User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Global warming
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Climate change is disrupting flower pollination, research shows 6.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

New research reveals that rising temperatures are causing bees to fly before flowers have bloomed, making pollination less likely

Sexual deceit, pressed flowers and Victorian bee collectors are combined in new scientific research which demonstrates for the first time that climate change threatens flower pollination, which underpins much of the worlds food production.

The work used museum records stretching back to 1848 to show that the early spider orchid and the miner bee on which it depends for reproduction have become increasingly out of sync as spring temperatures rise due to global warming.

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Climate denier Jim Inhofe in line for Senate's top environmental job 6.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Obamas faces a fight to protect his climate change agenda after midterm results suggest Senates top environmental post will fall to Republican stalwart of climate denial

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PM shuffles climate panel 6.11.2014 Telegraph: Nation
New Delhi, Nov 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reconstituted his climate council, retaining much of the earlier structure of the advisory panel that guides India's response to global warming.
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Narendra Modi re-constitutes climate panel; RK Pachauri remains, Sunita Narain and Ratan Tata dropped 5.11.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday re-constituted a high-level advisory group on climate change, days ahead of a crucial UN meet on global warming in Peru. While the government retained TERI chairperson R K Pachauri, Nitin Desai and retired diplomat Chandrasekhar Dasgupta as the non-government members of the 18-member 'Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change', environmentalist and director general of Centre for Science and Environment Sunita Narain and industrialist Ratan Tata have been dropped. Both Tata and Narain were members of the high-level panel on climate change constituted by the UPA government in 2007. The advisory body had not met for the past three years. Asked about Narain's absence in the newly-constituted panel, Environment Ministry officials said there is a provision in the notification that the chairman can invite any other minister/officer/expert to any meeting of the committee depending upon the context of the meeting. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on ...
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Subsidy cuts and weak EU targets cloud German solar energy revolution 5.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Germany is home to solar-powered football stadiums and funfairs but the countrys renewable energy future still faces obstacles

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Air pollution reduced wheat crop in India by 50% 4.11.2014 Rediff: Business
Up to 90 per cent of the decrease in potential food production is linked to smog, made up of black carbon and other pollutants.
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Fossil fuels 'must be phased out by 2100', says UN 3.11.2014 Sify News
United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100, otherwise it will dangerous to the climate change.
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People living near windfarms to be offered stakes from £5 to counter opposition 3.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Report for government says windfarm communities will be able to invest in new projects in a shared-ownership scheme designed to win over opponents of the turbines

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IPCC report warns governments on failure to check climate change 3.11.2014 ET: Policy
The report sends a clear message to governments that failure to check climate change will have disastrous consequences.
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IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop 'severe' impact of climate change 2.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Most important assessment of global warming yet warns carbon emissions must be cut sharply and soon, but UNs IPCC says solutions are available and affordable

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UN adopts new landmark climate change report 2.11.2014 Sify News
The United Nations' expert panel on climate science has finally adopted a report on global warming after all-night talks that will be later issued to public.
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Research claims glaciers melting at a faster rate 2.11.2014 TOI: India
In the past during winters, rivers in Himachal Pradesh used to witness very less discharge of water due to extreme cold freezing the glaciers from where rivers ...
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8 foods you're about to lose due to climate change 29.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

As worsening drought and extreme weather devastate crops, you may begin seeing global warming when you open your fridge

What does climate change taste like?

Its an odd question, but an increasingly pertinent one. After all, as temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes the norm, many food production systems are becoming threatened. As that trend increases, its worth asking which foods consumers will have to cut back on or abandon entirely.

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Climate rescue mission 'not hopeless', says UN climate panel head Rajendra Pachauri 27.10.2014 DNA: Top News
The head of the United Nations's climate science panel urged national policymakers on Monday not to lose heart in the face of a mighty challenge to tackle global warming. "It is not hopeless," Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said on opening a five-day IPCC meeting in Copenhagen to complete a landmark report. Policymakers should "avoid being overcome by the seeming hopelessness of addressing climate change," Pachauri said. The meeting must approve a synthesis report encapsulating the three massive volumes, released over the past 13 months, of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report on the available climate science. Meeting behind closed doors, scientists and government representatives are to hammer out a "summary for policymakers" and approve a main document on Friday. These will be unveiled on Sunday. Governments should make decisions "informed by the science", Pachauri said in a speech relayed on the IPCC website. "I do not envy them. Their ...
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Global warming has doubled risk of harsh winters in Eurasia, research finds 26.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Severe winters are more likely over the next few decades due to climate change melting Arctic ice and sending freezing air south, according to new research

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Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel 22.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Researchers say conflict and climate change mean the regions resources will be unable to sustain the increasing population

The Sahels ability to produce food is not keeping pace with its growing population, and global warming will only exacerbate the imbalance, according to a new study.

Among the 22 countries making up the arid region in northern Africa, the population grew to 471 million in 2010 from 367 million in 2000, a jump of nearly 30%. As the population grew rapidly, the production of crops remained essentially unchanged, said researchers from Lund University in Sweden.

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Another global warming contrarian paper found to be unrealistic and inaccurate 21.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Abraham et al. show that a paper by sceptics Spencer & Braswell is rife with unrealistic assumptions in an overly simple model

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Divest MPs' pension fund from fossil fuels, says Caroline Lucas 21.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Green party MP calls on parliament to pull money out of gas, coal and oil investments

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Focus on desi cows to up milk yield 21.10.2014 TOI: India
People generally wake up to the challenge of climate change when they face extreme weather events, but temperature rise can affect us in other ways. Impact of global warming on India’s milk production is one such area which has, of late, caught attention of policy-makers and ...
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Thaw reveals photographers notebook from Captain Scotts Antarctic hut 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Notebook belonging to George Murray Levick remarkably legible after conservation work, with find blamed on global warming A photographers notebook lost for more than a century has washed out of the melting snow at Captain Scotts hut in the Antarctic, the base for his fatal 1911 Terra Nova expedition . It was left behind when George Murray Levick, a photographer, surgeon and zoologist, returned safely with the surviving members of the party after Scott and two others had died in their tent on the Ross Ice Shelf in March 1912. Levick had endured a horrific winter when he and five other members of the expedition spent months studying one of the largest penguin colonies in the world, only to find that early pack ice made it impossible for their ship to collect them. They survived the winter of 1912 in a cramped ice cave which they dug on Inexpressible Island, using blubber for food and fuel, and finally escaping by walking 200 miles back to Hut ...
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