Global Warming

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Protest against Japan coal plants at UN talks

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 4 p.m. Climate activists from Asia have protested on the sidelines of the U.N. climate talks against the Japanese government’s financing of coal mines and power plants in the region. Burning coal is considered a major source of global … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Protest against Japan coal plants at UN talks

KATOWICE, Poland | Big investors call for carbon price, end to coal power

KATOWICE, Poland — More than 450 asset managers, including major pension funds and insurance companies, are calling on governments to phase out coal-fired power plants and put a meaningful price on carbon to help tackle climate change. The funds, with over $32 trillion in assets, issued their appeal Monday as ministers gathered in Katowice, Poland, … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Big investors call for carbon price, end to coal power

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: UN chief calls climate ‘most important issue’

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference (all times local): 11 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is appealing to world leaders to take seriously the threat of global warming and take bold action to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures. Guterres called climate change “the single most important issue we face,” speaking … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: UN chief calls climate ‘most important issue’

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Leaders, celebrities expected at climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland  — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference (all times local): 10:45 a.m. No global climate summit would be complete without a few celebrities. Monday’s gathering of ministers and national leaders for the start of the U.N. talks on tackling global warming is getting a dose of glitz. Actor and former California Gov. … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Leaders, celebrities expected at climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: World Bank ups climate funding to $200 billion

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks taking place in Katowice, Poland (all times local): 2 a.m. The World Bank Group says it is doubling funding for poor countries preparing for climate change to $200 billion over five years. The Washington-based organization said Monday that about half would come from the World … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: World Bank ups climate funding to $200 billion

PARIS | Macron says France will delay cap on nuclear energy

PARIS— French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday the country will move more slowly than promised to cap the amount of energy it derives from nuclear energy. Amid daily protests about high energy prices, Macron said France will shut down 14 nuclear reactors by 2035 out of 58 now in order. Yet he said France would … Continue reading PARIS | Macron says France will delay cap on nuclear energy

WASHINGTON | Trump rejects key conclusion of US government climate report

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump says he doesn’t believe a key conclusion of a U.S. government report on the economic costs of climate change, but economists say the warning of hundreds of billions of dollars a year in global warming costs is pretty much on the money. They cited Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma as evidence. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump rejects key conclusion of US government climate report

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on dipping oil prices, cold snaps

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is wrong when he suggests global warming can’t be happening if it’s really cold outside. He points to a “brutal and extended cold blast” in the Eastern U.S. during Thanksgiving week and wonders aloud to his Twitter followers, “Whatever happened to Global Warming?” In fact, he is confusing short-term weather … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on dipping oil prices, cold snaps