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2017-11-17&18. Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany.

posted Nov 19, 2017, 1:02 PM by Alan Gould   [ updated Nov 19, 2017, 1:02 PM ]
For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. 2017-11-18. At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future. By Brad Plumer, The New York Times. Excerpt: Perhaps the most revealing moment at this year’s United Nations climate talks came on Wednesday, when Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany addressed the nearly 200 nations gathered here. ...Ms. Merkel acknowledged that Germany was likely to miss the goals it had set itself for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 because of its continued reliance on coal power.... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/climate/un-bonn-climate-talks.html --- 2017-11-18. What Happened (and Didn’t) at the Bonn Climate Talks. By Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer. The New York Times. Excerpt: ...After wrangling through the night, the 23rd conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change wrapped up early Saturday with modest accomplishments, paving the way to complete by next year the rules that will set the Paris agreement in motion.... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/climate/bonn-climate-cop23.html -- 2017-11-17. Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands. By Brad Plumer and Lisa Friedman. The New York Times. Excerpt: ...as two weeks of negotiations on bolstering the Paris agreement draw to a close, island leaders say the décor seems a cruel taunt. ...Fiji, a sunny island nation in the South Pacific, is the official host of the climate discussions here in chilly Bonn. But leaders say their hopes that island issues would take center stage have mostly been dashed. Almost none of the measures to help their countries adapt to the impacts of global warming have been resolved, and few delegates say they are hopeful the final hours of talks will bring decisions.... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/climate/islands-climate-change-un-bonn.html