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With Trump, China Emerges As Global Leader on Climate

by ISABEL HILTON
With Donald Trump threatening to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, China is ready to assume leadership of the world’s climate efforts. For China, it is a matter of self-interest – reducing the choking pollution in its cities and seizing the economic opportunities of a low-carbon future. READ MORE

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What a Trump Win Means For the Global Climate Fight

by DAVID VICTOR
Donald Trump’s ascension to the presidency signals an end to American leadership on international climate policy. With the withdrawal of U.S. support, efforts to implement the Paris agreement and avoid the most devastating consequences of global warming have suffered a huge blow. READ MORE

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The Methane Riddle: What Is Causing the Rise in Emissions?

by FRED PEARCE
The cause of the rapid increase in methane emissions since 2007 has puzzled scientists. But new research finds some surprising culprits in the methane surge and shows that fossil-fuel sources have played a much larger role over time than previously estimated. READ MORE

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As Arctic Ocean Ice Disappears, Global Climate Impacts Intensify

by PETER WADHAMS
The top of the world is turning from white to blue in summer as the ice that has long covered the north polar seas melts away. This monumental change is triggering a cascade of effects that will amplify global warming and could destabilize the global climate system. READ MORE

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How Climate Change Could Jam The World's Ocean Circulation

by NICOLA JONES
Scientists are closely monitoring a key current in the North Atlantic to see if rising sea temperatures and increased freshwater from melting ice are altering the “ocean conveyor belt” — a vast oceanic stream that plays a major role in the global climate system. READ MORE

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