User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Global warming
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The real story behind Shell's climate change rhetoric 18.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

In the first of an investigative series into the fossil fuel giants from which we are calling on Gates and Wellcome Trust to divest, we reveal Shell’s pursuit of ever riskier reserves is at odds with its own forecasts for dangerous global warming

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Bapu’s selected works translated into Chinese 18.5.2015 TOI: Home
On Saturday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi — who was visiting China from May 14 to 16 — launched the Centre for Gandhian and Indian Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai.
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India, China can jointly work for world peace: Modi 17.5.2015 The Assam Tribune
India, China can jointly work for world peace: Modi
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'Humans hold power to fight global warming': PM Modi 16.5.2015 Sify News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said global warming is a situation created by humans, and added that they hold the power to fight it.
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Text of PM’s address at the Indian Community Reception in Shanghai 16.5.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Text of PM’s address at the Indian Community Reception in Shanghai
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In China, Modi invokes the teachings of Gandhi 16.5.2015 Rediff: News
Modi invoked Gandhi and said solutions terrorism and global warming lie in his teachings
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Gandhian principles can tackle terrorism: Top quotes from Modi's speech 16.5.2015 Rediff: News
odi on Saturday inaugurated the Centre for Gandhian and Indian Studies at Fudan University in China
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Charlize Theron: Mad Max landscape awaits unless we tackle climate change 14.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The star of the new Mad Max movie, Fury Road, has spoken of the film as a cautionary tale which offers a premonition of a world ravaged by drought and hardship unless global warming is addressed

The actor Charlize Theron, who takes a leading role in the new Mad Max movie as a one-armed warrior driving five sex slaves to safety, has expressed her fears that a bleak future awaits the planet unless global warming is addressed.

Related: Mad Max: Fury Road review – Tom Hardy is a macho Mr Bean in brilliantly pimped reboot

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Pope says environmental sinners will face God's judgment for world hunger 12.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • Francis declares ‘powerful of the earth’ have obligation to feed the world
  • Pontiff to publish encyclical on environmental issues
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Green groups welcome Amber Rudd's appointment as climate secretary 11.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Former junior minister faces a daunting to-do list, not least helping to secure a strong deal at UN climate talks

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An anthology of poetry on climate change 11.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
UK’s poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy introduces a series of new work from a variety of poets commissioned specially for the Keep it in the Ground project Read Vertigo by Alice Oswald If information was all we needed, we’d have solved climate change by now. The scientific position has been clear for decades. Researchers have been waving a big red flag that has been impossible for our politicians to miss. Even Margaret Thatcher was giving speeches about global warming in 1988. So why have we made so little progress? Why do carbon emissions continue to rise seemingly inexorably? Information, it seems, is not enough. Journalists have transmitted the warnings of scientists, but they have sometime focussed too much on the mini-controversies and the unimportant disagreements and not enough on the big picture. That has often left readers ...
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UK electricity grid holds back renewable energy, solar trade body warns 10.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Solar Trade Association calls on Conservative government to invest in Britain’s power infrastructure to protect low-carbon projects Britain’s antiquated electricity grid is stopping renewable energy projects connecting to the system, threatening the country’s prospects for a low-carbon future, the solar power industry’s trade body has warned. Parts of the grid are closed to new connections and further shutdowns are likely, the Solar Trade Association (STA) said. It claimed the new Conservative government needs to invest heavily in the UK’s power infrastructure to prevent the withering of low-carbon projects and ensure Britain meets its 2020 renewable energy ...
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India pledges to fight climate change but falls short of stating emissions cap 8.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Modi offers ‘leadership’ on global efforts to tackle global warming but reveals no details on emissions cuts plans ahead of Paris climate talks, reports RTCC

India’s prime minister has stressed his commitment to finding a global solution to climate change, but declined to reveal if his government was willing to specify an emissions peak this year.

Speaking to Time magazine Modi said he was “acutely conscious and aware” of his responsibility to help guide the world towards a deal on curbing greenhouse gases in Paris this December.

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What does Cameron's election win mean for the environment? 8.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The next five years will be crucial in the global fight against climate change but the Conservatives must improve their shaky record on green issues if they are to meet the challenge The next five year years will be critical in the international fight to combat global warming, starting with a crunch UN summit in December, and David Cameron is very clear that action is needed. “Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world today. It is not just a threat to the environment, but also to our national and global security, to poverty eradication and economic prosperity,” he said in a cross-party pledge in February . The difficulty is that for many observers, even supporters , he has been horribly inconsistent on green issues, having said “vote blue, go green” before the 2010 election then afterwards installing a climate change sceptic as environment secretary and reportedly railing against the “green crap” levies on energy ...
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We feel for the Libyans and Nepalese, but British charity stops at Calais | Simon Jenkins 7.5.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Our sympathy for those hit by disaster is limited. Refugees heading to our shores won’t be welcomed I once asked a newly married friend when she expected to start a family. She looked shocked, waved a newspaper at me and asked: “How could I possibly bring a child into such a cruel, awful world, threatened with global warming and overpopulation?” To have a child, she said, would be selfish. I protested that she was taking the humanitarian gene too seriously. The same might be said of a British general election. How can we worry about giving birth to yet another messy coalition when there are earthquakes in Nepal, a genocide in Aleppo and thousands fleeing for their lives across the Mediterranean? “And now for the rest of today’s news ...” the BBC intones before coverage of such events. Is genocide really “the rest of the ...
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Global carbon dioxide levels break 400ppm milestone 6.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Concentrations of CO2 greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record global average in March, figures show, in a stark signal ahead of Paris climate talks

Record carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere were recorded worldwide in March, in what scientists said marked a significant milestone for global warming.

Figures released by the US science agency Noaa on Wednesday show that for the first time since records began, the parts per million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere were over 400 globally for a month.

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Climate change must be tackled by the markets, say City grandees 6.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

David Blood and Howard Covington separately warn fund managers they are sleepwalking into a future where climate change leaves fossil fuels unburnable

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'Leaders understand the change of realities much faster' 6.5.2015 Rediff: Interviews
'When George Bush Senior decided in 1992 that India and the United States must start talking in this-now-changed world, who would have thought that 10, 15 years down the road, we will start looking at each other as strategic partners?'
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'I'm not a scientist, man': America's next top politicians turn backs on evolution and climate change 5.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Experts voice concerns that science ‘ends up being a proxy for identity politics’ as presidential candidates play to their conservative base

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Current carbon pledges won't stop dangerous global warming, says Lord Stern 4.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Commitments already made by world governments to cut carbon emissions aren’t enough to keep global warming below the crucial 2C target – but a strong deal is still possible in Paris, says economist The commitments made by world governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next 15 years are not sufficient to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a new analysis by Lord Stern has ...
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