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Proposal For United Nations To Study Climate-Cooling Technologies Rejected

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A push to launch a high-level study of potentially risky technological fixes to curb climate change was abandoned on Thursday at a U.N. environmental conference in Nairobi, as countries including the United States raised objections. "Geoengineering" technologies, which are gaining prominence as international efforts to curb climate-changing emissions fall short, aim to pull carbon out of the atmosphere or block some of the sun's warmth to cool th...
Tags: Japan, Tech, United States, Brazil, Reuters, Nairobi, United States Saudi Arabia, U N Environment Assembly

Earth to overshoot global warming targets, U.N. warns in blunt report

Nations around the world still aren’t doing nearly enough to limit greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, a new report warns. While progress is being made, a new United Nations report says that collectively countries aren't on track to contain global warming to the level set by leaders in the Paris Climate Agreement. We are currently on course to see between 3 and 3.2 degrees Celsius, or about 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming by the year 2100.  To put this another way, countr...
Tags: Science, Earth, Paris, United Nations, Mumbai, Costa Rica, Trump, Houston Texas, Erik Solheim, Solheim, Bonn Germany, U N Environment Program, New York Shanghai, Edgar E Gutiérrez Espeleta, U N Environment Assembly