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  • September 3, 2021

UK government needs radical change to meet climate targets

The UK government has pledged to publish its global net zero strategy ahead of the COP26 summit that will take place in Glasgow this November. The strategy will describe how the UK intends to meet its net zero commitment, and we anticipate that it will define the pace and level of change necessary to achieve…

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Prepare for the worst air in the world

SATURDAY PM UPDATE: Mission accomplished, says CBS4 Denver: The IQAir.com website, which tracks air quality in major cities around the world, listed Denver as the most polluted country on the planet in the early hours of Saturday afternoon. The AQI was listed as 162. Rounding out the top five list was Salt Lake City, Utah.…

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Greece on high alert as forest fires spiral out of control – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. A fourth day of devastating forest fires in Greece saw thousands of Athenians evacuated from their homes as flames approached the Greek capital. The outlook is dire, with forecasts of strong winds that will fuel the fires. Neighboring North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey are also fighting fires.…

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Weather summary: so hot, and that’s it for the fish

Whenever I write about climate, I am always careful to emphasize that climate scientists largely agree not only that climate change is real, but also that it is not too late: Urgent action is needed to prevent the worst effects of global warming. Very bad things are already happening, but it is too early to…

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German floods put the candidate for chancellor Laschet to the test – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. BERLIN – The flood disaster in Germany poses a double challenge for Armin Laschet, the pioneer in the race to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor. As the leader of one of the regional states hardest hit by the floods, Laschet is being tested as a crisis manager and…

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EU and climate change: European Union launches ‘green deal’ to cut emissions by half in ten years

European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on March 24, 2021. (Yves Herman / Reuters) The European Union unveiled on Wednesday an ambitious program to transform the region’s economy to combat climate change, eliminating dependence on fossil fuels, boosting the development and adoption of alternative energies, and imposing the world’s…

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Tusk returns to Polish politics denouncing the ‘evil’ ruling party – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. After seven years in Brussels, Donald Tusk is back in Polish politics and has one goal: to defeat the nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS). “I’m back 100 percent,” the former Polish prime minister and former president of the European Council told a congress on Saturday of the…

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Conservatives’ Big Climate Problem: 338 Canada

Philippe J. Fournier: The new data shows that on climate change, conservative supporters are very out of step with voters in every other major party in Canada. The debate around climate change and the urgency of implementing policies to act on it is increasingly becoming a partisan issue in Canada. Opinion polls have indicated a…

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