High-level meetings like today’s UN Climate Summit in New York are often derided as a bureaucratic talkshop. Each one involves a different set of anointed experts, hand-pressing politicians and scatterings of bleary-eyed activists discussing a different issue. Motions are passed, the applause is prompted and the protestors outside sidestepped.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists estimate that the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before.
Families and children turned out in numbers for Melbourne’s climate rally held on Sunday as part of the People’s Climate Mobilisation Australia.
BEIJING (AP) — Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.
PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — An international whaling conference has voted against Japan’s plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan has vowed to go ahead anyway.
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