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There were some glitzy touches to the start of the annual United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York on Wednesday.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon speaks at the UN Climate Summit

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff addresses the Climate Summit, at United Nations headquarters

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Leaders of China and India will be notable absences at the talks

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Forbes dam in New South Wales in 2006, during Australia’s 10-year drought

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The Eden Project of exotic ecosystem-domes in Cornwall and hopes to prompt a 'tipping point' in climate action

Rich philanthropists urged to invest in ‘saving civilisation’ by putting money into fighting global warming instead of other green causes

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A sign asking politicians to help with the drought in California, where reservoirs are at record low levels and many fields have been left unplanted

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Continued rail disruption certain without urgent action, says report

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The cruise ship Crystal Serenity, which conservationists say likely has a carbon footprint around triple that of a Boeing 747

Luxury cruise line accused of offering ‘environmental disaster tourism’ with high-carbon footprint Arctic voyage

Cruise passengers will pay upwards of £12,000 to see polar bears and humpback whales in their natural habitat – before it disappears

Owen Paterson is to deliver the annual lecture to the Global Warming Policy Foundation

Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson to deliver keynote speech at climate-sceptic organisation's lecture

Spending on climate change work was slashed during Mr Paterson’s time running the Environment Department

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