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Poor people are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, such as extreme weather and sea level rise, yet have contributed little to the causes. asiandevelopmentbank/flickr

Making the moral case on climate change ahead of Paris summit

More than 2,000 academics, including philosophers and ethicists, are urging global leaders at the Paris climate summit to focus on the moral dimensions of climate change.
Mountains overlooking the Hex river valley in the Western Cape, South Africa. The country has been experiencing inclement weather this summer. EPA/Nic Bothma

The three culprits behind South Africa’s weird weather patterns

South Africa has been experiencing odd weather patterns during the month of November. It can be attributed to three culprits.
Even if Exxon eludes charges in New York, the attorney general’s investigation sends a message on corporate accountability. mortaupat/flickr

In targeting Exxon on climate, New York puts all corporations on notice

Until now, the legal system has tolerated corporate deceptions of the public but New York state's investigation into Exxon on climate could start to rewrite the rules.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has challenged Cardinal George Pell on the science, the policy and the ethics of climate change. Peter Rae/AAP

Kevin Rudd takes on George Pell over climate change

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has launched a sweeping attack on Cardinal George Pell for his sceptical stance on climate change.

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