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What will become of Bangladesh’s climate migrants?

: Millions of Bangladeshi’s could be forced from their homes by the effect of climate change. Where will they all go?

Climate Weekly: EU heading for electric car quota

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A bottle of brandy that Trump won’t leave the Paris deal. Any takers?

: Trump’s US remains firmly in the Paris climate deal. Richard Black reckons that’s how it will stay and he’s prepared to put his brandy where his mouth is

Sweltering European summer has human fingerprints

: The chance of extremely hot days, such as have been seen across southern Europe this summer has been “greatly increased” by climate change

Al Gore: ‘Many Republicans want to switch sides on climate change’

: The former US vice-president and climate campaigner has launched a new film and says “to fix the climate crisis we need to fix democracy”

EU ‘increasingly likely’ to implement electric car quota, despite denials

: Quota on the production of electric cars by 2030 would be mandatory, according to sources

Australian government ‘can’t be trusted to protect Great Barrier Reef’

: Government loses vote on bill noting the government’s ‘failure to protect’ reef on day of chaos in Canberra

Countries urged to start bargaining over negative emissions

: There is an emerging consensus CO2 needs to be sucked out of the air to meet climate goals, but no discussion of which countries are responsible for acting

Humans massively increased odds of three consecutive hottest years

: New research shows odds of record years and runs of record years have changed from tiny to probable because of greenhouse gases

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Trump lays groundwork for staying in Paris Agreement

After notifying the UN that he intends to leave the Paris climate deal, the prospect of Donald Trump doing so seems increasingly uncertain

Why state action is no answer to bonfire of US climate rules

President Trump says states know better than federal government how to protect the environment, but history shows they are creative at ducking collective problems

Trump letter to UN on leaving Paris climate accord – in full

Trump’s communication with the UN and media release clarified some details and set the scene for political manoeuvring to come

One kilometre along the Arctic sea ice – my hardest ever swim

When Lewis Pugh finished his 22-minute, awareness-raising swim his hands were so frozen he hand to grip onto his photographer with his teeth

‘Issue for the left’: how climate change can shake this tag

A new poll shows the view that climate change is mostly a left-wing concern is prevalent and problematic. It’s time to change the conversation

Paris climate deal needs to be politically, not legally, binding

Whether countries have the legal right to back out of their climate commitments is irrelevant. It’s up to defenders to make sure it hurts them politically

Solar has not beaten coal in the race to electrify India

India’s future is still tied to coal and fixing woeful inefficiency of plants will create huge new generation at a price solar cannot match

Fiji presidency must not fail climate change victims at “Pacific COP”

Despite warm words about protecting the vulnerable, the island presidency of this year’s UN climate talks is showing no urgency on “loss and damage”

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