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Quitting coal: a health benefit equivalent to quitting tobacco, alcohol and fast-food | Jonathan Patz

The Turnbull government needs to stop playing politics with Australians’ health and end its addiction to coal Imagine, for a moment, that climate change was not synonymous with doomsday scenarios, but rather presented an opportunity to radically transform society for the better. This is not an attempt to downplay the seriousness of the risks facing our climate. »
25 Sep, 06:00 - guardian -  - 

Portuguese children to crowdfund European climate change case

Group from region hit by deadly forest fires to sue 47 countries alleging failure to tackle climate change threatens their right to life. Portuguese schoolchildren from the area struck by the country’s worst forest fires are seeking crowdfunding to sue 47 European countries, alleging that the states’ failure to tackle climate change threatens their right to life. »
25 Sep, 02:50 - guardian -  - 

This week in climate news (24 September 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
24 Sep, 18:03 - climatiq -  - 

Cluster of extreme weather events leave no doubt climate change is real, Caribbean nations tell UN

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, echoing other senior government officials today and throughout the General Assembly’s annual general debate, questioned how, after the spate of recent catastrophic events in the Caribbean, South Asia and elsewhere, one could deny that “climate change is real, and it is upon us.”. »
24 Sep, 05:40 - UN -  - 

‘To deny climate change is to deny a truth we have just lived’ says Prime Minister of storm-hit Dominica

Pleading with all countries in the United Nations General Assembly – large and small, rich and poor – to come together to save our planet, the Prime Minister of Dominica, where the landscape, ravaged by back-to-back hurricanes “resembles a warzone,” said his and other islands in the Caribbean need help now to build their homelands back better. »
23 Sep, 23:30 - UN -  - 

'Everything is gone': Americans return to their flooded homes

Gideon Mendel photographs the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, while Oliver Laughland meets those whose lives have been upturned. Dave Eggers: ‘As the hurricane bore down, Trump tweeted his excitement’. Terrence Mckeen, 30, mechanic, Black Creek, Florida, with his mother, Gloria Mckeen, 68 I’m most upset about losing my ceramic eagles. »
23 Sep, 12:50 - guardian -  - 

Cities and States Are Picking Up Trump's Slack on Climate

A group of states are on track to meet or exceed their share of the Paris accord target -- Read more on »
22 Sep, 20:00 - scientificamerican -  - 

Hurricane Irma erased ‘footprints of an entire civilization’ on Barbuda, Prime Minister tells UN

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Alphonso Browne, told the United Nations General Assembly today that after the largest storm ever in the Atlantic Ocean, “the island of Barbuda is decimated; its entire population left homeless; and its buildings reduced to empty shells.”. »
22 Sep, 10:30 - UN -  - 

Cities Sue Big Oil for Damages from Rising Seas

Oakland and San Francisco want oil companies to pay for climate change adaptation programs -- Read more on »
21 Sep, 19:20 - scientificamerican -  - 

Climate optimism has been a disaster. We need a new language – desperately | Ellie Mae O’Hagan

The extreme weather of the past months is a game-changer: surely now the world is ready to talk about climate change as a civilisation-collapsing catastrophe In 1988, when the scientist James Hansen told a senate committee that it was “time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect is here”, those who took him seriously assumed that if they... »
21 Sep, 16:30 - guardian -  - 

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