User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Australia lobbies Unesco to stop it from listing Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger' 15.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Frantic efforts to avoid adverse status for reef which could foil government plans to open up vast region in Queensland for new coal mines Read more: The financial case against Australia’s largest coal mine The Australian government is undertaking frantic diplomatic efforts to avoid the Great Barrier Reef being listed as “in danger” by the UN, amid rising international concern over the opening up of a vast region in the state of Queensland for gigantic new coal mines ...
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India pledges to fight climate change but falls short of stating emissions cap 8.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Modi offers ‘leadership’ on global efforts to tackle global warming but reveals no details on emissions cuts plans ahead of Paris climate talks, reports RTCC

India’s prime minister has stressed his commitment to finding a global solution to climate change, but declined to reveal if his government was willing to specify an emissions peak this year.

Speaking to Time magazine Modi said he was “acutely conscious and aware” of his responsibility to help guide the world towards a deal on curbing greenhouse gases in Paris this December.

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Protecting Indonesia's forests is a key issue for Paris climate talks 8.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Deforestation of Indonesia’s vast jungles releases enough greenhouse gas to push the country into the top five global emitters. Strengthening its forest protection moratorium should be part of a climate agreement at Paris this year

If we are serious about tackling climate change, we need to talk about Indonesia.

While it may not be the country with the highest emissions from energy or industry, what Indonesia does have is forests, and lots of them. Many of the country’s more than 13,000 islands are blanketed by vast green jungles that absorb carbon and store it in trees and soils.

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Global carbon dioxide levels break 400ppm milestone 6.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Concentrations of CO2 greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record global average in March, figures show, in a stark signal ahead of Paris climate talks

Record carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere were recorded worldwide in March, in what scientists said marked a significant milestone for global warming.

Figures released by the US science agency Noaa on Wednesday show that for the first time since records began, the parts per million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere were over 400 globally for a month.

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Brazil struggles with drought and pollution as Olympics loom large 4.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Pollution in Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing and windsurfing contests are scheduled to be held, is so bad that competitors have described it as an ‘open sewer’ China makes strides with environmental reform, but has a long way to go on labor Amid what is normally considered the rainy season , Brazil, the home of the Amazon River, is suffering from a historic, punishing drought. In a country accustomed to ample water supplies, neighbors are turning against neighbors and hoarding water as taps run dry while businesses close and protesters take to the streets . Some have even speculated that São Paulo, one of the world’s largest cities, is failing ...
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UN climate chief says the science is clear: there is no space for new coal 4.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Christiana Figueres says Australia needs a national consensus to achieve maximum effort in fight to avoid dangerous climate change

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Current carbon pledges won't stop dangerous global warming, says Lord Stern 4.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Commitments already made by world governments to cut carbon emissions aren’t enough to keep global warming below the crucial 2C target – but a strong deal is still possible in Paris, says economist The commitments made by world governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next 15 years are not sufficient to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a new analysis by Lord Stern has ...
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Climate change threatens major building projects, says Chinese expert 4.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

China’s top meteorologist also warns the country’s rate of warming is higher than the global average

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Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded 3.5.2015 Guardian: Science

The threat to our planet, and to the lives of billions of people – not to mention big business – has led to wild claims on both sides of the divide. Here are some facts

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1 in 6 species can face extinction by end of century due to global warming 1.5.2015 Sify News
A new study has found that as a result of increasing global warming 1 out of 6 species could possibly extinct by the end of the century if the emission of carbon dioxide stays the same.
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One in six of world's species faces extinction due to climate change – study 30.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

New analysis reveals likely impact of global warming on plants and animals if we fail to take action, and comes ahead of crunch climate talks in Paris

In pictures: Animals and plants that could be lost because of climate change

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Cannes 2015: global warming film Ice and Sky picked as festival closer 30.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The new documentary by March of the Penguins director Luc Jacquet will round off a good year for French cinema at the festival

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Japan outlines 2030 carbon target ahead of Paris climate summit 30.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Tokyo announces cut equivalent to an 18% reduction on 1990 levels, as Green Climate Fund says US and Japan have missed a deadline on providing climate aid

Japan is proposing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 26% by 2030 as its contribution to a global summit on climate change in Paris later in the year.

Media reports earlier this month said the country was looking at a 25% percent cut from 2013 levels, up from an earlier target of about 20%.

Related: Can Japan's climate policy get back on track after Fukushima?

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Climate change will significantly affect Australians’ health, report finds 29.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Report by the Australian Academy of Science warns extreme weather events will contribute to the spread of disease and disrupt food and water supplies

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Fossil fuel companies defy warnings on burning reserves 29.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Peabody Energy, world’s largest private coal company, casts doubts on climate change science, while Glencore Xstrata says governments will fail to cut CO2

The world’s biggest fossil fuel companies are taking a defiant stance against warnings that reserves of coal, oil and gas are already several times larger than can be burned if the world’s governments are to meet their pledge to tackle climate change.

Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private coal company, said on Monday that global warming was “an environmental crisis predicted by flawed computer models”.

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Canada’s provinces try to exert climate change pressure on Harper government 28.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Despite Alberta’s absence, a provincial alliance aims to take steps to make the Canadian economy more ‘carbon sober’ before Paris climate conference Continue reading...
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Vatican climate change summit to highlight moral duty for action 28.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Religious leaders and scientists to attend Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity meeting which will focus on duty of faithful to address global warming

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Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds 27.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Researchers say heatwaves that previously occurred once every three years are now happening every 200 days thanks to global warming

Extreme heatwaves and heavy rain storms are already happening with increasing regularity worldwide because of manmade climate change, according to new research.

Global warming over the last century means heat extremes that previously only occurred once every 1,000 days are happening four to five times more often, the study published in Nature Climate Change said.

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Shell lobbied to undermine EU renewables targets, documents reveal 27.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Weak European renewable energy goals originated with Shell lobby pitch for gas – not renewable energy – to provide pathway for decarbonisation, access to information papers show

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Conservative thinktank seeks to change Pope Francis's mind on climate change 25.4.2015 Guardian: Science

Heartland Institute wants to lobby Vatican before pope delivers a moral call to climate action this summer

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