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Earth Could Warm 3 Degrees if Nations Keep Building Coal Plants, New Research Warns

A number of countries intend to construct new coal-fired power plants, with China alone having approved about 100 gigawatts. A gigawatt is equal to more than 3 million solar panels installed. Because not enough coal-fired power plants are being retired, Earth is on track to dramatically overshoot a crucial global climate target, researchers cautioned in …

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‘Lead us out of this mess,’ UN chief demands of world leaders at environment summit in Stockholm

‘We need to change course – now – and end our senseless and suicidal war against nature’ UN chief António Guterres says The secretary general of the United Nations has demanded that world leaders “lead us out of this mess” at the launch of an environment summit in Sweden. Stockholm +50 got underway on Thursday, …

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China promotes coal in setback for efforts to cut emissions

BEIJING — China is promoting coal-fired power as the ruling Communist Party tries to revive a sluggish economy, prompting warnings Beijing is setting back efforts to cut climate-changing carbon emissions from the biggest global source. Official plans call for boosting coal production capacity by 300 million tons this year, according to news reports. That is …

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