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France awards U.S. climate scientists grants to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’

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France awards U.S. climate scientists grants to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’

Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term.

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4 Takeaways from a Gathering of Mayors on Climate Change

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4 Takeaways from a Gathering of Mayors on Climate Change

CHICAGO — Mayors came here by the dozens on Tuesday to voice their support for the international Paris climate accord and their displeasure with President Trump’s plan to withdraw the United States from that agreement. Their solution? They announced their own climate agreement.

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Banks warned of ‘regulatory action’ as climate change bites global economy

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Banks warned of ‘regulatory action’ as climate change bites global economy

 

Australia’s financial regulator has stepped-up its warning to banks, lenders and insurers, saying climate change is already impacting the global economy, and flagged the possibility of “regulatory action”.

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I shut down an oil pipeline – because climate change is a ticking bomb

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I shut down an oil pipeline – because climate change is a ticking bomb

Alittle over a year ago, four friends and I shut down all five pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States by using emergency shut-off valves. As recent months have made clear, climate change is not only an imminent threat; it is an existing catastrophe. It’s going to get worse, and tar sands oil—the dirtiest oil on Earth—is one of the reasons.

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Pope Francis denounces climate change deniers

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Pope Francis denounces climate change deniers

BONN, Germany — Pope Francis denounced those who deny global warming and urged negotiators at climate talks in Germany to avoid falling prey to such “perverse attitudes” and instead accelerate efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. (altro…)

Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq

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Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq

SHIRQAT, IRAQIt was a few weeks after the rains failed in the winter of 2009 that residents of Shirqat first noticed the strange bearded men.

Circling like vultures among the stalls of the town’s fertilizer market in Iraq’s northern Salahaddin governorate, they’d arrow in on the most shabbily dressed farmers, and tempt them with promises of easy riches. “Join us, and you’ll never have to worry about feeding your family,” Saleh Mohammed Al-Jabouri, a local tribal sheikh, remembers one recruiter saying. (altro…)

One nation, two tribes: opposing visions of US climate role on show in Bonn

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One nation, two tribes: opposing visions of US climate role on show in Bonn

Deep schisms in the US over climate change are on show at the UN climate talks in Bonn – where two sharply different visions of America’s role in addressing dangerous global warming have been put forward to the world. (altro…)

What do Jellyfish teach us about climate change?

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What do Jellyfish teach us about climate change?

 

What do Jellyfish teach us about climate change? (altro…)

Penguin disaster as only two chicks survive from colony of 40,000

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Penguin disaster as only two chicks survive from colony of 40,000

 

A colony of about 40,000 Adélie penguins in Antarctica has suffered a “catastrophic breeding event” – all but two chicks have died of starvation this year. It is the second time in just four years that such devastation – not previously seen in more than 50 years of observation – has been wrought on the population. (altro…)

Protect indigenous people to help fight climate change, says UN rapporteur

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Protect indigenous people to help fight climate change, says UN rapporteur

 

Global leaders must do more to protect indigenous people fighting to protect their land and way of life if the world is to limit climate change, according to the UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. (altro…)

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