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Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say

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A coal-fired power station. ‘Massive CO2 extraction’ costing trillions is needed in order to avoid runaway temperature rises, says a new paper. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

Global warming is said to be bringing temperatures last seen during an interglacial era, when sea level was 6-9 meters (20-30ft) higher than today

October 4, 2016 — The global temperature has increased to a level not seen for 115,000 years, requiring daunting technological advances that will cost the coming generations hundreds of trillions Continue reading Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say

Paris climate deal to enter force after EU green light

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SEALED. European Parliament President Martin Schulz (R) smiles as he stands next to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prior a voting session on the UN Climate Change agreement struck in Paris last year at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on October 4, 2016. Frederick Florin/AFP

The European Parliament overwhelmingly backs the ratification of the Paris climate deal, paving the way for the landmark pact to come into force globally

STRASBOURG, France (Oct. 4, 2016) — The landmark Paris climate pact is poised to enter into force globally after the European Parliament joined the world’s top polluters in endorsing the deal to slow the planet’s dangerous temperature rise.  Continue reading Paris climate deal to enter force after EU green light

Climate reality, Kickstarting action in the Philippines

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Devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which struck the Philippines in November 2013. Photo courtesy ADB
Addressing climate change in Asia and the Pacific ‘will require a closer examination of technologies and partnerships to engender low-carbon, climate-resilient development’

March 21, 2016 — The Philippines had an important messenger of climate action earlier this week. It was none other than former US Vice President Al Gore, visiting the country to help build a corps of Continue reading Climate reality, Kickstarting action in the Philippines

Pacific nations lead the way on Paris climate accord

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Marshall Islands president: ‘By becoming one of the first countries to ratify the Paris agreement, we have shown our determination to continue to lead this fight from the front’

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (Mar. 21, 2016) — Battered by massive cyclones, El Niño-fueled drought and swollen king tides, fragile Pacific island nations vulnerable to climate change are leading the charge in implementing the landmark Paris climate deal.

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