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11/29/2018

World Health Leaders: Climate Change Is Putting Lives, Health Systems at Risk

International health experts says climate change has ushered in a global health crisis that will worsen as temperatures rise and stress health care systems. Of all the climate-related health impacts, heat waves and infectious diseases currently pose the greatest immediate risks to public health.

(InsideClimate News)

Climate Change Could Crash These Important Fisheries, Study Warns

Worsening greenhouse gas emissions are creating a double whammy for Atlantic and polar cod populations, with global warming and more acidic water projected to undercut their reproduction by nearly two-thirds in some areas and alter their habitats dramatically, new research shows.

(InsideClimate News)

World Faces Difficult Task at Poland Climate Talks

Three years after the global climate deal in Paris, world leaders are gathering to agree on the fine print. Top of the agenda will be finalizing the so-called Paris rulebook, which determines how countries have to count their greenhouse gas emissions, transparently report them to the rest of the world and reveal what they are doing to reduce them.

(Associated Press)

EPA Chief: Trump Administration May Intervene in Next Climate Study

President Trump didn't like the results of the most recent National Climate Assessment, saying that he didn't believe the dire warnings. His EPA chief, Andrew Wheeler, says Trump might seek greater influence in future climate reports.

(Politico)

Past Four Years Were the Hottest on Record, Data Shows

This year is expected to be the fourth warmest year on record, with average temperatures around the world about 1°C above pre-industrial levels. The past four years have been the hottest on record, and the 20 warmest have occurred in the past 22 years.

(The Guardian)

EU Aims to Be 'Climate Neutral' by 2050

European Union leadership says its members could reduce emissions to net zero by 2050, but it would take significant commitment from member states. Germany is worried that further cuts would threaten its industries, and others such as Poland are still reliant on coal and would object to more stringent fossil fuel restrictions.

(BBC)

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