In our news wrap Monday, China has indefinitely suspended U.S. military ships and aircraft from visiting Hong Kong, after President Trump signed legislation supporting anti-government protests in the Chinese territory. Also, demonstrations continued in Iraq, despite the prime minister’s resignation.
President Trump announced Monday that in a year, the U.S. will formally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. The global accord was signed in 2015 by nearly 200 nations pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions to slow the planet’s warming.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is warning of a devastating global feedback loop around how humans produce and consume food. A new report urges immediate action on agricultural practices that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, which exacerbate climate change…
The two-week U.N. climate summit in the southern Polish city of Katowice is scheduled to end Friday.
By Frank Jordans, Associated Press
As the annual UN Climate Change Conference takes place in Poland, a new report declares that global carbon dioxide emissions are rising even faster, at levels that make the goals of the Paris Accord increasingly difficult to achieve. William Brangham…
By Monika Scislowska and Frank Jordans, Associated Press
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke at the climate summit, which aims to work out how governments can report efforts to meet the goals laid out in the Paris accord.
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
The U.S. supported the language on reforming the World Trade Organization, but did not sign on to a commitment to support the Paris Climate Accord, which Trump is exiting.
By Michael D. Regan
People in the U.S. and more than 90 other countries planned to take to the streets in 800 towns and cities to call for immediate action on climate change.
By Associated Press
Pope Francis told world oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources “is a challenge of epochal proportions,” and warned that satisfying the globe’s energy needs “must not destroy civilization.”…
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