TOP THREE MYTHS USED TO SELL THE LIFTING OF THE CRUDE OIL EXPORT BAN, A CLIMATE AND SECURITY DISASTER IN THE MAKING...

It can be difficult to win an argument when you have no viable position. However, when you are the oil industry, you can just buy the win. Which is what the oil industry is poised to do regarding the lifting of the crude oil export ban...

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CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL: FIVE REASONS TO BE GLAD, FIVE TO BE GLOOMY...

A world map showing climate anomalies at the summit in Paris. Emissions targets are set, but does the agreement buy us enough time? Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Will the deal agreed in Paris be enough to save the planet? Emissions cuts and investment are promised, but legal responsibilities are thin on the ground...

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THE DIRTY SECRETS BEHIND THE NEW PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE (COP21) AGREEMENT THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW…

cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Strong, smart adults do not want to be fed false hopes, false targets or false facts. They want to know the way things really are so that they can adapt to or effectively manage what actually is there. If you would like to quickly cut through the Paris Climate Conference media spin as well as other greenwashing from the poorly informed concerning the Paris agreement and results, keep reading…

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A POST-PARIS MESSAGE FROM 350.ORG...

Friends,

I just want to thank you for everything you've contributed to 350's work before, during and after the Paris summit. Together, we aimed high, and what we accomplished is huge...

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PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL TOO WEAK TO HELP POOR, CRITICS WARN...

Boys play with kites in a favela in Brazil. The Paris climate change deal ‘doesn’t go far enough to improve the fragile existence of millions around the world’, Harjeet Singh at ActionAid says. Photograph: Peeter Viisimaa/Getty

COP21 agreement excludes poor and fails to put humanity’s interests above short-term goals, say environmentalists and financial experts...

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INDIA SAYS PARIS CLIMATE DEAL WON'T AFFECT PLANS TO DOUBLE COAL OUTPUT...

India still plans to double coal output by 2020 and rely on the resource for decades afterwards, a senior official said on Monday, days after rich and poor countries agreed in Paris to curb carbon emissions blamed for global warming...

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CRITICAL MASS OF STATES WILL REACH EMISSIONS PEAK BY 2030 UNDER CLIMATE DEAL...

A woman walks past a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi. While China has committed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, this commitment excludes other emissions. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

 Thinktank data shows that 55% of CO2 emitted in 2030 will be produced by states that have reached peak levels

Commitments made during the UN climate talks in Paris will lead to a critical mass of countries reaching their CO2 emission peaks by 2030, research by an environmental thinktank suggests.

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BIG OIL, MAKE WAY FOR BIG SOLAR. THE WINNERS AND LOSERS IN PARIS...

 

  • Ambitious climate pact means long-term economic transformation
  • If you don't adapt, `your livelihood is going to be destroyed'
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WITH LANDMARK CLIMATE ACCORD, WORLD MARKS TURN FROM FOSSIL FUELS...

The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming...

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PARIS CLIMATE DEAL: NEARLY 200 NATIONS SIGN IN END OF FOSSIL FUEL ERA ...

French foreign minister and president of the talks Laurent Fabius brings down the gavel to mark the adoption of the agreement. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

Two decades of talks have come to this: an ambitious agreement to hold states to emissions targets – but already low-lying countries are worried...

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DISPATCH FROM PARIS: THE FLIPSIDE OF COP21 ... THE REPLACEMENTS...

Top Photo Kids COP21

December 12, 2015

Youth respect good-faith efforts at COP but aren’t relying on politicos to save their planet. They intend to do it themselves.

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PARIS COP21: AN UNEXPECTED MOVE TOWARD GLOBAL TARGET OF 1.5 DEGREES...


It is the big surprise of the Paris talks: the growing acceptance of a call from small nations most vulnerable to climate change for the conference to declare warming should be halted at 1.5 degrees Celsius...

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TOO LITTLE TO LATE? OBAMA SAYS WORLD HAS 'MET THE MOMENT' WITH CLIMATE PACT...

President Barack Obama holds a news conference before leaving the COP21 climate talks in Paris. His deputies will remain behind.
"I actually think we're going to solve this thing," he told the press...

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A NOTE FROM 350.ORG ON PARIS CONFERENCE...

350* is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.

That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries...

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS MAKING THE EARTH WOBBLE...

As pollution from burning fossil fuels continues to heat the atmosphere, the world’s glaciers are melting at an accelerating rate. Scientists widely agree that this meltwater has been a major factor in raising global sea levels about seven inches over the 20th century...

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MAJOR CLIMATE SCIENCE DENIAL GROUPS OFFER TO HIDE FOSSIL FUEL FUNDING, GREENPEACE INVESTIGATION FINDS...(also the "Deniers Anthem"!)

An undercover investigation by environment group Greenpeace has found some of the world’s most vocal climate science denial groups were willing to accept cash from fossil fuel interests in return for writing articles and reports that reject the impacts of greenhouses gases.

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FOR ISRAELI FIRM, AN ANSWER TO GLOBAL WARMING BLOWING IN THE WIND...

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PARIS CLIMATE TALKS: WITH A FINAL DEAL ELUSIVE, A PUSH FOR COMPROMISE...


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PARIS CLIMATE NEGOTIATORS INCH TOWARD FINAL AGREEMENT WITH 24 HOURS TO GO...

People attend a demonstration inside the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 9, 2015. (Photo: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters)

A new draft of the accord would keep temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius, but other crucial issues remain to be resolved...

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We Have NO Remaining Fossil Fuel Carbon Allocation Left To Burn And Prevent a Global Warming Catastrophe...

Another brutally honest global warming education organization that we admire at Job One For Humanity has brilliantly taken on the illusion being forwarded by fossil fuel vested interests, their lobbyists and the poorly informed that there is an allowable amount of carbon, which we can continue to put up in the atmosphere as we burn fossil fuels.

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DESPITE OPTIMISM OF AN EVENTUAL PARIS CLIMATE DEAL, COUNTRIES SQUABBLE OVER EARLY DRAFT...

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NGO representatives and participants stage a sit-in protest closed to the plenary session to denounce the first climate deal draft during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.Image: Francois Mori/Associated Press

LE BOURGET, France — The U.N. Climate Summit kicked into high gear on Wednesday, with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius producing a 29-page draft agreement that succeeded in pleasing few, if any, of the ministers taking part in the talks...

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U.S. LAWMAKERS PRESS OIL COMPANIES ON WHAT THEY KNEW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE...

 

Representative Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) seen here on on September 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images for "Food Chains"

Letter to the CEOs of six of the country's largest fossil fuel companies seeks information on the firms' climate change history and policy positions.

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YOLANDA SURVIVOR MAKES WAVES IN PARIS CLIMATE TALKS...

SURVIVOR. Marinel Ubaldo is a young advocate who has been raising awareness of the risks of climate change. Photo from Plan International Philippines

A young woman who survived the super typhoon is at COP21, pushing for climate action...

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IF CLIMATE TALKS STALL, POPE MAY GENTLY INTERVENE...

 

If international climate talks really stall, don't be surprised if there might be an ever-so-slight intervention by Pope Francis...

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COMMENTARY: WILL WE REACH PEAK DENIAL SOON?

Photos: www.commerce.senate.gov

Here are some crazy, detached folks that also happen to be enablers of crippling denial at the

highest levels of the United States Congress...

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ONCE A FIXTURE, CLIMATE SKEPTICS SAY THEY ARE BEING STIFLED IN PARIS...

To be a climate change skeptic in Paris this week means facing heavy odds...

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ARE WE GETTING A PEEK AT PEAK CO2 EMISSION?

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Could sights like this become rare? I hope so. Photo by Shutterstock/Jeff Zehnder

Our planet is heating up. The cause is in some ways simple: Humans add a lot of carbon dioxide to the air every year, about 40 billion tons of it. CO2 is a greenhouse gas: It lets sunlight through to heat the ground, but the infrared light the ground emits gets absorbed, and cannot escape to space. That warms us up, slowly but inevitably. By every measure available to us, we see the effects of this increased heat.

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TEXAS FRACKING ZONE EMITS 90% MORE METHANE THAN EPA ESTIMATED...

Flared natural gas is burned off at operations in the Permian Basin of the Barnett Shale formation in Texas. Emissions of methane from oil and gas production in the Barnett Shale are at least 90 percent higher than the EPA's estimates, according to a new scientific study. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The Barnett Shale's emissions have been vastly underestimated, sweeping Environmental Defense Fund-backed study finds...

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KERRY SIGNALS U.S. SUPPORT FOR AMBITIOUS 1.5-DEGREE GOAL IN CLIMATE DEAL...

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US Secretary of State John Kerry gestures upon his arrival at Le Bourget airport in the outskirts of Paris, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.

Image: Mandel Ngan/Associated Press

PARIS — The United States is in favor of incorporating an ambitious 1.5-degree Celsius warming limit into the climate agreement at the ongoing U.N. Climate Summit in Paris, also known as COP21, provided that the aspirational language wouldn't replace the previously agreed-upon 2-degree target, Secretary of State John Kerry told Mashable on Monday.

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WITH BIG OIL AND BIG COAL HOSTING THE DOG AND PONY SHOW IN PARIS IS COP-21 DOOMED TO FAIL?

The December 2015 Paris Climate Conference initiated by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) will be attended by leaders of most of the nations of the world. It is being widely touted by scientists, environmental groups as well as progressive global media as our last hope for saving the world from irreversible global warming and the cataclysmic damage caused by the greenhouse effect of carbon and methane pollution of the atmosphere. To achieve this goal at Paris the IPCC has set the target of keeping global warming below 2°Celsius (about 3.7 degrees F.)
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2400 COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS PLANNED DESPITE CLIMATE-FRIENDLY PLEDGES...

Japanese coal plant (Photo: Chris Lewis, Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0)

Coal-fired power plants have provided cheap energy for over a hundred years, and despite coal-burning’s high emissions, about 2,400 are planned globally. A new study calculates that emissions from global energy generation must reach zero before the middle of the century to keep climate change below a two-degree Celsius temperature rise. Niklas Hohne of the New Climate Institute discusses the study with Living on Earth’s Helen Palmer and explains why building these plants is inconsistent with emissions control commitments countries have given...

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POPE FRANCIS PRAYS FOR CLIMATE SUMMIT IN PARIS TO SUCCEED...

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the success of the global climate summit in Paris, where another week of negotiations are underway to reach an agreement that would limit the warming of the planet...

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PARIS UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE 2015: BROUGHT TO YOU BY VICTORIA'S HAZELWOOD COAL PLANT...

Activists have targeted the French owner of the Hazelwood brown-coal power station for its sponsorship of the Paris climate summit, calling on it to accelerate plans for the plant's closure in the spirit of the negotiations to tackle global warming...

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THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY IS BANKROLLING THE PARIS CLIMATE TALKS...

Corporate sponsorship logos at the entrance to the Paris climate summit.

Some of the event's sponsors might be part of the problem, not the solution...

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THE THING THAT REALLY DOESN’T MAKE SENSE ABOUT THE CLIMATE DEBATE IN PARIS...


Buildings are seen near the ocean in North Miami, Florida in March 2014. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As we get deeper into the Paris climate negotiations, activists are poring over confusing texts full of noncommittal brackets. Upon this, it seems, does the fate of the planet depend...

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WHAT WILL REALLY HAPPEN AT THE PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE (COP21)? CUTTING THROUGH THE ILLUSIONS...

 

The December 2015 Paris Climate Conference initiated by the United

Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) will be

attended by leaders of most of the nations of the world.

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WORLD'S RICHEST 10% PRODUCE HALF OF GLOBAL CARBON EMISSIONS, SAYS OXFAM...

But poorest half of world’s people contribute to just 10% of emissions, says British charity as negotiators work on UN climate change deal in Paris. An average person among the richest 1% of people emits 175 times more carbon than his or her counterpart among the bottom 1%, Oxfam said...

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PARIS CLIMATE TALKS: WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL TEMPERATURE RISES REALLY MAKE?

Ice broken off from Perito Moreno glacier floats in Los Glaciares national park, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, the third largest ice field in the world, in Santa Cruz, Argentina. Most glaciers in the park have been retreating over the past 50 years due to global warming. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Negotiators in Paris are trying to craft a deal at the UN climate talks that will keep global temperature rise below 2C. But what does that mean in reality - and what difference will a couple of extra degrees really make?

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What’s Not Happening at the Paris Climate Conference, Real Clothes for the Emperor and Facing Global Warming Honestly

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THIS MAY BE THE BIGGEST NEWS YET TO COME OUT OF THE PARIS CLIMATE MEETING...

When it comes to electric power, Africa is still the dark continent. More than half of its 1.1 billion inhabitants lack access to electricity, and Africa’s total generating capacity, from Cairo to Cape Town, is only 160 gigawatts, or about half as much as Japan, a country with one-tenth of its population.

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BILL GATES ON CLIMATE CHANGE: 'WE NEED TO MOVE FASTER THAN THE ENERGY SECTOR EVER HAS.'

 

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The man who helped launch the personal computer revolution says the nations of the world aren’t doing nearly enough to boost the search for new energy sources that could help humans avoid a global-warming calamity.

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IS THE 2 °C WORLD A FANTASY?

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Countries have pledged to limit global warming to 2 °C, and climate models say that is still possible. But only with heroic — and unlikely — efforts.

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THE EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES ALL OVER AGAIN THE PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE (COP21)

The December 2015 Paris Climate Conference initiated by the United
Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) will be attended
by leaders of most of the nations of the world... 
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PREDICT COP21’S IMPACT ON THE FUTURE OF FOOD...

Turn the knobs on a new interactive map and see what future emissions, adaptation strategies...

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BUSINESSES AWAKEN TO THE OPPORTUNITIES OF ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

AFP/Getty Images: A conference attendee looks at a projection of the Earth on Monday, the opening day of the COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change, in Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris.

The business community is well-represented at the United Nations climate summit underway in Paris — and it will be much more engaged in finding positive solutions than ever before...

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THE CLIMATE CHANGE HIDING JUST BELOW OUR FEET... "THE METHANE MONSTER ROARS" - DAHR JAMAIL

Methane monster roars(Image: Icy waters, rising steam, gas jets via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO)

 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 09:23 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | News Analysis

 

During a recent hike in Washington State's Olympic National Park, I marveled at the delicate geometry of frost-covered ferns. White crystalline structures seemed to grow from the green leaves, encasing them in a frozen frame of temporary beauty...

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OBAMA SAYS PARTS OF CLIMATE DEAL MUST BE LEGALLY BINDING...

French President Francois Hollande, right, speaks with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as they attend "The Climate Challenge and African solutions" event during the COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, north of Paris,Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (Philippe Wojazer, Pool via AP)

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the countries that sign on, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home...

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FRENCH CLIMATE ACTIVISTS AREN’T CRIMINALS, SO WHY ARE THEY BEING TREATED THAT WAY?

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POPE FRANCIS: WORLD CLOSE TO SUICIDE OVER CLIMATE CHANGE...

Pope Francis pauses while answering questions from journalists aboard his flight from Bangui, Central African Republic, to Rome Nov. 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

While Pope Francis has expressed hope that world leaders meeting in Paris for discussions on confronting climate change will find solutions to the problem, he has also said the inaction on the issue up to now is approaching global suicide...

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MORE THAN 200 PROTESTERS ARRESTED IN PARIS CLASH BEFORE CLIMATE TALKS...

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OBAMA SAYS IT’S OUR LAST CHANCE TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE — THERE’S JUST ONE PROBLEM...

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World leaders kicked off the two-week climate change summit in France on Monday with warnings that this conference is the most important, and possibly the last, opportunity governments have to make a difference concerning climate change.

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HOW THE PARTICIPATING NATIONS CAN BE EMBARRASSED AT THE PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE (COP21)

The December 2015 Paris Climate Conference initiated by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) will be attended by leaders of most of the nations of the world.
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TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS WANT U.S. TO BACK GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL: NYT/CBS POLL

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the COP21 session of statements by heads of state and government at the climate summit in Paris, France November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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HOW OBAMA AND THE UNITED STATES CAN BE EMBARRASSED AT THE PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE (COP21)

The December 2015 Paris Climate Conference initiated by the United
Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) will be

attended by leaders of most of the nations of the world.

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WORLDWIDE CLIMATE RALLIES DRAW HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS...


Policemen fight with activists during a protest ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference at the place de la Republique, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start Monday, and activists are holding marches and protests around the world to urge them to reach a strong agreement to slow global warming. (Laurent Cipriani/Associated Press)

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PARIS CLIMATE SUMMIT: THE CLIMATE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN...

A climate change protester in Copenhagen during the controversial summit in 2009. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

 

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GLOBAL CLIMATE MARCH 2015: PARIS POLICE USE TEARGAS DURING CLASHES – LIVE...

Policemen fight with activists during a protest ahead of the 2015 Paris climate conference at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Laurent Cipriani/AP

 

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AP INTERVIEW: UN CHIEF WANTS CLIMATE TARGET REVIEW BY 2020...

France's President Francois Hollande, left, shakes hand with Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start Monday, and activists are holding marches and protests around the world to urge them to reach a strong agreement to slow global warming. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
France's President Francois Hollande, left, shakes hand with Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start Monday, and activists are holding marches and protests around the world to urge them to reach a strong agreement to slow global warming. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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INTERESTING EVENTS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS AT THE PARIS COP21 CLIMATE CONFERENCE...

The time has finally arrived!

We're on the Eurostar heading to Paris for the COP21 climate conference kick-off...

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HAMSTRUNG BY CONGRESS, OBAMA TRIES TO CLINCH CLIMATE PACT...

Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington...

Hamstrung by Congress, GOP opposition, Obama heads to Paris to clinch global climate agreement...

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