User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Global warming
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ExxonMobil tried to censor climate scientists to Congress during Bush era 25.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Exclusive: 2001 intervention adds to evidence that oil company was aware of the science and its implications for government policy and the energy industry

ExxonMobil moved to squash a well-established congressional lecture series on climate science just nine days after the presidential inauguration of George W Bush, a former oil executive, the Guardian has learned.

Exxon’s intervention on the briefings, revealed here for the first time, adds to evidence the oil company was acutely aware of the state of climate science and its implications for government policy and the energy industry – despite Exxon’s public protestations for decades about the uncertainties of global warming science.

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Shell CEO warns renewables shift could spell end if too swift 24.5.2016 Sify Finance
By Ron Bousso
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Climate change likely to hit milk output 23.5.2016 TOI: Home
Dairy business provides livelihood to 60 million rural households in India and the country continues to be the largest producer of milk in the world, but global warming could result in adversely impacting the overall output in the coming years.
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Donald Trump's threat to renegotiate UN climate deal causes dismay abroad 18.5.2016 DNA: Opinion
Donald Trump's threat to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected US president caused dismay abroad on Wednesday, with many experts saying it was in his interests to embrace a deal seeking to end dependence on fossil fuels. US insistence on renegotiation could unravel a 195-nation compromise to curb greenhouse gas emissions reached in Paris in December after fraught talks between nations as different as China, the United States, small island states and OPEC members. "The Paris Agreement is as much in the United States' interests as any other country," said Tony de Brum, ambassador for climate change of the Marshall Islands who, as his country's foreign minister, helped broker the UN deal. "Seeking to unravel it would not only threaten the US economy, damage its environment, and weaken its security, but it would do a great disservice to all of humanity," he said. Republican presidential contender Trump told Reuters on Tuesday he was "not a big fan" of the climate accord and said that ...
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Global warming will hit poorer countries hardest, research finds 17.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Tropical regions likely to suffer biggest increase in hot days and extreme weather because of climate change, say scientists

New evidence that poorer countries will suffer the worst effects of climate change has shown that the number of hot days in tropical developing countries is likely to increase markedly as global warming takes hold.

It has long been expected that poor people would bear the brunt of climate change, largely because so many more of the world’s poorest live in tropical latitudes whereas, wealthier people tend to live in more temperate regions.

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Climate change puts 1.3bn people and $158tn at risk, says World Bank 17.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Organisation urges better city planning and defensive measures to defend against rapid rise in climate change-linked disasters

The global community is badly prepared for a rapid increase in climate change-related natural disasters that by 2050 will put 1.3 billion people at risk, according to the World Bank.

Urging better planning of cities before it was too late, a report published on Monday from a Bank-run body that focuses on disaster mitigation, said assets worth $158tn – double the total annual output of the global economy – would be in jeopardy by 2050 without preventative action.

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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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