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It's Too Late To Stop Sea Levels From Rising, So What Can We Do?

A team of international and Australian researchers say that even if every nation on the planet meets Paris Climate Agreement Targets for emissions, it won't stop seas levels from rising. By 2030, we're looking at global rise of 0.7 to 1.2 metres, no matter what. Show More Summary

Sea levels could rise 3 feet worldwide by 2300 — and it's likely to get worse

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The 3-foot rise is "baked in" to the Earth's climate, researchers say, even if the Paris climate agreement targets are fully met.        

Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

OSLO (Reuters) - Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists said on Tuesday.

Meet the new 'renewable superpowers'—nations that boss the materials used for wind and solar

Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from fossil fuels entirely. How would such a change affect global politics?

"We are not prepared" for climate changescientists issue bleak warning

Researchers have determined that countries around the world are failing to fulfill their greenhouse gas reduction commitments under the Paris climate agreement, inevitably subjecting the world to unpredictable extreme weather. In a study...Show More Summary

Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductions

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have calculated that the U.S. can meet—or even beat—the near-term carbon dioxide emission reductions required by the United Nations Paris Agreement, despite the Trump Administration's withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP).

Geoengineering Justice

is the opening day of the 24th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. As officials gather in Katowice, a center of Poland’s coal and steel industries, to review progress toward the Paris Agreement, five developing states, calling themselves the “Geoengineering Justice Coalition,” circulate an ultimatum. Show More Summary

Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren't met

(Stanford University) The Paris Agreement has aspirational goals of limiting temperature rise that won't be met by current commitments. That difference could make the world another degree warmer and considerably more prone to extreme weather.

Even with pledges to fight global warming, you'd better brace yourself for more extreme weather

Scientists have some sobering news about the future of our planet: Even if humans manage to meet the temperature target set forth in the Paris climate change agreement, record-breaking weather events will become increasingly common around the world. And that’s the good part. The Paris plan seeks...

Leaked draft report indicates Paris climate targets are practically impossible

Keeping global warming below the lower Paris agreement target of 1.5 degrees Celsius is “extremely unlikely,” according to a leaked draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a trend that can only be countered if countries like the United States devote themselves to countering rising global temperatures. The annual IPCC report draft, […]

Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren't met

The individual commitments made by parties of the United Nations Paris Agreement are not enough to fulfill the agreement's overall goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The difference between the U.N. Show More Summary

Avoiding increases of extreme heat events over East Asia by 0.5 degrees C

The Paris Agreement adopted by the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in December 2015 officially included the 2 degrees C Global Temperature Target in the conference results and pursued...Show More Summary

EU will only make trade deals with nations that ratify Paris climate agreement

The European Union will no longer make trade deals with the United States if President Trump follows through on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, according to a French official whose comments were endorsed by the European Commission. Addressing the French parliament on Thursday, French foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne drew a line in the sand. […]

France Offers US Ultimatum: “No Paris Agreement, No Trade Agreement

French foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne last week told his country's parliament that "The US knows what to expect," and that if the US does not rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, there can be no trade deal. 

Neymar effect helps French league agree ‘major’ African tv deal

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Paris (AFP) – The French league (LFP) has reached a “major agreement” with two networks to broadcast Ligue 1 games in Sub-Saharan Africa, it announced Monday, a clear sign of the impact made by the arrival of Neymar. The deal means French-language...Show More Summary

Coal phase-out—announcing CO2 pricing triggers divestment

Putting the Paris climate agreement into practice will trigger opposed reactions by investors and fossil fuel owners. Paradoxically, it has been feared that the anticipation of strong CO2 reduction policies might drive up these emissions. Show More Summary

Coal phase-out: Announcing CO2-pricing triggers divestment

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Putting the Paris climate agreement into practice will trigger opposed reactions by investors on the one hand and fossil fuel owners on the other hand. A new study now finds that on balance, divestment beats the so-called 'green paradox' if substantial carbon pricing is credibly announced. Show More Summary

France’s Macron uses his Davos speech to roast Trump’s climate denial

Since taking office in 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron has positioned himself as the antithesis to President Donald Trump’s climate denial. Throughout the last year, Macron has been one of the Paris climate agreement’s most outspoken proponents, hosted a climate conference in Paris (to which Trump was not invited) and even began offering United States […]

France to revise carbon emissions target after missing 2016 goal

PARIS (Reuters) - France will revise its carbon emissions target by the end of this year to align it with its pledges in the Paris climate agreement after failing to meet the goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, the ecology minister said on Monday.

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