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The Importance of Science-Based Emission Reduction Targets

The importance of science-based emissions reduction targets cannot be overstated. Failure to adhere to these targets will augur a climate catastrophe. The first round of emission reduction targets agreed to at COP21 are laudable, but climate scientists tell us that we must be even more ambitious.  Even if all nations achieve the emissions reduction targets contained in the Paris Climate…

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News Break: Obama to Attend COP15 Climate Conference

After several weeks of speculation over whether president Obama would attend the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen next month, the White House confirmed today that he will go. Obama plans on arriving on the 9th of December, two days after the start of the conference, to deliver a speech to the international delegations. Obama is traveling to Norway on the…

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Is the International Target of 2 Degrees Warming a “Pipe Dream?”

An Australian researchers sees the nonbinding agreement among industrialized nations to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius as a “pipe dream” given their modest commitment to mid-term emissions reductions.