User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Rising carbon dioxide emissions push greenhouse gases to record high 9.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

CO2 concentrations in Earths atmosphere increasing at their fastest rate for 30 years, meteorologists warn

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UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high 9.9.2014 Sify News
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.
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Activists promise biggest climate march in history 8.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Peoples Climate March in New York and cities worldwide hopes to put pressure on heads of state at Ban Ki-moon summit

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of New York, London and eight other cities worldwide in a fortnight to pressure world leaders to take action on global warming, in what organisers claim will be the biggest climate march in history.

On 23 September, heads of state will join a New York summit on climate change organised by Ban Ki-moon, the first time world leaders have come together on the issue since the landmark Copenhagen summit in 2009, which was seen as a failure.

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SAMOA: New partnerships seek to protect world's oceans 4.9.2014 Sify News
New York, Sept 4 (IBNS) Fishermen in coastal Samoan villages say there are less fish than there used and they worry that the fish populations will soon disappear altogether, but participants at a United Nations conference on forming partnerships with small island developing states are vowing to prevent that from happening.
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Changes to airport capacity could take off 4.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
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Gulf of Maine: 'Poster child' for global warming 3.9.2014 Sify News
Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region's famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters.
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Shift towards western diets may exacerbate global warming 1.9.2014 Sify News
A new study has suggested that the current trend of food production i.e. shift towards meat-heavy Western diets might reach the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050.
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Think of the planet and go easy on kebabs 1.9.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
New Delhi, Aug. 31: A diet with caps on consumption of eggs, chicken, meat, sugar and fat, prescribed by doctors to keep people healthy, may also be critical to curb emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) that are warming the planet.
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United Nations says global warming damage is inevitable, irreversible: what can we do about it? 30.8.2014 DNA: Opinion
Global warming is “severe, widespread and irreversible” damage may be inevitable, unless faster action is taken to reduce fossil fuel emissions, warns a new leaked report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) according to the Associated Press on Tuesday. “Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long- lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people,” the report states. The report further explains, that without changes in greenhouse gas emissions, “climate change risks are likely to be high or very high by the end of the 21st century.” While the matter of greenhouse gas emissions may seem to be too daunting a task to take on, the report is a wakeup call for all human beings to take responsibility for the well-being of our planet . In order to move forward towards a problem that affects us globally, we need to make a change in our attitude. The choices ...
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The Pacific islands are drowning, we need the worlds help 30.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
As prime minister of Samoa I urge the global leaders who will gather at our small islands summit next week to rise above the rhetoric and forge binding agreements on climate change Seeing is believing, it is often said, so I want world leaders to see for themselves what our islands are doing to deal with climate change, natural disasters and the tough economic challenges thrust upon us. Samoa will host the third international conference on small island developing states (Sids) from 1 September, and I want leaders from the 193 nations attending to rise above rhetoric and grandstanding, and move closer to binding international agreements on climate change. We understand the concerns of industrialised countries about economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions , but if we dont act now it will be too late for many of our small islands that are already being inundated by rising sea levels. The international community has to understand that in an increasingly interrelated world, critical problems recognise no ...
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Global warming is already here and could be irreversible, UN panel says 27.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

A 127-page draft report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describes what can be done about it

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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous 27.8.2014 Sify News
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science
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Labour attempts to strengthen regulation of UK fracking industry 25.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Opposition party to table amendments to Lords infrastructure bill that would tighten rules for companies drilling for shale gas

The Labour party believes the rules covering fracking or hydraulic fracturing for gas are not tight enough and will attempt to strengthen regulation of the controversial drilling method by tabling a series of amendments to the infrastructure bill in the House of Lords on Tuesday.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) says there are adequate safeguards covering drilling for shale gas under existing rules or voluntary agreements. However, Tom Greatrex, the shadow energy minister, believes current agreements do not go far enough.

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‘Climate change is real and happening in India’ 23.8.2014 TOI: India
Ahead of the UN climate summit which is to be organized in New York on September 23 to give a political push to future negotiations, Indian scientists on Friday emphasized the need to take urgent steps to address the issue of climate change that has potential to adversely affect the ...
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'Grand bargain' may secure enough support for Direct Action to pass Senate 22.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Negotiations are taking place in Canberra for a compromise in which companies could be credited for beating emissions baselines and risk financial penalties for exceeding them

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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks 22.8.2014 Sify News
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night,
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Global warming slowdown answer lies in depths of Atlantic, study finds 22.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Excess heat being stored hundreds of metres down in Atlantic and Southern oceans not Pacific as previously thought

The key to behind the slowdown in global warming in recent years could lie in the depths of the Atlantic and Southern oceans where excess heat is being stored not the Pacific Ocean as has previously been suggested, according to new research.

But the finding suggests that a naturally occurring ocean cycle burying the heat will flip in around 15 years time, causing global temperature rises to accelerate again.

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UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action 21.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Policy expert says figures showing January-July was the warmest since records began should increase urgency of efforts

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Brazil makes progress on saving Amazon rainforest, Indonesia risks setbacks: Norway aid report 18.8.2014 DNA: Top News
Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday. Norway, rich from offshore oil and gas, paid 10.3 billion crowns ($1.7 billion) to slow tropical deforestation from 2008-13, according to the report by the state-funded Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). "Brazil's deforestation rate and corresponding greenhouse gas emissions have strongly decreased," the report said of progress in protecting the Amazon, the biggest tropical forest. Projects funded by Norwegian cash in Brazil were "paving the way for future reductions", it said. Norway has paid Brazil 4.6 billion crowns ($720 million) to help back up domestic programmes, it said. Norway promised Brazil up to $1.0 billion in 2008 to slow deforestation, depending on its performance. Under a similar deal in 2010, Norway pledged up to $1 billion to Indonesia, which has the ...
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Ecologists cheer Modi's 'zero defect, zero effect' slogan  16.8.2014 TOI: India
Whle exhorting industry to make India the manufacturing hub of the world, Modi said, "I am confident that we would achieve our goals if we carry our dream of manufacturing sector with zero defect and zero ...
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