User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates The One-Day Seminar on Solar Energy – Opportunities in Rail Sector 4.8.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the one-day Seminar on “Solar Energy – opportunities in Rail Sector”.
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G20 countries pay over $1,000 per citizen in fossil fuel subsidies, say IMF 4.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

World’s leading economies still paying trillions in subsidies despite pledges to phase them out, new figures show

Subsidies for fossil fuels amount to $1,000 (£640) a year for every citizen living in the G20 group of the world’s leading economies, despite the group’s pledge in 2009 to phase out support for coal, oil and gas.

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Majority of Britons worried about global warming, poll finds 4.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Flooding and sea level rise top the list of fears for how climate change will impact the UK

The majority of British people are worried about global warming, a poll has found, with flooding and sea level rise topping the list of fears for what rising temperatures will bring.

A survey of more than 2,000 people found more than half (57%) were worried about global warming, with one in seven of those quizzed, or 14%, very worried about the issue.

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Obama unveils aggressive climate change plan 4.8.2015 Sify News
US President Barack Obama on Monday announced a tougher climate change plan for power plants amidst an overwhelming opposition from several states nationwide.
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Obama says no challenge greater threat to US future than climate change 4.8.2015 TOI: The United States
Speaking to a friendly crowd at the White House a few months before international climate talks in Paris, Obama said the world may not be able to reverse global warming if aggressive action to stop it is not ...
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Greenpeace performs arctic requiem in effort to touch hearts over Shell drilling 3.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Activists hand workers copies of the music and encourage them to help the oil company ‘avert disaster’ on plans to drill for oil under ice cap

Shell staff arriving for work in London were regaled with a new piece, Requiem for Arctic Ice, on Monday morning, performed by a string orchestra in protest at the energy giant’s plans to drill for oil under the ice cap.

Greenpeace activists handed workers copies of the music and leaflets calling on them to blow the whistle, on what was the first day of a month-long protest outside Shell’s offices on the South Bank.

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Ted Cruz expresses 'full out denial' of global warming during forum 3.8.2015 Guardian: Environment
Republican presidential candidate said the debate was a device used by liberals to appease ‘environmentalist billionaires and their campaign donations’ Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has stated that he doesn’t believe in the science behind global warming. In a forum hosted by Freedom Partners on Sunday evening, a key cog in the political network of the Koch Brothers, the Texas senator stated that “the data and facts don’t support” that global warming is occurring. The moderator of the forum described Cruz’s stance as “full out denial”. The Texas senator did not disagree with that characterisation. Cruz has previously compared those who believe in global warming to ...
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17,000 km in 7 months: Shop owner pedals from Bangladesh to New Zealand 2.8.2015 TOI: Cities
After covering nearly 120 kilometres each day, sleep came easily to Khandekar, who was too tired to notice where he ate or ...
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Obama to hit US power plants with tougher than expected emissions cuts 2.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

The US president will announce a 32% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in what he calls America’s biggest ever step against climate change

President Barack Obama is planning to impose tougher than expected cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants, White House officials have said.

A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, the Obama administration was poised to finalise the rule at a White House event on Monday. 

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Climate models are even more accurate than you thought | Dana Nuccitelli 31.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The difference between modeled and observed global surface temperature changes is 38% smaller than previously thought Global climate models aren’t given nearly enough credit for their accurate global temperature change projections. As the 2014 IPCC report showed, observed global surface temperature changes have been within the range of climate model simulations . Now a new study shows that the models were even more accurate than previously thought. In previous evaluations like the one done by the IPCC, climate model simulations of global surface air temperature were compared to global surface temperature observational records like HadCRUT4 . However, over the oceans, HadCRUT4 uses sea surface temperatures rather than air ...
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Hillary Clinton's climate change plan 'just plain silly', says leading expert 30.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

The Democratic frontrunner’s solar proposal has major holes if she hopes to halt global warming. What would a real climate-change candidate look like?

Hillary Clinton’s pledge on Sunday to support renewable energy and boost subsidies for solar panels was set up as a great unveiling – the Democratic frontrunner’s first public remarks on how her presidency would tackle climate change.

Related: Is Hillary Clinton's ambitious solar energy goal for the US workable? | Karl Mathiesen

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French climate ambassador concerned over slow progress of Paris draft for negotiations 28.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

France will intervene to take action in October if sluggish pace continues on agreeing a text for a new deal on global warming, says Laurence Tubiana

France’s top climate ambassador has said she is very concerned at the slow rate of progress on a negotiating text that will form the basis of a new international deal on global warming in Paris later this year.

But Laurence Tubiana also said that negotiators from nearly 200 countries were making headway on the document, and made clear that the French government would take action in October on the text if more progress has not been made.

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Arctic sea ice expert complains to press watchdog over Times story 27.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Cambridge professor Peter Wadhams says he was misquoted in a story about the deaths of three leading British scientists in 2013

One of the world’s leading Arctic sea ice experts has responded strongly to a Times newspaper story claiming that he thought assassins may have murdered three leading British scientists in 2013.

Professor Peter Wadhams, Cambridge professor of ocean physics, has complained to the Independent Press Standards Organissation (Ipso) that his scientific reputation had been damaged by Times environment editor Ben Webster and that he had been inaccurately quoted.

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Global warming slowdown doesn't mean end of climate change 26.7.2015 Sify Finance
A new study suggests that a current hiatus in the global warming may be temporary.
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Tourist hotspots around the world are crowded with new visitors – but are they all welcome? 26.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
A surge of visitors from developing countries is putting a strain on top European destinations but is it ethical, or possible, to stop them?

A bar not 300 metres from Rome’s Spanish Steps. Two Russian women – they could be mother and daughter – sip aperitivi. A couple speaking Brazilian Portuguese wait for sandwiches at the counter, while a boisterous party of Chinese makes its way past the glass door, shut against the sweltering heat.

Rome is as good a place as any to observe trends in global tourism, and what the Romans have experienced in recent years is a Bric [Brazil, Russia, India and China] through the window. People from countries whose languages had seldom before been heard on the streets of the Eternal City – Turkey is another – have been arriving in Rome in steadily mounting numbers.

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Can cities trigger thunderstorms? Research suggests they can 26.7.2015 TOI: India
Global warming is thought to be making Indian monsoon rainfall more unpredictable, and prone to extremes—reason enough for cities to improve drainage and bolster flood defences. But new research suggests that another phenomen-on is also shaping rainfall over cities, making such measures even more ...
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Climate change threatens China’s booming coastal cities, says expert 25.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

With an ageing society and more people living by the coast, China faces a challenge coping with climate change, reports China Daily

A recent study led by Georgina Mace, ecosystem professor at University College London, indicated that governments across the world have failed to grasp the risk that population booms in coastal cities pose as climate change continues to cause rises in sea levels and extreme weather events. Mace is director of the UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research.

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The Skriker: global warming, eco-fairytales, and science on the stage | Amy C Chambers 24.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
As the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre production of Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker enters its final week Amy C. Chambers contemplates theatre as form of science communication and education. Sarah Frankcom and Maxine Peake’s interpretation of The Skriker retains its environmental relevance, but can it inspire audiences into political action? Caryl Churchill’s postmodern play The Skriker is just about to begin its final week of a sold-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre and its environmentalist message is as worryingly relevant today as when it premièred at the National Theatre twenty-one years ago. This has been a summer of headlines about record-breaking temperatures; according to scientists the Earth as a whole has experienced its hottest June and the hottest first half of the year since records began. The current climate crisis is entwined with a lengthy history of industrialisation, reckless ecological practices, and the environmental movement has been blighted by financial crisis, ...
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Climate action isn't preserve of the leftwing, says energy minister 24.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Amber Rudd cites Margaret Thatcher’s action on global warming as she says tackling climate change cannot be left to just leftwing politicians

The challenge of how best to tackle climate change must not solely be the preserve of leftwing politicians, according to the UK’s energy and climate secretary.

Amber Rudd, who was promoted to secretary of state in May, is to use her first major speech on climate change to argue that the Conservative party’s legacy of action on global warming dates back to Margaret Thatcher.

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London economy vulnerable to climate change, assembly report finds 23.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Mayor Boris Johnson urged to act as over half of the largest 100 companies listed on London Stock Exchange are found to have no plans to deal with climate risks

London’s economy is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the city’s status as a global financial centre and the international connections of its businesses, a report by the London assembly has found.

It urges more action to prepare the city for climate risks from mayor Boris Johnson.

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