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1 December headlines
UN climate talks begin as global temperatures break records
UN climate negotiators are meeting in Peru to try and advance talks of a new global agreement. One hundred and ninety-five nations have committed to finalising a new climate pact in Paris by 2015’s end. BBC.
Fracking risk compared to thalidomide and asbestos in Walport report
Fracking carries potential risks on a par with those from thalidomide, tobacco and asbestos, warns a report produced by the government’s chief scientific adviser. Guardian.
Spain lifts Green Climate Fund pledges to $9.7 billion
A UN fund to help poor nations cope with climate change is nearing its $10 billion targets of initial capitalisation after Spain made a pledge. Bloomberg.
Carmakers stuck in slow lane over fuel data and air pollution, say researchers
Only eight models in the UK met their official fuel consumption figures when checked by a company that says lax testing regime means a huge gap between advertised and real world miles per gallon. Financial Times.
The Chinese scientific revolution aims to tackle climate change
China is becoming the centre of some critical advancements to tackle global warming. Just a few days ago, the Chinese Academy of Sciences hosted a small workshop that involved scientists around the world working on a device that measures ocean temperatures. Guardian.
How close is a global climate deal? – Financial Times
Optimism greets UN-sponsored climate change talks – Economic Times
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