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Source: DW

Opinion: Beyond Erik Solheim's climate hypocrisy

Today 20:01 GMT

Solheim was justly criticized for exaggerated air travel — after all, he worked for an environmental organization that includes climate change among its main concerns.

Like many climate policy proposals, these still seem too far off to make the rapid change we're told the world needs in order to avert climate catastrophe. The trending hashtag #IStayOnTheGround embodies a movement out of Sweden, where activists have decided to personally stop flying in planes, to take a stand for climate action.

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Source: BBC

Attenborough takes seat at climate talks

Today 18:12 GMT

"The people's seat is meant to represent the hundreds of millions of people are round the world whose lives are about to be affected or have already been affected by climate change," Sir David told BBC News. "It will sit there to remind politicians who are working at [this] conference -  and administrators and governments - that this is not a theoretical enterprise - they aren't working in a vacuum.

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Source: CBS News

Transcript: California Gov. Jerry Brown on "Face the Nation," Nov. 18, 2018

Monday 12:39 GMT

The following is a transcript of the interview with California Gov. Jerry Brown airing Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, on "Face the Nation."

All of that is combining to create the tragic situation that we saw today in both Northern California and here in Southern California. MARGARET BRENNAN: As you- as you, say the president did acknowledge that he said climate change might be a factor, "a little bit" but he primarily blamed forest management as the cause here.

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Source: DW

Pipeline wars: Frontline in the fight against climate change

Today 11:45 GMT

As new pipelines expand the flow of dirty fossil fuels globally, environmental activists are joining with social justice and indigenous rights movements to cut off climate change-inducing oil and gas at the source.

Though US President Donald Trump thwarted the Standing Rock protesters' attempt to stop the fracking gas pipeline, pipeline protesters have also seen a number of victories. Construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Trans Mountain pipelines, which ship crude bitumen across the US and the planet, have both been halted by federal court cases since August.

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Source: The Week

The Democrats are already running scared

Today 09:55 GMT

Now, there are minor rumblings of an uprising against Pelosi, mostly from centrist New Democrats, as she mounts a bid to become House speaker again in the 116th Congress, which will convene in January.

This is Democrats' chance to hold the president accountable and show that they stand for something, even if most of their bills would never see the light of day in a Republican Senate. They could push for any number of big, bold initiatives — Medicare-for-all, aggressive climate policy, investigations into the administration's galling corruption.

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Source: BBC

Why industry can combat climate change

Tuesday 06:05 GMT

"However, the Commission is very clear that these transitions won't happen by themselves - it's going to need governments to step forwards with policies, and to do so quickly."

A coalition of business, finance and civil society leaders from energy producers and users - supports the aim of the 2015 Paris climate deal of limiting global warming to 1.5C, or at the very least, well below 2C.

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Source: CBS News

Climate change will bring multiple disasters at once, study warns

Today 01:31 GMT

Although the worst-case scenarios in the research are alarming, Mann insists the future is still very much in our hands: "We can an still reduce future damage and suffering if we act quickly and dramatically to reduce carbon emissions."

That is how Camillo Mora, the lead author of the study released Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, describes the numerous impacts that are expected to hit us in the coming years.

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Source: CBS News

Brown says Trump's promise not to cut funding to California is a "big, big win"

Monday 12:39 GMT

California Gov. Jerry Brown says President Trump assured him he will not cut federal funding to California to deal with the state's deadly wildfires in what the governor called a "big, big win."

"The president not only has signed a presidential declaration giving California substantial funding, but he said and pledged very specifically to continue to help us, that he's got our back," Brown said on "Face the Nation" Sunday. "And I thought that was a very positive thing.

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Source: The Week

Wealth cannot save you from climate change

Tuesday 10:49 GMT

If there were a very severe climate crisis that seriously disrupted the U.S. economy and government, Bezos' whole business could easily go bankrupt, and his wealth — which is mostly Amazon stock — would disappear.

In some cases, they can even protect you from individual climate change-fueled natural disasters like the fires ravaging California. The Woolsey Fire in Southern California, for instance, burned down much of the wealthy city of Malibu — but not the home of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who hired private firefighters to save their $60 million home, and also those of everyone on their street.

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Source: BBC

Cold, dark climate leads to heavy drinking

Tuesday 08:04 GMT

Data from 193 countries provided evidence climate contributed to a higher incidence of binge drinking and liver disease.

Earlier this year, legislation on minimum pricing for alcohol came into force in Scotland in a bid to tackle problem drinking.


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