France and India announce solar alliance. -

To kick off the United Nations climate change conference in Paris today, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande launched the International Agency for Solar Technologies and Applications, a collaboration of some 120 sun-soaked countries in the tropics to develop clean, affordable energy. Economic Times

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Never before has a responsibility so great been in the hands of so few.

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, addresses about 140 world leaders assembled at the COP21 opening ceremony this morning.

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If you want to see a pause and you dont understand statistics, and you want to mislead the public, then it is very easy to find a pause.

Stephan Lewandowsky, lead author of a new analysis of 40 peer-reviewed studies on the so-called global warming hiatus. His paper is the sixth this year to debunk the claim that global warming stalled.

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What we call a cold year now would have been considered a record warm year before 1997.

Michel Jarraud, head of the World Meteorological Organization, discusses the agencypreliminary announcement that 2015 will be the hottest year on record.

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Nola, a northern white rhino, has died at the San Diego Zoo. -

Thanks to poaching, a male and two females at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya are now the only remaining members of this subspecies. San Diego Union-Tribune

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Libby’s says climate change squashed its pumpkin crop. -

The company typically supplies 85 percent of the countrys canned pumpkin, but heavy rains in the Midwest halved its harvest this year. Scientists predict climate change will cause seasonal precipitation spikes in the region. Washington Post

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This is the earliest the ski resorts have been opened in many years...They rarely open before Thanksgiving.

Bill Patzert, a climatologist at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discusses the Sierra Nevadas snow-heavy forecast, which is expected to bring some relief to the drought-ridden region.

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The feds say they’ll cut their own carbon emissions 41.8 percent by 2025. -

The government is the largest energy consumer in the country, and the announcement represents a slight increase over the 40 percent reduction President Obama ordered back in MarchReuters

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Extinction threatens more than half of Amazonian trees. -

A new study estimates that the Amazon is home to more than 15,000 species of trees, but up to 57 percent of them would meet the IUCN Red Lists criteria. The data underscore the need to maintain protected areas like parks and indigenous reserves. BBC

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Were turning the page on the mistaken policies of the past.

Rachel Notley, premier of Alberta, discusses the oil-rich Canadian provinces new climate change strategy, which includes a carbon tax, a limit on emissions from the tar sands industry, and a phase-out of coal-fired power.

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