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Obama Vows Action on Climate Change

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama said in his inaugural speech that he will make climate change a priority in his second term. The president said failing to address the global warming threat would betray the world’s children, and all future generations. Mr. Obama acknowledged that some people do not believe human activity such as burning fossil fuels is […]

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UN Climate Conference Extends Kyoto Protocol

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A spate of scientific reports released during the two-week meeting provided compelling new evidence that the Earth’s climate is warming. They also predicted dire consequences – from rising sea levels to more severe droughts, floods and storms – unless action is taken to reduce climate-changing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. It is hoped […]

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Doha Climate Talks Extended

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. climate talks in Doha were extended into Saturday because delegates remain divided over how to stop climate change and how to pay for it, and how to deal with their differences. The talks were due to end Friday, but negotiators struggled to agree even on more modest issues. Developing countries want to extend […]

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UN’s Ban: Abnormal Weather Has Become Normal

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says abnormal weather — including violent storms, melting icecaps and drought — is now the new normal and threatens global security and the future. Mr. Ban told a U.N. climate change meeting in Doha Tuesday that no one is immune to global warming, rich or poor. He called it a […]

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UN Climate Talks Focus on Kyoto, New Global Pact

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Representatives from nearly 200 nations have begun two weeks of talks aimed at agreements on how to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Delegates at the U.N. climate change conference in Doha, Qatar will chiefly tackle extending the Kyoto Protocol. The pact, which expires this year, binds developed countries to cut emissions by 5 percent below 1990 […]

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ADB: Climate Change to Pose Bigger Humanitarian Threat

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank is warning that extreme weather linked to climate change will displace millions more people in the Asia Pacific region in the coming years. In a report released Tuesday, the bank said more than 42 million people in the region were displaced by environmental disasters in the last two years. ABD Director […]

Asia-Pacific Called Grossly Unprepared for Climate Change

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A senior development official says Asia-Pacific nations must undergo “transformational change” if they are to meet the challenges posed by climate change. Bindu Lohani, a vice president of the Asian Development Bank, said at a conference in Bangkok Monday that resources now available to make roads, sewers, bridges and pipelines safe from climate change are […]

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UN Climate Change Conference Reaches Deal

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Delegates from 194 countries at a U.N. climate conference in South Africa have agreed to negotiate an accord that will legally bind countries to take action to slow the pace of climate change. Under the agreement reached Sunday, industrial countries will have to adhere to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol for at least another five years […]

UN Climate Change Conference Reaches Deal

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Delegates from 194 counties to a U.N. climate conference meeting in South Africa have agreed to negotiate an accord that will legally bind countries to take action to slow the pace of climate change. Under the agreement reached Sunday, industrial countries will have to adhere to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol for at least another five […]

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UN Climate Change Conference Reach Deals on Combating Global Warming

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Delegates from 194 counties to a U.N. climate conference meeting in South Africa have agreed to an accord that would force countries to take action to slow the pace of climate change. Under the agreement, industrial countries will have to adhere to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol another five years after it expires in 2012. The […]

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