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The planet faces a climate emergency – but activists need to strap in for the long haul | Alice Bell

Here we go. A nip in the air, the Christmas lights are up, Black Friday deals are still hanging around, and it is time once again for another international climate conference. The COP, or conference of the parties to give…

Australia receives first Fossil Award at COP25 for bushfire response by Prime Minister

Australia, Brazil and Japan all shared equally the first Fossil of the Day award of the United Nations Climate Conference COP25 in Madrid. A very moving statement was read out by one of the Australian Fridays For Future students in…

You just lived through the warmest decade on record – and it’s only going to get hotter – USA TODAY

Global warming shows no signs of letting up. The years from 2015 to 2019 and from 2010 to 2019 “are, respectively, almost certain to be the warmest five-year period and decade on record,” the World Meteorological Organization said in a…

US Still in Fight Against Global Warming, Pelosi Declares – VOA News

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the United States “is still in” the fight against climate change despite U.S. President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris agreement. Pelosi is leading a delegation of congressional Democrats to…

UN Chief Warns Global Warming ‘Point of No Return’ Is Hurtling Toward Us – ScienceAlert

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate” so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start…

Science warnings, US retreat add urgency to UN climate talks – Associated Press

MADRID (AP) — Mass protests, a last-minute venue change and talk of climate tipping points are adding some unplanned drama to this year’s international talks on tackling global warming. Delegates from almost 200 countries had hoped to put the finishing…

Science Warnings, US Retreat Add Urgency to UN Climate Talks – The New York Times

MADRID — Mass protests, a last-minute venue change and talk of climate tipping points are adding some unplanned drama to this year’s international talks on tackling global warming. Delegates from almost 200 countries had hoped to put the finishing touches…

UN report:  Pollution From Planned Fossil Fuel Production Would Overshoot Paris Climate Goals

To protect the climate, most coal, oil, and natural gas must be left in the ground, a recent study reported. In the 2015 international Paris Climate Agreement, nearly every country agreed to try and limit global warming to no more…