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The Morning Briefing: Climate change

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about climate change.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about climate change.

1.) UN Climate Change Negotiations 2012. Admitting to 20 years of mixed results, Doha agrees to fresh gas emission cuts. The two week long climate talks in Doha came to a close with 194 countries agreeing to implement a second phase of the Kyoto Protocol, from 2013 through 2020.

2.) Global climate change predictions on target. Predictions of global climate change made to a United Nations-organized panel more than 20 years ago have proved to be accurate, a New Zealand-US academic study has found.

3.) Sleepless nights over climate change. If strangers had managed to creep into the mammoth Qatar national convention centre in Doha in the early hours of Saturday morning, it is hard to imagine what they would have thought was going on.

4.) Climate conversations - Doha: Future climate agreement may merge agriculture, land use change and forestry. A unified approach to managing landscapes to achieve food security while protecting the world’s natural resources could make it on to the UN climate change agenda by 2015.

5.) Climate change last week: Plastic lightbulbs, bye-bye reindeer and more. Rudolph and friends are dying off, as Arctic snow now occasionally melts, then refreezes into impenetrable ice, covering reindeer food, explains Jeff Flocken at Living On Earth. Most herds have shrunk 60 percent or more. Meanwhile, many xmas tree seedlings died this year from drought, so... were you planning on a holiday tree in 2018?

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