User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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Clive Palmer threatens to rip away Direct Action climate change Band-Aid 22.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The mining magnate has suddenly decided the climate money should be spent on pensioners

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Clive Palmer threatens to block carbon and mining tax repeals 22.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Guardian Australia exclusive: PUP leader says if government 'plays games' over emissions reduction fund 'they need to be politically punished'

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Direct Action legislation faces rough reception from Palmer and the Senate 21.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

As Coalition prepares to release its climate policy, Clive Palmer declares his senators will vote against it

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George Brandis: sidelining climate change deniers is deplorable 18.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Attorney general accuses true believers in climate change of being ignorant, medieval and trying to shut down debate

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Caroline Lucas cleared of anti-fracking protest charges 17.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Green MP and four co-defendants found not guilty of obstructing public highway and public order offences during protests

Caroline Lucas, the Green party MP, has been found not guilty of obstructing a public highway and a public order offence during high-profile anti-fracking protests.

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Rising activist deaths are a symptom of our global environmental crisis 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
It has never been more important to protect the environment but it has never been more deadly Continue reading...
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Renewable energy could cut energy bills but the government must help 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The big six still present obstacles, but pioneering local projects in the south-west are showing what can be achieved independently Continue reading...
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The IPCC's message is clear: it's the end of business as usual for fossil fuel users | Jim Skea 14.4.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The UN's climate change panel is unambiguous we need to make huge policy changes to wean ourselves off CO2 producers There are choices that need to be made if dangerous climate change is to be avoided in the 21st century. Previous reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have confirmed that the influence of human activities on the climate is unambiguous, and that climate change will have a major impact on human activities and ecosystems. Its third report, published yesterday , sets out the huge challenge that needs to be addressed by policymakers. The evidence is clear: sticking to business as usual will lead to temperature rises of three to five degrees above pre-industrial levels. This will potentially lead to catastrophic effects on water resources and agricultural productivity, and accelerate sea level rise. If momentum is maintained, the pledges made by UN members at the Cancun Climate Convention in 2010 would probably take us to the bottom end of that range, close to a ...
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IPCC report: the scientists have done their bit, now it is up to us | Leo Hickman 14.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
The world must seize this remaining opportunity and act upon the timely roadmap that climate scientists have provided for us So, there we have it. The seven-year task undertaken by hundreds of the world's leading scientists, who sifted through thousands of the latest peer-reviewed studies examining the causes, impacts and mitigation options of climate change, is over. The last of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change's (IPCC) three "working group" reports was published yesterday in Berlin and the take-home message was crystal clear: "The high-speed mitigation train needs to leave the station very soon and all of global society needs to get on board," said the chair, Rajendra Pachauri. Climate change is real. We are to blame. It will get worse if we fail to act. The solutions are available and affordable. But time is short. Please. Get. On. With. It. "It will not cost the earth to save the planet This report outlines the challenges, but it provides hope. Modest ...
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Ban welcomes report on mitigation of climate change (Cached) 14.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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UN chief urges swift, bold actions on climate change (Cached) 13.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
United Nations, April 13 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday urged all countries to act swiftly and boldly to limit global warming as greenhouse gas emissions across the world continue to rise at an accelerated pace.
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UN urges huge increase in green energy to avert climate disaster 13.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
'Triple or quadruple renewables', say experts, as pressure grows for UK to deliver on eco priorities

David Cameron's commitment to the green agenda will come under the fiercest scrutiny yet this week when top climate-change experts will warn that only greater use of renewable energy including windfarms can prevent a global catastrophe.

A report by the world's leading authorities will expose a growing gulf between a Tory party intent on halting construction of more onshore windfarms and the world's leading scientists, who see them as one of the cheapest ways to provide energy while at the same time saving the environment.

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IPCC report: world must urgently switch to clean sources of energy 12.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
UN panel's third report explains how global dependence on fossil fuels must end in order to avoid catastrophic climate change

Clean energy will have to at least treble in output and dominate world energy supplies by 2050 in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, a UN report is set to conclude on Sunday.

The report produced by hundreds of experts and backed by almost 200 world governments, will detail the dramatic transformation required of the entire globe's power system, including ending centuries of coal, oil and gas supremacy.

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Future-proof UK coastal areas against rising sea levels, says National Trust 11.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Charity says many of its sites have been battered by storms and hit hard by high tides this winter

A clear national strategy is "urgently needed" to help future-proof coastal areas from rising sea levels and extreme weather, according to a report published by the National Trust on Friday.

The trust, one of the UK's biggest coastal owners, says many of its sites have been "battered" by storms and "hit hard" by high tides this winter.

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Why US fracking companies are licking their lips over Ukraine 10.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain what I call the shock doctrine The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe. As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the US Congress one in the House of Representatives ( H.R. 6 ), one in the Senate ( S. 2083 ) that attempt to fast-track liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, all in the name of helping Europe to wean itself from Putin's fossil fuels, and enhancing US national security. According to Cory Gardner, the Republican congressman who introduced the House bill, "opposing this legislation is like hanging up on a 911 call from our friends and allies". And that might be true as long as your friends and allies work at Chevron and Shell, and the emergency is the need to keep profits up amid dwindling supplies of conventional oil and ...
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Desmond Tutu calls for anti-apartheid style boycott of fossil fuel industry 10.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Nobel peace prize winner calls for organisations to cut ties with industry and for investors to dump fossil fuel stocks

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving global warming, just days ahead of a landmark UN report on how carbon emissions can be slashed.

In an article for the Guardian, the archbishop writes: "We live in a world dominated by greed. We have allowed the interests of capital to outweigh the interests of human beings and our Earth. It is clear [the companies] are not simply going to give up; they stand to make too much money."

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Ed Davey says an independent Scotland must fund its own energy projects 10.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Blow to Alex Salmond's 2020 renewables target as energy secretary rules out billions in UK energy subsidies upon yes vote

The energy secretary Ed Davey has rejected Scottish government calls for the UK to continue subsidising Scottish energy projects after independence, warning he would withdraw billions of pounds in investment.

Davey accused Alex Salmond's government of wanting to "have its cake and eat it" by calling for the UK's single energy market to continue intact and still fund Scottish energy investment while also campaigning to break up the UK via independence.

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Who will spare a thought for the environment? (Cached) 9.4.2014 India Together - Environment

With the manifestos of all major national parties finally released, Himanshu Thakkar presents a comparative reading with a lens on environment and natural resource management.

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GVK to meet court conditions for Australian coal project (Cached) 8.4.2014 New Kerala: Sports India
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Ban urges action to curb impacts of climate change (Cached) 4.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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