climate change

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Losing climate change race a ‘disaster for Africa,’ UN says

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and “this can be a disaster for Africa” and beyond. Antonio Guterres urged more political will for financing and adaptation as he spoke on Saturday ahead of a summit of the African Union continental body. He … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Losing climate change race a ‘disaster for Africa,’ UN says

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

—Jan 18, 2019— A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: CLAIM: Side-by-side photos circulating widely online as part of the … Continue reading NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

U.S. Department of State News: Outcome of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State published the following statement: The United States participated in COP24 to protect U.S. interests, advance a level playing field for U.S. business, and promote the U.S. balanced approach to economic growth, energy security, and environmental protection.  Judith Garber, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Outcome of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

WASHINGTON | Their numbers growing, Latinos gain clout in new Congress

WASHINGTON — A record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January, including the youngest woman ever elected, two Latinas from Texas, the first Latino to represent Ohio and a woman born in Ecuador. A few are ascending to leadership roles, demonstrating the growing clout of the 57 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Their numbers growing, Latinos gain clout in new Congress

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Heat wave fuels Germany’s word of the year

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate meeting (all times local): 11:35 a.m. After a long, hot summer that shriveled crops and left river levels unusually low, “hot age” has been chosen as Germany‘s word of the year. The Association for the German Language announced Friday that a jury chose “Heisszeit” — a … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Heat wave fuels Germany’s word of the year

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: US: We’ll help others adapt to climate change

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 8:20 p.m. An American diplomat attending the U.N. climate talks in Poland says the United States is planning to help its allies adapt to climate change. Judith G. Garber, an assistant secretary in the State Department’s environment division, said … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: US: We’ll help others adapt to climate change

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: UN chief returning to press for climate deal

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is returning to this week’s high-level climate talks in Poland to press for a “positive” outcome with new initiatives and greater urgency to tackle global warming. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: UN chief returning to press for climate deal

KATOWICE, Poland | Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland — Indigenous and youth groups disrupted a U.S. government event at the U.N. climate talks Monday, criticizing the Trump administration’s policy of backing the extraction of fossil fuels, the burning of which increases global warming. About 100 protesters stood up and began chanting “keep it in the ground” — a reference to ending … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks