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Is the Paris Climate Agreement a Turning Point ?

The COP21 just ended in Paris with a bold and historic agreement signed by 184 countries. Some experts commenting on the text have presented the agreement as a turning point. Is this the case? Prior to the start of the … Continue reading

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Historic Paris climate pact reached – experts react

As an author of this publication, I am taking the liberty to repost this article under the Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence. Republished from theconversation.com December 12, 2015 1.45pm EST Job done: COP21 president Laurent Fabius. Reuters/Stephane Mahe After two … Continue reading

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Climate Change may affect us All in the Long-term: Fate of Stranded Fossil Fuel Assets

Representatives from the finance world have come to the Paris conference in unusually large numbers. While representing diverse groups, most of them have been working on some aspects of climate financial investments for many years. So, they still represent a … Continue reading

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Sneak preview of Exxon Potential Trial for “Climate Crimes”

On Saturday Dec 5, in the Paris suburb of Montreuil, away from the COP 21 main venue in Le Bourget, a mock trial of Exxon took place. Organized by several environmental organizations, it offered, in a theatrical form, a well-scripted … Continue reading

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Scientific education … A social experiment in the Paris subway

Coming back from COP 21 in Paris on Wednesday in the packed RER B – the surburban subway that takes the participants to the COP21 in Le Bourget from downtown Paris – the train stops abruptly at station Gare du … Continue reading

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Four climate scientists talk about Nuclear Energy in Paris

Thursday at their press conference on nuclear energy at COP 21, well-known climate scientists Drs. Jim Hansen (formerly NASA, now Columbia University), Ken Caldeira (Stanford University), Kerry Emanuel (MIT) and Tom Wigley (Adelaide University), presented and discussed what they called … Continue reading

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The Sun that connects us all

The international solar alliance – an initiative proposed jointly by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and by French President, Francois Hollande – was presented on the first day of the COP21 (November 30) to show its importance. The idea of … Continue reading

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Can the upcoming Paris Climate Summit be a Peace Summit?

The violence of the Paris attacks must unequivocally be condemned. Calls for war are heard from most governments and plans to destroy ISIS on the land they occupy in the Middle East are being drawn and implemented. But what is … Continue reading

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Paris attack and COP21

Two days after the murderous and unfathomable terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday 13 Nov, the city of light remains empty, except for those who want to show that they are alive and intend to continue living their lives as … Continue reading

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Catherine Gautier-Downes, Special Correspondent Santa Barbara Independent     Soon on my way to Paris to report on COP21 (http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en)… COP21 The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) … Continue reading

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