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To take on climate change, we need to change our vocabulary

When we talk about saving the planet, we employ the narrative of war. Does it only deepen our divisions? Each dead house fly was worth a quarter, my mom told us kids, but I never earned any money. Every time I cornered a fly, I pictured goo marks left on the wall – spots splayed with tiny black guts and twisted legs. My halfhearted swats gave even the most sluggish fly time to escape. »
16 Dec, 10:50 - guardian -  - 

Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming. »
16 Dec, 01:20 - reuters -  - 

Progress and problems as UN climate change talks end with a deal

Nations agree on implementing 2015 Paris agreement, but put trickiest issues on back burner. The UN climate change talks ended late on Saturday night in Poland with a deal agreed on how to put the 2015 Paris agreement into action, but with other contentious problems left to be resolved next year. »
16 Dec, 01:20 - guardian -  - 

U.N. climate talks go into overtime as negotiators grapple with text

The United Nations' climate talks went into overtime early Saturday morning as negotiators from nearly 200 nations grappled with disagreements over parts of a package of rules to implement a landmark agreement to combat global warming. »
15 Dec, 03:10 - reuters -  - 

Scientific basis for EPA's Endangerment Finding is stronger than ever

The evidence used to support the EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding on greenhouse gases is even stronger and more conclusive now. This finding comes three months after a senior Republican senator said that the Trump Administration might still try to repeal the landmark decision. »
14 Dec, 21:50 - sciencedaily -  - 

For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow

Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a selection of major nesting beaches. »
14 Dec, 21:50 - sciencedaily -  - 

Alaska's vanishing ice threatens to destroy cultures – including our own | Victoria Herrmann

Climate change is putting the very existence of one remote indigenous community in doubt but we are all feeling the effects of a warming Arctic. There’s a line in the 2018 Arctic Report Card that I keep coming back to. Released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it notes with alarm the record low extent for virtually the entire ice season in the Bering Sea. »
14 Dec, 14:30 - guardian -  - 

Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming

Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. »
14 Dec, 03:20 - sciencedaily -  - 

France's EDF faces delay in Brazil dam over clearing trees

A consortium led by Electricité de France SA is ready to fill the reservoir of a hydroelectric dam built in Brazil's soy belt, but could be delayed by a year over removal of trees from the area to be flooded, the company and state officials said. »
13 Dec, 22:40 - reuters -  - 

UK bids to host 2020 UN climate change summit

Chile and Costa Rica thought to be considering alternative bids after Brazil withdrew offer. Britain is bidding to host the UN climate change conference in 2020, the biggest since the Paris agreement was signed in 2015, as part of the government’s aim to be seen as a green leader. »
13 Dec, 22:40 - guardian -  - 

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