As urgency mounts, worry among climate scientists gets personal

As urgency mounts, worry among climate scientists gets personal

“Every scientist has to find their own place in the spectrum of science and activism”   EDMONTON, Canada, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When marchers took to the streets of Washington in a pro-science demonstration after U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, it was the first time climate scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig put on an activist […]

Bonn talks test global resolve to fix climate, without Trump

Bonn talks test global resolve to fix climate, without Trump

A protester dressed as a polar bear attends a demonstration under the banner “Protect the climate – stop coal” two days before the start of the COP 23 UN Climate Change Conference hosted by Fiji but held in Bonn, Germany November 4, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay   OSLO, November 6 (Reuters) – Governments will try to […]

Amid Trump climate turmoil, France to push stability in India talks

Amid Trump climate turmoil, France to push stability in India talks

PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) – France and India will seek to show a united front to tackle climate change when their leaders meet on Saturday with President Emmanuel Macron likely to underline his country’s stability in talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   Modi’s arrival in Paris comes after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his […]

U.S. works on climate interests relevant if Trump stays in U.N. pact

U.S. works on climate interests relevant if Trump stays in U.N. pact

OSLO, May 18 (Reuters) – A pared-down U.S. delegation has quietly worked to promote long-standing U.S. climate interests at global talks in Germany even though President Donald Trump is threatening to pull out of an agreement largely designed by Washington.   U.S. delegates at the May 8-18 talks in Bonn, seeking detailed rules for the […]

After years of delay, climate talks face a new problem: speed

After years of delay, climate talks face a new problem: speed

LONDON, November 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Efforts to build a new global deal to tackle climate change were for many years criticised for moving at a glacial pace. But this week climate negotiators meeting in Morocco find themselves facing an entirely new problem: a deal that, astonishingly, has come into effect more than three […]

India under pressure on HFCs as world seeks third climate accord

India under pressure on HFCs as world seeks third climate accord

OSLO/WASHINGTON, October 9 (Reuters) – India will face pressure to speed up its plans for cutting greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, air conditioning and aerosols when governments meet this week to hammer out what would be a third key deal to limit climate change in a month.   About 150 nations meet in Rwanda, from […]

Climate deal comes one step closer to effect at United Nations

Climate deal comes one step closer to effect at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS, September 21 (Reuters) – An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.   The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris […]

Developing nations to get “tailor-made” advice on climate action

Developing nations to get “tailor-made” advice on climate action

BARCELONA, July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation): For developing countries seeking to turn their national climate action plans into reality, help will soon be at hand in the form of a support service announced by the German government and the U.S.-based World Resources Institute this week.   The global partnership, open to all countries, aims to […]

Scientists use climate, population changes to predict diseases

Scientists use climate, population changes to predict diseases

Model can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases, such as Ebola and Zika, based on changes in climate   By Kate Kelland   LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – British scientists say they have developed a model that can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those such as Ebola and Zika that jump from animals to humans […]

Incoming UN climate chief seeks swift action – at odds with Trump

Incoming UN climate chief seeks  swift action – at odds with Trump

OSLO, May 20 (Reuters): The United Nations’s incoming climate chief said on Thursday she will push for rapid action under a U.N. accord to slow global warming and expressed hopes that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will drop calls for a renegotiation if elected.   Mexico’s Patricia Espinosa, a former foreign minister appointed on […]

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