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U.N. Climate Panel Highlights Lack Of Action On Rising Temperatures

Published: 
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:29am
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Energy

The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.

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UN Scientific Panel Releases Report Sounding Alarm On Climate Change Dangers

Published: 
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:02am
Category: 
Energy

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

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U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly

Published: 
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 10:57am
Category: 
Energy

Nations have so dragged their feet in battling climate change that the situation has grown critical and the risk of severe economic disruption is rising, according to a draft United Nations report.

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Climate Change Has Reached Our Shores

Published: 
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 8:40am

AS the world barrels toward a climate crisis of its own making, my country stands at the precipice. In the Marshall Islands, like elsewhere in the Pacific, climate change is no longer a distant threat, nor at the doorstep.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Is a Wake-Up Call for UN Climate Summit

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Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:23am

The timing is tragically ironic. As Super Typhoon Haiyan -- one of the strongest storms ever recorded -- smashes into the Philippines, sending millions fleeing for safety, negotiators from around the world are beginning to arrive in Warsaw, Poland for the latest installment of the United Nations Climate Talks, COP 19.