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Khor 1Clean_EnergyMuch is expected of the important Paris climate conference, but so many huge differences remain among the countries and time is running out.

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Khor 1PollutionThe “haze” may continue till November, and vulnerable groups are frustrated that their health is being compromised, thus top political priority should now be given to stopping this annual crisis.

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Marinate_TradeKhor 1I am not sure who first coined the term ‘the new normal’, but it is increasingly being used worldwide to mean that something that was unusual is now becoming quite usual and we should become used to this new situation.

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Khor 1Climate_Change_1 melting_icebergA new climate change agreement is to be adopted in Paris in December, but there are big differences on how to reach a fair deal, and the negotiations are tough.

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ForestKhor 1The recent great floods should be treated as a “new normal” linked to regular weather extremes, and an all-round plan and system should be established to curb the causes and effectively manage the disaster.

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Khor 1Trade_Facilitation2014 ended with Malaysians in very sombre mood and we will have to deal with its unfinished business as well with an increasingly fragile economy in the new year.

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Khor 1PollutionThe end of year break is most welcomed, after the two-week torturous twists of negotiations on climate change that fortunately ended with a resolution when a collapse looked imminent.

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Khor 1Climate_Change_1 melting_icebergPeru is the venue of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, where old battles are being fought anew on how to share the burden of acting to curb climate change.

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Khor 1Group Adelie penguins going to the water.The new IPCC report indicates the world is doomed if present climate and emission trends continue, but the key solutions are as elusive as before.

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Khor 1UNLeaders meeting at the United Nations are facing a world under attack, and responses are so far not matching the manifold crises.

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