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12/25/19

what we see when we look back over the past year and the past decade…

Climate Reporting in 2019: A Year of Warnings. And Also Hope.

By Christopher Flavelle     12/25/19   

It was a big year for climate reporting, and not necessarily for the good news. Wildfires consumed vast parts of the Amazon and Arctic alike. Greenhouse gas emissions continued to rise, but President Trump served notice to quit the Paris climate agreement. The latest United Nations climate talks produced one of the worst outcomes in 25 years, with the biggest polluters blocking even the suggestion of more ambitious targets.

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Climate Reporting in 2019: A Year of Warnings. And Also Hope.

By Christopher Flavelle     12/25/19   

It was a big year for climate reporting, and not necessarily for the good news. Wildfires consumed vast parts of the Amazon and Arctic alike. Greenhouse gas emissions continued to rise, but President Trump served notice to quit the Paris climate agreement. The latest United Nations climate talks produced one of the worst outcomes in 25 years, with the biggest polluters blocking even the suggestion of more ambitious targets.

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12/15/19

… the resounding and disappointing outcome of COP25

U.N. Climate Talks End With Few Commitments and a ‘Lost’ Opportunity

By Somini Sengupta   Photo by Bernat Armangue/Associated Press  12/15/19   

In what was widely denounced as one of the worst outcomes in a quarter-century of climate negotiations, United Nations talks ended early Sunday morning with the United States and other big polluters blocking even a nonbinding measure that would have encouraged countries to adopt more ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions next year.

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U.N. Climate Talks End With Few Commitments and a ‘Lost’ Opportunity

By Somini Sengupta   Photo by Bernat Armangue/Associated Press  12/15/19   

In what was widely denounced as one of the worst outcomes in a quarter-century of climate negotiations, United Nations talks ended early Sunday morning with the United States and other big polluters blocking even a nonbinding measure that would have encouraged countries to adopt more ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions next year.

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12/4/19

… Countdown, a new partnership to fight climate change by TED and YOUTUBE

TED launches global climate initiative with help from YouTube

By Justine Calma     12/4/19   

TED announced a new climate change initiative called Countdown with the help of YouTube and a coalition of global leaders and nonprofit environmental organizations today at an event in New York City. The effort plans to gather new ideas to combat the climate crisis, and is focused on five broad topics: renewable energy, infrastructure, transportation, food, and restoring ecosystems.

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TED launches global climate initiative with help from YouTube

By Justine Calma     12/4/19   

TED announced a new climate change initiative called Countdown with the help of YouTube and a coalition of global leaders and nonprofit environmental organizations today at an event in New York City. The effort plans to gather new ideas to combat the climate crisis, and is focused on five broad topics: renewable energy, infrastructure, transportation, food, and restoring ecosystems.

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11/1/19

… Wildfires in California

California wildfires map

The most recent fire is the Sobrante fire, which started on Nov. 1. It is 0% contained and has burned 35 acres so far.The largest active fire is the Kincade fire, which has burned 77,758 acres so far. It started on Oct. 23 and is 70% contained.

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California wildfires map

The most recent fire is the Sobrante fire, which started on Nov. 1. It is 0% contained and has burned 35 acres so far.The largest active fire is the Kincade fire, which has burned 77,758 acres so far. It started on Oct. 23 and is 70% contained.

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10/21/19

… How courts in New York and Boston are taking fossil fuel companies to court over climate change deception.

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10/11/19

…Jane Fonda. Time for the old people to step up, take responsibility, and be as powerful for their generation as Greta is for hers.

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9/23/19

… Greta, and the media can’t stop covering her. She is our own Joan of Arc, a warrior and utterly unique.

Climate Change: An Appeal to the UN Committee on the Rights of Children

On the day Greta Thunberg gave her emotion-filled speech at the United Nation’s (UN) Climate Summit, another historic event involving the Swedish activist and 15 other youthful climate hawks—representing 12 countries–took place. The filing of the first-ever legal complaint about climate change to the UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child. The communication is…

WATCH: Greta Thunberg’s full speech to world leaders at UN Climate Action Summit

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders Monday, Sep. 23, for failing younger generations by not taking sufficient steps to stop climate change. “You have stolen my childhood and my dreams with your empty words,” Thunberg said at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. “You’re failing us, but young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you,” she added. Thunberg traveled to the U.S. by sailboat last month so she could appear at the summit. She and other youth activists led international climate strikes on Friday in an attempt to garner awareness ahead of the UN’s meeting of political and business leaders.