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As climate envoy, John Kerry faces tough path

As the first presidential envoy for climate, he wants to persuade world leaders to “do what the science tells us.” With global climate talks less than two months away, he faces a tough path.
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Are US Republicans finally waking up to the climate crisis?

Climate change denial has been rampant in conservative America, but something is shifting. A growing movement is advocating for climate action - in its own fossil fuel-friendly way.

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Climate change tops agenda as Iceland heads to elections

Climate change is top of the agenda when voters in Iceland head to the polls for general elections on Saturday, following an exceptionally warm summer and an election campaign defined by a wide-reaching debate on global warming.

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Boris Johnson urges world leaders to act with renewed urgency on climate change

It's time for the global community to "grow up" and deal with the climate change crisis, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told United Nations representatives, urging nations to "listen to the warnings of the scientists," in remarks at odds with some of his past statements.

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Bill McCann: GOP responses to climate change and COVID-19 are disastrous

Some radical Republicans also raise a favorite bogeyman, arguing that global warming is a plot to get the country to embrace “socialism.”
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U.N. General Assembly: Biden pledges to work toward ‘peaceful, prosperous future for all’

Covid-19 and climate change dominated the start of the General Assembly gathering. The U.N. secretary general warned that an increasingly divided world was “on the edge of an abyss.”
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Democrats fear climate impact of only passing bipartisan bill

President Biden this summer trumpeted his bipartisan infrastructure deal as a "historic" win for the climate. But the arrival of autumn finds Democrats in danger of a historic failure.

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Climate change is slowly killing American workers

The Biden administration must not only curb emissions. It also has to move swiftly to issue its planned OSHA regulation limiting the heat exposure that kills more workers every year.
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Increase climate change commitments, Boris Johnson to urge Joe Biden

Boris Johnson is expected to urge US President Joe Biden to increase his country's climate commitments in a meeting at the White House. This week, the PM had said he was "frustrated" that richer countries were failing to financially support poorer ones fighting climate change.

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Methane fee collides with EPA rules. 'It's very unusual'

Methane emissions are in the crosshairs of Democratic climate politics like never before, creating the prospects of a collision between the oil and gas industry and simultaneous restrictions from both Congress and EPA.
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China is key to saving the planet from climate change. But it can't quit coal

As the world's largest carbon emitter, home to 1.4 billion people and a still-expanding economy, China's strategy for cutting emissions could be the most important factor in whether countries are able to prevent irreversible and catastrophic damage to the Earth.

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UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations.

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Virginia Republican warns of 'blackouts and brownouts' if he loses

Virginia Republican gubernatorial hopeful Glenn Youngkin warned that the state would experience electricity problems if his opponent were to win this year’s election.
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Climate top of the agenda as knife-edge race to lead Germany enters final stage

Cheers and jeers greet political rivals trying to succeed Merkel, as they chase green votes in the former DDR.

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In the Democrats' budget  package, a billion tons of carbon cuts at stake

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was explaining why he opposed his Democratic colleagues’ $3.5 trillion budget plan, but his words summed up the Congressional response on climate change for the past 30 years. “What is the urgency?” asked Manchin in an appearance on CNN on Sunday. With climate action advocates now in a race […]
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