Melting ice means sea levels will rise…but how fast?
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Since scientists are the real sceptics, they still argue a lot among themselves.
Developing countries can expect much better outcomes from the Paris climate change talks compared with Copenhagen six years ago.
African countries stand a good chance at COP21 of getting their ideas across. There will also be a better opportunity for these countries to access climate finance.
Robinson: ‘Climate change is a threat multiplier.’
UN special envoy and former Irish president Mary Robinson talks to leading experts about the 2015 Paris climate negotiations.
French papers have a range of views on COP21, but even more views about terrorism.
France was prepared to be on the world stage in late 2015. But not like this. As the Paris climate summit reached its halfway mark on Saturday, the local media was still largely preoccupied with the terrorist…
Shoes in Place de la Republique - Climate of Peace #climat2paix. Photo taken by John Englart in Paris on November 29.
An analysis of social media shows climate activists have seized on the Paris climate talks to spread the word, but dialogue with oil and gas industry is absent.
Bank of England chief Mark Carney has swung the financial world’s focus firmly onto climate.
“Investors are running ahead of governments.” This is arguably the most striking and encouraging statement heard so far at the Paris climate conference. It was made in a remarkable speech at a forum on…
Fears are growing that the Paris climate negotiators are making a hash of it.
At the halfway mark in the Paris climate talks, progress is still frustratingly slow as the negotiations risk falling prey to old stalling tactics.
Naomi Klein at the Canadian launch of her Leap Manifesto in September.
Naomi Klein has told the sidelines of the Paris climate talks that real climate action can't be delivered without social justice too.
Construction of a dam in Ethiopia which the country hopes will increase its hydropower energy output.
Ethiopia is a country particularly vulnerable to climate change. It will hope to attract climate finance at CoP21 to help battle the effects of climate change.
In the aftermath of 2012’s deadly Hurricane Sandy, New York launched a US$20 billion plan to defend the city against future storms as well as rising sea levels.
Managing the impacts of rising seas for some communities is being made more difficult by the actions of governments, homeowners – and even some well-intentioned climate adaptation experts.
Al Gore lays some facts on the COP21 meeting.
With the main UN climate negotiations grinding along elsewhere in the building, Al Gore told a packed side event about his vision for a low-carbon economy.
There are hundreds and hundreds of side events across the two weeks of the UN climate conference here in Paris. It’s often hard to choose between them. Choosing to attend the International Civil Aviation…
Thinking of moving? Many Pacific islanders are.
A new survey shows that many Pacific islanders are considering migrating to escape climate change. It's time for new international rules to manage the flow.
Renewable sources of energy are already more cost-competitive than coal-fired power plants with carbon capture.
New analysis reveals carbon capture at coal power plants is significantly more expensive than thought, making renewables and natural gas power generation more attractive.
Pope Francis urged strong action on climate change in his encyclical this year.
The Paris deal will likely fall short of what is needed. So what's Plan B?
India’s Narendra Modi has the power to scupper US President Obama’s climate legacy.
India seems to have set its sights on trying to water down the Paris climate agreement. As long as the talks insist on full consensus, it may get its way.
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The land of Ikea and apple charlotte is hoping to sell its vision of sustainability at COP21. There are a couple of meatballs in the ointment, though.
At yesterday’s COP21 science briefing, University of Reading climate scientist Ed Hawkins displayed a chilling (pun intended) colour-coded world map. Nation by nation, it showed which countries are already…
India has emerged as one of the key, and most intriguing, voices at the COP21 talks in Paris. In the first three days of the conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has committed to playing a constructive…
NASA once had 400,000 people working on space exploration. We should battle climate change in the same way.