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Climate Change - Optimistic but Cautious

“By now, the truth should be evident to all: No amount of effort, however gargantuan, by a single nation can ever be enough to address climate change in its entirety,” addressed by the articulate and delightful President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III, who intends to drum up stronger global cooperation to curb the devastating effects of climate change at the Climate Vulnerable Forum on the 21st Conference of Parties of the UN Convention Framework on Climate Change held at Paris, France on November 30, 2015.

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What We Do at the Ends of Things

By Michael D. Barbezat (The University of Western Australia)

I, like a lot of people, have been thinking lately a great deal about endings: the curtain falling upon the American moral leadership of the West, the possible transformation of democracy into totalitarianism, the passing away of our familiar global climates, the termination of economic mobility (and all the familiar patterns of acquisition and enjoyment based upon it) for entire present and future generations, and the destruction of fundamental values and institutions of education which were until relatively recently regarded as cornerstones of our civilization, to name only a few. 1,327 more words

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I'm worried having a baby will make climate change worse

Part of my motivation for becoming a climate scientist was my grave worries for our future and my desire to make a positive contribution. In today’s world, this isn’t straightforward. 822 more words

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Global heat wave continues with second-warmest February on record

No post El Niño cool down …

Staff Report

So far, there’s little sign of a post El Niño drop in global temperatures, according to the European… 281 more words

Environment

Beautiful! Or is it?

Take a look at this.

At first sight, yes it’s so beautiful! A waterfall that’s coming right through an ice sheet that seems at least a 100 meters high. 92 more words

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Paris Agreement to enter into force as EU agrees ratification

The European Parliament has approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union today.

With today’s European Parliament approval of the Paris Agreement ratification – in the presence of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the President of COP 21 Ségolène Royal – the last hurdle is cleared. 591 more words

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