Climate Change Wake-Up Call for Clean Energy in Midwest
- Jan 26, 2019 12:26 am GMT
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This last year has left an indelible mark in the fight to tackle climate change, with highs and lows on many fronts.
From the devastating wildfires in California and other extreme climate-related disasters; to major reports on the impacts of climate change, including the latest report from the IPCC warning that we have about a decade to cut global emissions sufficient to avoid the worst impacts of climate change; and the Trump administration’s stunning refusal to take the lead to rise to these challenges, instead making attempt after relentless attempt to weaken essential climate and clean air protections. In contrast to inaction from Washington DC, in just the last few weeks advocates from around the world looked to the COP24 meeting in Poland to build on previous international negotiations and put the Paris Climate Accord into practice—with or without the participation of the United States.
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