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‘We are last generation that can stop climate change’ – UN summit

Big cuts in carbon emissions and a rise in protection from extreme weather urgently needed — The UN climate change summit begins on Monday with a warning that today’s generation is the last that can prevent catastrophic global warming, as well as the first to be suffering its impacts. Almost 200 nations were set to …

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Great Barrier Reef: record heatwave may cause another coral bleaching event

42.6°C temperature in Cairns broke a November record that has stood since 1900 by 5.4°C — A record-breaking heatwave in north Queensland will further increase above-average marine temperatures, heightening the risk of another coral bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef next year, scientists say. Dozens of record November temperatures have been recorded in the …

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How limiting greenhouse gases would substantially benefit the US economy

In part two of our series on the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we look at its arguments for lowering emissions — The Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We will explore the key findings each day this week. Donald Trump doesn’t believe his own …

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Trailblazing UK climate change act is a model for the world

Ten years after its creation, the landmark legislation has many lessons for other countries as they look for ways to turn the Paris deal into national action — This Monday, the UK marks 10 years as the first country to adopt a law on climate change. As countries seek to fulfil their responsibilities under the …

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What Specific Costs and Risks Do We Face from Climate Change

A new US government report finds that climate change is already increasing risks to health, the economy, and ecosystems across the United States. These risks are expected to grow in the coming decades — Today, scientists released a new report documenting the growing risks that climate change poses for communities across the United States. The …

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Climate change ‘will inflict substantial damages on US lives’

US National Climate Assessment details climate change impact and current response to crisis is insufficient, authors say — Climate change is already harming Americans’ lives with “substantial damages” set to occur as global temperatures threaten to surge beyond internationally agreed limits, a major US government report has warned. The influence of climate change is being …

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‘Greenwash’: oil giant under fire over plan to protect tropical forests

Campaigners say move by Norway’s Equinor is an excuse to keep drilling for fossil fuels — One of the world’s biggest oil companies is set to join the fight against deforestation in the tropics as part of its climate change efforts – but the the move has been branded a “greenwash” by campaigners. State-owned Norwegian …

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CCC: Farming needs a ‘revolution’ for UK to meet climate goals

Greenhouse gas emissions from the land-use and agriculture sector are set to increase unless the UK’s “unsustainable” approach changes, warns the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in a report published today — “Fundamental reform” is needed to ensure the UK stores more carbon in land, says the government’s official climate advisory body. Maintaining current per-capita …

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The Carbon Brief Profile: South Africa

In the fourth article in a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at South Africa’s heavy dependence on coal and expanding effort to develop renewables — South Africa is the world’s 14th largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Its CO2 emissions are principally due to a heavy reliance …

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Exploring the Unknown of the Ross Sea in Sea Ice–Free Conditions

A team of polar scientists aboard the OGS Explora, cruising in rare ice-free conditions, discovered new evidence of ancient and modern-day ice sheet sensitivity to climatic fluctuations — An international team of scientists boarded the research vessel OGS Explora in the port of Hobart, Tasmania, on 19 January 2017, heading out on a 2-month expedition …

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