A global diplomatic effort is needed to preserve the resolve among nearly 200 nations to address climate change. At stake are cuts in greenhouse emissions to keep global warming within safe limits. Photo: Reuters
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US should shoulder climate responsibility

  • Washington has given formal notice that it will withdraw from the Paris pact, but the world would be a safer place if it remained with other nations to fight global warming

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A global diplomatic effort is needed to preserve the resolve among nearly 200 nations to address climate change. At stake are cuts in greenhouse emissions to keep global warming within safe limits. Photo: Reuters
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An environmental activist in Rio de Janeiro protests against plans to auction off oil blocks near the coast of Brazil on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

‘Climate emergency’ declared by 11,000 scientists as they warn of ‘untold suffering’ if urgent action not taken

  • New paper proposes six steps to reduce worst effects of climate change
  • Plans by most countries under Paris accord not ambitious enough, separate report by Universal Ecological Fund shows
Topic |   Climate crisis

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An environmental activist in Rio de Janeiro protests against plans to auction off oil blocks near the coast of Brazil on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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