Climate Change

"U.N. Climate Projects, Aimed at the Poorest, Raise Red Flags"

"A landmark pledge seven years ago by the world’s richest nations to spend billions to help developing countries tackle climate change seemed like a godsend for Kiribati, the Pacific island nation threatened by rising seas. ...  But Kiribati — like many of the poorest countries most vulnerable to climate change — has yet to see any project funding."

Source: NY Times, 11/17/2017

"Macron: France Will Cover US Share of Funding for UN Climate Panel"

"French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that France would cover the amount the U.S. contributed for climate science research to a United Nations panel after President Trump signaled America would exit the Paris climate change pact."

Source: The Hill, 11/16/2017

Virginia Launches Plan to Join E Coast Carbon Market, Cut Emissions 30%

"Virginia has taken a first step toward joining the East Coast's regional carbon-trading market, a move that would drive down the state's greenhouse gas emissions and help reshape the power sector in the traditional coal state."

Source: InsideClimate News, 11/16/2017

"Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks"

"The Trump administration made its debut at a United Nations conference on climate change on Monday by giving a full-throated defense of fossil fuels and nuclear energy as answers to driving down global greenhouse gas emissions."

Source: NY Times, 11/14/2017

"What’s at Stake in the Bonn Climate Talks?"

"The Paris climate agreement of 2015 was a key moment in the battle against climate change: 195 countries vowed to help limit the rise in global temperatures since the industrial revolution to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). But the Paris deal was just the start of a long, arduous process. The world’s nations are still struggling to translate their lofty promises into meaningful cuts in greenhouse gas emissions."

Source: NY Times, 11/10/2017

Scientists Urge Fixes To World’s Ailing Climate Monitoring Network

"In a paper released Thursday, 26 scientists, including four laboratory directors at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, unveiled a blueprint for the [climate] observing network of the future. It calls for a coordinated and expanded observing network that is focused on answering key scientific questions that respond to the needs of society and that leverages emerging technology."

Source: Washington Post, 11/10/2017

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