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Obama And Leonardo DiCaprio Warn There’s No Time Left For Climate Change Denial

US President Barack Obama speaks during a discussion on climate change with actor Leonardo DiCaprio (R) and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe (C) during the South by South Lawn (SXSL) festival at the White House on October 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks during a discussion on climate change with actor Leonardo DiCaprio (R) and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe (C) during the South by South Lawn (SXSL) festival at the White House on October 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The president called out members of Congress “who scoff at climate change at the same time as they are saluting and wearing flag pins and extolling their patriotism.”

WASHINGTON (Oct. 3, 2016) ― President Barack Obama on Monday warned that Republicans in Congress who deny climate change contribute to a growing problem that he hoped to give more political urgency by emphasizing moral issues.  Continue reading Obama And Leonardo DiCaprio Warn There’s No Time Left For Climate Change Denial

Paris climate deal set to be signed by record number of states

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Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama (centre), prime minister of the Republic of Fiji at UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Evan Schneider/UN Photo

About 170 countries are expected to sign in a move the UN hopes will ensure early ratification of the deal

April 22, 2016 — About 170 countries gathered at the United Nations for a ceremonial signing of the landmark Paris agreement on Friday, in a powerful display of global efforts to fight climate change.

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Governments vow to end fossil fuel era at UN climate signing

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The US secretary of state, John Kerry, holds his granddaughter for the signing of the accord at the United Nations Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement climate change accord in New York. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Representatives of more than 170 countries endorse Paris agreement to cut carbon emissions, with France’s president saying: ‘There is no turning back’

April 22, 2016 — More than 170 governments declared an end to the fossil fuel era on Friday, using the signing ceremony for the landmark Paris agreement as an occasion to renew their vows to fight climate change.

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Pedal power, PH Earth Hour shines light on climate action

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LIT UP. As the venue for the event, the Quezon City Memorial Circle is lit up for the event. Its lights go out for the main switch-off to show the city government’s support for climate action. Photo by Arby Medina/Rappler
The Earth Hour 2016 event in the Philippines went dark ‘to shine light on climate action’ which involves individual pledges and support for the country’s shift to sustainable energy

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 20, 2016) — Lights shine brightest in times of darkness.

This is the call to action of Earth Hour 2016: “Go shine light on climate change action.” This year’s Earth Hour put the spotlight on what people can do to help battle climate change.

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How Leonardo DiCaprio became one of the world’s top climate change champions

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Leonardo DiCaprio on the People’s Climate March in New York City, in 2014. Photograph: Edward Leavy Jr/Demotix/Corbis
The Oscar-winning actor’s environmental activism may not quite stretch back to What’s Eating Gilbert Grape but he has steadily schooled himself on the oceans and climate change since the 1990s

February 29, 2016 — Leonardo DiCaprio was a climate champion long before the actor wrapped himself in an animal carcass, vomited up raw bison liver, and risked hypothermia for his Oscar-winning role in Revenant.

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