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Last minute deal at COP17, but governments keep talking while temperatures keep rising

Europeans played a key role in brokering a last ditch deal at COP17 climate talks. They saved the Kyoto Protocol (with weak rules and full of loopholes), started the Green Climate Fund (so far just an empty shell), and agreed on a p...

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Climate deniers take another swing at BEST study…and miss

Since its release, the BEST study has provided climate skeptics with hard nut to crack: a study they funded that undercuts the foundation of their distortions. Still, there have been desperate attempts to undermine the BEST study, w...

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Civil society urges US to step aside as experts prove need for action at COP17

Key civil society groups have warned the US not to instigate a 10 year delay over a binding climate deal at COP17. The US is pushing for a ‘10 year time-out’, with no new targets to lower emissions until after 2020. This is condemne...

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Killer floods glaring reminder of imperative for binding deal in Durban

COP17 climate negotiations have kicked off in Durban amid warnings from the IPCC, UNEP, and IEA that action must be taken urgently to limit catastrophic climate change. They join many groups calling for binding emissions reductions,...

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COP17 climate conference opens with record-­breaking floods

The killer floods that hit South Africa in the opening hours of the UNFCCC climate talks (COP17) are a sober reminder of what is at stake if the international climate negotiations do not succeed in operationalizing the agreements ma...

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IPCC give policy-makers tools to protect us from extreme weather linked to climate change

The IPCC today launched the summary of a new report -nicknamed SREX- from a summit in Kampala. It confirms the link between climate change and increasing trends in certain extreme weather systems. Crucially, it also provides the fir...

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Vulnerable nations agree on ambitious COP17 demands with UN backing

Despite a lack of ambition and leadership shown by the big economies, 19 of the poorest and most vulnerable nations have set the bar high for climate action at COP17 in Durban. At the Climate Vulnerable Forum in Bangladesh they agre...

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Study by skeptics confirms warming trend, debunks climate denier ‘logic’

The Berkley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) programme has found that reliable readings of rapid increases in global temperatures are indeed happening – confirming findings from leading institutions such as NASA (. The study was fun...

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Latest study leaves not doubt about future climate catastophe

There’s little time left to mobilize both the financial sector and policy makers to prevent a climate change catastrophe says a report from the International Energy Agency. The IEA’s report was unusually gloomy for the generally res...

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Evidence supports ‘Climategate’ as manufactured scandal

The National Science Foundation has cleared climatologist and Penn State professor and one of the US’ top climatologists, Michael Mann of any misconduct in the “Climate-Gate” controversy. Three major UK investigations ha...

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