Originally published by Larry Light on www.cbsnews.com
The path to good green intentions is strewn with obstacles that could waylay a $100 billion plan to help poorer countries fight climate change. These range from the adequacy of the fund's size to its secrecy-minded operations. And it's all part of a worldwide effort mandated by the Paris climate deal, whose overall cost could reach $16.5 trillion.
Foreign Affairs Minister and President-designate of COP21 Laurent Fabius (2nd left) and French President François Hollande (center) hug after the adoption of a historic global warming pact at the COP21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Dec. 12, 2015. Now the question is whether the agreement will be enforced.

Newswise — As Paris climate talks enter the final frenzied hours, Joyce Coffee, managing director of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), points out that business is neglected in the agreement. She says…

Originally published by Napoleon Navarro at www.phnompenhpost.com

Reducing carbon pollution is just the tip of the iceberg.

Originally published at www.yaleclimateconnections.org

There are many benefits to climate action. Some are obvious. For example, improving stormwater drainage can prevent flooding. But other benefits may not be as apparent, such as improving water quality at the same time. Clean energy is another example.

Originally published by Carin Zissis at www.as-coa.org

Warming-fueled droughts and storms imperil populations, industries and even the existence of some countries.

Originally published by Lydia O'Connor at www.huffingtonpost.com

Originally published by Erin Brodwin & Matt Johnston at www.businessinsider.com

Climate change is real, and it's coming.

The leaders of 150 nations, along with thousands of representatives of nearly 200 countries, meet today in Paris for the 20th time to try and come up with a master plan to stave off the global catastrophe ahead.

Solomon Islands is among ten countries around the world which have made marked progress in their ability to cope with climate change.

Originally published by Radio New Zealand International at www.radionz.co.nz

The University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index uses 46 indicators to measure climate change risks to 180 countries.

Originally published by Megan Rowling at trust.org

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Op-Ed by U.S. Rep. Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) - View original piece

On Thursday, Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress, and on the minds of many were his inspirational words and environmental call to action from his most recent encyclical, Laudato Si. I was inspired by his message of working toward justice for the less fortunate by sharing in the care of the earth, which we all call home.