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Bridging the Weather-to-Climate Prediction Gap

A task force of researchers set out to bridge the gap between the 2-week weather forecast and long-term climate predictions; their findings could help in forecasting the likelihood of extreme events — The energy, water management, agriculture, and emergency response sectors, along with many others, are eager to have predictions that go beyond 2-week weather …

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Brazil’s first indigenous congresswoman defends her people’s rights from Bolsonaro

Joênia Wapichana helped to win land titles for five indigenous groups in Brazil’s far north, but the president is threatening to re-open the area to white farmers and miners — When indigenous leader Joênia Wapichana first came across Jair Bolsonaro, she was appalled. The year was 2008, and there was a heated debate about the …

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Climate change science pioneer Wallace Smith Broecker dies

US professor raised early alarms about climate change and popularised term ‘global warming’ — A pioneering scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularised the term “global warming” has died aged 87. Wallace Smith Broecker, a Columbia University professor and researcher died on Monday at a hospital in New York City, according to …

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What happens when you put cowboys in a room to talk politics

At the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Nevada, friends and performers with wide-ranging views met to discuss climate change, immigration and other concerns ‘without demonizing each other’ — Several weeks ahead of the 35th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, Gail Steiger, a rancher and singer-songwriter from Yavapai county, Arizona, emailed a proposal …

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Majority of European firms have no CO2 reduction targets

Only one in three firms have climate goals set to go beyond 2025, report finds — Most European companies have no target for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions even though 80% see climate change as a business risk, a survey has found. Among those that have set climate goals, only one in three stretch beyond …

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EU foreign ministers back UN call to raise climate ambition

In a statement on Monday, the European Council said UN chief Antonio Guterres’ summit in September is “an essential opportunity” to ramp up national commitments — A special UN summit scheduled in New York this September will provide “an essential opportunity to mobilise political will to raise global ambition” on climate change, according to an …

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‘Imperialist’ citizenship idea sparks spat between Australia and Pacific islanders

Tuvalu PM rejects idea that islanders would exchange maritime rights for Australian citizenship, telling Canberra to focus on breaking its coal addiction — Tensions have flared up between Australia and its Pacific neighbours over the future – or lack of it – for small island states as sea levels rise. Australian former prime minister Kevin …

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Ireland’s democratic experiment lays the ground for stronger climate action

The Citizen’s Assembly could become a model for developing informed, fair and ambitious climate policy – if the government accepts its recommendations — Ireland’s struggle with climate change cuts to the heart of people’s daily lives and reflects the country’s revival after recession: more cars on the road and thriving cattle farms. That makes it …

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UK government backs campaign for recycling bases in Pakistan

Scheme will match donations to NGO up to £2m to help reduce ocean plastic pollution — A UK government-backed campaign to build recycling bases in Pakistan could raise millions of pounds to help reduce ocean and river plastic pollution. The British NGO Tearfund is working in the country to improve the collection and disposal of …

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Labor accuses Coalition of relying on ‘hope’ to meet Paris emissions targets

Government criticised for relying on carryover credits from Kyoto to meet Australia’s target — Labor senators have accused the government of relying on “hope” to meet Australia’s emissions targets under the Paris agreement during questions about the country’s progress toward its international climate commitments. In a tense exchange in a Senate estimates hearing on Monday, …

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