User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Global warming
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Earth on track to have the hottest year on record 23.7.2016 DNA: Evolutions
June marked the 14th straight month of highest recorded heat on Earth.
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Global Warming: NOAA scientists say last month was the hottest June on record 20.7.2016 DNA: Evolutions
"This marks the 14th consecutive month the monthly global temperature record has been broken, the longest such streak in the 137-year record," said US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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US-developed weapon system may cause global warming 19.7.2016 DNA: Opinion
A US-developed weapon system that strikes the atmosphere with a focussed electromagnetic beam may cause global warming, the government today said and acknowledged that climate change is likely to reduce the yield of major crops like wheat and maize in India. "The US has developed a type of weapon called High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme. HAARP strikes the upper atmosphere with a focussed and steerable electromagnetic beam," Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply. "HAARP is an advanced model of a super powerful ionospheric heater which may cause the globe to warm and have global warming effect," he said. Dave was replying to a question on whether the government is aware of HAARP, capable of effecting devastating impact on the world's climate including that of India and resulting in destabilisation of agricultural and ecological systems. He said a study conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research has projected the impact of climate change to be ...
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A 'green' moves into MoEF but may not break from Javadekar's past 8.7.2016 Rediff: Business
Anil Madhav Dave is a known conservationist but may have to fight green allegations.
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CM stresses need for afforestation 2.7.2016 The Assam Tribune
CM stresses need for afforestation
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Fadnavis & Uddhav bury hatchets, plant sapling together 1.7.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
Both chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray seems to have made a temporary truce. Although BJP and Shiv Sena have been at loggerheads for some time now, their strained relations did not reflect on Friday during the tree plantation programme, which was graced by both the leaders. Fadnavis and Thackeray together planted a sapling in presence of governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, Union minister for environment and forests Prakash Javadekar and state forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar. Mungantiwar had announced a state-wide drive of planting 2 crore trees on July 1, which was launched at Mahim Nature Park in Mumbai. Tree plantation programmes were held all over the state which were attended by film stars, industrialists and celebrities from various walks of life. On the occasion, Thackeray said that global warming was a global phenomenon and the fear is that many cities, including Mumbai, would drown in the coming years. "In the name of development, what we are doing is destroying ...
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Study shows how climate can make you violent 25.6.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
Scientists have long struggled to explain why cool heads won't be able to prevail in a hotter world and now, a team of researchers has come up with a model that could help explain why. Developed by Paul van Lange of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam along with Maria I. Rinderu and Brad Bushman, this new model, called CLASH (CLimate Aggression, and Self-control in Humans), goes beyond the simple fact that hotter temperatures seem to be linked to more aggressive The researchers believe that hot climates and less variation in seasonal temperatures lead to a faster life strategy, less focus on the future, and less self-control - all of which contribute to more aggression and violence. "Climate shapes how people live, it affects the culture in ways that we don't think about in our daily lives," said lead author Van Lange. "We believe our model can help explain the impact of climate on rates of violence in different parts of the world." Many studies have shown that levels of violence and aggression are higher in ...
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Bridge of Hope concludes plantation drive to mark 'World Environment Day' 22.6.2016 Sify Finance
-NewsVoir): With an aim to make earth a better planet, believers Church's child care project Bridge of Hope concluded 15 Day sapling plantation drive across India.
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iCare announces 'Green Pentagon Award' for schools delivering best healthcare facilities 20.6.2016 Sify Finance
iCare, a leading organization working in the area of new-age child health care announced 'Green Pentagon Award' for schools delivering the best healthcare facilities with environment friendly
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Global Warming: John Kerry sees looming climate catastrophe after Arctic visit 19.6.2016 DNA: Top News
Standing near Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier, the reputed source of the iceberg that sank the Titanic over a century ago, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saw evidence of another looming catastrophe. Giant icebergs broken off from the glacier seemed to groan as they drifted behind him, signaling eventual rising oceans that scientists warn will submerge islands and populated coastal region. Briefed by researchers aboard a Royal Danish Navy patrol ship, Kerry appeared stunned by how fast the ice sheets are melting. He was struck by the more dire warnings he heard about the same process underway in more remote Antarctica. "This has been a significant eye-opener for me and I've spent 25 years or more engaged in this issue," Kerry said on the deck of the ship with Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen during a two-day visit that ended late on Friday. Icebergs that broke off from the Jakobshavn Glacier are seen in the water below an aircraft on July 14, 2013 in Ilulissat, Greenland. Kerry made his first ...
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Cheap global gas, coal prices won't deter investment into renewables: Energy report 14.6.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
Weak coal and gas prices will not stop record investment in renewables over the coming decades as the cost of generating clean energy drops, a key energy report said. Renewables are set to attract $7.8 trillion (nearly Rs 518.9 lakh crore) by 2040, nearly four times as much as carbon-based power over the same period, the New Energy Outlook 2016 forecast said. The impact of cheap gas and coal will be offset, it projected, by drops of 41 and 60%, respectively, in the price of power from wind and solar panels. Compared to a year ago, the report projects "significantly lower" coal and gas prices, said Jon Moore, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the research unit which conducted the study. "But, strikingly, (the report) still shows rapid transition towards clean power." The shift, however, to a low-carbon energy sector will not happen quickly enough to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), much less the more ambitious goal embraced by the world's nations last ...
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Global Warming: Melting Greenland ice linked to Arctic amplification 12.6.2016 DNA: Mumbai
Scientists have found the first evidence that links melting ice in Greenland to Arctic amplification - faster warming of the Arctic compared to the rest of the Northern Hemisphere as sea ice disappears. The findings show that the predicted effects of Arctic amplification, as described in previous studies, occurred over northern Greenland during summer last year, including a northern swing of the jet stream that reached latitudes never before recorded in Greenland at that time of year. The Greenland ice sheet, Earth's second largest after Antarctica, holds enough ice that if it were to melt entirely, it would raise average global sea level by about 7 metres. Learning more about the drivers of melting is essential to discerning how much sea level will rise and by how much in the future and how Greenland's freshwater runoff will affect ocean circulation and ecology. "During the past two decades, we have seen increasing melt from the Greenland ice sheet, culminating in a very large melt event in the summer ...
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World Environment Day observed in State 7.6.2016 The Assam Tribune
World Environment Day observed in State
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Tea Board to come up with guidelines for tea processors for small tea growers 7.6.2016 ET: Agriculture
More than 200 STG representatives demanded concrete supportive measures from the government to set up their own manufacturing units.
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ISRO leads charge for space agency collaboration to prevent global warming 4.6.2016 DNA: Opinion
For the first time, under the impetus of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the French Space Agency (CNES), space agencies of more than 60 countries agreed to engage their satellites, to coordinate their methods and their data to monitor human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. The COP21 climate conference held in Paris last December acted as a wake-up call in this context. Without satellites, the reality of global warming would not have been recognised and the subsequent historic agreement at the United Nations headquarters in New York on April 22, 2016 would not have been signed. Out of the 50 essential climate variables being monitored today, 26 - including rising sea level, sea ice extent and greenhouse gas concentrations in all layers of the atmosphere - can be measured only from space. The key to effectively implementing the Paris Agreement lies in the ability to verify that nations are fulfilling their commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions and only satellites can do ...
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World’s Space Agencies unite to face the Climate Challenge 4.6.2016 Govt of india: PIB
World’s Space Agencies unite to face the Climate Challenge
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Why Antarctica isn't facing global warming threats? 31.5.2016 Sify Finance
, May 31 (ANI): Guess why Antarctica is not melting down even after such drastic human-driven climate change.
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Pakistan should completely stop support to terror: PM to Wall Street Journal 27.5.2016 Rediff: Intl News
He said he has always maintained that instead of fighting with each other, India and Pakistan should together fight against poverty.
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As climate risks expand, diplomats start to overshadow environmental experts 26.5.2016 DNA: Popular News
Diplomats are gradually crowding out environment experts in global efforts to tackle climate change, a shift signalling a higher profile for the issue and improved chances for more coordination to fight it. Foreign ministries usually wield more clout in national governments than their environment colleagues and have more experience in coordinating issues as varied as politics, pollution, health, finance and diplomacy. The change is in the air these days at a May 16-26 United Nations (UN) meeting on implementing December 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming, negotiated at a high-level meeting hosted by France's then foreign minister Laurent Fabius. Last week, the United Nations chose Patricia Espinosa, a former Mexican foreign minister, as its climate chief from July. She has the highest-ranking diplomatic experience of anyone starting the job. "There has been a shift to understand that climate change is not only an environmental challenge, it's an economic, a social challenge and does require ...
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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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