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Making Sense of the Durban Climate Talks

I recently spoke with Andrew Light, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and professor at George Mason University, who puts the agreement hammered out in Durban in context.

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What to Expect from the Durban Climate Talks

I’ll admit, my expectations are low.  That said, this teleconference with the Energy and Climate team at the UN Foundation did leave me optimistic that at least some progress will be made in Durban, South Africa where leaders will meet for another round of international climate negotiations.

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Negotiating our Way Out of the Climate Apocalypse

Via Grist, a nice curtain raiser from Andrew Light, coordinator of international climate policy at the Center for American Progress, about COP 17–the international climate conference taking place in Durban next month.

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Weathering Change

Weathering Change is a new film from Population Action International that shows how women’s health and welfare in the developing world is disproportionately affected by climate change.

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The Top 10 Most Air Polluted Cities in the World Are…

A new report from the World Health Organization ranks cities around the world based on the cities’ detected levels of air pollution. The WHO surveyed data from nearly 1100 cities across 91 countries– including capital cities and cities with more than 100, 000 residents.

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Rest in Peace, Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai, Africa’s first female Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, passed away this weekend. She was 71.

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