User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Ban Ki-moon asks India to take lead in reaching Paris climate pact 13.1.2015 DNA: Urban Tales
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today asked India to take a leadership role in reaching a "meaningful" climate change pact in Paris later this year. The UN climate conference to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11 of this year, is tasked with finalising a global agreement designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions. "I count on the leadership of India in our ongoing efforts to address the climate change issues. ... I expect as one of the most critically important member state of the United Nations (UN) and as one of the fastest growing economy, India should be responsible to address climate change so that they will soon have universal and meaningful climate change agreement in Paris in December," Ban told reporters here. Stating that this is a "novel and political responsibility", he said, "Nature does not wait for us. Nature does not negotiate with us. It is us 'human beings' who have to take the lead to ensure sustainable development....Climate change is a defining issue of our time." Ban, ...
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Queensland election 2015: Labor renews support for coal despite climate warning 9.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Queensland Labor commits itself to the state’s coal industry, but says new projects need to ‘stack up environmentally’

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Why leaving fossil fuels in the ground is good for everyone 7.1.2015 Guardian: Environment
As a new report is published on the need to limit fossil fuel production to stop dangerous global warming, the UK is poised to pass an act committing governments to extracting as much oil out of the ground as possible Much of world’s fossil fuel reserve must stay buried to prevent climate change, study says As you read this, a monster of a bill is passing smoothly and quietly through Britain’s parliament. It’s so big and complex, and covers so many topics, that it makes a mockery of democracy. The Infrastructure Bill epitomises the rising trend of legislation-stuffing: cramming so many unrelated issues into one bag that parliamentary votes become meaningless. MPs must either accept this great bundle of unrelated measures in its entirety or reject it in its entirety. So laws can pass which no one in their right mind would have voted ...
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UK accused of hypocrisy over plans to limit enforcement of EU climate goals 6.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Britain has been lobbying to reduce EU powers to act on countries’ failure to meet agreed emissions cuts of 40% by 2030

British lobbying to reduce monitoring of EU countries’ action on climate change has sparked outrage among MEPs and environmentalists.

EU states agreed last October to cut their carbon emissions 40% by 2030, but a UK plan co-authored with the Czech Republic proposes that countries’ emissions cuts should only be overseen with a ‘light touch’ regime with a diminished role for Brussels.

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Scotland could be fossil fuel-free by 2030, says report 5.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Planned renewable energy projects combined with energy savings could decarbonise the country’s power sector, claims WWF-back study

A fossil fuel-free Scotland is not only technically achievable but could prove a cheaper and safer option than pursuing fossil fuel-based development, according to a new WWF-backed report.

The study by consultancy giant DNV-GL tested the viability of the Scottish government’s current policy goal of decarbonising the country’s electricity generation by 2030, setting a target of bringing carbon intensity down from 271 grams of CO2 per kilowatt hour to 50g CO2/kwh.

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Climate change to Ebola: what happened next? – podcast transcript 2.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

In 2014, we covered pollution from Mexico City to Manila, corruption in Mali and the Ebola crisis in west Africa. But what happened next? Hugh Muir talks to our reporters to find out

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'Acidic' oceans wiping out mussel population 26.12.2014 Sify News
Scientists have revealed that climate change is threatening the world's mussels and the increased acidity of the oceans is making the seafood brittle.
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IHI, Toshiba to launch demonstration research of ocean current power generation system 25.12.2014 Sify Finance
The IHI Corporation and Toshiba Corporation have been selected by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) as co-researchers in the "Research and Development of
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Increasingly acidic oceans threaten world's mussel populations 24.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Mussel shells could become more brittle as climate change causes acidity of world’s oceans to rise, scientists have warned

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Australia records biggest emissions drop in a decade as carbon tax kicks in 24.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Greens and conservation group say significant drop in annual emissions shows the carbon price, which was scrapped by the Abbott government, was effective

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Global warming will cut wheat yields, research shows 23.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Production of wheat – one of the world’s most important staple crops – is set to fall by 6% for every 1C rise in temperature, say scientists

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Top 500 companies' carbon emissions rise despite calls for cuts 23.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Report on world’s biggest 500 firms by capitalisation shows emissions are not in line with UN calls to avoid dangerous climate change

Greenhouse gas emissions by the world’s top 500 companies rose 3.1% from 2010 to 2013, far off the cuts urged by the United Nations to limit global warming, a study showed on Monday.

The top 500 firms by capitalisation accounted for 13.8% of world greenhouse gas emissions and 28% of gross domestic product in 2013, according to the report, drawn up by the information provider Thomson Reuters and BSD Consulting, a global sustainability consultancy.

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Global climate deal: How far have India, China moved? 23.12.2014 Rediff: Business
India is actively involved in reducing carbon emissions.
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Climate Change: Looking for hope beyond Lima conference 22.12.2014 Rediff: Columns
With the weaker-than-expected agreement at the recent Climate Change Conference at Lima, there is an urgent need to highlight endeavours in civil society and business for a sustainable global economy with grassroots empowerment, say Rajni Bakshi.
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Sunita Narain: Revise India's climate strategy 22.12.2014 Sify Finance
Climate change negotiations are by now predictable. The already industrialised come to each conference of party (COP) with a clear game plan: that is, to erase their contribution to the emissions
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The 12 most important moments in science in 2014 21.12.2014 Guardian: Science

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year

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Forests at greater risk due to climate change than previously believed 20.12.2014 Sify News
A new study has revealed that forests around the world are affected by man-made climate change, suggesting that degradation of woods cannot be ruled out for the future.
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Europe's record hot year made at least 35 times more likely by climate change, say scientists 17.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

2014 is set to be Europe’s warmest year on record and greenhouse gas emissions played a major role new research shows

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Jeb Bush may be 'the smart brother' – but he's as much of a climate denier as any conservative | Suzanne Goldenberg 17.12.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Plus: Meet the Republicans who don’t believe climate change is real In Bush family lore, Jeb was always supposed to be the smarter, more level-headed one. As with many media constructs, of course, that’s just not true. When it comes to climate change, Jeb Bush is a lot more radical than his brother. It is not unanimous among scientists that it is disproportionately manmade. What I get a little tired of on the left is this idea that somehow science has decided all this so you can’t have a ...
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What kind of climate deal will we get in Lima? – podcast transcript 15.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

With the stakes higher than ever for a climate deal at talks in Peru next week, we talk to some of the key players in Lima

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