RedskyNews Category: Governments & Politics

U.S Denies Delaying Climate Deal

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DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – The United States denied on Thursday it was trying to delay a new global climate deal until 2020, saying it supported an EU proposal that aims to chart a path to a more ambitious pact

World Must Manage The Planet

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The Rio+20 summit next year should focus on reshaping the world economy to better “manage the planet,” the UN’s top environment official told AFP at climate talks in Durban. “Rio will help the world look at climate change in the

More Extreme Weather Expected

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The world is getting hotter, with 2011 one of the warmest years on record, and increasing temperatures are expected to amplify floods, droughts and other extreme weather patterns around the planet, said a U.N. report released on Tuesday. The World

Climate Denial Still Strong In US

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..On the US political stage, skepticism and denial of climate change are as popular as ever, and experts say that world talks which opened Monday in Durban, South Africa are unlikely to turn the tide. But while a binding deal

UK Wants Climate Pact By 2020

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LONDON (Reuters) – The government wants a new globally binding climate deal to be “operational” by 2020 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep world temperature rises to a limit of 2 degrees Celsius, the UK’s minister for energy

‘New Release’ Of Climategate Emails

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A new batch of emails and other documents from the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Climatic Research Unit has been released on the internet. There are more than 5,000 emails, while other documents include working papers relating to the Intergovernmental

China Wants Kyoto Extension

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China, the world’s top greenhouse gas emitter, said Tuesday it will push at next week’s climate talks for an extension of the Kyoto Protocol, which requires rich nations to reduce their emissions. Beijing’s top climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua also called

Climate Catastophe: No City Is Safe

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A third of humanity, mostly in Africa and South Asia, face the biggest risks from climate change but rich nations in northern Europe will be least exposed, according to a report released Wednesday. Bangladesh, India and the Democratic Republic of

Climate Change Threatens Health

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Climate change poses an immediate and serious threat to global health and stability, as floods and droughts destroy people’s homes and food supplies and increase mass migration, experts warned Monday. In a statement issued at a meeting in London, they

Planet Far Away From Climate Goals

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The world remains far away from meeting UN-backed goals on holding back climate change, setting the stage for major damage without more ambitious efforts to cut emissions, a study said Tuesday. Scientists who support climate action said that China, the