User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Greenhouse Gases
Last updated: Apr 01 2015 10:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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It's high time to revamp India's inefficient power plants 16.3.2015 Rediff: Business
Green rating of thermal power plants are way behind the global best.
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Vice president inaugurates international conference on ‘global environment issues’ 14.3.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that Environmental degradation and climate change are amongst the foremost challenges confronting human civilization in our times. The protection and preservation of environment and its sustainable management are essential for the survival of humanity and our planet, as we know it. Delivering inaugural address at the International Conference on ‘Global Environment Issues’ organised by the National Green Tribunal in
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CO2 emissions stall without impacting global economy for first time in 40 years 14.3.2015 Sify News
The global economy witnessed a growth in 2014 as the global carbon emissions were stable for the first time in 40 years.
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Global emissions stall in 2014 following slowdown in China's economy 13.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Carbon dioxide emissions stayed the same last year compared to 2013, data shows, but falling oil prices may cause them to rise again

A slowdown in China’s economic growth helped the world to a pause in the upward rise in greenhouse gas emissions last year, according to data released on Friday.

China burnt less coal last year than expected, as the projected rise in its energy demand faltered along with the rise in its economic growth, and as the expansion of its renewable energy generation continued.

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US and Chinese companies dominate list of most-polluting coal plants 13.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Warren Buffet-owned Berkshire Hathaway on list of top 25 companies with least efficient and oldest ‘sub-critical’ coal power plants

The 100 global power companies most at risk from growing pressure to shut highly polluting coal plants have been revealed in a new report from Oxford University.

Chinese companies dominate the top of the ranking but US companies, including Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, occupy 10 of the top 25 places.

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Russian scientists say climate change to blame for mysterious Siberia craters 12.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The seven holes discovered are not the work of aliens or meteorites, but rather explosions of methane accumulated as underground ice melts

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Modi's budget slashes environmental funding for India 12.3.2015 Sify Finance
By Sujit Chakraborty
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Modi's budget slashes environmental funding for India - TRFN 12.3.2015 Sify News
By Sujit Chakraborty
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We must reclaim the climate change debate from the political extremes 12.3.2015 Guardian: Science
Alarmists and deniers need to climb out of their parallel trenches, engage with the developing world and work together to end the crisis Continue reading...
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Experts mull over combating climate change at FRI 10.3.2015 TOI: Cities
The summer could be six months longer; emission of carbon dioxide may double in years to come – at a seminar on Tuesday at the Forest Research Institute (FRI) here, experts from across the world, among them members of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mulled over strategies to deal with climate ...
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Keep fossil fuels in the ground to stop climate change 10.3.2015 Guardian: Environment
In the fourth piece in the Guardian’s major series on climate change , George Monbiot argues that once coal, oil and gas are produced, they will be used. And yet, after 23 years of UN negotiations there have been almost no steps taken to stop the production – rather than the use of – fossil fuels You can read previous pieces here If you visit the website of the UN body that oversees the world’s climate negotiations , you will find dozens of pictures, taken across 20 years, of people clapping . These photos should be of interest to anthropologists and psychologists. For they show hundreds of intelligent, educated, well-paid and elegantly-dressed people wasting their lives. The celebratory nature of the images testifies to the world of make-believe these people inhabit. They are surrounded by objectives, principles, commitments, instruments and protocols, which create a reassuring phantasm of progress while the ship on which they travel slowly founders. Leafing through these photos, I imagine I can almost ...
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Global warming 'set to speed up to rates not seen for 1,000 years' 9.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

By 2020 the average temperature rise per decade will be 0.25C in the northern hemisphere, more than double the 900 years preceding the 20th century

People need to brace themselves for accelerating climate change that could alter the way we live even over short time scales, scientists have warned.

New evidence suggests the rate at which temperatures are rising in the northern hemisphere could be 0.25C per decade by 2020 - a level not seen for at least 1,000 years.

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What agricultural 'ecosystems on steroids' are doing to the air 9.3.2015 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
In a study that identifies a new, "direct fingerprint" of human activity on Earth, scientists have found that agricultural crops play a big role in seasonal swings of carbon dioxide in the ...
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How will everything change under climate change? - The Guardian 8.3.2015 google news
How will everything change under climate change? The Guardian Indeed to support fuel conservation during world war two, pleasure driving was virtually eliminated in the UK, and between 1938 and 1944, use of public transit went up by 87% in the US and by 95% in Canada. Twenty million US households ... But we could ...
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Climate summit’s pledges on carbon cuts ‘won’t avert global disaster’ 8.3.2015 Guardian: Environment
Government targets leave emission levels too high to prevent a big temperature rise, warns team of experts led by economist Nicholas Stern Continue reading...
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Don't look away now, the climate crisis needs you 6.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

The Guardian is embarking on a major series of articles on the climate crisis and how humanity can solve it. In the first, an extract taken from the Introduction to THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING by Naomi Klein, the author argues that if we treat climate change as the crisis it is, we don’t just have the potential to avert disaster but could improve society in the process

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The global food security situation is critical. But there is still hope 6.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
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Green tech key to tackling climate change, says UK's climate adviser 3.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Sir David King says focus on green technology benefits equally important for the drive to push for success at Paris talks

Green technology should be as much a focus of tackling climate change as the United Nations negotiations leading up to a crunch conference in Paris this December, the UK’s top foreign office adviser on climate said on Tuesday.

Sir David King, former chief scientific adviser to the UK government and now the special representative for climate change, said: “Technology is moving ahead very rapidly. I think we need to focus not only on the details of the negotiations, but also on what the technological revolution is going to bring to us.”

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Global warming contributed to Syria's 2011 uprising, scientists claim 3.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

US study claims regime’s unsustainable agricultural policies meant drought led to collapse of farming in north-eastern region and triggered mass migration to cities and added to feelings of discontent

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Decoding the Budget's 'carbon tax' 2.3.2015 Rediff: Columns
In Budget 2015, the finance minister has opted to take the slow road and has doubled the cess on coal to "balance the need to tax pollution and the price of power" in his words.
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