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Articles by John Upton

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The climate impacts of Trump’s ExxonMobil pick for chief diplomat

The climate impacts of Trump’s ExxonMobil pick for chief diplomat

President-elect Trump on rounds out a potential dream team of anti-environment cabinet members with the chief executive officer of ExxonMobil.

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Supermoon floods warn of crisis facing Donald Trump

Supermoon floods warn of crisis facing Donald Trump

Donald Trump is preparing to lead America during a perilous period for the 130 million residents of its coastal counties.

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'Critical Moment' as UN climate talks resume

‘Critical Moment’ as UN climate talks resume

Success in Marrakesh will be difficult, as grunt work on rulemaking replaces the diplomatic showmanship of last year’s Paris climate talks.

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How California passed the most ambitious climate change rules

How California passed the most ambitious climate change rules

The state’s new climate goals are far more ambitious than those of the US overall, and they’re in line with ambitions in Europe.

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Clouds doing less than thought to slow global warming, study finds

Clouds doing less than thought to slow global warming, study finds

To some, clouds resemble bunnies, but when scientists used NASA data to peer into clouds, what they saw resembled a hazard sign warning of a fast-deteriorating climate ahead.

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Antarctica at risk of runaway melting, scientists discover

Antarctica at risk of runaway melting, scientists discover

The world’s greatest reservoir of ice is verging on a breakdown that could push seas to heights not experienced since prehistoric times.

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How the world has changed since Paris climate pact

How the world has changed since Paris climate pact

National leaders have yet to sign a new United Nations climate pact, but developments during the three months since the Paris Agreement was finalized have been feverish.

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US, Canada climate pact targets methane, aviation, trucks, HFCs

US, Canada climate pact targets methane, aviation, trucks, HFCs

Three months after the world united on climate action in Paris, the US and Canada have announced a bilateral climate agreement.

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Paris pact promotes but complicates carbon trading

Paris pact promotes but complicates carbon trading

The mishmash nature of national climate pledges made under the Paris agreement is creating fresh complications for the growth of pollution trading.

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What the death of US Supreme Court Judge means for climate change

What the death of US Supreme Court Judge means for climate change

Just days after a US Supreme Court ruling clouded the future of the Paris climate pact, the passing of one of its justices has boosted the pact’s chances of succeeding.

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The forgotten U.N. climate goal: 1.5°C

The forgotten U.N. climate goal: 1.5°C

Delegates representing island states will be pushing for the formal adoption of a long-overlooked goal, one that limits warming to less than 1.5°C.