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UN-Backed Fund Pledges $1 Billion for Climate Projects in Developing Countries

  Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. The UN-backed Green Climate Fund has pledged $1 billion in new projects and programs for developing countries. The commitment is in prelude to the UN climate talks in December, where member nations will discuss implementing the Paris Agreement, the legally binding document 195 […]

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Justice Department asks Supreme Court to toss kids’ climate change lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to put a stop to a massive environmental lawsuit, just over a week before it is scheduled to go to trial. The suit was filed in 2015 by a group of young people, ranging in age from 10 to 21, who said the federal […]

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Is Kanye West More Important Than Climate Change?

We don’t have time to wait. The planet will reach the point of no return if we don’t act. Why isn’t the media covering climate change all day, every day? thumbnail courtesy of washingtonpost.com

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On ’60 Minutes,’ Trump Talks Climate Change

  President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House earlier this month. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Climate change is probably real, but not caused by man, President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS’ 60 Minutes. The show interviewed him in the White House last Thursday; the interview aired on […]

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Beer shortage is why you should care about climate change: CNN

Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says Posted at 11:00 AM ET, Mon October 15, 2018 If nothing else will get attention for climate change perhaps this will…   read more at cnn.com

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Climate Report for North America: USA TODAY

(Photo: Mark Wallheiser, Getty Images) A United Nations report this week outlined the water scarcity, flooding and extreme heat risks possible within decades due to global warming. You might not think a degree or two change in the Earth’s temperature is a big deal. But actually that seemingly small change can make a big difference. […]

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Climate Change Threatens to Sink Santa Cruz: The Guardian

Sinking Santa Cruz: climate change threatens famed California beach town “On a recent overcast October afternoon, yet another section of West Cliff Drive, the premier seafront street in Santa Cruz, California, was roped off as workers toiled to prevent it from crumbling into the Pacific Ocean. The erosion gnawing away at this prized road, and […]

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Why People Aren’t Motivated to Address Climate Change: HBR

Why People Aren’t Motivated to Address Climate Change Ever wonder why we have such a difficult time addressing the most urgent issue of our time? The Harvard Business Review says it’s because “Our brains have trouble planning for the distant future.” Even if the future is now your children and grandchildren’s quality of life? Come on […]

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Will It Cost $122 Trillion to Fight Climate Change?: Watts Up With That

Is it feasible to think we can limit global warming to 1.5 degrees? “The UN’s plan to limit global warming could cost as much as $122 trillion just for new energy infrastructure”, according to a new report from the IPCC.  In IPCC Demands $122 Trillion to Fight the Global War on Weather at least one […]

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Get Ready for the Perfect Storm: The Guardian

Climate change will make the next global crash the worst Two key groups warn of a coming crisis: the IMF and the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change. The message is clear for those willing to hear it: get ready for a time when economic failure combines with ecological breakdown to create the perfect storm. What […]

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