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Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

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Tess Riley
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A relatively small number of fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling climate change

 

Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world'€s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report. ... Read more about Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

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Why Paris will be a Peace Conference - before the wars begin

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Michael T. Klare
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A failure to cap greenhouse gas emissions will not just bring on climate shocks, but also worldwide instability, insurrection, and resource wars, writes Michael T. Klare  In this sense, COP21 in Paris should be considered not just a climate summit but a peace conference as well '€“ one taking place before the wars begin. ... Read more about Why Paris will be a Peace Conference - before the wars begin

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MOST books about the environment take the West as their starting point. This is understandable. For decades America was the world’s biggest polluter, contributing more to the problem than any other country, whereas Europe—at least in its politicians’ minds—has model environmental laws and holds plenty of righteous talks to negotiate new solutions. ... Read more about Take the Lead

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Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank

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https://www.theguardian.com - John Vidal
 Smoke billows from industrial chimney stacks in Shanxi province, northern China. The country lost nearly 10% of its GDP to air pollution in 2013. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
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Study finds dirty air takes huge economic toll on poor countries and costs the world more than $5tn annually in lost work days and welfare costs ... Read more about Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank

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Global air pollution crisis 'must not be left to private sector'

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https://www.theguardian.com
 Pollution in New Delhi, India, last November. The city has earned the dubious distinction of being the world’s dirtiest city. Photograph: Tsering Topgyal/AP
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Energy authority says governments must take responsibility, and investment would pay for itself in health benefits.  The global air pollution crisis killing more than 6 million people a year must be tackled by governments as a matter of urgency and not just left to the private sector, a report from the world’s leading energy authority says.
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Interactive Map Shows Where Toxic Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Industry Is Threatening 12.4 Million Americans

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Two leading national environmental groups—Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and Earthworks—unveiled a suite of tools Wednesday designed to inform and mobilize American ... Read more about Interactive Map Shows Where Toxic Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Industry Is Threatening 12.4 Million Americans

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11 maps to mark the COP21 climate talks

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Elsa Wenzel
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Verbose. Indecipherable. Incroyable. Those are just a few ways to describe the dizzyingly complex COP21 climate negotiations in Paris this year.

Keeping the words to a minimum, the global maps below display some of what's at stake amid a changing climate, and where climate movement is afoot. Follow the links to the interactive original versions.

 

 

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Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report

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Damian Carrington
 Dietary change is essential if global warming is not to exceed 2C, says report. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Getty Images
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Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change, according to a new report. But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer backlash, warns the analysis from the thinktank Chatham House. ... Read more about Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report

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We're Destroying the Planet in Ways That Are Even Worse Than Global Warming

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Oliver Milman
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Humans are "eating away at our own life support systems" at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found.

Two major new studies by an international team of researchers have pinpointed the key factors that ensure a livable planet for humans, with stark results. ... Read more about We're Destroying the Planet in Ways That Are Even Worse Than Global Warming

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