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>> As representatives from almost 200 nations gather in Germany to bolster a 2015 pact to combat climate change, a report by the United Nations Weather Agency has found this year will be among the three hottest on record.>> But that means growing amount of disasters and growing->> The agency says it's a new sign of man-made climate change driven by greenhouse gasses, and responsible for aggravating quote extraordinary weather such as hurricanes, droughts, and floods worldwide.
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The report will guide the nations who are meeting in Bonn, where the south pacific island nation of Fiji is presiding over talks. Reuters environment correspondent Alister Doyle is at the conference and says delegates are working on a rule book to help steer the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.>> Such is how countries are going to measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions over the course of the century.
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They're also trying to encourage countries to do more to cut their greenhouse gas emissions before 2020.>> The countries pushing ahead despite U.S. President Donald Trump stating in June, he will quit the pact. But an American pullout wont be effective until November 2020, meaning the U.S. still has a seat at the table and most of it's delegates have been part of the process for years.
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>> Many of them were indeed architects of the Paris agreement under the former President Barack Obama, so it's unclear what role they'll be playing here. Whether they will be working on the rules or whether they will be promoting Trump's agenda, which is to say, let's promote jobs in the U.S. coal and fossil fuel industry.
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>> The two week conference is a target of environmentalists. Thousands of anti-coal demonstrators took to Bonn's streets on Saturday, pleading with politicians to stop use of the fuel which still plays a big role in the economy worldwide.