** FILE ** A polar bear mother and her two cubs in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, are seen in this Nov. 6, 2007 file photo. Northern nations trying to find ways to protect the world's polar bears in a warming climate resolved Tuesday to hold their talks behind closed doors _ over Norway's objections. \
** FILE ** A polar bear mother and her two cubs in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, are seen in this Nov. 6, 2007 file photo. Northern nations trying to find ways to protect the world's polar bears in a warming climate resolved Tuesday to hold their talks behind closed doors _ over Norway's objections. \"The polar bear ... has become politically dangerous,\" WWF's Norway chief Rasmus Hansson said as the five nations that have polar bears on their Arctic tundra began political talks in the Norwegian city of Tromsoe. \"Polar bears have become the very symbol of climate change,\" he told The Associated Press by telephone from the meeting. Climate change is so touchy for some countries that they balked at public debate on it before December's climate treaty talks in Copenhagen, he said. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Jonathan Hayward/file) Jonathan Hayward

Warning: 'There is no planet B'

MORE THAN 150 Australian scientists have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, asking him to tackle climate change.

They mention extreme weather events, rising temperatures, melting sheets of ice and other causes of concern.

"We call on the Australian government to tackle the root causes of an unfolding climate tragedy and do what is required to protect future generations and nature, including meaningful reductions of Australia's peak carbon emissions and coal exports, while there is still time.

There is no planet B,” the letter ends.



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