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Banks far from meeting Paris climate targets, groups warn science news

By ED DAVEY – Associated Press The world’s most influential banks must significantly accelerate climate efforts if global temperature rise is to be kept within the livability targets of the Paris Agreement, an assessment by a group of institutional investors released on Thursday warned. Efforts by 27 banking giants in North America, Europe and Asia …

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Climate disinformation leaves a lasting mark as the world warms | science news

By DAVID KLEPPER – Associated Press When nations around the world agreed to cut carbon emissions through the Kyoto Protocol in 1998, America’s fossil fuel companies planned their response, including an aggressive strategy to inject doubt into the public debate. “Victory,” according to the American Petroleum Institute memo, “will be achieved when the average person …

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Climate disinformation leaves a lasting mark as the world warms | science news

By DAVID KLEPPER – Associated Press When nations around the world agreed to cut carbon emissions through the Kyoto Protocol in 1998, America’s fossil fuel companies planned their response, including an aggressive strategy to inject doubt into the public debate. “Victory,” according to the American Petroleum Institute memo, “will be achieved when the average citizen …

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Middle East nations wake up to damage from climate change | science news

By LEE KEATH – Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world average over the past three decades. Rainfall has decreased and experts predict droughts will become more frequent and severe. The Middle East is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the …

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Rich nations have inflicted climate damage on poorer ones, study says science news

By SETH BORENSTEIN and DREW COSTLEY – The Associated Press Scientists, officials and activists have long pointed to the injustice in the national history of greenhouse gas emissions, with rich nations benefiting from global warming and poor suffering, and now a study released Tuesday aims to calculate how many economic impacts major issuers have on …

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