US energy secretary Rick Perry duped by Russian pranksters to talk about pig manure

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These individuals are known for pranking high-level officials, spokeswoman says, after duo tricked Perry into thinking he was talking to Ukrainian PM The US energy secretary Rick Perry has become the latest victim of a pair of Russian phone pranksters who have previously fooled Elton John into thinking he was chatting to Vladimir Putin. On […]

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How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous

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The long read: Doubts about the science are being replaced by doubts about the motives of scientists and their political supporters. Once this kind of cynicism takes hold, is there any hope for the truth? Last month Climate change is the defining political issue of our times and not simply because of the risks we […]

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World has three years left to stop dangerous climate change, warn experts

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Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres among signatories of letter warning that the next three years will be crucial to stopping the worst effects of global warming Avoiding dangerous levels of climate change is still just about possible, but will require unprecedented effort and coordination from governments, businesses, citizens and scientists in the next three […]

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Michael Bloomberg: US states and businesses will still meet Paris targets

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Former New York mayor, now UN cities and climate ambassador, says Trump may have withdrawn from Paris accord but American people havent The United States will meet its Paris accord greenhouse gas targets despite Donald Trumps withdrawal from the agreement, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has said. A decision by the Kyoto Protocol, because […]

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Shortsighted, wrong: Apple, Facebook among tech giants to reject Paris pullout

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In separate messages, the biggest companies in America express concern at Donald Trumps Paris accord decision The heads of some of the largest and most influential American technology companies expressed their deep disappointment at Donald Trumps decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord. In separate statements and messages on social media, leaders […]

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Paris climate deal: Europe vows to keep fighting global warming after US withdrawal

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Emmanuel Macron says worlds duty is to make our planet great again as leaders react to Trump pulling out of Paris accord European leaders have pledged to keep fighting against global warming after Donald Trump announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord. The leaders of France, Germany and Italy said […]

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The top five worst things Trump has done on climate change so far

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As the US president weighs up whether or not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, we look at his most frightening actions on global warming 1. Nominating Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator In March, Scott Pruitt infamouslyties to fossil fuel interests and joined with them on numerous occasions to challenge EPA pollution rules while […]

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Trump treading water over climate change deal, says deputy UN chief

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Amina Mohammed says president seems to be avoiding making decision on whether US will renege on historic agreement The UNs deputy secretary general has accused President Donald Trump of treading water over a decision on the future of the Paris climate change agreement, on which the fate of millions of people depend. Amina Mohammed told […]

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Climate change impacts are already hitting us, say Europeans

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New polling study also shows support for financial penalties for nations that refuse to be part of Paris climate deal, as Donald Trump has threatened The citizens of four major European countries think the impacts of climate change such as severe floods and storms are already affecting them, according to a major new polling study. […]

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China’s Xi Jinping says Paris climate deal must not be allowed to fail

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President says we only have one homeland in a coded warning to Donald Trump not to dismantle the agreement The world must not allow the Paris climate deal to be derailed or continue to inflict irreparable damage on the environment, Chinese president Xi Jinping has said, amid fears the rise of Donald Trump could strike […]

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