appeared 13 December 2018

In what many describe as the biggest international climate change negotiations since the 2015 Paris Agreement, COP24convened this month in the city of Katowice, Poland. The recent landmark IPCC SR15 report on 1.5 °C global warming makes it abundantly clear that urgent and aggressive measures are required to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change. As worldwide collaboration is needed to address this key environmental threat, reaching agreement on the key issue of creating the rulebook for the Paris Agreement is of paramount importance. Here are ten key takeaways from this year’s negotiations.


The Washington Post

appeared 10 December 2018

A drought scorched the Great Plains, causing wildfires and $2.5 billion in agriculture losses. Catastrophic floods submerged more than a third of Bangladesh. Record-shattering heat waves killed scores of people in Europe and China.


The New York Times

appeared 4 December 2018

KATOWICE — As thousands of environmental experts from around the world arrived for a conference on climate change, hoping to find a way to stem the damage caused by burning fossil fuels, their Polish hosts arranged for a band to greet them.