climate change

Gore says US Climate Curbs on Track, Hopes Trump Will Surprise

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Dec 4 – U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise the world by embracing global action to limit climate change, former vice president Al Gore said. Gore, a climate activist who will lead a 24-hour

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In Bangladesh, Disaster-Savvy Students Protect Families From Floods

By Mushfique Wadud KURIGRAM, Bangladesh, Nov 30 – Bangladeshi teacher Monjurul Islam was talking to his class of 10-year-olds about how the planet is heating up, when Mosammat Ferdousi stood up and asked: “We are experiencing heavy floods in the last few years – is this linked to climate change?” Islam told his pupils climate

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Want to Solve Global Crises? $5 Million Prize Seeks Fresh Ideas

By Laurie Goering LONDON, Nov 24 – As the world grapples with potentially catastrophic global problems, including climate change, it needs to find solutions by overcoming short-term thinking, risk analysts say. To drive that, a Swedish risk specialist and philanthropist is offering a $5 million prize for the best idea to create a new international

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Trump Keeping ‘Open Mind’ on Pulling Out of Climate Accord

By Roberta Rampton NEW YORK, Nov 23 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was keeping an open mind on whether to pull out of a landmark international accord to fight climate change, in a softening of his stance toward global warming. Trump told the New York Times in an interview that he

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Drought-Hit Women Struggle as “Compassion” Runs Dry at Climate Talks

By Megan Rowling MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 19 – In southern Mozambique, women and girls are struggling to cope with a two-year drought, the worst in 35 years, and are resorting to survival tactics such as eating less and selling sex for food or money, aid group CARE International says. Women in Inhambane province are spending

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Under Trump Shadow, Climate Talks Set 2018 Deadline to Agree Rules

* Rules will keep Paris Agreement on track * Calls for Trump to reconsider climate doubts By Alister Doyle and Megan Rowling MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 19 – Nearly 200 nations agreed around midnight on Friday to work out the rules for a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change within two years in a

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Britain Ratifies Paris Climate Agreement

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 17 – Britain said on Thursday it had ratified the Paris Agreement, the global deal to combat climate change. The Paris Agreement came into force on Nov. 4 when more than 55 countries representing more than 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions ratified the deal. “The UK is ratifying the

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Marrakesh Talks Tangle Over Cash to Cushion Climate Impacts for Poor

By Megan Rowling MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 17  – The Marrakesh climate talks may not deliver a substantial boost for international funding to help poorer countries cope with the worsening floods, droughts, storms and rising seas brought by climate change, negotiators and development charities fear. A ministerial dialogue at the talks on Wednesday yielded little concrete

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Farm Impasse at Climate Talks Threatens Goal to End Hunger

By Megan Rowling MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 17- A lack of progress on agricultural issues at the U.N. climate talks in Morocco puts at risk efforts to help farmers adapt to climate change and meet a global goal to end hunger by 2030, the head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Wednesday. Ahead

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Global Climate Change Action “Unstoppable” Despite Trump – UN’s Ban

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 15  – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday action on climate change has become “unstoppable”, and he expressed hopes that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would drop plans to quit a global accord aimed at weaning the world off fossil fuels. At a meeting of almost 200 nations in Morocco to work

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