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    Pope calls for courage in halting use of fossil fuels to protect planet

    Sept. 24, 2022 – The Guardian – Pontiff tells young people he is pinning his hopes on their efforts to safeguard environment and help the poor.

    Pope Francis has called for courage in abandoning fossil fuels and lamented that older generations did not know how to protect the planet and secure peace.

    The pope, who was visiting Assisi, the birthplace of his namesake saint who was close to nature, told young people on Saturday that he was pinning his hopes on their efforts in working to save the planet and to make the world’s economy more attentive to the poor.

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    Climate Change Could Cost The Global Economy $23 Trillion By 2050

    Sept. 24, 2022 – Oilprice.com – The U.S. federal government alone could spend between $25 billion and $128 billion each year in such areas as coastal disaster relief, flood insurance and crop insurance.

    A new report from Oxford University found that switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world a whopping $12 trillion US dollars by just 2050.

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    Interview: New UN climate chief takes the fight personally

    Sept. 24, 2022 – Winnipeg Free Press – UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the United Nations’ new climate chief, the fight is personal.

    As a former engineer who says he knows “how to make things work and get things done,” it wasn’t just what Simon Stiell did before he became a top U.N. official, it was where.

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    ‘Time is up’: Countries trapped in climate crisis raise alarm at U.N.

    Sept. 23, 2022 – Reuters –

    UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Countries on the front lines of the climate crisis are fed up.

    During the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations this week, low-lying island nation Vanuatu stepped up a fight to get the world to focus on combating global warming by calling for a fossil fuel nonproliferation treaty.

    “The time is up – action is required now,” Vanuatu’s President Nikenike Vurobaravu told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday.

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