User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Global warming
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Boris Johnson wins international award for Londons air quality efforts 23.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Accolade for mayor of a city with growing air pollution problem is laughable, say clean air campaigners Boris Johnson, mayor of London, surprised clean air campaigners on Tuesday night by winning a prestigious international award for his efforts to improve the citys air quality. The city faces stiff fines from Brussels over its repeated breaches of European Union air quality standards, with air quality likely to continue to fall below standards for years to come. Johnson was recently sharply criticised by a committee of MPs for failing to tackle air quality . Earlier this year, London suffered serious smog problems that led to warnings for vulnerable people, including children, the elderly and those with respiratory illnesses, to stay indoors for ...
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Obama: No nation gets 'free pass' on climate 23.9.2014 Sify Finance
President Barack Obama says the climate is changing faster than efforts to address global warming.
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Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change and what to do about it | George Marshall 23.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The UN is as enervated by the story of global warming as the public is: protest helps, but we need to reconstruct the narrative Live blog: UN climate change summit in New York As world leaders meet today at the United Nations in New York, they will face intense pressure to act. The discovery that North Korea has been secretly pumping climate-altering chemicals into the atmosphere in an attempt to destroy agricultural production across the US has sparked an international crisis. Thats not true, of course. There is indeed a summit today, called by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, to discuss dangerous climatic disruption. Its a disruption that may in fact lead to the collapse of many of the worlds main agricultural regions. But since its only dull old global warming, a subject swaths of the public seem to find less interesting than watching paint dry, the politicians dont have to worry too much about being held to ...
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Countries, companies pledge to end deforestation 23.9.2014 Sify News
More than 30 countries are setting the first-ever deadline to halt deforestation by 2030 to curb global warming.
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Carbon map  which countries are responsible for climate change? 23.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

As heads of state from David Cameron to Barrack Obama meet in New York for a UN climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon, expectations are high for bold commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Use this interactive, in-depth map to find out who the big polluters are internationally, how Chinas emissions have grown stratospherically and see who is most vulnerable to global warmings impacts. Turn your sound up to hear the introduction to the map

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Businesses and investors pressing for green policy 23.9.2014 Sify News
Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly
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Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific 23.9.2014 Sify News
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Ice in Arctic seas shrinks to 6th-lowest recorded 23.9.2014 Sify News
Ice in Arctic seas shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level in 36 years of monitoring.
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Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in 22.9.2014 Sify Finance
Hundreds of activists protesting what they say is Wall Street's role in the climate crisis have gathered in lower Manhattan's financial district.
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The UN's New York climate summit is guilty of a major sin of omission 22.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Despite a key role in cutting emissions, the ocean is completely absent from Ban Ki-moons climate meeting for world leaders On Tuesday, the UN headquarters in New York is hosting the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change . It is an enormously important event, intended to catalyse action ahead of next years Paris conference where leaders have pledged to reach a new global climate agreement, and a great credit to secretary general Ban Ki-moon and his team. But the summit is guilty of a major sin of omission: the ocean, over two-thirds of the planet, is completely absent from the programme. It is neither one of the eight action areas on which governments and other key players are invited to announce bold new commitments, nor one of the thematic sessions where states and stakeholders will share solutions. The summit is keeping its feet firmly on dry land and is highlighting the huge gap between scientific knowledge and political ...
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CO2 emissions set to reach all time high record of 40 bln tones in 2014 22.9.2014 Sify News
A new study has revealed that global Carbon dioxide emissions are set to reach a record high of 40 billion tones in 2014.
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Paul McCartney urges going veggie once a week to stem global warming 22.9.2014 DNA: Mumbai
Paul McCartney has taken an initiative to convince people to cut down on meat from their diet with the help of a new song, it has been revealed. The former 'Beatles member has taken the initiative to encourage people to eat a flesh-free diet once a week in an effort to slow climate change ahead of this week's United Nations summit, the Daily Star reported. The song's video also features actors Joanna Lumley, Woody Harrelson and model ...
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Global marches draw attention to climate change 22.9.2014 TOI: The United States
Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick ...
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10 Things to Know for Monday 22.9.2014 Sify News
-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
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Morning Mail: new counter-terrorism laws, global climate protests, Howard on Costello 22.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Guardian Australias morning news briefing from around the web

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A Himalayan disaster awaits India 22.9.2014 TOI: Calcutta Times
Many of the 200-odd glacial lakes in Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan are unstable and, in the event of an earthquake in the Himalayas, could burst and cause catastrophe in northern and eastern ...
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We fought apartheid. Now climate change is our global enemy | Desmond Tutu 21.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Desmond Tutu argues that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering Never before in history have human beings been called on to act collectively in defence of the Earth. As a species, we have endured world wars, epidemics, famine, slavery, apartheid and many other hideous consequences of religious, class, race, gender and ideological intolerance. People are extraordinarily resilient. The Earth has proven pretty resilient, too. It's managed to absorb most of what's been thrown at it since the industrial revolution and the invention of the internal combustion engine. Until now, that is. Because the science is clear: the sponge that cushions and sustains us, our environment, is already saturated with carbon. If we don't limit global warming to two degrees or less we are doomed to a period of unprecedented instability, insecurity and loss of species. Fossil fuels have powered human endeavour ...
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The UN climate change summit is a vital chance for the world to avoid catastrophe | Bob Ward 21.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Leaders must act together to reverse carbon emissions or betray their children and future generations This week, I will witness a key test of whether we will betray our children, grandchildren and future generations through a lack of ambition and will. I will be at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York on Thursday to listen to David Cameron, Barack Obama and more than 120 other political leaders outline how they intend to tackle the growing risks from climate change. The summit has been called by the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, to try to build high-level support for efforts to reach an international agreement to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, which is due to be signed in Paris in December ...
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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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