• Obama Seeks Psychological Help With Climate Change

    • Date: 16/09/15
    • Evan Lehmann, Scientific American

    President Obama is seeking psychological advice about climate change. Yesterday, he issued an executive order instructing federal agencies to use behavioral science when developing programs to address rising temperatures and other policies. That’s the stuff of sociologists, psychologists and behavioral economists. The administration suggests that behavioral cues, like comparing your energy use with a neighbor, […]

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  • African Nations Threaten To Veto Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 16/09/15
    • SciDev Net

    African negotiators plan to block a global agreement on reducing global warming if the deal is too weak and fails to consider the implications of climate change for the continent’s wellbeing.   photo: Charles Ole Ngereza At a conference to agree a unified position for African countries ahead of the UN climate change summit in Paris, France, this […]

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  • Met Office Predicts End Of Global Warming Pause (Again)

    • Date: 14/09/15
    • Press Association

    The world is likely to see a return to rapid warming in the next couple of years, scientists said, in what could signal the end of the “pause” in rising global temperatures. Experts said big changes were under way in the Earth’s climate system, with a natural phenomenon known as El Nino combining with the […]

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  • Obama’s Own Goal: Poor Nations Want U.S. To Pay Reparations For Extreme Weather

    • Date: 13/09/15
    • Thomas M. Kostigen, USA Today

    Poorer nations suffering from extreme weather disasters, so much so that their citizens are seeking refuge in safer terrains outside their borders, want rich nations like the United States to pay for reparations and to relocate populations. Preparatory talks ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to be held in Paris in December has representatives from […]

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  • Second Californian Climate Plan Falters Amid Reluctance

    • Date: 11/09/15
    • KCRA News

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. —A state senator announced Thursday that she’s abandoning a second Democratic climate change proposal amid reluctance from California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown. Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, said she would withdraw a vote on her bill, SB32, which calls for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. […]

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  • UN Climate Change Body Suffers Mammoth European Carbon Fraud

    • Date: 09/09/15
    • George Russell, Fox News

    The United Nations body that oversees greenhouse gas reductions is reeling from another cap-and-trade scandal that may have put 600 million tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere — roughly speaking, the annual CO2 output of Canada or Britain — while the emissions were ostensibly suppressed, according to an independent study. In the process, the fraudsters, […]

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  • Lack Of Progress Undermines Hope Of Meaningful UN Climate Agreement

    • Date: 08/09/15
    • Hennef Weithöner, Climate News Network

    Lack of progress at the close of “unbearably tardy” negotiations in Bonn undermines hopes of a meaningful deal being agreed at this year’s crucial UN climate summit. BERLIN, 7 September, 2015 – The latest round of climate talks in the German city of Bonnhave ended with a failure to deliver common grounds for the negotiations at the UN climate […]

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  • UN Climate Stalemate Prompts Call For World Leaders To Intervene

    • Date: 04/09/15
    • Fiona Harvey, The Guardian

    Act now to remove roadblocks and lay the groundwork for Paris climate deal, say experts including Kofi Anan as Bonn talks stumble Crunch time now: the tlatest round of pre-Paris talks have ended with many key issues unresolved. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images World leaders must step into the ongoing UN climate change negotiations, to remove […]

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