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What You Need To Know About Climate Change Ahead Of Next Week’s UN Summit

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Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:14pm

A fresh round of international climate negotiations, called COP24, kicks off in Poland next week. This annual event brings together world leaders, scientists, campaigners, the private sector and local community representatives to debate how to address climate change and put in place policies to tackle it. Here are some of the key things you need to know.   

1. Climate Change Is Already Happening
Climate change is not just a future concern; it’s happening now. The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the top four being the last four years, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

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Three years after Paris accord, climate talks begin under new political and scientific realities

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Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:10pm

Three years after forging the landmark Paris climate accord, world leaders are meeting again to decide how to turn emissions-cutting pledges into action.

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Al Gore Torches Donald Trump: He ‘Is Now The Face Of Climate Denial’ Around The World

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Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:27am

Former Vice President Al Gore thinks President Donald Trump is now the global poster boy for denying climate change.

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Why the U.S. Can’t Solve Big Problems

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Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:09am

The federal government released a devastating report last week documenting the immense economic and human cost that the U.S. will incur as a result of climate change. It warns that the damage to roads alone will add up to $21 billion by the end of the century.

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California talks a good game on land-use and climate change, but it's still a land of SUVs and sprawl

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Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:05am

A decade ago, California lawmakers passed a groundbreaking law that was supposed to help fight climate change by curbing urban sprawl. Senate Bill 375 required the state’s 18 regional agencies to plan and design housing and transportation projects so people wouldn’t have to drive as much, cutting the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming.