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Caribbean Nations to UN: Extreme Weather Events Leave No Doubt Climate Change Is Real

72 General Debate – 20 September

Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dennis Moses, echoing other senior government officials throughout the General Assembly’s annual general debate, questioned how, after the spate of recent catastrophic events in the Caribbean, South Asia and elsewhere, one could deny that “climate change is real, and it is upon us.” ...

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Floridians battered by Irma maintain climate change is no ‘big deal’


They sat through hours of pummelling by Hurricane Irma, with winds pounding them at up to 115mph and rain driving in a solid white sheet as bright as a snow blizzard. Then on Monday, Floridians woke up to survey the damage, begin the cleanup and get back to carrying on ...

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Experts hope upcoming defence bill could alert Trump to climate change’s threat to national security


As Congress returns from recess, a major piece of defence legislation is up for consideration that could prove to be invaluable for those looking to the US to fight climate change.

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HURRICANE HARVEY HAS already dumped 9 trillion gallons of water on Texas and may leave even more before it backs up to the Gulf of Mexico. Starting as a category 4 hurricane as it made landfall on Friday night, Harvey, which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, is ...

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St Lucia PM: “Time Is Against Us” on Climate Change


A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) prime minister has reiterated the call for developed countries to assist Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their quest to combat the effects of climate change.

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US government burying head deeper in sand on climate change


It’s no secret that President Trump came into office rejecting the conclusions of the vast majority of the world’s scientists when it comes to our changing climate. But it wasn’t clear how that would translate to policy. At least some of his advisors, as well as his daughter, accept the ...

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US government agency drops several ‘climate change’ references insisting Trump wasn’t behind it


A US government agency has dropped several references to “climate change” from its website amid concern over the Trump administration’s denial of the science.

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Trump administration ‘disbands climate change advisory committee’


The administration of President Donald Trump has decided to disband a federal advisory panel on climate change – in a further sign of the White House’s view on environmental policy.

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What Does Climate-Smart Agriculture Really Mean? New Tool Breaks It Down


A Trinidadian scientist has developed a mechanism for determining the degree of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) compliance with respect to projects, processes and products.

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Report Confirms 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record


The 27th annual State of the Climate report has confirmed that 2016 topped 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of record keeping.

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