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OBAMA’S LEGACY ON CLIMATE IS AT STAKE IN PARIS TALKS...

President Barack Obama meets in October with leaders from across the U.S. to discuss climate change. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama heads to a terror-scarred Paris Sunday night to tackle one of the most important priorities of his second term — climate change...

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CLIMATE DENIAL ECHO CHAMBER POLLUTED MAINSTREAM MEDIA...

A new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS) shows that the climate denial echo chamber organizations funded by ExxonMobil and Koch family foundations produced misinformation that effectively polluted mainstream media coverage of climate science and polarized the climate policy debate.

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(COP21) TOTAL CARBON REDUCTION TARGET GROSSLY UNDERESTIMATED

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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INDIA OPPOSES DEAL TO PHASE OUT FOSSIL FUELS BY 2100 AT CLIMATE SUMMIT...

Almost 200 nations will meet in the French capital on Nov. 30 to try and seal a deal to prevent the planet from warming more than the 2 degrees Celsius that scientists say is vital if the world is to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change...

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IN A 2-MINUTE ELEVATOR SPEECH, A NASA SCIENTIST SHARES HIS GREATEST HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF EARTH

When he puts it like that, it seems totally worth a try...

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BOGUS CLIMATE TARGETS PLAGUE 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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CLIMATE CHANGE: UK'S YOUNGEST ARCTIC ADVENTURER URGES WORLD TO ACT AFTER SEEING DAMAGE OF GLOBAL WARMING

Tybalt Peake was allowed to miss school to witness the effects of global warming on board ‘Snow Dragon II’

'Everyone thinks of the Arctic as a cold place but when I went there were times I would watch the ice melting in a T-shirt'

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REPUBLICANS SEEK TO STRANGLE PARIS CLIMATE PACT...

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"We’re going to have a say on whether they’re going to get their money or not,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said. | Getty

The simultaneous climate and budget deadlines give the GOP a tool to derail a legacy-defining pact for the President

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WHY DO SO MANY AMERICANS DOUBT CLIMATE CHANGE?

  • Water vapor billows from smokestacks at the incineration plant of Ivry-sur-Seine, near Paris, where the World Climate Change Conference is set to begin Nov. 30.

 A Yale University survey showed one-fifth of Americans do not think climate change is real, even though there is a near-consensus among scientists that the problem exists. Where does the split come in?

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PERMAFROST: HIDING A CLIMATE TIME BOMB?

The Inuit village of Umiujaq, in Nunavik territory, Hudson Bay, Quebec

Umiujaq (Canada) (AFP) - On the front line of climate change in the Canadian Arctic, scientists hunt for clues to a potentially catastrophic global warming trend: melting permafrost.

On the rolling landscape of shrubs and moss around Hudson Bay, they probe the once impenetrable ground now thawing in places due to global warming.
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PARIS CLIMATE SUMMIT: HUGE STAKES, DEEP DIVIDES...

Still reeling from the worst terrorist attacks in French history, Paris will host nearly 140 world leaders gathering next week to spearhead a climate pact tasked with keeping Earth liveable for humanity...

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CLIMATE CHANGE: CAN A WOUNDED PARIS DELIVER FOR THE PLANET?

Paris climate talks: the issues

Climate change is starting to have a personal impact on billions of people and we need to cut back on greenhouse gases and adapt to a warmer world...

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HEADS OF STATE CONFIRM PARIS CLIMATE TALKS ATTENDANCE - SOURCE SAYS...

Heads of state invited to climate talks in Paris starting on Nov. 30 have confirmed they will attend even after the Nov. 13 attacks by Islamic State militants that killed 130 people, a French presidency source said.

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ABSURDLY HOT OCTOBER AS EARTH SETS 8TH HEAT RECORD THIS YEAR...

This graphic provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows land and ocean temperatures for October 2015. Even for a record breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm. The hottest October on record by a third of a degree over the old mark, a large margin for weather records. (NOAA via AP)
This graphic provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows land and ocean temperatures for October 2015. Even for a record breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm. The hottest October on record by a third of a degree over the old mark, a large margin for weather records. (NOAA via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even in a record-breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm.

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EVEN AS CONGRESS INVESTIGATES THE GLOBAL WARMING ‘PAUSE,’ ACTUAL TEMPERATURES ARE SURGING.


This image obtained November 16, 2015 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the satellite sea surface temperature departure for the month of October 2015, where orange-red colors are above normal temperatures and are indicative of El Nino. (AFP Photo/Handout/NOAA)

 

Matters seem to have escalated in the current dispute between Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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THE 'FAT TAIL' OF CLIMATE CHANGE RISK...

One of the most under-appreciated aspects of the climate change problem is the so-called "fat tail" of risk. In short, the likelihood of very large impacts is greater than we would expect under typical statistical assumptions.

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INTRODUCING THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE TREE OF LIFE (ATL)...

MOBILIZE FOR A SAFE CLIMATE!

Time is running out to protect our miraculous planet. Our task ahead is clear: we either phase-out fossil fuels now or we end humanity. No gradual, decades-long plan for emissions reductions or carbon budgets can plausibly protect a livable climate—despite widespread belief otherwise.

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HYPNOTIC NASA VIDEO MAKES EARTH'S CARBON DIOXIDE LOOK GORGEOUS...

A new video simulation from NASA is so beautiful to watch, it's easy to forget it's tracking one of the biggest disruptors of our climate...

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ORGANIZERS OF CANCELLED PARIS CLIMATE MARCH URGE GLOBAL SHOW OF SUPPORT ...

People hold placards at last year’s climate march in Paris. Photograph: Tom Craig/Demotix/Corbis

People around the world should protest ‘on behalf of those who can’t’, say organisers of climate march forbidden in light of Paris terror attacks...

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U.S. SENATORS VOW TO BLOCK CLIMATE AID, SCRUTINIZE PARIS DEAL...

U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday said Congress would not approve the Obama administration's $500 million request for its first payment into a United Nations climate fund, a move they said would undermine the upcoming climate change summit in Paris.

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