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The most talked about topic at the moment is the decision of the US Supreme Court, which, perhaps with good reason, overshadowed other news. Don’t get me wrong, I think it is reason to celebrate, but it would be great if the public would be equally passionate on other issues, such as, let’s say, the survival of human beings!

Read more: Issue of climate change supersedes all other forms of concern

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The Bugey nuclear plant in Saint-Vulbas near Lyon in France. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change aims to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, but has no enforcement mechanism. AP pic

Climate change is often quoted as “a fundamental threat to development in our lifetime”. The recently released 11th Malaysia Plan acknowledges that “climate change continues to be a major threat as it adversely impacts economic and social development gains and deepens economic inequalities”.

Read more: Effecting climate change diplomacy

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PUTRAJAYA, April 22 (Bernama) -- Asean leaders should include environment as the regional grouping's fourth community pillar to deal with climate change during their Summit in Malaysia this weekend, urged activists and experts.

With such a pillar on environment, they said Asean could become more holistic and pro-active in dealing with cross-sectoral critical issues such as transboundary haze and extreme weather events.

Read more: Asean leaders urged to include environment as fourth pillar

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