May 27, 2016

France Envoy Dismisses Trump Threat to Kill UN Climate Deal

France's climate ambassador Laurence Tubiana dismissed concerns that Donald Trump as U.S. President could completely derail international efforts to address climate change, Climate Change News reports.

"There's a vision of what we have to do. It was based on national decisions. Of course we want the U.S. on board but it will not derail the orientation different countries have taken," Tubiana said.

Rift Emerges Over Exxon: Engage or Divest?

ExxonMobil Corp. continued its trend of voting down shareholder climate-related resolutions this week, sparking a debate among some shareholders as to whether they should keep engaging with the oil giant or divest, E&E Publishing reports.

May 26, 2016

May 25, 2016

Shell to Cut Another 2,200 Jobs

Royal Dutch Shell this week announced its latest round of job cuts, revealing plans to cut at least 2,200 jobs, BBC News reports.

"Despite the improvements that we have made to our business, current market conditions remain challenging," said Shell executive Paul Goodfellow.

May 24, 2016

Study: World Could Warm by Massive 10C If All Fossil Fuels Are Burned

A new study predicts the world would warm by 10 degrees Celsius if all fossil fuel reserves are burned.

"I think it is really important to know what would happen if we don't take any action to mitigate climate change," study author Katarzyna Tokarska told the Guardian. "Even though we have the Paris climate change agreement, so far there hasn't been any action. [This research] is a warning message."

Total Rules Out Arctic Oil Drilling, Citing 2C Goal

French oil giant Total on Tuesday announced in a new strategy paper its plan to not drill for oil in the Arctic due to global warming concerns, Climate Change News reports.

"The 2C scenario highlights that a part of the world's fossil fuel resources cannot be developed. Total's growth strategy takes this into account," company officials wrote in their new strategy document.

U.S. Pres. Obama Pledges to 'Support' Vietnam on Climate Change

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang on Monday agreed to work together to slash greenhouse gas emissions and help reduce the impact of climate change in the Southeast Asia nation, The Hill reports.

"We'll help communities in vulnerable regions like the Mekong Delta adapt to a changing climate and assist Vietnam's transition to a low-carbon economy," Obama said.

May 23, 2016

Trump Acknowledges Climate Change—at His Golf Course

Presidential contender Donald Trump is trying to build a sea wall to protect one of his New York golf courses from climate-related effects, according to documents reviewed by POLITICO. The Republican candidate has previously called climate change "a total hoax."

May 20, 2016

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