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  1. IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster

    The latest scientific report from IPCC concludes that current efforts to contain global warming are not sufficient to stop catastrophic climate change. To avert climate disaster, the world needs to urgently end its dependence on fossil fuels and switch to green energy. The study concludes that a global roll-out of clean energy is remarkably cheap – but only if we act now.

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  2. Lima climate talks begin as countries eye global treaty in 2015

    The latest in a long series of UN-sponsored talks is convening in Lima, Peru. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in Nov. 2015.

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  3. On the road to Paris towards a new global climate deal

    The first UN negotiating session preparing for a climate deal this fall just wrapped up in Geneva. These negotiations take place against the backdrop of increasingly dire climate change predictions.

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  4. The fastest way to reduce climate change is to cut down on meat

    The authors of a new climate change analysis argue that by cutting down on meat and reducing the number of ruminants globally, the international community could achieve a more rapid reduction in the causes of global warming in the near future.

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  5. Global CO2 emissions flatlined in 2014 while the economy grew

    New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that global CO2 emissions stalled in 2014 while the economy grew. This marks the first time in four decades that the world economy grows while carbon emissions don't. The change is likely due to an increase in renewable energy.

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  6. Once again extreme weather events draw headlines during international climate talks

    It’s becoming increasingly common for extreme weather events to occur during the annual COP negotiations for global deal to combat climate change. They largely take place in developing countries who have done little to contribute to the climate change challenge; an unfortunate and noted dichotomy.

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  7. IPCC: Near zero emissions needed by 2100 to avoid climate catastrophe

    IPCC, the UN’s expert panel on climate change, released the most important assessment of climate change to date this past weekend. The IPCC warns that if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change the world needs to quickly and sharply reduce global carbon emissions. Luckily, the solutions are available and affordable.

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  8. Europe will face deadly costs for climate inaction

    Inaction on climate change will result in costly and deadly consequences for Europe. It's estimated that climate change could cost Europe more than €190 billion, be responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of Europeans, and result in a net welfare loss of 1.8% of the union's current GDP.

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  9. Climate politics must be as radical as the climate crisis

    If the climate action movement allows its goals to be shaped by what is permissible in a capitalist economy then it has already failed, writes Simon Butler. "It’s wrong to think that we can campaign to stop climate change in the same way we might campaign to end a war. All the evidence says we are well past that stage now."

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  10. IPCC: ‘Severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts’

    Eighteen key conclusions from the summary report issued this week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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  11. CARE: Fertility control won’t solve the climate crisis

    Choice, not control: Global aid organization says environmentally-motivated birth control programs undermine women’s rights, and don’t protect the earth.

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  12. Bill McKibben: The IPCC still underestimates the situation

    Bill McKibben writes that the IPCC’s latest assessment report on climate change is stern – but that it still underestimates the situation. “Breaking the power of the fossil fuel industry won’t be easy, especially since it has to happen fast. But, thanks to the IPCC, no one will ever be able to say they weren’t warned,” McKibben writes.

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  13. Syrian conflict likely fueled by climate change, study claims

    As the war in Syria enters its fifth year, a new study claims that the conflict in Syria was fuelled by global warming. A devastating drought, which lasted for three years before the start of the conflict, was made more severe due to increased greenhouse gas emissions. The study claims that the drought was 2-3 times more likely because of climate change.

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  14. Which American cable news network cover climate change the right way?

    Al Jazeera America is the U.S. cable news network that cover climate change the right way, according to new data by ThinkProgress.

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  15. UN report: 2013's extreme weather is consistent with climate change

    A new UN report released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) shows that many of the extreme weather events last year were consistent with human-caused climate change. The study also shows that there had been no 'pause' in global warming - disproving recent claims by climate deniers. 2013 is revealed as the sixth-hottest on record, meaning 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred this century.

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  16. Lima climate talks reach watered-down global warming agreement

    A new global agreement on climate change has been reached after long negotiations in Lima, Peru. The deal would for the first time commit all countries – including developing nations – to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But critics say the agreement amounts to little progress and that it'll do nothing to stop climate disaster.

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  17. The Arctic melts at an unprecedented pace while greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures and sea levels all hit record highs

    A new climate report released by the NOAA shows new global temperature records, how both greenhouse gas emissions and sea levels are rising, and that the Arctic is melting at an unprecedented pace.

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  18. California landscape scorched as wildfires blaze on

    With 700,000 acres burned so far this year, there's no end in sight for the inferno; or firefighters and victims, the numbers represent an uphill battle.

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  19. Thank you Pope Francis for talking about climate change

    Pope Francis has brought a voice into the discussion around climate change that is merging the voices of science, religion, and politics.

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  20. Islamic leaders call for fast action on climate change

    Islamic leaders called for rapid transition from a world economic order based on fossil fuel to one powered by renewable energy.

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  21. Obama's Alaska visit highlights climate already changed

    Each particular battle is but one part of the longer struggle to transform our energy economy, our economy as a whole, how things are produced, packaged, and distributed.

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  22. As California drought deepens, water debate sharpens

    As California struggles to meet new water use restrictions, the governor is urging a sharp increase in fines for the worst violators.

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  23. Wildfire is first of many more due to California drought

    Experts warn that as the historic drought continues to bash California, climate change will cause more frequent and vicious wildfires in in the state. "California water policy, water management, and infrastructure need to be changed: those systems were built in an old climate and the reality is, we're in a new climate," said Noah Diffenbaugh, a climatologist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

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  24. Global warming continues unabated: 2015 to be hottest year ever

    2015 will likely be the hottest year on record, according to a preliminary analysis released by the World Meteorological Organization.

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