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January 10, 2017
Obama again defends climate deal
Washington (AFP) Jan 9, 2017
President Barack Obama launched a fresh defense of emissions curbs against Donald Trump's plans to scrap a global climate deal, saying the accord was in America's interest Monday. Writing in the journal "Science" Obama said that the United States was proving that reducing greenhouse gases can help economic growth. Reforms can "can boost efficiency, productivity, and innovation," he said. Obama's eight years in office have resulted in a tidal wave of new environmental legislation, protecting ... read more

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Seizing environmental opportunities under a Trump presidency
Australian, South African and US researchers say that although the environmental movement is in shock at US President-elect Donald Trump's election victory and its implications, it is not all doom a ... more
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Climate report says 2016 on pace to be hottest year yet
A monthly global climate report by US government scientists Monday offered more evidence that 2016 is likely to be the warmest year in modern times, as sea ice at both poles hit record lows. ... more
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Glee to gloom: Climate and the 'Trump effect'
When the world triumphantly celebrated the signing of the landmark Paris climate pact last December, it was hard to imagine that only a year later it might face an existential threat. ... more
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'Fear is palpable' among US climate scientists over Trump moves
Climate scientists tend to be a hardy bunch, accustomed to hate mail, vicious online attacks, lawmakers who deny that global warming is real, and for some, even death threats. ... more
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Warmer temps may not affect carbon stored deep in northern peatlands
Deep stores of carbon in northern peatlands may be safe from rising temperatures, according to a team of researchers from several U.S.-based institutions. And that is good news for now, the research ... more
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Scientists measure impact of local weather on global climate patterns
Scientists usually study weather as a consequence of global climate patterns - an output rather than an input. But new research by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a reminder that weather can be analyzed as both a cause and an effect. ... more
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Norway standing still on greenhouse gas emissions
For the first time in five years, the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted as measured by economic activity stood still, the Norwegian government said Tuesday. ... more
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Uncertainties related to climate engineering limit its use in curbing climate change
Climate engineering refers to the systematic, large-scale modification of the environment using various climate intervention techniques. However, a new study by VTT and the Finnish Meteorological In ... more
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DiCaprio, Trump discuss green job creation
Leonardo DiCaprio met President-elect Donald Trump to discuss climate change and how renewable, clean energy could boost the economy by creating millions of new jobs, the actor's foundation said Thursday. ... more
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Gore meeting latest sign Trump softening on climate?
Donald Trump met former Democratic vice president turned environmental campaigner Al Gore on Monday in the latest sign that the president-elect might rethink his hardline campaign promises on the environment. ... more
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China: Economic development tied to climate goals
In a white paper on economic development, Beijing said one of its main focal points was gaining ground in an environmentally friendly way. ... more
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World cities seek $375 bn to fight climate change
The world's big cities will need $375 billion of investment to curb climate change, a large gathering of mayors heard in Mexico on Thursday. ... more
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How the cold 1430s led to famine and disease
While searching through historical archives to find out more about the 15th-century climate of what is now Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, Chantal Camenisch noticed someth ... more
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Megacities key to reaching global climate goals
The world's big cities must collectively cut their carbon footprint by nearly half within a decade if global climate goals are to be met, according to an analysis unveiled Thursday. ... more
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How four cities wrestle with climate challenge
Fighting climate change means different things in different cities, as this snapshot illustrates: ... more
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How did the Sahara Desert get so dry?
Some 6,000 years ago, the Sahara Desert was regularly drowned by tropical rains. It wasn't a desert at all, but vast grasslands. Today, the Sahara features some of driest acreage on Earth. ... more
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World mayors gather to plot Trump-era climate plan
Mayors from scores of the world's biggest cities gathered in Mexico Wednesday to plot their strategy for fighting climate change in the face of skepticism from US President-elect Donald Trump. ... more
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Huge reduction in African dust plume impacted climate 11,000 years ago
Every year, trade winds over the Sahara Desert sweep up huge plumes of mineral dust, transporting hundreds of teragrams - enough to fill 10 million dump trucks - across North Africa and over the Atl ... more
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Climate model predictions are telling a consistent story
Three independent methods of modelling climate change impact on yield display the same bleak tendency: When global temperature increases, wheat yield will decline. This is demonstrated in a study ca ... more
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Study Sheds New Insights Into Global Warming Trends
A new multi-institutional study of the temporary slowdown in the global average surface temperature warming trend observed between 1998 and 2013 concludes the phenomenon represented a redistribution ... more
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Overheated Arctic sign of climate change 'vicious circle'
Freakishly high temperatures in the Arctic driven by heat-packed oceans and northward winds have been reinforced by a "vicious circle" of climate change, scientists said Thursday. ... more
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Deciphering Trump's mixed signals on climate change
Donald Trump's stay of execution for pulling the United States out of a landmark climate pact was welcomed Wednesday by diplomats and experts, even as they fretted about appointments and decisions yet to come. ... more
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The decline in emissions also has negative implications
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Current climate date rescue activities in Australia
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