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15/12/2014
This piece takes the long view in gauging efforts to stem global warming and its impacts using the tools of diplomacy. It is not about the details of the outcome of climate treaty talks that concluded yesterday in Lima, Peru. (Here’s what parties ...   
15/12/2014
The U.N. climate summit kicked off two weeks ago with an unfamiliar sense of optimism, invigorated by the recent agreement between the United States and China. But it ended with an all-too-familiar sense of disappointment. On early ...   
9/12/2014
Convening in Lima, Peru, the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference is in its second and final week of talks. Negotiators from 190 nations are working on a global deal to limit climate change, due to be agreed on in Paris next year. Just ...   
8/12/2014
THE 20th round of climate talks in Peru's capital city Lima this month are seen as a crucial step towards reaching a global agreement in Paris in 2015.One of the things that is likely to be discussed is whether the 2 °C target – the ...   
3/12/2014
Government pledges due in 2015 to cut rising world greenhouse gases will be too weak to avert the worst of global warming and merely be part of a long haul to agree far tougher curbs, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Christiana ...   
2/12/2014
The European Union (EU)’s delegation at the climate change conference in Lima has argued that legally binding cuts applying to all countries are necessary and should be adopted by 2015 and entered into force by 2020. “The EU is of the ...   
30/11/2014
The European Union has long been a world leader on climate change, and its new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 keeps it at the forefront of that effort. But experts question whether the plans European ...   
29/11/2014
The annual UN climate conference gets underway in Lima, Peru on December 1. It is more important than ever. Negotiators will hammer out the nitty gritty of a new World Climate Agreement to reduce CO2 emissions. After five years of ...   
29/11/2014
The two-week United Nations climate conference in Peru, which begins Monday, is the final pit stop before Paris in 2015, where negotiators aim to strike a deal obligating, for the first time, all countries to combat climate change. The ...   
27/11/2014
Three recent reports, each a comprehensive look at the climate crisis and possible paths out of it, provide the latest evidence that the barriers to reducing greenhouse gas emissions are daunting, but not insurmountable. One report comes ...   
5/11/2014
When fossil fuels are burned, other climate-forcing gases are produced in addition to long-lasting carbon dioxide. Diesel combustion in vehicles or coal in power plants creates soot particles, which also contribute to global warming, albeit only ...   
5/11/2014
Short-term fixing of the global climate will not help, says a new interdisciplinary study by showing how long-term emissions of carbon dioxide and short-lived climate pollutants like methane and sulphur dioxide are related. Soot ...   
5/11/2014
You had billionaire Tom Steyer spending $57 million trying to convince voters to care about global warming. You had the League of Conservation Voters pouring in another $25 million, more than in the previous two elections combined. All the while, ...   
4/11/2014
If the race to warm the planet were a children's allegory, carbon dioxide would be considered the tortoise, while soot and methane would play the role of the hare. In reality, as in fairy tales, the tortoise is going to win. Recent focus ...   
2/11/2014
The globe is heading toward “severe, pervasive, and irreversible” climate change impacts if left “unchecked,” according to a new United Nations report. In its most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken, the U.N.’s synthesis report ...   
30/10/2014
These are rough times for carbon taxes, aimed at mitigating climate change. Australia recently repealed its carbon tax. South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016.And ...   
26/10/2014
During a heated moment in their second gubernatorial debate, Gov. Rick Scott said of his opponent, "Charlie Crist never did anything for the environment." "That's the most absurd statement anybody could make," Crist said in an interview ...   
21/10/2014
The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday. The United States wants the handbook to do ...   
10/10/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit at the end of September saw a host of governments, agencies and organizations rally around an international agreement aimed at stopping deforestation called the New York Declaration on Forests. In it, three ...   
8/10/2014
After years of intense lobbying from Canadian fossil fuel interests and government officials, the European Union has abandoned plans to label Canadian tar sands, or oil sands, as dirtier than other forms of crude oil. A European Commission ...   
5/10/2014
Rising carbon dioxide levels in oceans adversely change the behaviour of fish through generations, raising the possibility that marine species may never fully adapt to their changed environment, research has found. The study, published ...   
2/10/2014
We`re all familiar with climate deniers - the politicians who proudly declare that 97 percent of climate scientists are wrong, and human carbon emissions aren`t driving up global temperatures to a potentially catastrophic degree. Opposing them ...   
30/9/2014
Coal chief executives were thin on the ground in New York last week, perhaps fearing an onslaught from green groups at the UN’s one-day climate summit. Tactically, it was a good way to avoid negative headlines. Strategically, it may ...   
29/9/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...   
24/9/2014
From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...   

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