The Forests of Oregon, viewed from Bend. Credit: Rod Parmenter
Efforts to foster forests and slow deforestation, which is one of the leading causes of global warming, are largely being glossed over by most nations as they prepare for a historic round of climate negotiations.Read more
US secretary of state, John Kerry, has said that any climate deal in Paris is ‘definitively not going to be a treaty’. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AP
US warned that any agreement in Paris will be enshrined in law after secretary of state said it would ‘definitively’ not be a treatyRead more
An island in the Maldives, which is vulnerable to rising seas.
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If rich countries don’t agree to help poorer ones recover after storms amplified by global warming tear villages apart, or help communities prosper even as their homes sink into rising seas, climate negotiations in Paris risk being scuttled...Read more
“…it boils down to the fact that the world is in a state of potential destruction. There’s no use worrying about anything else.”
—Ansel Adam’s final interview, Summer of 1984.Read more
1000 MILLENNIALS TOOK THE STREETS FOR JUSTICE ON RACE, CLIMATE, IMMIGRATION
On November 9th, a wave of people power swept over Washington, DC. In an epic demonstration of unity, 1,000 millennials took the streets for justice on race, climate, and immigration.Read more
The world has passed the halfway mark to the 2C target, the agreed safe limit to avoid catastrophic global warming, say scientists. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Pool/ReutersRead more
President Barack Obama looks at Bear Glacier during a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park Seward, Alaska last September. | Getty
It's no accident the president rejected the Keystone pipeline before he seals a global deal to combat climate change.Read more
21st Conference of the Parties on Climate
UNFCCC COP 21/ CMP 11. 30 Nov – 11 Dec, 2015Read more
Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, ending the political fight over the Canada-to-Texas project that has gone on for much of his presidency.Read more
A man sunbathes in the midday sun during a heat wave at Glenelg beach on January 13, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.
U.N. climate negotiations begin in Paris in less than a month.
Diplomats steeling themselves for a historic round of United Nations climate negotiations remain divided by a handful of stubborn disputes. Discord persists over financial and procedural issues, for example, and over how pollution from farming and deforestation should be addressed alongside energy generation.
The fundamentals of climate science, however, are not among the issues being debated...Read more