User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Global warming
Last updated: Apr 18 2015 08:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels? 8.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The past three centuries of progress have been powered by coal, oil and gas. Burning much of what’s left will lead to environmental and economic catastrophe. Here’s how to save the earth without giving up on growth The final chapters of The Bone Clocks , David Mitchell’s 2014 novel, describe a future in which progress has gone into reverse. In 2043, the fossil fuel age is over: nuclear power stations ar e melting down, there is no access to the electricity grid and solar panels are so prized that they are looted. Catastrophic climate change has become a reality. Rising sea levels have caused floods on the New York City subway, killing thousands. Internet coverage is patchy, food and consumer goods are scarce, and life‑saving drugs such as insulin are hard to come by. It is a dystopian vision that looks like a brutal, dangerous version of the past – one not at all like the future that was promised when the cold war ended with victory for the western capitalist model. If it comes to pass, it will be ...
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Adani defends Queensland mine project in court 7.4.2015 Rediff: Business
Coast and Country challenged Adani's plans to build biggest mine in the Galilee Basin.
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Canada glaciers to shrink 70% by 2100 7.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Glaciers of Alberta and British Columbia to shrink 70% in volume by end of the century, as global warming brings about serious melting

The glaciers of western Canada, one of the world’s most picturesque mountain regions, are likely to largely melt away over just three generations, scientists have warned.

By 2100, the glaciers of Alberta and British Columbia are set to shrink by 75% in area compared to 2005 levels, and by 70% in volume, according to their predictions.

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Half of India's rivers are polluted, finds new government report 7.4.2015 Guardian: Environment
The number of rivers defined as ‘polluted’ in India has gone from 121 to 275 in the last five years, with increased levels of sewage a primary cause More than half the rivers in India are polluted, with the developing economic power unlikely to meet demand for fresh water from its still-growing population unless dramatic measures are taken, a new report by government scientists has found. The number of rivers defined as “polluted” in India has more than doubled in the last five years, from 121 to 275, an assessment by the central pollution control board (CPCB) ...
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A revealing interview with top contrarian climate scientists 6.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

John Christy and Roy Spencer are pro-fossil fuel and anti-scientific consensus

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Big nations' climate pledge silent on finance, technology aid to developing world 6.4.2015 TOI: India Business
The climate action plans submitted by big emitters like the United States, European Union and Russia mark a serious commitment to inking a global deal at the year-end UN-sponsored climate negotiations in Paris
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All is not well in Tripura tea estates 4.4.2015 The Assam Tribune
All is not well in Tripura tea estates
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Antarctica records unprecedented high temperatures in two new readings 1.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Two temperature readings register ominous new potential measurements of accelerating climate change

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India wants a global agreement to focus on climate change prior to 2020 31.3.2015 ET: Policy
Negotiators had raised issue industrialised nations, need to do much more to address rising emissions and impact of unchecked climate change between 2015 and 2020.
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Limiting climate change could have huge economic benefits, study finds 31.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Stopping global warming at two degrees would create nearly half a million jobs in Europe and save over a million lives in China, analysis of emissions pledges says

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Global warming and drought are turning the Golden State brown 30.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Another study finds that drought will hit California hard as the planet keeps warming

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Climate change doesn't trigger intense winters 28.3.2015 Sify News
A new study has revealed that climate change does not cause extreme winters.
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Republicans face dilemma as climate change rises up political agenda 27.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Candidate Ted Cruz’s comment likening climate change activists to ‘flat-Earthers’ begins election in which scientists suggest issue may receive much higher billing than before Ted Cruz officially kicked off the long US presidential campaign when he declared his candidacy this week , but his anti-environmental rhetoric has already set the stage for a looming war over whether climate-change denial is a legitimate barrier to the most powerful job in the world. Leading scientists are preparing for an American election in which global warming may receive much higher billing than before – and Republicans’ statements will be exposed to a level of scrutiny they have not formally had to deal ...
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Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011 triggered global warming, ozone loss 27.3.2015 Sify Finance
A new study has recently revealed that Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011 triggered global warming and ozone loss, as it released tons of harmful chemical in the atmosphere.
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What the numbers tell us about how much fossil fuel reserves we can't burn 25.3.2015 Guardian: Environment
The much-quoted three numbers of climate change have raised awareness of the simple fact there’s far more fossil fuel than we can burn and the more we extract, the greater the risk of climate catastrophe – but they don’t tell us the whole story The world is gradually waking up to true nature of the climate change conundrum, and not a moment too soon. The situation boils down to this: fossil fuel is immensely useful, valuable and politically important, yet if we want to avoid taking unacceptable risks with the planet we need to leave most of that fuel in the ground – either forever or at least until there’s an affordable and scalable way to stop the exhaust gases building up in the atmosphere. Many of us have been saying this for years (I co-wrote a book about it) but much of the credit for the increased awareness of the need to ‘leave the fuel in the ground’ goes to Bill McKibben, whose brilliant and much-read article in Rolling Stone clarified for many readers the simple and crucial fact that there is ...
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Naomi Klein: Let's kick oil while the price is down – video 25.3.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Climate change should be a catalyst for a major change, but we're not treating it as a real emergency. Naomi Klein believes that capitalism is at war with the climate, but she says sometimes it gives us a gift – the sudden drop in oil prices. So let's not blow what could be our best chance to prevent catastrophic global warming Continue ...
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Conserve environment, pleads Padma awardee 23.3.2015 The Assam Tribune
Conserve environment, pleads Padma awardee
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Shell oil driling in Arctic set to get US government permission 22.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Controversial decision expected from US interior secretary likely to spark protests from campaigners against Anglo-Dutch exploration in seas off Alaska

The US government is expected this week to give the go-ahead to a controversial plan by Shell to restart drilling for oil in the Arctic.

The green light from Sally Jewell, the interior secretary, will spark protests from environmentalists who have campaigned against proposed exploration by the Anglo-Dutch group in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off Alaska.

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Guardian Live featuring John Gray and Will Self: Is free will an illusion? 20.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

At a sold-out event for Guardian Members, Will Self and John Gray debated the notion of free will and destiny. So do we have any control over our lives, or are we more constrained than we realise?

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LIVE! American teen raped in Gurgaon by Facebook friend 20.3.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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