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Connie Hedegaard was appointed as Danish minister for the environment in August 2004. She has been European commissioner for
climate action in the European Commission since February 2010.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Get Used to 'Extreme' Weather, It's the New Normal
It has been a summer full of reports of extreme weather, of unparalleled scope and severity.