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Harrison Ford: leaders who deny climate change are ‘on the wrong side of history’

Actor attacked Trump and other leaders at World Government Summit for denying science to justify not facing the ‘moral crisis’ — Harrison Ford has launched a scorching attack on Donald Trump and other world leaders, for denying science in order to justify doing nothing to face the “moral crisis” of climate change. The actor best …

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domestic and international flights emitted 2.4% of global energy-related co2 emissions last year

Critics attack secrecy at UN body seeking to cut global airline emissions

Body in charge of cutting aviation’s carbon footprint meets behind closed doors — A UN body tasked with cutting global aircraft emissions is covertly meeting this week for discussions dominated by airline industry observers. The environment committee of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) meets on Monday in Montreal behind closed doors to discuss measures …

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the rejection of the rocky hill coalmine in the upper hunter valley has given hope to campaigners

Hunter Valley coalmine ruling buoys other anti-mine campaigners

Bylong Valley residents hope Rocky Hill decision will sway state commission to reject proposed open-cut mine — Activists and residents fighting against a proposed coalmine in central New South Wales are hoping last week’s historic judgment in the Rocky Hill case will sway the state’s Independent Planning Commission to reject the project. The NSW land …

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France tables 2050 carbon-neutral law

New bill loosens restrictions on nuclear to bring France’s emissions down, concerning some campaigners — The French government has proposed legislation committing the country to carbon-neutrality by 2050. The changes would expand the role of nuclear energy and drop concrete emissions targets for the middle of the century, raising concerns among environmentalists. A proposal was …

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Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds

Judge rejects Rocky Hill mine near Gloucester, NSW, because of its impact on the town and ‘dire consequences’ of increasing emissions — The controversial Rocky Hill coalmine in the Hunter Valley will not go ahead after a landmark ruling in the land and environment court on Friday that cited the impact it would have had …

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emissions have been falling in the electricity sector because of the closure of ageing coal plants and the rapid uptake of renewables

Australia can meet Paris targets if government doesn’t hinder progress, report claims

ANU research suggests net cost of achieving Paris targets is zero because renewables are now cheaper than fossil fuels — New research finds Australia is installing renewable energy faster than any other country, a trend that will allow Australia to meet its economy-wide Paris targets five years ahead of schedule if politics doesn’t derail the …

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russia is a major oil producer and emits 5% of the world's greenhouse gases

Russia reviews ratification of Paris Agreement

The preparation of a report on formally joining the climate deal has been ordered complete by the end of the month, while a key industry lobby has reversed its opposition — Russia, one of the world’s highest-polluting hold-outs, has taken steps that could lead to ratification of the Paris Agreement. Meanwhile a key business group …

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elevated water temperatures from global warming can kill coral

Met Office: global warming could exceed 1.5C within five years

Lowest Paris agreement target may temporarily be surpassed for first time between now and 2023 — Global warming could temporarily hit 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels for the first time between now and 2023, according to a long-term forecast by the Met Office. Meteorologists said there was a 10% chance of a year in which the …

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2018 was world’s fourth hottest year on record, scientists confirm

World 1.5°F hotter than average set between 1951 and 1980 — current five-year stretch the warmest since records began — Global temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest on record, US government scientists have confirmed, adding to a stretch of five years that are now collectively the hottest period since modern measurements began. The world …

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Met Office: World has 10% chance of ‘overshooting’ 1.5C within five years

There is a one-in-10 chance that global average temperatures could “temporarily exceed” 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in at least one year over the next five years, according to new Met Office analysis — Such a breach would not mean that the world has “missed” the Paris Agreement’s aspirational target of limiting human-caused global warming to …

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