Climate Change

Earth Posts Hottest August On Record And 16th Straight Hottest Month

"Record-breaking heat has never persisted on the planet for so long. Not only did Earth witness its hottest August on record, according to NOAA, but it also extended its streak of record-warm months to 16. Such a lengthy period of record-setting warmth is unprecedented in 137 years of temperature observation, NOAA said."

Source: Wash Post, 09/21/2016

"U.N. Signals That Climate Deal Has Backing Needed to Enter Force"

"The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, is expected to announce on Wednesday that he has secured enough commitments from world leaders to ensure that the 2015 Paris climate accord will enter into legal force this year, binding the next American president, whoever it is."

Source: NY Times, 09/21/2016

Global Trade Deal Threatens Paris Climate Goals, Leaked Documents Show

"Controversial Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa) could make it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels as part of efforts to keep temperature rises to 1.5C".

"A far-reaching global trade deal being negotiated in secret could threaten the goals of the Paris climate deal by making it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels, a leak of the latest negotiating text shows.

Source: Guardian, 09/20/2016
September 22, 2016

COP22 Steering Committee Press Conference

The COP22 Steering Committee's press conference will discuss objectives and expected results of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) that will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 7-18, 2016.


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