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When Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of the Apostolic Palace, where he delivers an address each Sunday, he was met by the usual cheers and by an unusual forest of bright green oversized paper leaves.
Had he been able to read what ...
change isn't just coming, it's already here — and the world's leading economic powers need to be ready to act before a simmering problem turns into a boiling crisis
.That's the conclusion of a new report prepared for the Group of ...
The leader of the world's largest Christian faith might succeed in doing something that many experts have failed to achieve: communicating the urgency of global warming.That’s one reaction Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate
change and ...
Today in Rome, Pope Francis released his long-anticipated encyclical on climate
change, fueling precisely the international
conversation the Pope hoped to drive. The widespread media coverage of the 180-plus page document, Laudato Si, or Praised ...
Clean energy groups from around the world Tuesday launched an anti-nuclear petition to world leaders in support of a "nuclear-free, carbon-free path" at the United Nations climate summit
in Paris in December. There, governments are expected to ...
Environmental campaigners have condemned international
governments for a lack of progress after two weeks of United Nations talks failed to outline a global plan for tackling climate
They say time is running out for countries to ...
Leaders of the world's major industrial democracies resolved on Monday to wean their energy-hungry economies off carbon fuels, marking a major step in the battle against global warming that raises the chances of a U.N. climate
deal later this ...
As a former prime minister of Australia, I understand something of the political costs leaders must bear in aiming to reconcile the long-term interests of the planet with short-term national interests.
After attending the 2009 Copenhagen ...
- When it comes to climate
change, business as usual is simply "not an option".
That was the view of Eldar Saetre, CEO of Norwegian multinational Statoil, as international
industry leaders met in Paris for a two-day Business & Climate
Germany's clean energy drive earned it a reputation as a green leader but a domestic row over coal has highlighted the challenge of balancing economic and environmental demands and threatens its ability to lead by example.Angela Merkel, ...
Turkey is planning to double its coal power capacity in four years, the third largest investment in the polluting fossil fuel in the world, health campaigners have warned.
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) today called on the ...
The Pope has urged Catholics around the world to sign a new faith-inspired petition calling on world leaders to limit global warming to 1.5C, shortly after declaring that there is 'clear, definitive and ineluctable ethical imperative to act' on ...
What’s your greatest fear for the future of our planet?
That the world is reaching the tipping point beyond which climate
change may become irreversible. If this happens, we risk denying present and future generations the right to a ...
Japan is proposing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 26 percent by 2030 amid international
efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate
The final draft of the government target, released Thursday, said ...
There was a somewhat surprising announcement this week from a country with one of the world’s worst climate
reputations: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s office declared that his government is committed to signing on to the next major ...
There was a somewhat surprising announcement this week from a country with one of the world`s worst climate
reputations: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott`s office declared that his government is committed to signing on to the next major ...
Lately, compensation has become one of the most contentious issues at the U.N. climate
talks. At the Doha climate
conference (COP - Conference of Parties) in 2012, the developing countries strongly confronted the rich nations blaming them for ...
Perhaps I should cross my fingers before writing this, but it just may be that we have slipped, virtually without noticing, past a landmark in environmental and industrial history. Preliminary figures suggest that last year, for the first time, ...
After 20 years at the helm of one of the United Kingdom`s most influential newspapers, Alan Rusbridger is about to step down as editor of the Guardian. He`s not going quietly: In an op-ed a couple weeks ago, Rusbridger pledged to use his waning ...
In Russia's Siberian south, near the border of Mongolia, the world's largest freshwater lake is shrinking.The surrounding communities depend on Lake Baikal, which contains about one-fifth of the earth's unfrozen freshwater reserves, for ...
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane. They went down the stairs and gathered on the hot ...
French President François Hollande’s state visit a few days ago to the Philippines--one of the countries most vulnerable to climate
change will have a strong historic gesture to environmentalists and a world traumatized by devastating climate
South Florida is Ground Zero for the effects of climate
change. With 2.4 million residents living no more than four feet above sea level, we have little room for error and no time to waste.
According to the U.S. National Climate
Common sense would surely tell you that if you slash the cost of one source of energy, then alternatives look less appealing.
You might think, therefore, that the crash in the price of oil must be dealing a potentially fatal blow to ...
Last September, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited world leaders to a climate summit
in New York where they were met by hundreds of thousands of people marching on the city streets. Along with parallel marches in major cities all over the ...