User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Global warming
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5 things to know about UN Climate Summit 20.9.2014 Sify News
New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands
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Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit 20.9.2014 Sify News
More than 120 world leaders will convene for a U.N. climate summit. Environmentalists will take to the streets in what is being billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Celebrities,
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Miffed Modi to skip UN climate summit 17.9.2014 Telegraph: Nation
New Delhi, Sept. 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will stay away from a UN Climate Summit for heads of states on September 23 amid India's displeasure at what it considers a parallel effort during international negotiations to avert dangerous global warming.
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Texas proposes rewriting school text books to deny manmade climate change 16.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Analysis of proposed 6th grade texts show they falsely claim scientific disagreement about global warming

Texas has proposed re-writing school text books to incorporate passages denying the existence of climate change and promoting the discredited views of an ultra-conservative think tank.

The proposed text books which come up for public hearing at the Texas state board of education on Tuesday were already attracting criticism when it emerged that the science section had been altered to reflect the doctrine of the Heartland Institute, which has been funded by the Koch oil billionaires.

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It's clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in hand 16.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

The UK has been at the forefront of integrating climate change action into economic decision-making

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Climate change report: prevent damage by overhauling global economy 16.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Reducing emissions can generate better growth than old high-carbon model, says co-author of report, Lord Stern

The world can still act in time to stave off the worst effects of climate change, and enjoy the fruits of continued economic growth as long as the global economy can be transformed within the next 15 years, a group of the world's leading economists and political leaders will argue on Tuesday.

Tackling climate change can be a boon to prosperity, rather than a brake, according to the study involving a roll-call of the globe's biggest institutions, including the UN, the OECD group of rich countries, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and co-authored by Lord Stern, one of the world's most influential voices on climate economics.

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Rising demand for wind turbines and solar panels altering Germany’s landscape 16.9.2014 ET: Power
By creating huge demand for wind turbines and solar panels, Germany has helped lure big Chinese manufacturers into the market.
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Naomi Klein: We tried it your way and we dont have another decade to waste 15.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The climate-change movement is making little headway against corporate vested interests, says the author of Shock Doctrine. But how does she think her new book, Capitalism vs The Climate, will help galvanise people? Naomi Klein is the star of the new American left. At 44, the writer and activist has twice written blockbusters combining ground-level reporting and economic analysis that challenged people to take a hard look at what they took for granted: their shopping choices, Americas place in the world, and the devastating effects of arcane trade policy and rampant free market ideology. Along the way she gained a following that spans academics, celebrities and street and factory protesters. Her first book, No Logo , about the power of brands over sweatshop workers in Asia who made the products (and the consumers in America and Europe who consumed them), politicised a generation of twentysomethings. It became the handbook of the anti- globalisation protests, and inspired two Radiohead albums ...
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Emma Thompson: 'It's a different patch of life, your 50s' 13.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Emma Thompson couldn't give a damn about fame, or getting older: she just wants to save the planet, and be a good parent in the meantime Emma Thompson was on a ship recently, bound for the Arctic, with 37 crew and her 14-year-old daughter, Gaia, part of a Greenpeace mission to highlight global warming. She has done a lot of trips like this, to Africa and south-east Asia "raising awareness", as the exhausted phrase goes but the ship cleaving through ice seemed particularly apt. Thompson, at 55, is regarded as formidable in almost the Edwardian style, the actor-activist more concerned with the cause than with what you might think of her or, for that matter, with the niceties of the charity world. "When a disaster occurs," she says, "there can be a rather unsavoury rush to plant the flag of your NGO in the nearest head of whoever's surviving." She will not bite her tongue for ...
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Developing nations should do more to tackle climate change: European Union 12.9.2014 ET: Policy
"... If you look around the world of today, and there you will find some countries which have had an enormous growth since 1992," Hedegaard said.
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Stopping climate meltdown needs the courage that saved the ozone layer 11.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Governments dither on the solution to global warming but the Montreal protocol is a reminder of a time when they took their hands out of their pockets

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Amazon deforestation jumps 29% 11.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Satellite figures show surge in deforestation, as agriculture expands in states of Para and Mato Grosso

The destruction of the worlds largest rainforest accelerated last year with a 29% spike in deforestation, according to final figures released by the Brazilian government on Wednesday that confirmed a reversal in gains seen since 2009.

Satellite data for the 12 months through the end of July 2013 showed that 5,891 sq km of forest were cleared in the Brazilian Amazon, an area half the size of Puerto Rico.

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Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering 11.9.2014 Sify News
Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel
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Activists plan NYC climate march before UN summit 11.9.2014 Sify News
Labor unions and environmental groups said Wednesday they expect a huge turnout for a New York City march to draw attention to climate change taking place two days before a United Nations summit
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Climate scepticism still rife among Tory MPs poll 10.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

More than twice as many Conservative MPs as Labour MPs doubt proof climate change is caused by humans

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Rising carbon dioxide emissions push greenhouse gases to record high 9.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

CO2 concentrations in Earths atmosphere increasing at their fastest rate for 30 years, meteorologists warn

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UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high 9.9.2014 Sify News
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.
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Is Narendra Modi a climate sceptic? 9.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Indias PM used to call climate action a moral duty, now he tells students climate has not changed, we have changed

Indias prime minister, Narendra Modi, reportedly will be a no-show at the United Nations climate summit this month. Could it be because he does not accept the science behind climate change?

Modi used to be a supporter for climate action. But in public remarks on two occasions in the last week, the leader of one of the fastest growing and biggest emitting economies appeared to express doubt about whether climate change was even occurring.

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Global warming may mean bye-bye for some birdies 9.9.2014 Sify News
As the world gets warmer, the Baltimore oriole will no longer be found in Maryland. The Mississippi kite will move north, east and pretty much out of its namesake state. And the California gull
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Research shows surprise global warming 'hiatus' could have been forecast 9.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Australian climate experts say with new ocean-based modelling tools, the early 2000s warming slowdown was foreseeable

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