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Developing nations demand climate change payouts from “the rich world” at UN conference

LONDON (Bloomberg) –Two of the worst storms ever recorded hit developing nations this year, supercharged by rising global temperatures. Now there’s an international push to link the billions of dollars in devastation to climate change and compel rich, industrial nations to pay. From the Bahamas to Mozambique, many of the …

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Paradise Destinations Say It’s Time to Pay Up for Climate

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Runaway warming could sink fishing, reef tourism, experts warn

LONDON • Countries from Egypt to Mexico could lose 95 per cent of their income from coral reef tourism, and parts of West Africa could see their ocean fisheries decline by 85 per cent by the turn of the century if planet-warming emissions continue to rise, ocean experts have warned. …

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Morrison sponsored report says reef tourism may be virtually wiped out by climate change

Tourism to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, worth billions to the Australian economy, could be all but wiped out due to climate change, according to a new research report commissioned by a panel of world leaders that includes Scott Morrison. The report, on the impacts of climate change on the ocean …

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One of the world’s biggest emitters is trying to fly under the radar at Cop25

Australia markets itself as laid back, easy going, beach-lounging country. In fact the current prime minister was a key architect of that image, when he headed up the public tourism agency.  At Cop25, Australia will try and keep a low profile, focus on blue carbon and avoid discussing its accounting …

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Runaway warming could sink fishing and reef tourism, researchers warn

LONDON (REUTERS) – Countries from Egypt to Mexico could lose 95 per cent of their income from coral reef tourism, and parts of West Africa could see their ocean fisheries decline by 85 per cent by the turn of the century if planet-warming emissions continue to rise, oceans experts warned …

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Climate change to ‘destroy reef tourism’

Coral reef tourism in Australia would be almost wiped out if climate change is allowed to accelerate, a new report shows. The study, commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, highlights the projected reef tourism revenue drop in different countries depending on the level of climate …

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Warming oceans create golden age for big-wave surfing, leaving surfers conflicted

HO’OKIPA, Hawaii – A handful of days every year, Jaws bares its teeth. It thunders toward the shoreline, growing to the size of a downtown building. Its power, energy and sheer size have made it one of the most famous big-wave surf breaks in the world, annually luring daredevils, risk-takers …

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20 Islands That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime

Island vacations are the stuff of dreams for tourists of all kinds, from adventurous backpackers to families to retirees. Places like Bora Bora, Tahiti, the Maldives, and the Seychelles hold a fascination for travelers who are drawn by the natural, unspoiled beauty. But these island paradises are under siege as …

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OPINION: The moment of truth for coal, oil, and gas in Latin America

The message is clear: if we want to seriously address the climate crisis, governments and companies must now begin the complete transition away from an economy based on coal, oil and gas to one in which renewable energies dominate, according to research published this week by the UN Environment Programme …

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