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Trump and the RNC are silent on climate change

In other parts of the northern hemisphere, the summer has already seen its toll of heat waves and heavy rains. Record-breaking temperatures in the Iraqi capital Baghdad this July had my colleagues blistering their hands by simply touching the handle of an office door. The coastal Indian metropolis of Mumbai experiences seasonal flooding every year, […]

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Huge change to travel quarantine for NHS workers will come into force tomorrow

NHS and care workers returning to the UK from high-risk countries will no longer be exempt from quarantine rules from tomorrow. New guidance – slipped out by the Government on Thursday afternoon – said healthcare staff will have to self-isolate for 14 days from Friday if they come back from visiting countries such as Spain. […]

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Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.

As countries begin rolling out plans to restart their economies after the brutal shock inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest producers of planet-warming gases — the European Union, the United States and China — are writing scripts that push humanity in very different directions. Europe this week laid out a vision of a […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it was ‘horrifying’ the debate didn’t have any climate change questions. Bernie Sanders agrees.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) watched Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, and one thing stood out to her. “Not a single climate change question,” she tweeted. “Horrifying.” One of the participants, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), agreed, responding, “A disgrace.” The Democratic candidates don’t shy away from talking about climate change on the campaign trail; billionaire investor and […]

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Change is happening now in Europe – VoxEurop (English)

Key climate hazards are already affecting Europe and will increasingly do so, a series of maps published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals. Impacts, calculated through different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios and climate models, can only be reduced by keeping the global temperature increase well below 2°C as the Paris Agreement requires. “Climate change […]

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Climate change: Longest talks end with compromise deal

Image copyright Kiara Worth/IISD Image caption Some of the difficult issues proved impossible to resolve in Madrid The longest United Nations climate talks on record have finally ended in Madrid with a compromise deal. Exhausted delegates reached agreement on the key question of increasing the global response to curbing carbon. All countries will need to […]

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Climate change is threatening Prosecco vineyards

Mansue, Italy – Climate change is threatening centuries of Italian tradition in this region famed for Prosecco. Paolo Tomasella said extreme weather is posing new challenges at his vineyard, Tenute Tomasella. “Climate change is a big problem,” Tomasella told CBS News correspondent Seth Doane, adding, “When it’s hot, it’s very hot. When it’s raining, it rain […]

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Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative? — Global Issues

Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS Opinion by Farhana Haque Rahman (rome) Monday, November 25, 2019 Inter Press Service ROME, Nov 25 (IPS) – Farhana Haque Rahman is Senior Vice President of IPS Inter Press Service; a journalist and communications expert, she is a former senior official of the […]

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Christmas shows our approach to climate change is crackers

With all the talk of the green surge in the local and European elections earlier this year, and the school strikes for climate, and Greta Thunberg, and climate action plans, and the growing impact of the Extinction Rebellion folks, you might be forgiven for thinking that, when it comes to caring about the environment, Irish […]

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