Climate Change
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Climate change policies and 2016 politics

Campaign 2016 | No consensus--no surprise--among presidential hopefuls about future weather patterns
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/15/15, 12:53 pm

WASHINGTON—Almost 200 nations signed a landmark climate deal on Saturday, marking a new era of potential global cooperation to limit greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020.

Although the pact drew criticism from multiple sides, President Barack Obama—who has frequently used cataclysmic language to warn of impending climate disaster—joined world leaders in hailing the pact as a major accomplishment.

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The climate nonconsensus

Science | While politicians push for carbon cuts, some experts point to unsettled science
by Julie Borg
Posted 12/11/15, 01:00 am

Envoys from around the world congregated nine miles from the Eiffel Tower in Paris during the first two weeks of December. Their goal: to negotiate an international compact at the United Nations Climate Change Conference that would limit greenhouse gas emissions. Reaching such an agreement has been a major objective of President Barack Obama, who warned attendees to take action against global warming before it was “too late.”

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Sounds fishy

Politics | The president’s story about Miami and climate change doesn’t inspire confidence
by Joel Belz
Posted 12/11/15, 01:00 am

It was a whopper almost big enough to top all whoppers. Even the Miami Herald said it was an exaggeration. You might better call it the ultimate fish story.

President Barack Obama was speaking a few days ago to the Paris conference on climate change and offered this remarkable report:

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