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Two-thirds of Britons want faster action on climate, poll finds

Nearly 70% of British people want urgent political action to tackle climate change and protect the natural environment, according to research by a coalition of green charities. Theresa May, in one of her last acts as prime minister, has enshrined…

Walking on water: Photo of Greenland huskies rings alarm over global warming – Independent.ie

‘Extreme event’: Sled dogs appearing to walk on water as they wade through partially melted sea ice in north-west Greenland. Photo: Steffen Olsen Walking on water: Photo of Greenland huskies rings alarm over global warming Independent.ie Climate experts have released…

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Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted

Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared. A team from the University…

Is it time to retire ‘climate change’ for ‘climate crisis’? – Grist

Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon The phrase “climate change” doesn’t cut it anymore, according to a growing group of media organizations. The reasoning? Climate change and global warming are too neutral, too…

What is climate change? – CBC.ca

Climate change encompasses a range of atmospheric variants, including rising temperatures, extreme weather events and natural disasters such as wildfires and floods. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) There has been debate recently about whether climate change should actually be called a “climate…

Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of using the fossil fuels that contribute to global warming * Pope Francis tells top energy executives to act…

Mitigate global warming, spare further injustice to poor, pope tells oil execs – National Catholic Reporter

Vatican City — Faced with a climate emergency, the world must act immediately to mitigate global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid committing “a brutal act of injustice” on the poor and future generations, Pope Francis told a group…

Democrats Have Set Themselves A Major ‘Climate Trap’

If President Trump claws his way to victory again in Pennsylvania and the Upper Midwest, his path will likely go through abortion and climate change, two issues on which the Democrats are most inflamed, confident in their righteousness and willing…