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Environment Correspondent

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jan 08 2015

Experts warn governments to plan for climate change migrants

OSLO, Jan 8 Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts said on Thursday, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars.

Nov 27 2014

U.S., British data show 2014 could be hottest year on record

OSLO, Nov 27 This year may eclipse 2010 as the hottest since records began in the 19th century, a sign long-term global warming is being stoked by rising greenhouse gas emissions, scientists said.

Nov 24 2014

Extreme El Nino weather stunted growth of Peruvian children

OSLO, Nov 25 Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to health, a study said on Tuesday.

Nov 02 2014

Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100: U.N.

COPENHAGEN, Nov 2 Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday.

Nov 02 2014

Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100 - U.N.

COPENHAGEN, Nov 2 Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday.

Nov 02 2014

Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100 - U.N.

COPENHAGEN, Nov 2 Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday.

Oct 26 2014

U.N. climate change draft sees risks of irreversible damage

OSLO, Oct 26 Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst.

Sep 21 2014

China drives world carbon emissions to record high

OSLO, Sept 21 World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate change, a study said on Sunday.

Aug 07 2014

Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050 to limit warming-UN draft

OSLO, Aug 7 Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of 40 to 70 percent by mid-century will be needed to avert the worst of global warming that is already harming all continents, a draft U.N. report showed.

Jul 07 2014

Amazon rainforest grew after climate change 2,000 years ago -study

OSLO, July 8 Swathes of the Amazon may have been grassland until a natural shift to a wetter climate about 2,000 years ago let the rainforests form, according to a study that challenges common belief that the world's biggest tropical forest is far older.

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