User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Global warming
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Dairy provides livelihood to 60 million farmers in India Shri Radha Mohan Singh 16.5.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Dairy provides livelihood to 60 million farmers in India Shri Radha Mohan Singh
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Shedding 'holier-than-thou' attitude key to conflict resolution: Modi 14.5.2016 Rediff: News
Warning that global warming and terrorism have become the world's biggest concerns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said shedding the "holier-than-thou" attitude is the key to overcoming these issues and resolving conflicts.
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'Holier-than-thou' attitude causing conflicts: Prime Minister Narendra Modi 14.5.2016 TOI: India
Warning that global warming and terrorism have become the world's biggest concerns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that shedding the "holier-than- thou" attitude is the key to overcoming these issues and resolving conflicts.
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US unveils first federal methane regulations 13.5.2016 TOI: Intl Business
Washington, May 12, 2016 (AFP) -The United States on Thursday unveiled the first federal regulations on methane -- a powerful greenhouse gas that accelerates global warming -- aimed at reducing emissions from new oil and gas operations.
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'Apple should buy Tesla and appoint Elon Musk as CEO' 11.5.2016 Rediff: Interviews
'In the next 14 years, 100% of US energy will be clean and solar.'
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See Earth’s temperature spiral toward 2C rise - graphic 10.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Climate Central: A new graphic shows Earth’s temperatures spiralling toward the 2C global warming limit

The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming’s catastrophic consequences may be all but assured.

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Australians crave change. But this election won't deliver it | David Marr 10.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

What lies ahead is a gruelling and expensive campaign that will leave the country much as it was before

We’re off to the polls again. This country has so much in abundance: coal, sunshine, iron ore and nine parliaments for 24 million people. There is always an election round the corner.

Yet for all this endless political activity, nothing much gets done.

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Hundreds of anti-fossil fuel protesters join Australian coal blockade 8.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

At least four arrested as climate change activists block train tracks and entrance to Newcastle harbour as part of global Break Free From Fossil Fuels actions

At least four people have been arrested at an anti-fossil fuel protest at Australia’s biggest fuel port, after hundreds of kayaks and boats blocked the entrance to Newcastle harbour in an attempt to stop coal ships from leaving or entering.

The protest was one of several anti-fossil fuel actions happening across 12 countries.

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The ice cold war: fight for sealife in remote wilds of Antarctica 8.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
The Ross Sea is the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth

Over the next few weeks, a discreet but vital diplomatic campaign will be launched to try to save one of the most remote regions of the world: the Ross Sea in Antarctica.

Marine conservationists, who have been pressing to set up a no-fishing zone for several years, say it is now paramount that their plan to create a 1.25 million square kilometre “no take” area in the Ross Sea is successful. They believe failure would seriously jeopardise future plans to protect the polar regions, which are now bearing the brunt of global warming.

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Shame on you: six new things to feel guilty about | Brigid Delaney 6.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

There’s probably a German word for enjoying an autumn swim thanks to global warming, but since I am Catholic the only word I can think of is ‘guilt’

Yippee! I’ve said every day I’ve woken up this week, looked out the window and seen that today is yet another beach day when we should be rugging up.

“How great is this? The backpackers have gone home, the sun is shining, the water is still warm, and it’s May!” I say to a fellow swimmer on Bondi beach.

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One year in, Richard Di Natale faces first verdict on Greens' new pragmatism 6.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

The party leader goes into the election with ambitious plans, having shown his willingness to negotiate with the Coalition

Here’s a quote from Margaret Thatcher warning about climate change. In the 1980s.

“For generations, we have assumed that the efforts of mankind would leave the fundamental equilibrium of the world’s systems and atmosphere stable.

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Pollution risk from over 1,000 old UK landfill sites due to coastal erosion 5.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Storms and rising sea levels could break up old rubbish dumps in England and Wales releasing potentially toxic waste, study shows

Over 1,000 old landfill sites on the coasts of England and Wales are at increasing risk of being breached by erosion, according to a new study, posing a serious pollution danger to wildlife and bathing waters.

Landfill sites before the mid-1990s had few or no restrictions about what rubbish could be dumped in them and little is known about what they contain. But many were on the coast and some were used to raise land levels and even as part of flood defences. Climate change is bringing higher sea levels and stronger storms, putting the old dumps at greater risk of being broken up.

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Tory MPs tell Cameron to accept steep cuts needed for UK's fifth carbon budget 5.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Climate change is a problem that cannot wait, 20 backbenchers say in their statement to PM, urging him to accept cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

Twenty Conservative MPs have written to the prime minister urging him to accept the steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions required by the UK’s ‘fifth carbon budget’.

On the eve of local elections in several regions, and the poll for the next London mayor, the MPs have made a strong statement that climate change is a problem that cannot wait.

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India's answer to global warming: Cows that belch less 4.5.2016 TOI: India
India's 280 million cows and 200 million more ruminant animals send 13 million tons of methane into the atmosphere every year. And thus, government scientists are working hard to reduce carbon emissions by making cows less flatulent.
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Economies could shrink by mid-century due to scarce water: World Bank 4.5.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Global warming can cause extreme floods and droughts and can mean snowfall is replaced by rain, with higher evaporation rates.
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Water scarcity could shrink economies across the globe by 2050: World Bank 4.5.2016 DNA: Mumbai
Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank reported on Tuesday. The Middle East could be hardest hit, with its gross domestic product slipping as much as 14% by 2050 unless measures are taken to reallocate water significantly, the Washington-based institution said in a report. Such measures include efficiency efforts and investment in technologies such as desalination and water recycling, it said. Global warming can cause extreme floods and droughts and can mean snowfall is replaced by rain, with higher evaporation rates, experts say. It also can reduce mountain snow pack that provides water, and the melting of inland glaciers can deplete the source of runoff, they say. Also, a rise in sea level can lead to saltwater contaminating groundwater. "When we look at any of the major impacts of climate change, they one way or the other come through water, whether it's drought, floods, storms, sea level ...
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Economies could shrink by mid-century due to scarce water - World Bank 4.5.2016 Sify Finance
By Sebastien Malo
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Why today’s global warming has roots in Indonesia’s genocidal past | Joshua Oppenheimer 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
The mass killings in 1965 live on in global emissions from forced forest fires – and through human rights abuses in the palm oil fields There has been tremendous concern over the ways climate change will affect human rights, but little attention to how human rights abuse affects our global climate. Fifty years ago, Indonesia went through a genocide. The massacres may be relatively unknown, but in a terrible way the destruction continues, and threatens us all. In 1965, the Indonesian army organised paramilitary death squads and exterminated between 500,000 and 1 million people who had hastily been identified as enemies of General Suharto’s new military dictatorship. Today, the killers and their protégés are comfortable establishment figures whose impunity, political power and capacity for intimidation ...
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The time has come to turn up the heat on those who are wrecking planet Earth 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Break free and join the biggest global action against fossil fuel companies the world has ever seen

An interesting question is, what are you waiting for?

Global warming is the biggest problem we’ve ever faced as a civilisation — certainly you want to act to slow it down, but perhaps you’ve been waiting for just the right moment.

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Half of world's leading investors ignoring climate change: Study 2.5.2016 Rediff: Personal Finance
However, 157 investors managing a total of $14.2 trillion were taking first steps towards addressing climate change
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