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Fight climate change like coronavirus: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The world should fight climate change with the same determination it is showing in the battle against the new coronavirus, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The UN’s World Meteorological Organization said it was time to flatten the curve on climate change as well, with its …

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Trump rejects climate ‘prophets of doom’ as Thunberg warns Davos

Davos, Switzerland | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday assailed environmental “prophets of doom”, delivering an uncompromising message in Davos after Swedish teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg slammed government inaction on the climate crisis. Thunberg was in the audience in the Swiss Alps to hear a typically bullish speech by …

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Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard

Accra, Ghana | AFP | As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard. “No continent will be struck as severely by the impacts of climate change as Africa,” the United Nations Environment Programme said as …

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‘Moment of truth’ at key UN climate summit

United Nations, United States | AFP | Some 60 world leaders convene on Monday for a UN summit on “climate emergency” aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than at any time in history. From heat waves to …

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