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This summer, the report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that keeping the increase in global temperature under 2 degrees Celsius would be "beyond reach" without "immediate, rapid and large-scale" reductions in global warming emissions.

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Opening pocketbooks wider to fight climate change? That's looking slightly more doable. Closing more smokestacks for the same goal? Not yet sold.

After more than 30 years of mounting evidence and certainty, why the hell aren't we doing more?

After the release of a major U.N. report, President Biden and his Democratic allies in Congress are pinning their hopes of addressing climate change on passage of infrastructure and budget bills.

Woke up this morning and lay in bed for an hour reading the press on the new IPCC report. As if we didn't know this was coming #*&#%%!!

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The US president may have only one chance to pass legislation to confront the crisis: 'We can't wait'

Climate change is here, it’s a crisis, and it’s caused by fossil fuels.
The new U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is unequivocal: The impacts of climate change are already here, writes climatologist Michael E. Mann

As climate scientists we tend to look at the IPCC reports a little differently than the general public might. Here are a few things that mark this report out from previous versions.

As we move forward, I hope to see more focus on actionable policy discussions centered on the solutions space – and not stifled by two-, four- or six-year political cycles.

The U.N. IPCC’s new climate report expresses the certainty of climate science in an unprecedented manner.

The Morrison government's 'technology, not taxes' mantra ignores the fact that taxes pay for technology, and affordable technology can make a difference.

The United Nations just released its landmark climate report, urging countries to urgently cut their greenhouse gas emissions or else face catastrophic consequences. So what exactly should the Biden administration do?

Some of the climate changes will be irreversible for millennia. But some can be slowed and even stopped if countries quickly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, including from burning fossil fuels.
Some devastating impacts of global warming are now unavoidable, a major new scientific report finds. But there is still a short window to stop things from getting even worse.

The chancellor acknowledged that her efforts to counter climate change were "not sufficient" and gave a cautious welcome to an agreement with the Biden administration to avoid US sanctions over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

The UK official running the UN summit says rich nations must fulfill an unmet promise to provide $100 billion a year if they are to retain their credibility in negotiations.

As nations gear up for a critical year for climate negotiations, it's become increasingly clear that success may hinge on one question: How soon will China end its reliance on coal and its financing of overseas coal-fired power plants?

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