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Climate change denial still runs strong in U.S.

On the US political stage, skepticism and denial of climate changeare as popular as ever, and experts say that world talks which opened Monday in Durban, South Africa are unlikely to turn the tide. But while a binding deal on harmful carbon output remains elusive by the world’s second biggest polluter after China, some…

Climate set to worsen food crises: Oxfam

Storms and droughts that have unleashed dangerous surges in food prices could be a “grim foretaste” of what lies ahead when climate change bites more deeply, Oxfam said on Monday. In a report issued at the start of UN climate talks, the British charity pointed to spikes in wheat, corn and sorghum prices, triggered byextreme weather,…

Nations most at risk from climate change may “occupy” Durban talks

The tactics that have transformed domestic politics in the United States over the last two months may be about to move to a wider stage, with some developing nations considering “occupying” this weeks climate-change talks in Durban, South Africa. Hopes of any meaningful action coming out of the talks were…

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