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Bonn: UN climate conference aims for greater ambition as 2017 set to be among top three hottest years

The United Nations Climate Conference opened on Monday in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of a greater ambition for climate action, as the world body’s weather agency issued a stark warning that 2017 is set to be among the three hottest years on record.

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The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters

Halting dangerous global warming means putting the landmark Paris agreement into practice – without the US – and tackling the divisive issue of compensation.

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Climate change report says humans “extremely likely” to blame for warming

A new Trump administration report on climate change paints an apocalyptic portrait of global climate trends, saying the last three years have been the “warmest years on record for the globe” and that humans are almost certainly causing the climate to change.

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Global Climate Meeting Will Forge Ahead, Despite Trump’s Contempt

The 23rd UN Climate Change Conference, COP 23, begins Monday in Bonn, Germany. It commences just five months after Pres. Trump announced he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. The international community strongly reprimanded the Trump administration for its decision, and it has vowed to disregard that setback and forge ahead at COP23. No other countries have reneged on the accord.

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UN warns of ‘unacceptable’ greenhouse gas emissions gap

There is still a large gap between the pledges by governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the reductions scientists say are needed to avoid dangerous levels of climate change.

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The Quick Demise of B-44

Scientists have long been tracking the retreat of Pine Island Glacier, one of the main outlets where ice from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet flows into the ocean. Attention recently turned once again to the glacier when it calved a large new iceberg, named B-44. Just weeks later, the berg has broken apart.

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Worldwide change in shallow reef ecosystems predicted as waters warm

A new study based on the first global survey of marine life by scuba divers has provided fresh insights into how climate change is affecting the distribution of marine life.

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E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists

The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled the speaking appearance of three agency scientists who were scheduled to discuss climate change at a conference on Monday in Rhode Island, according to the agency and several people involved.

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Alaska’s thawing permafrost puts huge portions of state’s foundation at risk

A new report just issued by NOAA says September’s Arctic sea ice coverage was about 25 percent less than it was between 1981 and 2010. As America’s only Arctic state, Alaska today faces unique challenges. One of those is the loss of permafrost, the frozen earth that serves as the foundation for huge portions of the state.

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