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American oil dynasty to pull all investment in fossil fuel industries on eve of global climate change summit, placing it as an unlikely champion of the push towards alternative energy sources

Demonstrators march towards Wall Street in New York last night, calling for action to curb the effects of global warming

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Climate change march: Investors pledge to take their money out of firms blamed for climate change

700 financial institutions with £30bn at their disposal join ‘dirty-energy divestment’ campaign

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UK to face more extreme weather as climate change pushes temperatures up in the Arctic

Rising Arctic temperature is causing the jet stream to take a wavier path, which will lead to more storms

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