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Source: The Guradian

Trump replacement for Obama climate plan worse than doing nothing – study

Today 14:30 GMT

The Trump administration’s replacement for the linchpin Obama-era plan to combat climate change would increase greenhouse gas emissions in much of the US more than doing nothing at all, according to new research.

The EPA’s own analysis has shown the new Trump administration plan would result in about 1,000 additional deaths a year and raise carbon emissions by 3.5% compared with the clean power plan.

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Source: The Guradian

Freezing weather kills at least 15 displaced children in Syria

Today 14:29 GMT

At least 15 children have died in Syria because of a lack of medical care and inadequate living conditions for displaced people amid freezing temperatures, the UN has said, warning that more deaths are likely to follow.

The freezing winter weather has piled pressure on the already inadequate infrastructure for the estimated 6 million Syrians who have been displaced within the country’s borders over the last eight years of civil war, and for the estimated 4 million living in neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

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Source: DW

WEF's Global Risks Report sees cross-country cooperation in decline

Today 14:30 GMT

The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report fears rising geopolitical tensions will reduce the international community's ability to deal with global threats.

In its latest Global Risks Report ahead of its annual Davos meeting, the World Economic Forum warns that worsening international relations are hindering concerted action across a growing number of serious challenges facing mankind. As if that were not enough, a darkening economic outlook can easily mean that fewer resources will be available to tackle the risks in an appropriate manner.

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Source: The Guradian

Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF

Today 14:30 GMT

Growing tension between the world’s major powers is the most urgent global risk and makes it harder to mobilise collective action to tackle climate change, according to a report prepared for next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“Against this backdrop, it is likely to become more difficult to make collective progress on other global challenges – from protecting the environment to responding to the ethical challenges of the fourth industrial revolution.”

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Source: Fox News

At least 15 children die in Syria from freezing weather, lack of medical care, officials say

Today 14:30 GMT

At least 15 children, one as young as just an hour old, have died in Syria in the past month because of freezing temperatures and poor medical care, officials say.

TRUMP TOUTS ‘LONG OVERDUE’ SYRIA PULLOUT, SAYS US ‘WILL DEVASTATE TURKEY ECONOMICALLY’ IF THEY ATTACK KURDS. “Freezing temperatures and harsh living conditions in Rukban, at the southwestern border of Syria with Jordan, are increasingly putting children’s lives at risk,” he said. “In just one month, at least eight children - most of them under four months and the youngest only one hour old - have died.”

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Source: The Week

The climate question Democratic moderates must answer

Today 10:50 GMT

This frame is misleading, but worse, it exculpates the moderates from the moral requirement that they come up with ideas to deal with the severe problems besetting the country — above all climate change.

If lefty ideas like a Green New Deal are too radical for moderates, then by God they better come up with something that achieves the same objective.

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Source: BBC

How science fiction helps readers understand climate change

Today 09:55 GMT

Chan cautions against looking at Chinese literature through a Western lens: China has a huge scene on its own, including the magazine Science Fiction World, which lays claim to being the world’s most popular sci-fi periodical.Rather, she wants to explore who climate fiction is speaking for and whether it can open doors and spaces for those excluded.

Part of the Chinese diaspora in the UK, Chan has recently explored how science fiction writers in China make sense of present realities and future challenges through climate change stories.

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Source: BBC

Three skiers die in Austrian Alps avalanche

Monday 01:29 GMT

Police in the western province of Vorarlberg said they were located through mobile phone tracking, near the Langer Zug slope - one of the steepest in the world.

The three victims bring the number of weather-related deaths in parts of Europe this month to at least 24, the Associated Press news agency reports. The men were wearing touring skis, which are used to climb uphill slopes and ski off-piste.

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Source: Global News

A brain-eating species called the great tit is threatening other birds — thanks to climate change

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

READ MORE: Limiting climate change to 1.5°C increase would save thousands of species, report says. Researchers, who published their study in Current Biology on Jan. 10, found that pied flycatchers who reach their breeding grounds in the Netherlands are now finding their nests occupied by a local bird, the great tit.

“These declines are likely caused by a combination of factors both in Canada and in their wintering areas in South and Central America, including reductions in insect numbers, habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change,” the study said.

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Source: The Guradian

Standing Rock inspired Ocasio-Cortez to run. That's the power of protest

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

I was a few days into a rafting trip through Cataract Canyon with a bunch of young climate activists, and one of them, Will Munger, was telling me that since his months at the Standing Rock resistance camp, he had been encountering young Native people whose experiences at the protest site had encouraged them to dream of new possibilities and take actions that might otherwise have seemed out of reach.


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