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European heatwaves linger on at fag end of summer

European heatwaves linger on at fag end of summer

August 26, 2022

Last week of August is meant to be rather pleasant in Europe as the summer wanes but leaves enough of sun to keep the clouds and rain at bay. The normal temperatures are in mid-20°C and minimums around 15°C. But on August 25, Paris was still sweltering at 33°C and Koln in Germ...

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COP26 headed to failure despite carbon to coal commitments

COP26 headed to failure despite carbon to coal commitments

November 4, 2021

Even before the latest climate change summit, COP26, began at Glasgow earlier this year, there were more than enough warnings and definitely more than adequate evidence that the world had already turn out of time in meeting the climate change threat head on and that the Glasgow s...

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High energy prices could derail COP26

High energy prices could derail COP26

October 29, 2021

A report by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, released barely a week before the opening of COP26, the global climate change summit in Glasgow that begins tomorrow, says that the commitments made so far by different countries to cut carbon emissions by 2030 are far s...

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Can India achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050?

Can India achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050?

July 17, 2021

If India commits to a net-zero goal, it will join countries like the UK and France, and possibly the USA under the Biden Administration, that have enacted laws to achieve this scenario by the middle of the century. In 2020, leading members of the Indian industry, such as Siemens ...

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Carbon trading and climate change

Carbon trading and climate change

February 8, 2020

After two decades of a total failure, carbon trading was one of the biggest stumbling blocks at the climate change summit in December. It remains a bad idea that needs to be dropped.

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Paris Climate Agreement

Paris Climate Agreement

April 21, 2016

As world leaders come together to sign the Paris agreement, an international alliance of frontline and indigenous communities calls it a dangerous distraction. Close to 155 countries are preparing to sign the Paris agreement on Earth Day, April 22, in New York, but an internation...

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