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Climate change summit: Global rallies demand action

BBC: Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide. The People's Climate March is campaigning for curbs on carbon emissions, ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week. In Manhattan, organisers said some 310,000 people joined a march that was also attended by UN chief Ban Ki-moon. Earlier, huge demonstrations took place in Australia and Europe. "This is the planet where our subsequent...
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Environmentalists hope Obama stronger stance at climate summit

Al Jazeera: Ahead of a day-long climate summit scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, a portrait of a conflicted Obama administration has emerged. While President Obama and his advisors have spoken more about climate change than any other administration, and pushed for new limits on the amount of carbon dioxide that cars and power plants can emit, Obama has also presided over one of the biggest increases in oil and gas production in the United States in...
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How world predicting and preparing for climate extremes

Mashable: If we look at the hard facts of climate change, science is telling us we're running out of time. That's what Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), said during a panel at the 2014 Social Good Summit on Sunday. Moderated by Mashable's senior climate reporter Andrew Freedman, the panel focused on what actions we're taking to make cities more resilient in the face of climate-related extremes over the next 15 years. Prepping society for increased climate...
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Six ways climate change is making us sick

Time: Just a day after the People`s Climate March, one of the largest international environmental marches, a new analysis of 56 studies on climate change-related health problems shows that increasingly, global temperatures and severe weather events will continue to have a major impact on global health. In the U.S. alone, several cities are expected to experience many more frequent hot days by the year 2050, and New York City and Milwaukee for example, may have three times their current average of hot...
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Humble sparrow gives clues about climate change impact on birds

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The adage about canaries in the coal mine could similarly be applied to the humble sparrow which is being studied to gauge the impact of climate change on birds. Scientists from Macquarie University in New South Wales are spending 2014 carrying out the Sparrow Project. A few hundred sparrows were introduced to Australia from England in the 1860s. They have adapted well to the harsher climate and millions are now thriving as far north as Cape York to Tasmania in the south. The research...
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Climate change is happening despite two decades of UN climate talks

IBT: World leaders have been trying to forge a global treaty on climate change for more than two decades. But persuading countries to abandon profitable fossil fuels -- and instead spend trillions of dollars on new technology and environmental protections -- has proved nearly impossible. The Kyoto Protocol, negotiated in 1997, expired two years ago with little discernable impact on greenhouse gas emissions. (The United States signed, but never ratified, the agreement.) Attempts to work out a successor...
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New China coal mines uneconomic

Reuters: A potential $112 billion (R1.2 trillion) of coal mine expansion and development to 2025 is uneconomic at current spot coal prices, a report by non-profit financial think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) said on Monday. CTI, which works to highlight how investment in fossil fuel resources might be affected by the global drive to curb climate change, said many of the world's future coal mines are not economic as Chinese demand growth slows. The report was published the day before a major...
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UN climate summit is high-profile, but some world’s most important leaders skip it

Washington Post: This week, the United Nations will host a huge and well-publicized one-day summit on climate change. The public is likely to be watching it closely: It comes just days after thousands of people in New York and around the world took to the streets, demanding more political action to help fight global warming. The climate summit's organizer, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, took part in the New York march, and for Tuesday's event, he is promising to bring together a some of the most powerful...
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Stingy climate aid leaves poor nations digging deep: report

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lack of help for the poorest countries to adapt to climate change may be undermining their efforts to tackle poverty, researchers warned on Monday.

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Green Economy Isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Not Even Costly

Inter Press Service: Acting on climate change will not hurt domestic economic growth, and in fact is more likely to boost growth, most analyses now show. The latest to confirm the dictum that swift action is eminently affordable is the recent report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, released on the eve of the Sep. 23 U.N. Climate Summit in New York."We've been hiding what's going on from ourselves: A high-carbon future is being locked in by the world's capital investments." -- Princeton University's...
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The Wall Street Journal downplays global warming risks once again

Guardian: As has become the norm for media outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch, just before a half million people participated in the People’s Climate March around the world, The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece downplaying the risks and threats posed by human-caused global warming. The editorial was written by Steven Koonin, a respected computational physicist who claims to have engaged in “Detailed technical discussions during the past year with leading climate scientists,” but who is himself not...
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Prince Charles urges action against climate change 'before it is too late'

Telegraph: Prince Charles, who has long been an outspoken campaigner on climate change, has made clear his frustration that more has not been done to tackle global warming, despite clear warnings from UN scientists of the potentially catastrophic risks it poses. In a pre-recorded video address to political and business leaders in New York, as they meet for major international climate change talks, he describes climate change as the greatest challenge facing humanity. Speaking as Patron of the Prince of Wales's...
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New Research Predicts 2014 CO2 Emissions In Excess 40 Billion Tons

RedOrbit: Carbon dioxide emissions, which are one of the main contributors to global warming, are expected to reach a record high of 40 billion tons in 2014, according to new Global Carbon Project (GCP) data released this weekend. The GCP, which is co-led in the UK by researchers from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter, said that those figures reflect a projected...
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The UN's New York climate summit is guilty of a major sin of omission

Guardian: On Tuesday, the UN headquarters in New York is hosting the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change. It is an enormously important event, intended to catalyse action ahead of next year’s Paris conference – where leaders have pledged to reach a new global climate agreement, and a great credit to secretary general Ban Ki-moon and his team. But the summit is guilty of a major sin of omission: the ocean, over two-thirds of the planet, is completely absent from the programme....
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Emma Thompson: climate change deniers are 'bonkers' video

Guardian: Actor Emma Thompson says climate change deniers are 'bonkers'. She speaks as she joins thousands of protesters marching to the steps of the Houses of Parliament on Sunday to demand action to halt climate change. 'Anyone who tries to deny it looks a little bit bonkers. It's a form of collective suicide,' she says
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'International Court on the Environment' needed for climate justice, lawyers say

BusinessGreen: A new 'International Court on the Environment' should be created to ensure the human rights of people affected by climate change are protected, lawyers have said today. A new report from the International Bar Association (IBA) highlights that climate change disproportionately affects those who have contributed the least to the problem and do not have the resources to respond, adding that current laws are not sufficient to redress this imbalance. It says human rights law does not provide individuals...
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As global leaders gather for UN climate talks, protesters urge action

Globe and Mail: Climate change is “hanging like a shadow” over all international development efforts, a top UN official says, as the world body moves to tackle global warming in a landmark summit this week that will see more than 120 heads of state attend. Helen Clark, head of the United Nations development program, made the comments on Sunday afternoon, while more than 100,000 people marched through New York City to call for tougher action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The demonstration coincided with...
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US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

Bloomberg: The threat of climate change is driving China and the US - frequent rivals and the world's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters - to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs. In research laboratories on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, more than 1,100 Chinese and American scientists are engaged in a joint programme marrying public and private money and talent. Among the US companies teamed with Chinese partners are Dow Chemical, Duke Energy and Ford Motor. The cooperation...
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Young Pacific islanders are not climate change victims

Guardian: On Tuesday, a young woman from the Marshall Islands will stand before the leaders of the world. Poet and performance artist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner has one thing to say at the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Summit: “I want to bring my people’s message out to the world, that climate change is a threat we need to take more seriously.” Jetnil-Kijiner, 26, is one of just four people chosen to address the opening of Ban Ki-Moon’s global assembly in New York. Unlike 125 other world leaders,...
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Climate protesters risk arrest during Flood Wall Street sit-in

Reuters: 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 change. The Flood Wall Street demonstration comes on the heels of Sunday’s international day of action that brought some 310,000 people to the streets of New York City in the largest single protest ever held on over climate change. There were no arrests or incidents in Sunday’s massive march,...
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Climate protesters risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

Reuters: 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 change. The Flood Wall Street demonstration comes on the heels of Sunday's international day of action that brought some 310,000 people to the streets of New York City in the largest single protest ever held on over climate change. There were no arrests or incidents in Sunday's massive march,...
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Climate protesters pledge to risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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 change.







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Climate change protesters march in New York video

Guardian: More than 300,000 people join a climate change march in New York city on Sunday as part of a day of global action. Among the protesters were UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and former US vice-president Al Gore. The New York march was one of a series of events held around the world to demand governments take action
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Scientists rebut NYTimes op-ed 'To Save the Planet, Don’t Plant Trees'

Mongabay: One of the biggest near-term opportunities to mitigate climate change is to slow down deforestation and forest degradation in the tropics, where the lion’s share of the world’s forest loss is taking place. Brazil has reduced deforestation rates in the Amazon region by 70%, for example, keeping 3.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere since 2005 and elevating this nation to global leadership in climate change solutions. In a recent Op-Ed (“To Save the Planet, Don’t Plant Trees”, New...
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Climate change summit: Global rallies demand action

BBC: Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide. In Manhattan, organisers said some 310,000 people joined a march that was also attended by UN chief Ban Ki-moon and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The day of action came as world leaders gathered in New York ahead of a UN climate summit. Roger Harrabin reports.
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Rockefeller Brothers Fund Forsakes Its Legacy

National Public Radio: On Monday, at the U.N. climate change conference in New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and several dozen other groups will announce their divestment from fossil fuels.
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Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity From Fossil Fuels

New York Times: John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels. The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on Monday that its $860 million philanthropic organization, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is joining the divestment movement that began a couple years ago on college campuses. The announcement, timed to precede Tuesday’s opening of the United Nations climate change summit meeting in New York City, is part of a broader and...
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Greens: Climate march shatters record

Politico: Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joined a larger-than-expected throng of activists, scientists, students and elected officials who took to New York City's streets Sunday for a massive march meant to sound the alarm about climate change. Organizers initially estimated that the march had drawn 310,000 people, then raised that estimate to nearly 400,000 -- far exceeding their projections of 100,000 attendees and making the procession through midtown Manhattan by far...
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International summit just a first step climate change

LA Times: As President Obama and more than 100 other heads of state gather Tuesday in New York to spotlight the severity of global warming and the need to act on it, the scene will be more pep rally than policy negotiation. The meeting is a launchpad for the work of crafting an international agreement that could reduce emissions enough to mute the predicted painful blows of climate change. Negotiators aim to adopt an agreement in Paris next year. "The stakes are extremely high," said Selwin Hart, director...
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Investors pledge to take their money out of firms blamed for climate change

Independent: The backlash against fossil fuels is growing so fast that nearly 700 financial institutions controlling £30bn of assets have pledged to pull their money out of investments that exacerbate climate change, it emerged yesterday. Among the institutions switching into cleaner power sources are the British Medical Association, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, and the Quakers, all of whom are part of the “dirty-energy divestment” campaign. Around 40,000 people marched in London yesterday to demand...
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Prince Charles: climate change is greatest challenge facing humanity

Telegraph: Tackling global warming is the biggest challenge facing the world today, Prince Charles has said, urging governments to act on climate change before it is too late. After months in which the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine have dominated the political agenda, the Prince of Wales will call on world leaders to turn their attentions to "the battle against climate change'. "Even in a world full of daunting perils and crises, it is hard to imagine anything that poses a greater challenge and...
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Thousands pack NY streets march against climate change

LA Times: As thousands of peaceful demonstrators descended on Manhattan on Sunday to draw attention to a warming world, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry called on the world’s biggest economies to shake off two decades of gridlock and take significant steps to halt climate change. Speaking at the Major Economies Forum in New York, Kerry likened the climate to the immediate threats of Ebola in West Africa and Islamic State in the Middle East, saying its implications stretch far into the future. "We...
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NYC Climate Change March Rallies Over 310000

Newsweek: On a cloud-heavy Sunday morning, hundreds of thousands of people snaked down Manhattan’s west side for a march calling attention to the impact of climate change. Dozens of marching bands, two-story-tall puppets and banners of all kinds flanked a diverse range of marchers. Indigenous groups, labor unions, beekeepers and students, as well as a smattering of celebrities and politicians clogged the march route for over six hours while police officers mostly looked on. One man held a placard with “GIVE...
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Thousands call for action in NYC, around globe

Associated Press: Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth – in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion. But their message was not entertaining: “We’re going to lose our planet in the next generation...
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New York climate march draws hundreds of thousands

Reuters: An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history. Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and elected officials from the United States and abroad joined the People's Climate March, ahead of Tuesday's United...
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Barack Obama readies climate change push at UN summit

Agence France-Presse: President Barack Obama will seek to galvanize international support in the fight against climate change on Tuesday when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy. Obama has warned that failure to act on climate change would be a "betrayal" of future generations, but faced with a Congress reluctant to even limit greenhouse gas emissions -- let alone ratify an international agreement -- his options appear limited. Tuesday`s climate...
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Kerry compares climate change to fight against Ebola and Isis as thousands march around world

Guardian: More than 300,000 marchers flooded the streets of New York on Sunday in the largest climate change march in history, vaulting the environmental threat to the top of the global agenda. On a day of 2,700 simultaneous climate events from Melbourne to Manhattan, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, reinforced the calls from the streets for action by calling on world leaders to take the threat of climate change as seriously as Isis or Ebola. Organisers had called the day of protests in order to...
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UN Chief Takes Part in Mass March over Climate Change

CRI: Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have been taking place around the world, with marches reported in more than 2,000 locations. It comes ahead of the UN climate summit in New York this week. Huge demonstrations have been taking place in Australia and Europe. In Manhattan, tens of thousands of people took part in a march. UN chief Ban Ki-moon was among them. "I am overwhelmed by such a strong power and energy and voice of people. I hope this voice will be truly reflected...
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China's per capita carbon emissions overtake EU's

BBC: New data on carbon shows that China's emissions per head of population have surpassed the EU for the first time. The researchers say that India is also forecast to beat Europe's CO2 output in 2019. Scientists say that global totals are increasing fast and will likely exceed the limit for dangerous climate change within 30 years. The world has already used up two thirds of the warming gases researchers calculate will breach 2 degrees C. The Global Carbon Project involves researchers from...
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China drives world carbon emissions to record high

OSLO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate change, a study said on Sunday.







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China drives world carbon emissions to record high

Reuters: World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate change, a study said on Sunday. More than half of proven fossil fuel reserves may have to stay in the ground if governments are serious about a promise made in 2010 to limit a rise in average temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6F) above pre-industrial times, the Global Carbon Project report by leading research institutes said....
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Global Carbon Emissions Reach Record High

LiveScience: Concentrations of carbon dioxide will surge to a new high in the atmosphere in 2014, scientists announced today in advance of the U.N. Climate Summit in New York City. Global carbon dioxide emissions are projected to soar to 44 billion tons (40 billion metric tons) this year, a 2.5 percent increase from 2013 levels, according to joint studies published today (Sept. 21) in the journals Nature Climate Change and Nature Geoscience. The new estimates come from the Global Carbon Project, an international...
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Climate still burning issue as leaders lay out stalls

Irish Times: 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 deal with global warming. This time in New York it’s different, or so they say. UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon expects each president, prime minister or potentate to pledge what his or her country will do to help achieve the agreed goal of capping the...
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Thousands protest climate change at worldwide rallies

Agence France-Presse: Tens of thousands of people marched in New York and across the globe on Sunday, joined by celebrities and political leaders to demand urgent action to stem climate change. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, US former vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN chief Ban Ki-moon and New York mayor Bill de Blasio marched down Sixth Avenue in what organizers hoped would be the largest such protest in history. In London, an estimated 40,000 people paraded past Trafalgar Square and the Houses of...
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UN climate summit: ‘fair share’ system proposed to cut global emissions

Blue and Green: Wealthy nations must do more to cut greenhouse gas emissions than their poorer neighbours if devastating climate change is to be avoided, according to a new study. The ClimateFairshare project, an analysis from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Friends of the Earth, calculates how much financial support developed countries should offer for developing countries’ decarbonisation efforts. Based on historical emissions and nations’ populations and wealth, it puts forward a balanced...
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Tens of thousands join London climate march

Agence France-Presse: Tens of thousands of people in London joined a global day of protest Sunday to demand action on climate change, among them British actress Emma Thompson who said the challenge to save the planet was like tackling a Martian invasion. An estimated 40,000 people marched through the British capital, according to the Avaaz campaign group, which said the turnout "massively exceeded our expectations". Police would not give an official figure. The protest was one of thousands across the globe aimed at...
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Marchers sound call for climate change action

CNN: Tens of thousands of people marched through Manhattan sounding an urgent call for action to reverse global climate change Sunday. One marcher's sign read "cut your emissions or you'll sleep with the fishes." The "People's Climate March" in New York was billed as the largest of several protests held around the world two days before the start of the United Nations' Climate Summit. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon walked with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore along the two-and-a-half mile route....
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Global Warming May Cause Fall Leaf Coloration Start Later, Last Longer

RedOrbit: The fall foliage transformations that so colorfully mark the start of the autumn season could soon start arriving later and lasting longer due to climate change, researchers from Princeton University report in the latest edition of the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography. In the study, senior author David Medvigy, an assistant professor of geosciences and associated faculty member at the Princeton Environmental Institute, and his colleagues explain that global warming could cause summer temperatures...
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With UN Climate Summit Opening, Marches Planned Around the World

National Geographic: Two days before a United Nations summit on climate change, people are marching in cities around the world Sunday to urge their leaders to act boldly to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving the changes. The "People's Climate March" comes just before more than 120 heads of state will gather in New York City for the summit, convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. He wants to urge heads of state to act decisively by switching to cleaner sources of energy, preventing deforestation,...
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Global Treaty on Warming Looks Unlikely

National Geographic: Behind all the fanfare around this week's UN Climate Summit, which will bring 120 heads of state to New York on Tuesday, looms one big question: Will the nations of the world agree on a path to avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change, such as dramatic sea-level rise and extreme droughts and storms? The answer will not come during the official summit. This week's event is not a negotiating session for the next international agreement; that will happen in December 2015, when countries...
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