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Will Nature Put an End to the Global Warming Debate?

A scan of the past week’s climate news suggests this may be the case.

U.S. cities tackle climate change, lead in the failure of national government

U.S. Cities are Tackling Climate Change

Although the U.S. pulled out of the Paris climate treaty, cities across the country are doing what they can to tackle climate change. Cities play an important part in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. That’s the limit that is necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Achieving that goal requires big changes as soon as possible, according…

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Antarctic ice loss

Latest Research Reveals Troubling Signs of Antarctica Ice Loss, Ocean Warming and Climate Warming Effects at World Heritage Sites

Antarctica’s ice sheets are losing mass more than six-times faster than previously believed and ocean temperatures are rising as much as 40-times faster than the latest U.N. IPCC report estimates. One in four UNESCO natural World Heritage sites are “highly threatened” as a result of climate warming, according to recent research.

Nepal Seeks Climate Change Aid as Glaciers Retreat and Lakes Swell

Hundreds of glacial lakes have appeared in Nepal as the climate has warmed and glaciers have retreated, posing deadly threats to people and infrastructure that Nepal has contributed very little to creating.

Key issues for COP24

World Resources Institute: 3 Issues to Watch at the COP24 Climate Summit

by  David Waskow, Joe Thwaites and Yamide Dagnet, courtesy of the World Resources Institute Next month’s UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland (COP24) is seen by many as the most important climate negotiation since 2015, when 196 countries created a vision for a zero-carbon future by adopting the landmark Paris Agreement. This year’s summit is the critical juncture for countries to agree on the rules…

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Myanmar Mangrove Restoration Project First to Receive Verified Carbon Standard Certification

Six million mangrove seedlings had been planted with an 86 percent success rate as of the VCS report. Worldview International Foundation aims to restore 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of destroyed mangrove forest in Myanmar over the next 15 years.

The 2018 Camp Fire in Northern California: another record-breaker and evidence of the impact of climate change on wildfire

The Science Is In: Climate Change Is Increasing Wildfires

President Trump’s uninformed comments notwithstanding, the science is clear: climate change causes an increase in the number and intensity of wildfires.