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Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’, claims legal report
Pope Francis’ climate encyclical could have ‘mayor impact’, says UN
Polar bears are changing diet because of global warming – study
California to cut water for farmers amid major drought
Scottish renewables threatened by government cuts, industry body warns
15 June headlines
Renewable power will overtake coal if climate pledges are kept
Wind, solar and other types or renewable power will overtake coal to become the world’s top source of electricity in just 15 years if the pledges countries are making for a global climate change deal this year are met. Financial Times.
Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate
Pope Francis will call for an ethical and economic revolution to prevent catastrophic climate change and growing inequality in a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Thursday. Guardian.
OECD talks to phase out coal subsidies end in stalemate
Talk on phasing out a form of coal subsidies have ended in stalemate as Japan, the biggest user of the aid, led calls for more time in defiance of this week’s G7 pledge on fossil fuel subsidies. Guardian.
Tony Abbott brags about halting the spread of ‘visually awful’ wind farms
Australia could be leading the world in replacing carbon-spewing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. This is unlikely to happen, though, under Tony Abbott, who has proclaimed coal to be “good for humanity”. Independent.
Wages predicted to increase at fastest rate since financial crisis
Official figures published later this week are likely to show that real wages have grown by their fastest rate since October 2007, according to a forecast by independent think tank the Resolution Foundation. Telegraph.
Carbon capture and storage – too little, too late, too expensive – Financial Times
Stop using China as an excuse for inaction on climate change – Guardian
The pain of producing a global climate change deal – BBC
The dark side of green bonds – Financial Times
Can the divestment movement tame climate change – BBC
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