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Media Ignore Record-Cold November Temps At South Pole

Extreme cold records continue to tumble at the South Pole. Three recent days – November 16th, 17th, and 18th – have recorded a daily record, with the 18th plunging to –45.2°C, compared with –44.7°C on the same day in 1987….

Aerosols must be included in climate risk assessments – Nature.com

When Pakistan faced appalling floods in June this year, global attention focused on climate change as the culprit. The country had three times the usual rainfall in its summer monsoon, exacerbated by short spikes of extremely heavy rain. Riverbanks burst…

Somalia Braces for Famine, Trapped Between Al Shabab and Drought

The sea of rag-and-stick tents that spreads in every direction from the hungry, embattled city of Baidoa, in southern Somalia, gives way to sprawling plains controlled by the militants of Al Shabab. Over 165,000 refugees have streamed into Baidoa since…

Op-Ed: Climate change solutions should take cues from global progress on population growth – Los Angeles Times

In the 1960s and ‘70s, global population growth was a huge concern. Scientists and the popular press spoke of a population explosion that threatened to cause famine, poverty and depletion of the Earth’s natural resources. The world’s population had grown…

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In a Reversal, U.S. Won’t Block Climate Compensation for Poor Nations – The New York Times

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt — The United States is willing to accept the creation of a fund to compensate poor, developing countries for climate damage, reversing decades of opposition and marking a major breakthrough in one of the most contentious…

‘It’s common sense’ to help women hit by global warming, says Therese Coffey – Express

The Environment Secretary told how “common sense and common decency” means countries must limit gender inequalities that are exacerbated by extreme weather events. Ms Coffey, speaking at COP27 on gender day, said: “No one deserves to be left behind and…

The Obvious Climate Strategy Nobody Will Talk About – Foreign Policy

Global leaders will convene this week at the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh for another round of haggling over the global response to climate change. While the venues are different, the script remains the same: World leaders will outdo…

As Other Global Crises Collide, Nations Converge to Address Climate Change – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — World leaders will gather in Egypt next week to confront climate change at a moment of colliding crises: a war in Europe that has upended energy markets, rising global inflation, deep political divisions in many countries and tension…

At COP 27, support poorest for climate loss and damage – Nature.com

This year, thousands of people died and millions lost their homes in devastating floods in Bangladesh, Sudan and Pakistan. In East Africa, 50 million people are experiencing famine caused by the worst drought in 40 years. Around the world, at…

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