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UN says new report to spur climate change action

Governments must do more to fight global warming, spurred by a new United Nations scientific report and damage to nature that is already as frightening as science fiction, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday. Ban said that he had just been on a trip to see ice shelves breaking up in Antarctica and the melting Torres del Paine glaciers in Chile.

UN climate talks agree blueprint for action

A United Nations climate conference agreed on Friday a blueprint for fighting global warming and said governments have only a few years to avert some of the worst impacts. Delegates at the 130-nation talks stood and applauded after chairperson Rajendra Pachauri brought down the gavel on the November 12 to 17 meeting in Valencia, Spain, that wraps up six years of work.

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