Top Climate Stories of 2013: The Good, the Bad, & the Dirty

December 18, 2013 | 3:29 pm |

Climate Change Extreme Weather

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As the year ends and our climate continues to shift, we wanted to pause and reflect upon the top stories in climate change during 2013. There were certainly trying times –weather catastrophes, record high levels of carbon in our atmosphere, and major setbacks in government policies. But we also saw many rays of hope – including action on climate in the US, a rise in clean energy output, and steps forward by one of the world’s biggest polluters.

From now until December 31st, we’ll be listing 10 of the top climate stories from 2013 to remember tragedies, reflect on some good times, and especially take note of what we can do better in 2014.

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Top 10 Climate Stories of 2013

10. More Weather on Steroids

9.  Science Speaks Up

8.  Closing the Door on Coal

7.  U.S. and China reach agreement on reducing HFCs

6.  I’m Here to Say We Need to Act

5.  New Leadership in Australia Dismantling Climate Change Legislation

4.  China Implementing Pilot Cap-and-Trade Programs

3.  The Social Cost of Carbon Rises

2.  Sunny Outlook for Clean Energy


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