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  • EU Parliament declares 'climate emergency'

    11/28/2019 5:05:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.28.2019 | wmr/stb (AFP, dpa, Reuters)
    European lawmakers have voted to declare an EU-wide climate emergency, in a symbolic move aimed at increasing pressure on the incoming European Commission to take a stronger stance on climate change. The climate declaration was passed on Thursday in Strasbourg during a European Parliament (EP) debate on the upcoming United Nations’ COP25 climate summit that kicks off December 2 in Madrid. In a statement on Twitter after the vote, EU lawmakers urged the European Commission “to fully ensure all relevant legislative and budgetary proposals are fully aligned” with the 1.5-degree-Celsius target limit on global warming. The resolution calls on the...
  • Trump now has opening to pull US out of Paris climate pact

    11/03/2019 5:36:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 3, 2019 | Seth Borenstein
    For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement . Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election. […] The terms of the deal say no country can withdraw in the first three years. So Monday is the first time the U.S. could actually start the withdrawal process, which begins with a letter to the United Nations. And it doesn’t become official for...
  • Why DonaldTrump did the RIGHT thing on pulling out of Paris Accords (Video)

    09/27/2019 6:28:05 PM PDT · by Boomer · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/27/19 | Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, MIT, PhD
    WHY DonaldTrump did the RIGHT thing on pulling out of Paris Accords
  • Klobuchar lists executive orders she’d sign as president

    06/18/2019 7:11:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 18, 2019
    Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a list of 100-plus executive orders she says she’d sign in her first 100 days in office. The orders include rejoining the Paris climate agreement and allowing prescription drugs to be imported from Canada. The list is intended to give voters an idea of what the first days in a Klobuchar White House would look like. …
  • House votes to block Trump from exiting Paris climate accord

    05/02/2019 9:23:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/02/19 12:20 PM EDT | By Rebecca Beitsch and Miranda Green -
    House Democrats passed the first climate bill in nearly a decade Thursday in what they are labeling the “first step” in building a strategy to fight global warming. The House voted 231-190 to pass the Climate Action Now Act, which seeks to block the Trump administration from exiting the Obama-era Paris climate agreement, among other actions. Three Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure. The legislation now heads go to the Republican-led Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said it "will go nowhere." Democrats embraced the legislation while acknowledging its limited scope, with a number of progressive...
  • UN Security Council: Germany, France share presidency

    04/02/2019 10:50:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.01.2019 | Fabian von der Mark
    Germany is currently serving as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. From the beginning of April, it officially takes over the chair — as part of a “dual presidency” with France. […] This closer UN cooperation was agreed by Berlin and Paris as part of the Treaty of Aachen. […] From the beginning, Germany has placed an emphasis on promoting the idea of the UN; i.e., international cooperation and collaboration. Germany and France have adopted their multilateral approach in opposition to the growing nationalism of people like Donald Trump. The “dual presidency” already symbolizes this idea, but...
  • EU agrees to cut greenhouse gas emissions from trucks

    02/19/2019 7:29:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 19, 2019 2:04 AM | Philip Blenkinsop
    The European Union agreed on Tuesday to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new trucks and buses by 30 percent by a 2030 deadline as part of its commitment to cut its output of greenhouse gases. […] The EU currently has no limits on emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, unlike the United States, China, Japan and Canada. Trucks account for almost one quarter of the bloc’s transport-related emissions. […] Curbs on the transport sector, the only one in which emissions are still rising, aim to help the bloc meet its overall goal of reducing greenhouse gases by at least 40...
  • Germany to fall short of 2020 climate goals: report

    02/06/2019 11:20:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.06.2019 | cmb/aw (AFP, dpa)
    Germany will likely fall well short of its targets for greenhouse gas reduction by 2020, a climate protection report released by the government on Wednesday concluded. While the main conclusion of the report was made public in November, the release of the 147-page report comes as the German government is renewing debate among itself and with industry leaders about the best courses of action to take to reduce its greenhouse emissions. […] The spokesman for Angela Merkel’s government, Steffen Seibert, said the government seconded the report’s emphasis that the 40 percent target must “be reached as quickly as possible.” Environment...
  • China and the Paris Accord: China Expands Greenhouse Gas Emissions Despite Being a Signatory

    12/31/2018 10:15:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2018 | Chriss Street
    Despite being lauded by President Obama for signing the Paris U.N. climate change accord, China is still rapidly expanding greenhouse gas emissions. President Obama and China's President Xi Jinping issued a "U.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change" on March 31, 2016 stating that both nations were signing the Paris Accord and would take further "concrete steps" to "use public resources to finance and encourage the transition toward low carbon technologies as a priority."  The joint statement on climate change was trumpeted as creating "an enduring legacy of partnership." President Obama's "concrete steps" for the U.S. to combat climate change...
  • Climate Hoax: Not A Single G-20 Country Is Close To Hitting CO2 Emission Targets

    11/15/2018 6:21:49 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Environmentalism: A new report calls the lie on the grand Paris climate change treaty. None of the promised cuts in CO2 emissions that 200-plus countries made will come close to preventing a climate "catastrophe." And many of the industrialized nations aren't even living up to the promises they did make.
  • Catholic bishops call for faith in 1.5°C Paris target

    10/29/2018 8:58:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Oct 26, 2018 | Sam Morgan
    Church leaders urged governments around the world to ramp up their climate action efforts on Friday (26 October), calling for “ambitious implementation” of the Paris Agreement. In a joint appeal, the presidents of the Catholic continental bishops’ conference, which represents church leaders from five continents, insisted that the international community has a “moral duty” to meet the targets of the landmark climate accord. According to the appeal, launched today in Rome, the six presidents said that the upcoming UN climate change summit in Poland this December should act as a “milestone on the path set out in 2015 in Paris”....
  • Global marches seek urgent action on climate change

    09/08/2018 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 08, 2018 9:18 PM EDT
    More than 18,000 people marched Saturday in Paris as part of an international mobilization to show popular support for urgent measures to combat climate change in advance of a San Francisco summit. Crowds overflowed a plaza in front of City Hall before marching east to the Place de la Republique, carrying an urgent message that it’s up to the public to put global warming at the top of the political agenda. “Planet in Danger,” read some banners. Activists around the world encouraged “Rise for Climate” protests before the summit taking place Sept.12-Sept. 14. California’s governor proposed the event after President...
  • Macron urges Germany to step up at 'historic moment' for EU

    05/11/2018 7:28:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    AFP via ^ | 10 May 2018 08:55 CEST+02:00
    France’s President Emmanuel Macron urged Germany to take on the mantle as a leading force reforming Europe at a “historic moment” for the bloc, hours before he was due to receive a key award Thursday for his efforts in boosting EU cohesion. With Berlin so far proving resistant to his flagship reform proposals for the European Union such as a common finance minister or budget, Macron stressed the importance for the bloc to speak with one voice. At a time when the United States is going its own way in ditching the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord,...
  • Steyer Climate Alliance Hit Pennsylvania Roadblock After Trump Ditched Paris Accord

    04/02/2018 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 2, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Dem Governor to Tom Steyer on climate change: 'The quieter the better' Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania summed up his climate plan as "the quieter the better" in a face-to-face meeting with billionaire activist Tom Steyer in 2017, according to emails from a source with knowledge of the meeting. The emails also show Wolf worried that jumping into a state-based climate "alliance" after Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord would "have a negative effect in his state." The emails were obtained in an open records request by E&E Legal, a nonprofit focused on energy and environmental legal issues, and...
  • Donald Trump says US could re-enter Paris climate deal

    01/28/2018 10:24:05 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sun 28 Jan 2018 08.10 EST Last modified on Sun 28 Jan 2018 11.50 EST View more sharing options Shar | Graham Ruddick
    In ITV interview US president also says he would take tougher stand on Brexit than Theresa May Donald Trump has said the United States could re-enter the Paris climate change agreement –and that he would have taken a “tougher stand” in Brexit negotiations than Theresa May. Sign up to the Media Briefing: news for the news-makers Read more The US president said his country could join the international accord if it had a “completely different deal” but called the existing agreement a “terrible deal” and a “disaster” for the US. In remarks on Brexit that will add to the pressure...
  • France fails to meet targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions

    01/23/2018 12:01:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 23 January 2018 09:58 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France failed to meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, the government said Monday, just a month after President Emmanuel Macron warned that “we are losing the battle” against global warming. The environment ministry said the country emitted 463 tons of greenhouse gases, measured as carbon dioxide equivalents, or 3.6 percent more than its goal. It attributed the slip in part to lower oil prices, which can prompt people and businesses to consume more in areas such as transportation or heating. But emissions were down 15.3 percent from 1990 levels. […] … [T]he disappointing 2016 results show...
  • Europe's shocking failure to act on climate

    12/22/2017 6:58:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.22.2017 | Gero Rueter, Ruby Russell
    The European Union has agreed a host of climate and energy targets this week: It’s set energy efficiency standards for new buildings, and agreed to climate targets for 2030. Europe has a history of progressive environmental legislation, and it political leaders often position themselves as climate heroes. Recently, French President Emmanuel Macron appears to have moved in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s traditional territory as international climate champion, with public displays of support for climate science and attacks on US President Donald Trump’s regressive climate policies. But behind the bravado, is Europe doing enough to cut emissions? The short answer,...
  • US absence at Paris climate summit branded 'a disgrace'

    12/13/2017 3:10:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 12 December 2017 17:02 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stark warning on climate change at a summit in Paris on Tuesday, telling world leaders “we are losing the battle” against global warming. “We’re not moving fast enough, that’s the problem,” Macron told the One Planet Summit called to boost the 2015 Paris climate accord, which US President Donald Trump has renounced. “We must all act because we will all be held to account,” Macron told the gathering on an island in the River Seine, adding: “We cannot say we did not know.” Dozens of world leaders and hundreds of ministers, company bosses, and...
  • Here comes the snow: 50 departments in France placed on alert

    11/29/2017 7:17:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies ^ | 29 November 2017 09:50 CET+01:00
    Much of France is getting its first taste of winter this week, with 50 departments placed on alert for snow and ice. Snow and ice is expected to hit much of France, with national weather agency Météo France placing 50 departments on yellow alert — the third highest warning level. The departments, including nine in Brittany, Normandy and the Pays de la Loire were placed on yellow alert — the third highest warning which advises people to be careful and stay up-to-date with the situation — at 6 am on Wednesday morning. Drivers are warned to be particularly vigilant. “Our...
  • Environmentalists take Norway to court over Arctic drilling

    11/14/2017 7:45:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 14 November 2017 13:35 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Representatives for Norway’s government appeared in an Oslo court on Tuesday after environmental groups including Greenpeace brought a case over drilling in the Arctic. Greenpeace, along with environmentalist youth group Natur og Ungdom (Nature and Youth), has sued the Norwegian state over licenses it awarded in 2016 for oil prospecting in the Barents Sea. The Scandinavian country is western Europe’s biggest oil producer. A third group, called the Grandparents Climate Campaign, has also joined the case against the state. The plaintiffs accuse Norway of violating the Paris Agreement on climate change and a section of the country’s constitution amended in...