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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

America Misled: How the fossil fuel industry deliberately misled Americans about climate change

America Misled: How the fossil fuel industry deliberately misled Americans about climate change

By John Cook, Geoffrey Supran, Stephan Lewandowsky, Naomi Oreskes, Ed Maibach 10/21/19

Over the past few decades, the fossil fuel industry has subjected the American public to a well-funded, well-orchestrated disinformation campaign about the reality and severity of human-caused climate change.

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America Misled: How the fossil fuel industry deliberately misled Americans about climate change

America Misled: How the fossil fuel industry deliberately misled Americans about climate change

By John Cook, Geoffrey Supran, Stephan Lewandowsky, Naomi Oreskes, Ed Maibach 10/21/19

Over the past few decades, the fossil fuel industry has subjected the American public to a well-funded, well-orchestrated disinformation campaign about the reality and severity of human-caused climate change.

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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.

Jane Fonda plans climate change civil disobedience on the Capitol steps

Jane Fonda plans climate change civil disobedience on the Capitol steps

By Steven Mufson Video by Luis Velarde/The Washington Post 10/11/19

Fonda takes on the role of climate activist and brings it to a new stage: the Capitol, where she will demonstrate until she is arrested. And she will do the same thing for 14 Fridays — until she has to film another season of the television drama “Grace and Frankie.”

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Jane Fonda plans climate change civil disobedience on the Capitol steps

Jane Fonda plans climate change civil disobedience on the Capitol steps

By Steven Mufson Video by Luis Velarde/The Washington Post 10/11/19

Fonda takes on the role of climate activist and brings it to a new stage: the Capitol, where she will demonstrate until she is arrested. And she will do the same thing for 14 Fridays — until she has to film another season of the television drama “Grace and Frankie.”

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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

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

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

9/23/19

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.

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

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

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

9/23/19

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.

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9/21/19

…The United National Climate Action Summit with hundreds of events taking place through NYC.

Climate Protesters and World Leaders: Same Planet, Different Worlds

Climate Protesters and World Leaders: Same Planet, Different Worlds

By Somini Sengupta Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters 9/21/19

On Monday, at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, comes a glimpse of how far presidents and prime ministers are willing to go. The United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, expects around 60 countries to announce what he called new “concrete” plans to reduce emissions and help the world’s most vulnerable cope with the fallout from global warming.

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