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U.S. Criticized at G7 Climate Summit

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Last weekend, senior environment officials from each G7 country met in Bologna, Italy, to discuss how they will combat climate change in the future (WP). Topics ranged from ways to limit water pollution to new methods that would further increase sustainable development (Reuters). Every representative at the meeting, except those from the United States, signed […]

Trump Continues to Cast Shadow Over Climate Summit

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A litany of world leaders at the ongoing climate summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, have criticized U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for his proposed stances on climate policy. French President Francois Hollande warned inaction would be “disastrous for future generations” and “dangerous for peace,” emphasizing that U.S. participation in the agreement was “irreversible” (Reuters 1). United Nations […]

Small Countries Ratify UN Climate Change Deal

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Several small island nations ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change on September 21 (AP). Although 175 countries signed the agreement, it will not take effect until at least 55 countries accounting for 55% of global emissions ratify (AP, UN). Many small countries were among the first to ratify the agreement, including Belize, Tuvalu, Nauru, […]

U.S. and China Come Together on Climate Change

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The U.S. and China set aside tensions and peacefully came together to ratify the Paris climate agreement (WSJ). U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was in China to witness President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping submit the joining agreement (Reuters). The U.S. and China are the world’s largest emissions producers. Together, they generate about 40% out of […]