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Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate pledge

Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate pledge

Switzerland announced its post-2020 climate action plan yesterday – first country to submit its contribution to the international climate agreement.

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Global warming trend unaffected by 'fiddling' with temperature data

Global warming trend unaffected by ‘fiddling’ with temperature data

Despite adjustments to temperature data in the Arctic, the overall global warming trend remains the same.

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How to measure emissions that are locked in fossil fuel reserves?

How to measure emissions that are locked in fossil fuel reserves?

Big oil is under pressure to disclose climate change risks to their business. Here’s how they could do it.

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Overcoming the social barriers to climate consensus

Overcoming the social barriers to climate consensus

It can be tempting to think that people who disagree with you are mad, bad or simply stupid. This is often what happens when it comes to debates about climate change and to do about it.

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Why dedicating land to bioenergy won't curb climate change

Why dedicating land to bioenergy won’t curb climate change

How does bioenergy contribute to a sustainable food and climate future?

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Ocean warming now off the charts

Ocean warming now off the charts

The oceans — where over 90% of global warming heat ends up — have literally warmed up off the charts.

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Obama, Modi prepare for action on clean energy and climate

Obama, Modi prepare for action on clean energy and climate

All eyes are on India this week, as President Obama is set to make an unprecedented second trip to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

Minister Hunt’s claim that emissions cuts slowed dramatically while the carbon price was in place is incorrect.

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How Pope Francis could tip the balance against fossil fuels

How Pope Francis could tip the balance against fossil fuels

6 years ago, Pope Benedict XVI installed more than 1,000 solar panels on the Vatican’s audience hall, helping him earn him the sobriquet of the “Green Pope”. Pope Francis may just go one step further. He could tip the balance against fossil fuels, as the world’s wealthiest institution takes on the world’s most powerful industry.

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Why oil price crash is good news for climate, and clean energy

Why oil price crash is good news for climate, and clean energy

The collapse in global oil prices is good for the climate, and clean energy. Big Oil has put Arctic drilling on hold because it no longer makes economic sense. That will allow extend the world’s carbon budget, and result in capital flowing to renewables.

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New Vattenfall CEO: “What is true for E.On, pretty much true for us”

New Vattenfall CEO: “What is true for E.On, pretty much true for us”

Vattenfall’s CEO Magnus Hall likens the selling of its lignite operations in Germany to E.On’s recent decision to dump centralised fossil fuel generation.