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COP25 Ends With a Whimper: A Few Takeaways

COP25 Ends With a Whimper: A Few Takeaways

The longest UN climate meeting in history extended two extra days for a marathon bargaining session, but ended early Sunday morning with little accomplished. Policy makers mostly decided to punt strengthening their commitments to lower emissions and to a market for carbon emissions, until COP26 in Glasgow next December, the AP reported. Protestors denounced polluting […]

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    This Is Almost Certainly the Hottest Decade on Record, UN Weather Agency Says

    This Is Almost Certainly the Hottest Decade on Record, UN Weather Agency Says

    We are almost certainly living through the hottest decade on record, according to a provisional report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The WMO’s Provisional Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019 was released Tuesday on the second day of the COP25 UN climate change conference in Madrid. The report found […]

    ‘Our War Against Nature Must Stop’: UN Secretary General Launches COP25 With Urgent Call for Climate Action

    ‘Our War Against Nature Must Stop’: UN Secretary General Launches COP25 With Urgent Call for Climate Action

    COP25, the UN Climate Change Conference, begins today in Madrid, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres wants everyone to know the stakes are high. “[C]limate change is no longer a long-term problem. We are confronted now with a global climate crisis,” Guterres said before the conference on Sunday. “The point of no-return is no longer over […]

    Climate Change Strikes Worldwide — in Pictures

    Climate Change Strikes Worldwide — in Pictures

    Another round of global climate strikes began on Friday ahead of the 12-day UN climate conference. Representatives from 200 countries are meeting in Madrid to finalize the “rulebook” for the 2015 Paris agreement. Reposted with permission from Deutsche Welle.

    Cut Greenhouse Gases Immediately or Face Catastrophe, New UN Report Warns

    Cut Greenhouse Gases Immediately or Face Catastrophe, New UN Report Warns

    A new report from the United Nations found that the world is headed toward climate catastrophe if countries around the world do not reduce their greenhouse emissions drastically and quickly. It came out one week before the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25, opens in Madrid. The Emissions Gap Report released […]

    Greta Thunberg Sets Sail Back to Europe

    Greta Thunberg Sets Sail Back to Europe

    Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist whose weekly school strikes have spurred global demonstrations, has cut short her tour of the Americas and set sail for Europe to attend COP25 in Madrid next month, as The New York Times reported. Thunberg’s original itinerary for the Americas was bookended by the UN Climate Conference in New […]

    Spain Offers to Host COP25 Climate Talks in Madrid After Chile Bows Out

    Spain Offers to Host COP25 Climate Talks in Madrid After Chile Bows Out

    One day after Chile bowed out of hosting the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference, Spain has stepped up to the plate. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera of Chile said in a press conference in Santiago Thursday that acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez had offered to host the summit in Madrid, The New York Times reported. […]