Impact of Climate Change

Most important assessment of global warming says solutions to cutting carbon are available and affordable

Climate change is set to inflict “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” on people and the natural world unless carbon emissions are cut sharply and rapidly, according to the most important assessment of global warming yet published. The stark report states that climate…
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by: The Guardian – November 2, 2014

Earth Has Lost Half of Its Wildlife in the Past 40 Years, Says WWF

Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats

Photograph: Global Warming Images/WWF-CanonRubbish dumped on the tundra outside llulissat in Greenland stand in stark contrast to icebergsbehind from the Sermeq Kujullaq or llulissat Ice fjord – a Unesco world heritage site. The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in…
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by: The Guardian – October 1, 2014

Five Ways Ban Ki-moon’s Summit Has Changed International Climate Politics Forever

The UN climate summit in New York decided nothing – but it has helped put climate change back on the agenda

By Michael Jacobs So 120 government leaders each made 4 minute speeches about climate change at the United Nations. Did it make any difference? Yes, but not in the ways you might think. The UN climate summit did not conclude in a…
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by: The Guardian – September 26, 2014

Global Warming Denial Rears Its Ugly Head Around the World, in English

In Australia, USA, UK, and Canada, politicians are rejecting evidence and expert opinion about climate change

As people’s understanding of climate science grows, among both experts and non-experts alike, we become more accepting of the fact that humans are the driving force behind global warming. That’s because the evidence supporting human-caused global warming is overwhelming; hence rejection of…
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by: The Guardian – August 18, 2014

It’s Simple. If We Can’t Change Our Economic System, Our Number’s Up

It's the great taboo of our age — and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity's undoing

Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic meter. Let us propose that these possessions grew by 4.5 percent a year. How big would that stash have been by the Battle of Actium…
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by: The Guardian – May 29, 2014

WWF Staff Receive Death Threats for Opposing Virunga Oil Exploitation

Phone calls follow attempted assassination of Congolese national park's chief warden and increased reports of intimidation

World Wildlife Fund staff members have been telephoned with death threats for opposing oil exploitation in Africa’s oldest national park, which is home to one in four of the world's estimated 800 remaining mountain gorillas. It follows the attempted assassination of the…
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by: The Guardian – May 13, 2014

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