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Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City’s financial district to call attention to what organisers say is Wall Street’s contribution to climate
The Flood Wall Street ...
Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate
The Flood Wall Street ...
The last time so many world leaders gathered to talk about climate
change, it was an unmitigated debacle: the 2009 Copenhagen summit
– intended to chart a international
treaty – collapsed amid a welter of recriminations and set back the effort to ...
World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear ...
Given the growing challenges to life on this planet and the concomitant need for policy change and political courage -- notably from climate
change deniers, whether they are governed by profit or political cowardice -- one yearns for ...
President Benigno Aquino III is attending the United Nations Climate Summit
here in New York on Tuesday, September 23, to highlight the risks that vulnerable countries like the Philippines face from climate
Just days before the ...
On Friday morning, I boarded a leaky oyster boat in Connecticut with a captain who can't swim. Our destination: Manhattan, 84 miles down the coast. Mission: don't drown get world leaders to act on climate
If anyone can accomplish ...
Out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, climate
change has arrived.In the last year alone, my country has suffered through unprecedented droughts in the north, and the biggest ever king tides in the south; and we have watched the ...
Since the 1980s, the dangerous long-term consequences of largely human-caused climate
disruption have been plainly and forcefully explained to us. Repeatedly, scientists -- generally a conservative lot -- have issued new reports that promise ...
Renewed leadership from Europe on the issues of climate
change and energy could leverage a greater effort from other major economies, according to thinktank IPPR. The organisation describes Europe as being as a “critical juncture” when it comes ...
In a major blow to the United Nation`s upcoming climate
, Chinese President Xi Jinping decided to pull out earlier this week.
That`s according to a Bloomberg article which cites two UN diplomats.
After initially ...
The first thing to know about the U.N. Climate Summit
is that it's not a part of the formal global climate
Except it sort of is. By bringing together more than 100 heads of state in New York on Sept. 23, along with ...
For all Angela Merkel's headline-grabbing "green revolution", Germany's image as a world leader on environmental policies is in danger of falling under the shadow of the smoke stack and a cloud of exhaust fumes.
Increasing dependence on ...
A crack in a house’s foundation, if not repaired, can continue to grow, ultimately destabilizing the structure and rendering it uninhabitable. Its occupants must then move to another home. But the world’s population cannot move somewhere else. ...
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy.
No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...
The absence of an international
regime on climate
change has enabled Turkey to enjoy a free ride on a development policy that is careless about emissions, according to an activist. ‘The collapse of the EU process is also the reason why Turkey ...
On Sunday, September 21, I will be with my daughter in New York City, marching with tens of thousands of concerned citizens demanding action on the climate crisis
. The march is timed to build pressure on world leaders and show support for U.N. ...
The U.S. Agency for International
Development and the Rockefeller Foundation are starting a $100 million project to prepare vulnerable communities for climate
-caused humanitarian disasters before they happen.The initiative, which will ...
A spirited press conference in Times Square today launched the People`s Climate
March, the largest climate
action in world history.
Scheduled for Sept. 21 in New York City, the People’s Climate
March will coincide with September’s UN ...
After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...
China's Special Envoy for the China-Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue Du Qiwen called for more attention and greater efforts from the international
community to help address the crisis
facing the South Pacific islands and countries, calling them the ...
Could 2014 be a turning point for efforts to slash global greenhouse gas emissions? Maybe: in less than 24 hours the world's two largest emitters of carbon dioxide announced plans to finally rein-in the gas most responsible for global ...
Taking a historic step to fight climate
change, the Obama administration proposed a plan Monday that aims to slash carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030, in a design to accelerate the nation`s shift away from ...
US president Barack Obama has laid out his legacy on one of the issues that will define the world long after his brief term in power is over. He has been frustrated in several other attempts to bring climate
change to the fore of US politics, ...
President Obama is expected to announce on Monday an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation's fleet of 600 coal-fired power plants, in a speech that government analysts in Beijing, Brussels and beyond ...