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Indonesia ‘must stop building new coal plants by 2020’ to meet climate goals – Mongabay.com

Indonesia must stop building coal-fired power plants by next year if it’s to keep up its commitments to the Paris climate agreement, according to a new analysis. The country would also have to stop burning coal by 2048 in order…

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…

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UN climate report says warming past 1.5°C is likely – Quartz

Technically speaking, global temperature rises due to climate change could still be limited to 1.5° Celsius, a new UN report says. But it’s not looking good. Actually, it’s looking very bad. To hold warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial average temperatures,…

World’s Current Fossil Fuel Plans Will Shatter Paris Climate Limits, UN Warns

Within a decade, planned coal, oil and gas production will more than double what’s allowable to avoid 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming, and that gap only grows. The world’s top fossil fuel-producing nations are on track to extract enough…

Planned fossil fuel production rise locks in dangerous levels of warming – National Geographic

Global governments plan to produce 120 percent more fossil fuels by 2030, drastically at odds with the 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) warming limit they all agreed to under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. All major fossil fuel-producing nations—including…

Students lobby Congress on DACA and global warming – National Catholic Reporter

More than 1,500 students descended on Washington, D.C., this week, not for a rock concert or to demonstrate outside the impeachment hearings, but to lobby Congress on global warming and DACA, the program protecting immigrants who have lived in the…

What climate change will look like over the next decade – Business Insider

In the last few years, we’ve seen record-breaking temperatures, intense hurricanes and wildfires, and unprecedented ice melt. All of these are predicted consequences of climate change and are expected to get worse in the coming years. Addressing this threat in…

Economists are starting to see the first effects of climate change – Axios

Top economists say the economic effects of climate change are just starting to be felt — and they’re likely to start snowballing. Why it matters: Wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters could harm the nation’s financial backbone, damaging vital electronic…

The Paris Climate Problem:  A Dangerous Lack of Urgency

Most countries aren’t cutting emissions fast enough, and their pledges for the next 10 years fall far short of what’s needed, a new analysis warns. While nearly all of the world’s countries have pledged to cut their greenhouse gas emissions,…

Emperor penguins could go extinct by 2100 if we fail on climate change – New Scientist News

By Adam Vaughan Antarctic sea ice loss poses an existential threat to emperor penguins Stephanie Jenouvrier – WHOI Unchecked climate change could drive emperor penguins to extinction by the end of the century as sea ice vanishes. But if the…