User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: United Nations on Climate
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Letters to the Editor: Why a carbon tax to fight climate change is superior to cap-and-trade 2.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A cap-and-trade scheme requires a massive new bureaucracy, something that implementing a carbon tax doesn't need.

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Greta Thunberg: 'I Wouldn't Have Wasted My Time' Talking To Trump About Climate Change 31.12.2019 Crooks Liars
Thunberg has rightly sized up the situation here. Trump, and others like him, are part of the problem, not the solution. Source: Reuters LONDON — Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday that talking to U.S. President Donald Trump at a United Nations summit on global warming would have been a waste of time since he would not have paid any attention. In an interview with BBC radio's Today program , for which she was the guest editor on Monday, Thunberg also said she regarded personal attacks on her as funny and that she hoped to go back to having a normal life. A video of the 16-year-old Swedish campaigner giving Trump what media described as a "death stare" at a U.N. climate summit in New York in September went viral on social media. Trump has questioned climate science and is pulling the United States out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on global warming. Asked what she would have said to the president if they had spoken, Thunberg said: "Honestly, I don't think I would have said ...
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Worst Scenario for Climate Change Doesn’t Look ‘Realistic,’ Says Bloomberg News 31.12.2019 NewsBusters
You know it’s a cold day in hell when a liberal outlet like Bloomberg News is critiquing the left’s climate armageddon.
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2019 Wasn’t Just About Trump. It Will Be Remembered for Global Resistance. 30.12.2019 Truthout.com
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Borders cannot contain a new generation of activists demanding climate action and confronting state power.
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Greta Thunberg’s father skeptical about her activism: interview 30.12.2019 Raw Story
Svante Thunberg, father of eco-warrior Greta Thunberg, thinks his daughter is happier being an activist but admitted in an interview he had reservations about her taking up the struggle. Speaking to the BBC, the 50-year-old actor-turned-producer said he and Greta’s mother — opera singer Malena Ernman — originally objected to their daughter’s decision to become […]
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Why We Can’t Just #PlantATree 27.12.2019 Truthout.com
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
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Editorial: President Trump's very bad year on climate change hurts us all 27.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump spent this year like the previous two — feeding global warming through foolish policies aimed at increasing our reliance on fossil fuels.

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Opinion: Bernie Sanders on healthcare, homelessness and Trump 26.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

In a meeting with the L.A. Times editorial board, Sen. Bernie Sanders talks about how to beat President Trump, how to sell Medicare for all, and how to end homelessness, among other topics.

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Democrats Are Shifting on Foreign Policy – But Not Far Enough to End War 19.12.2019 Truthout.com
Though their rhetoric has shifted left, many Democrats do not wish to disrupt the tradition of U.S. global ...
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UN Racketeering? 18.12.2019 The Moderate Voice

The UN’s goal isn’t just to slow down the warming of planet Earth (which is inevitable). The UN also has the goal of getting money from developed nations. From the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: “Article 9 of the Paris Agreement stipulates that developed country Parties shall provide financial resources to assist developing […]

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Editorial: The world needed a bang from the Madrid climate meeting. It got a whimper instead 17.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Nations meeting in Madrid failed to make progress in meeting carbon emission goals under the 2015 Paris agreement, a failure the world cannot afford.

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Since Paris Agreement, Financial Firms Have Sunk $745 Billion Into New Coal 16.12.2019 Truthout.com
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Financing for coal alone is still huge and must be addressed under the guidance of the Paris Agreement.
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Longest UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets 15.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponing the regulation of global carbon markets until next year.
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Anger, relief but no joy as UN climate talks limp to an end 15.12.2019 Raw Story
A marathon UN summit wrapped up Sunday with little to show, squeezing hard-earned compromises from countries over a global warming battle plan that fell well short of what science says is needed to tackle the climate crisis. The COP25 deal “expresses the urgent need” for new carbon cutting commitments to close the gap between current […]
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UN climate talks unraveling, face failure 14.12.2019 Raw Story
A UN climate summit in Madrid was facing failure Saturday after all-night negotiations between countries left them more divided than ever over how to fight global warming and pay for its ravages. Delegates from rich nations, emerging giants and the world’s poorest countries all objected to a draft final text unveiled by host Chile in […]
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COP25 Is Perpetuating a Culture of Impunity for Human Rights Violations 13.12.2019 Truthout.com
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By ignoring the persecution of environmental defenders in Chile and elsewhere the UN is setting a dangerous precedent.
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The dangers of depicting Greta Thunberg as a prophet 13.12.2019 Raw Story
She came from obscurity and ignited a global movement. Beginning with a small but persistent act of protest outside the Swedish parliament, she inspired millions to join her. Her fiery speech to the United Nations in September 2019 warned of the end of the world. Her unfailing determination and passion makes her appear otherworldly, even […]
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Polluting Companies Are Sponsoring COP25 Talks in Exchange for Tax Breaks 12.12.2019 Truthout.com
Big polluters are to blame for slow progress in the annual UN climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain, say ...
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Trump attacks Greta Thunberg again after she beats him for Time Person of the Year 12.12.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg after she was awarded Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. “So ridiculous,” the president wrote on Twitter in reaction to Thunberg’s honor. “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill […]
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Greta Thunberg slams ‘misleading’ climate pledges at chaotic UN summit 11.12.2019 Raw Story
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday accused wealthier nations of inventing ways to avoid slashing their greenhouse gas emissions, branding their climate action “misleading” at a summit in Madrid disrupted by clashes between youth activists and security. The UN climate forum tasked with saving the world from runaway global warming has become an “opportunity for […]
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