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Science group says climate change worsening, dangerous
Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science panel.
USA Today
 
U.N. Draft Report Lists Unchecked Emissions’ Risks
Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report.
NY Times
 
Ahead of Samoa conference, iTunes, UN team up to showcase music from small island nations
Ahead of a major United Nations conference in Samoa on small island developing countries, iTunes has teamed up with the UN to create a dedicated page on the popular site – launched today – featuring music from artists born and raised in some of the world’s smallest islands.
UN News Centre
 
UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
AP
 
China's carbon emission down by 5%: Premier Li
China's carbon emission has declined by 5 percent this year, the largest progress in recent years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.
Xinhua
 
World Bank pledges to support Vietnam in battling climate change
The World Bank (WB) will continue to support Vietnam in coping with climate change, boosting the green growth and developing a low-carbon economy, by bringing in both global knowledge and financing, a bank leader has said.
Thanh Nien News
 
Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty
The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.
NY Times
 
 
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