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COP28: Early Signs of Progress Despite Controversies

December 4, 2023|Tags: , , , |

The annual COP (Conference of the Parties) summits are the focal point of international climate diplomacy, yet many feel they are being fundamentally undermined. COP28, currently underway in Dubai, has been particularly controversial even before it got started – but despite these controversies, there is hope that significant progress could be made in some important negotiations.

The Antarctic ozone hole is growing again

November 24, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

A new study finds up to 26% Antarctic ozone reduction since 2004, a trend since a couple of years - especially during the past three years. While the Montreal Protocol is widely hailed as a success by phasing out ozone depleting chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the current measurements suggest other atmospheric circumstances may be involved.

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