User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Global warming
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Worsening climatic dynamics poses threat to Darjeeling tea 15.1.2015 ET: Agriculture
Global warming and an increasing influx of people are affecting this environmentally important region, in turn hurting tea production.
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Pope Francis talks of limits to freedom of expression 15.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
The pope defended freedom of expression en route to the Philippines but said ‘you cannot insult the faith of others’ Continue reading...
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Does climate change exist? The Senate is about to let us know 15.1.2015 Guardian: Science

An amendent to the Keystone XL pipeline bill hopes to force Republican climate change deniers to state whether they agree with the science or not

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Scientists reveal which coral reefs can survive global warming 14.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Study shows for the first time which parts of the Great Barrier Reef and other reefs can be expected to bounce back from mass bleaching events

Scientists have identified which parts of the Great Barrier Reef and other reefs are most capable of recovering from mass bleaching events which will become more frequent due to global warming.

The information should help conservationists to target their efforts to protect the portions of reefs that are most capable of survival, they say.

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India needs N-tech, not reactors, Modi must tell Obama 14.1.2015 Rediff: News
The government must justify why we need to buy foreign reactors when we have developed up to 700 MWe unit-size pressurised heavy water reactors, a design which can be easily extended to 900 to 1000 MWe unit size.
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At least one major oil company will turn its back on fossil fuels, says scientist 11.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Jeremy Leggett, former industry adviser, warns over plunging commodity prices and soaring costs of risky energy projects

The oil price crash coupled with growing concerns about global warming will encourage at least one of the major oil companies to turn its back on fossil fuels in the near future, predicts an award-winning scientist and former industry adviser.

Dr Jeremy Leggett, who has had consultations on climate change with senior oil company executives over 25 years, says it will not be a rerun of the BP story when the company launched its “beyond petroleum” strategy and then did a U-turn.

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Prepare for rising migration driven by climate change, governments told 8.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Governments should plan for increased relocations for millions of people likely to be displaced by natural disasters and extreme weather linked to global warming, scientists warn

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Why leaving fossil fuels in the ground is good for everyone 7.1.2015 Guardian: Environment
As a new report is published on the need to limit fossil fuel production to stop dangerous global warming, the UK is poised to pass an act committing governments to extracting as much oil out of the ground as possible Much of world’s fossil fuel reserve must stay buried to prevent climate change, study says As you read this, a monster of a bill is passing smoothly and quietly through Britain’s parliament. It’s so big and complex, and covers so many topics, that it makes a mockery of democracy. The Infrastructure Bill epitomises the rising trend of legislation-stuffing: cramming so many unrelated issues into one bag that parliamentary votes become meaningless. MPs must either accept this great bundle of unrelated measures in its entirety or reject it in its entirety. So laws can pass which no one in their right mind would have voted ...
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Much of world's fossil fuel reserve must stay buried to prevent climate change, study says 7.1.2015 Guardian: Environment
New research is first to identify which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands • George Monbiot: Why leaving fossil fuels in the ground is good for everyone Vast amounts of oil in the Middle East, coal in the US, Australia and China and many other fossil fuel reserves will have to be left in the ground to prevent dangerous climate change, according to the first analysis to identify which existing reserves cannot be burned. The new work reveals the profound geopolitical and economic implications of tackling global warming for both countries and major companies that are reliant on fossil fuel wealth. It shows trillions of dollars of known and extractable coal, oil and gas, including most Canadian tar sands, all Arctic oil and gas and much potential shale gas, cannot be exploited if the global temperature rise is to be kept under the 2C safety limit agreed by the world’s nations. Currently, the ...
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Paris climate deal unlikely to avoid dangerous warming, says Ed Davey 7.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

New global climate deal must be legally-binding but commitments still unlikely to keep temperature rise within ‘safe’ limit, warns UK energy secretary

A new global climate deal expected to be agreed in Paris at the end of this year will not be ambitious enough to prevent dangerous temperature rises, energy secretary Ed Davey has warned.

Mr Davey, who admitted it was “quite likely” he would no longer be energy and climate change secretary by the UN climate talks in December, said a legally-binding treaty can be agreed at the negotiations - and would be the best way to curb global warming.

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Coming soon: Fifty Shades of Ironing 7.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
I am a prude, it’s official – and it’s high time I jumped on board with this general shedding of inhibitions As anyone who has been in a card shop lately will know, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Like the petals of the mutabilis rose, still blooming in this global warming winter, the envelopes have turned from Christmas crimson to infatuated fuchsia. The plush reindeer have been stabled in the stock room, replaced by shelves of bears, declarations of love stitched to their torsos in the colour of blood. An Italian importer has started supplying to UK pubs a range of heart-shaped ravioli stuffed with cheese, tomato and basil, which can be reheated from frozen and cost £30 per 3kg pack. And if you thought Valentine’s Day couldn’t get more romantic, here comes Fifty Shades of Grey , the movie version of EL James’s sex slave saga, released just in time on Friday the 13th. Will it score or will it flop? The auguries are good: Fifty Shades is the bestselling book in Britain since records began; and more ...
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2014 officially declared hottest year on record 6.1.2015 DNA: Evolutions
2014 officially declared hottest year on record
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2014 officially declared hottest year on record 6.1.2015 Sify News
Japan Meteorological Agency has revealed that 2014 is officially the hottest year on record.
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Scotland could be fossil fuel-free by 2030, says report 5.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Planned renewable energy projects combined with energy savings could decarbonise the country’s power sector, claims WWF-back study

A fossil fuel-free Scotland is not only technically achievable but could prove a cheaper and safer option than pursuing fossil fuel-based development, according to a new WWF-backed report.

The study by consultancy giant DNV-GL tested the viability of the Scottish government’s current policy goal of decarbonising the country’s electricity generation by 2030, setting a target of bringing carbon intensity down from 271 grams of CO2 per kilowatt hour to 50g CO2/kwh.

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RSS' workers conclave begins in Ahmedabad 2.1.2015 DNA: Recent Columns
A three-day workers conclave of RSS started in Kathwada area in Ahmedabad on Friday. Senior leader Suresh Soni inaugurated the conclave (Karyakarta Shibir), in which around 25,000 RSS workers are taking part, state RSS functionary said. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address the conclave on Sunday.  Soni, in his speech, said the Indian culture had solutions for all the major global problems. India had a system that can deal with challenges such as global terrorism, global recession and global warming, he said. The belief that "my god is best and my ways are the best" give birth to intolerance, which leads to harassment of not only those from other religions but even the co-religionists, Soni said, citing the example of civil war in Iraq and Syria. India can help the world deal with terrorism with its philosophy and attitude, he said. The Indian culture of austerity can be a solution to global economic problems, Soni said. Similarly, our culture which treats Earth as the mother can become the solution to ...
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Boost for bio-diesel research at GU 30.12.2014 The Assam Tribune
Boost for bio-diesel research at GU
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Christmas tree needles a thorn in your holiday cheer? Scientists eye a solution 27.12.2014 Guardian: Science

Some consumers buy fake trees to avoid the mess that comes with the shedding of real trees, but there are ways to minimize the cleanup and keep firs fresh

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Scientist says Arctic and Antarctic ice isn't melting 26.12.2014 Sify News
A global warming expert has made shocking revelations that the north and south poles are "not melting".
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Extensive plantation in Barpeta urged 25.12.2014 The Assam Tribune
Extensive plantation in Barpeta urged
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IHI, Toshiba to launch demonstration research of ocean current power generation system 25.12.2014 Sify Finance
The IHI Corporation and Toshiba Corporation have been selected by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) as co-researchers in the "Research and Development of
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