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Political uncertainty slows renewable energy growth – IEA

RTCC, August 28, 2014

By Megan Darby

Slowdown in expansion of clean energy market threatens climate change objectives, analysts say

A climate for change: The U.S. can help drive a new round of global carbon cuts 

Washington Post, August 28, 2014

PROBABLY THE most persuasive argument against U.S. action on global warming is China. No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort.

Experts at UN conference call for action to mitigate climate-related health risks

UN News Centre, August 28, 2014

27 August 2014 – Experts are urging the international community to act fast to reduce climate change and its health consequences at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened today at the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

Earth systems: Model human adaptation to climate change

Nature, August 27, 2014

Paul I. PalmerMatthew J. Smith

We can no longer ignore feedbacks between global warming and how people respond, say Paul I. Palmer and Matthew J. Smith.

U.N. Draft Report Lists Unchecked Emissions’ Risks

New York Times, August 26, 2014

By JUSTIN GILLIS

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.

Unpacking unpaused global warming – climate models got it right

Guardian, August 25, 2014

Global surface warming has slowed down due to internal and external factors, consistent with climate model predictions that account for these effects

A climate for change: The country’s sinking debate over global warming

Washington Post, August 24, 2014

By Editorial Board

THE NATIONAL debate on climate change has devolved.

By the late 1990s, big U.S. businesses were beginning to accept that greenhouse gases must be wrung out of the economy. In the 2000s, prominent Republicans such as Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) proposed aggressive anti-emissions policies. By 2008, the presidential candidates of both major parties favored strong national climate strategies. Regardless of who won that election, serious action seemed inevitable.

Could a Climate Change Deal Fit China’s Economic Reform Agenda?

The Diplomat, August 22, 2014

By Joern Huenteler

Why an ambitious deal on climate change is much more likely now than it was in Copenhagen in 2009.

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

Associated Press, August 22, 2014

Jack Chang

HEXIGTEN, China (AP) — Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.

Global Climate Deal May Fail to Restrain Global Warming

Scientific American, August 21, 2014

The pending Paris climate deal may not keep the world from warming by 2 degrees Celsius—does that mean it would be a failure?