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  • UN climate boss: No support for tough climate deal

    The United Nations climate chief is urging people not to look solely to their governments to make tough decisions to slow global warming, and instead to consider their own role in solving the problem.


  • UN official to AP: pledges to cut CO2 will go on

    The top U.N. climate official said Saturday she is confident industrial countries will renew their pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions after their current commitments expire next year.


  • UN official certain pledges to cut CO2 will go on

    The top U.N. climate official says she is confident that industrial countries will renew pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions after their current commitments expire next year.


  • Illustration: U.N. CO2

    ROTHBARD & RUCKER: The U.N.'s climate of desperation

    As the United Nations wrapped up its recent climate conference in Bonn, talks organizer Christiana Figueres proclaimed that climate change is the "the most important negotiation the world has ever faced." Faced with real problems - financial meltdowns, unemployment, war and genuine human suffering - the world no longer agrees.


  • Greenhouse gas emissions hitting record highs

    Climate negotiators are seeking ways to make industrial countries continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions after their current commitment expires next year, the top U.N. climate official said Monday.


  • UN climate chief predicts US turnaround on warming

    Washington's inaction on climate legislation is a "very serious hand brake" on world efforts to combat global warming, the U.N. climate chief said Thursday.


  • UN climate chief warns warming can cause conflict

    Global warming is a looming threat to stability and national security around the world, and militaries should spend some of their ever-expanding budgets on reducing carbon emissions to avoid "climate chaos," the U.N.'s top climate official said Tuesday.


  • UN climate official: do more to cut emissions

    The agreements reached at a global conference this month to help poor countries cope with climate change exceeded expectations but need to be followed up, the U.N.'s top climate official said Monday.


  • Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh delivers a speech during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, Wednesday  Dec. 8. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

    Climate talks intensify; Bolivian cites `ecocide'

    Delegates from almost 200 nations worked Thursday to clear away a host of disputes and take small steps forward in easing the impacts of climate change, at a conference whose limited goals drew an accusation of "ecocide" from Bolivia's president.


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