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New book examines how preparing for disaster is key to bouncing back

December 3, 2014
Only communities that prepare for the unpredictable -- from health scares to cyber attacks -- can quickly bounce back. But how can we flip the paradigm for dealing with disaster? Author Judith Rodin joins Gwen Ifill for a conversation about her book “The Resilience Divided,” on what defines resilience and how cities can move their focus from relief and recovery to preparedness and readiness.
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Optimism Faces Grave Realities at Climate Talks

December 1, 2014
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
After more than two decades of trying but failing to forge a global pact to halt climate change, United Nations negotiators gathering in South America this week are expressing a new optimism that they may finally achieve the elusive deal.

Congress' Lame Duck Agenda, U.S.-China Climate Deal, Looking to 2016

November 14, 2014
Congress' Lame Duck Agenda, U.S.-China Climate Deal, Looking to 2016
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Could the climate deal be a turning point for improved U.S.-China relations?

November 13, 2014
How will deals on trade and climate change, struck during President Obama’s trip to China, affect relations between the United States and China? Susan Shirk of the University of California, San Diego, and author and lawyer Gordon Chang join Gwen Ifill to discuss the significance of the relationship and the pressure on Chinese President Xi Jinping to compromise.
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In Climate Deal With China, Obama May Set 2016 Theme

November 13, 2014
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
President Obama’s landmark agreement with China to cut greenhouse gas pollution is a bet by the president and Democrats that on the issue of climate change, American voters are far ahead of Washington’s warring factions and that the environment will be a winning cause in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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Obama, India premier reach agreements on climate change, other issues

October 1, 2014
Christi Parsons | Tribune Newspapers
They never actually broke bread together, but President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a small step toward warmer relations Tuesday when they agreed to work together on climate change, one of the most contentious issues facing the countries.
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Florida Finds Itself in the Eye of the Storm on Climate Change

May 12, 2014
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
The sunny-day flooding was happening again. During high tide one recent afternoon, Eliseo Toussaint looked out the window of his Alton Road laundromat and watched bottle-green saltwater seep from the gutters, fill the street and block the entrance to his front door.
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Obama to Give Push on Climate

May 9, 2014
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
President Obama will announce on Friday a handful of executive actions and private and nonprofit groups’ investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
May 9 2014
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Webcast Extra: Benghazi Investigations and Climate Change

May 9, 2014
Supreme Court rejects gun case and the impact of climate change.
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