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Throttling climate science, Trump style

29 March 2017

Joydeep Gupta The US President’s executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan will not impact the policies of other countries, but moving money away from climate research will. US President Donald Trump’s executive order repealing previous president Barack Obama’s Clean Power [read more]

The Projected Growth in Africa’s Population

24 March 2017

In much of the world populations are already stabilizing or contracting, but in Africa a population explosion is taking place, which, based on the UN’s medium fertility model, could see the population of Africa increase from 800 million in 2000 to 4.38 billion in 2100; an additional 3.576 billion [read more]

Sea Ice Extent Sinks to Record Lows at Both Poles

22 March 2017

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. And on the opposite side of the planet, on March 3 sea ice around Antarctica hit its [read more]

Get climate money to those who need it

20 March 2017

Clare Shakya International climate finance is often accounted for in terms of megawatts of renewable energy or tonnes of carbon emission saved; everyone needs to ensure that those facing direct climate change impacts get much more of the money Thanks to recent political changes in some developed [read more]

Trump: Just what the climate doctor ordered?

6 March 2017

Dipak Gyawali Having Donald Trump in the White House may actually spur aid agencies from developed countries to work in greater cooperation with the Global South, argues Dipak Gyawali In a perverse sense, the Trump administration might be just the bitter medicine that’s needed to make global [read more]

Biodiversity talks end with slew of announcments

20 December 2016

Mike Shanahan International negotiators have agreed to measures to restore eco-systems, improve conservation and track biodiversity targets Intergovernmental negotiations under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Cancún, Mexico ended on Friday with a slew of decisions aimed at [read more]
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