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23 September headlines
New climate deal push will not repeat Copenhagen mistakes – UN envoy
Efforts to forge a new global agreement on global warming will not repeat the mistakes that dogged the landmark climate summit in Copenhagen five years ago, Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy on climate change has vowed. “This is a different environment to Copenhagen,” Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, said. Guardian.
Google quits ALEC, says link with climate sceptics wrong
Google chairman Eric Schmidt said the world’s biggest Internet search company made a mistake in funding a political group that opposes U.S. action on climate change. Schmidt said Google paid the American Legislative Exchange Council as part of a lobbying campaign on an unrelated issue. Bloomberg.
Scientists debate polar sea-ice opposites
Arctic sea ice has passed its minimum summer extent, say polar experts meeting in London. The cover on 17 September dipped to 5.01 million sq km, and has risen slightly since then, suggesting the autumn re-freeze has now taken hold. BBC.
Rockefellers to switch investment to ‘clean energy’
Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is joining a coalition of philanthropists pledging to rid themselves of more than $50bn (£31bn) in fossil fuel assets. BBC.
UN climate summit starts in New York but the long-term forecast is cloudy
The planet will be drowned in love and good intentions at the United Nations today when leaders from around the world gather for a climate summit that will attempt to lend fresh impetus to global negotiations for a long-term plan to lower the emissions that cause global warming. Independent.
Renewable can improve Europe’s energy security – Financial Times
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