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Russia Warming Over Two Times Faster Than Rest of Planet

Country’s environment ministry issues climate change warning in annual report Russia is warming at 2.5 times the global average and faces a dramatic rise in related threats—from floods to fires—the country’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection revealed Friday in its annual report. “Growth of average temperatures in Russia in 1976-2014 was 0.42 degrees Celsius in 10 years, which is …

Blood on the ground at a United Nations run school after Israeli air strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

Israel’s Total Assault on Palestinian Life: Latest Crackdown Is Attempt to Wipe Out Their Culture By Alex Kane

The most extreme government in Israel’s history is wasting no time getting down to business. One of its first acts is targeting Palestinian freedom of expression. In June, Naftali Bennett, the Israeli education minister (who once boasted [3] of killing “lots of Arabs”), announced he was pulling state funding [4] from a play created by Palestinians. He claimed the play glorified terrorism, though an Israeli committee that …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis’s Encyclical Could Have Bigger Impact Than the Paris Climate Talks, Says NASA Scientist – Lorraine Chow

As the world eagerly awaits Pope Francis′s encyclical on climate change this Thursday, some scientists have come out and said that the papal letter could draw a larger impact than the world leaders hammering out emissions negotiations at the UN climate summit in Paris this December. “I’m not a religious person at all,” NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt told USA TODAY, adding that faith-based efforts to shift thinking on climate …

Laurent Fabius

A leading French government minister says the number of natural disasters connected to climate change has doubled in two decades, and is urging a global early warning system.

A senior French political leader, foreign minister Laurent Fabius, has told an international conference on how to reduce the risk from natural disasters that 70% of them are now linked to climate change, twice as many as twenty years ago. Mr. Fabius is the incoming president of this year’s round of negotiations by member states of the UN climate change …