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How carbon farming can help solve climate change

Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations pledged to keep the average global temperature rise to below 2C above pre-industrial levels and to take efforts to narrow that increase to 1.5C. To meet those goals we must not only stop the increase in our greenhouse gas emissions, we must also draw large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.

Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement means other countries will spend less to fight climate change

The recent round of U.N. climate negotiations ended Friday in Bonn, Germany. While no important decisions were made on climate finance — transfers from wealthy to poor countries to support climate mitigation and adaptation — the question of who pays for global climate gave rise to heated debates. Formally a technical meeting to finalize the design […]

2018 a key year to 'step up climate action'

United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn ended with some progress on the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

UN climate talks wrap up as US stands firm on fossil fuels

UN negotiations on implementing the Paris climate change agreement wrap up Friday after two weeks of talks that were slowed down by the United States defending the use of fossil fuels.

Pope Francis Blasts 'Perverse Attitudes' Of Climate Change Deniers

The U.S. remains the only country in the world to reject the Paris climate agreement.

Despite Trump Plan to Ditch Paris Accord, Former US Climate Envoy Thinks America Will Be Back

BONN, GERMANY – Even if Donald Trump successfully withdraws the U.S. from the Paris climate accord in the next three years, Todd Stern, former climate envoy under Obama, doesn’t think the country will be gone from the agreement for good. “ I just firmly believe the U.S. Show More Summary

What is the Paris Agreement?

On December 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the first truly universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed at preventing worst-case-scenario global warming.

It’s Un-American To Pull Out Of Paris Climate Agreement Or Something

Writing for the UK Guardian, which gave up all notions of journalism in their march for Progressive policies, non-climate scientist John Abraham (he’s a mechanical engineer) is all about believing

US Utilities Increase Investment In Green & Renewables Despite Political Uncertainty

Despite tremendous political uncertainty in North America, driven by the United States' announcement to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and its attendant policy shifts, utilities are nevertheless increasing their investments in green and renewable energy, according to new research published this month by Capgemini. 

Gap In Global Progress Towards Paris Agreement 2°C Target Looms Large Despite Minor Improvements

The Climate Action Tracker has published updated estimates of global progress towards the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and aims at keeping temperature increases below 2°C and, despite minor improvements in India and China, the gap between current policies and 2°C still looms large. 

Alliance to phase out coal from power generation

INTERNATIONAL - Twenty countries and two US states have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, environment ministers said yesterday. Since signing the Paris Agreement in 2015, which aims...Show More Summary

3 things we learned at this week’s U.N. climate change meeting

I spent last week at the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany. Even before the delegates and observers go home, we can predict the outcome: not too much. For supporters of the Paris agreement, that is a best-case scenario but also dispiriting. Here are three things we’ve learned from the conference: 1) The status quo […]

Is Paris Good or Bad?

Here’s me, shortly after the 2015 climate negotiations, on why the Paris Climate Agreement is good. And here’s me agreeing with Josh Barro, who says Paris is toothless: Do I contradict myself? I don’t think so. Barro was reacting toShow More Summary

Trump pullout from climate pact means even hotter world: report

US President Donald Trump's pullout from the Paris Agreement will push up global temperatures nearly half a degree Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100, according to a report released Wednesday at UN climate talks in Bonn.

Trump pullout from climate pact means even hotter world: study

US President Donald Trump's pullout from the Paris Agreement will push up global temperatures nearly half a degree Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100, according to a report released Wednesday at UN climate talks in Bonn. If all...Show More Summary

How The Shipping Industry Bullied Its Way Out Of Doing Anything To Fight Climate Change

Even as emissions from cargo vessels are surging, the industry is refusing to adhere to the Paris Agreement.

Climate Litigation Needs to Become a Mass Movement

Things are not going well for the Earth. It goes well beyond the Trump administration’s decision to eventually leave the Paris Agreement and Scott Pruitt’s purge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific experts. Even non-American...Show More Summary

Syria formally joins Paris climate agreement: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria has formally jointed the 2015 Paris deal aimed at slowing climate change, the United Nations said on Tuesday, leaving the United States as the only country opposed to the pact.

Microsoft wants to cut its carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030

Microsoft has announced plans to cut its carbon emissions by 75 percent by 20130. Based on baseline totals from 2013, Microsoft says its effort to reduce emissions is intended to reach goals set by the Paris climate agreement, which itself aims to keep the global temperature increase under two degrees Celsius....

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