User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Harvard historian: strategy of climate science denial groups 'extremely successful' 25.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Professor Naomi Oreskes says actions of climate denialists are laying the foundations for the government interventions they fear the most

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Climate change is far from the only cause of a rapid rise in disasters 21.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

The world's population has nearly doubled in four decades, putting more people and more money in harm's way

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Owen Paterson to give lecture to Nigel Lawson's climate-sceptic thinktank 18.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Just days after leaving office, former UK environment secretary agrees to deliver speech at Global Warming Policy Foundation

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Nobel Laureate RK Pachauri calls upon youth to save environment 16.7.2014 DNA: India
Noted environmentalist and Nobel Laureate RK Pachauri on Wednesday called upon youths to come forward to save the environment. Delivering a lecture on "Climate Change - Impacts and Adaptation" at Himachal Pradesh University here, Pachauri said checking environmental degradation was vital for ecological health of the country. He said there should be a balance between the human being and the nature. Pachauri said "continued emissions of greenhouse gases would cause further warming and changes in the climate system, oceans would continue to warm during the 21st century and it is likely that the Arctic sea ice cover will continue to shrink and Global sea level will continue to rise". He further cautioned that the length, frequency or intensity of warm spells or heat waves will increase over most land areas and a 1-in-20 year hottest day is likely to become a 1-in-2 year event in most regions. "It is also likely that the frequency of heavy precipitation or the proportion of total rainfall from heavy falls ...
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History will condemn climate change denialists | Robert Manne 16.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Tony Abbott was elected by the right-wing of his party for a single purpose: to destroy any meaningful action in Australia against the threat of climate change The argument for radical action on climate change which Australia will soon at least temporarily reject with the shameful decision to repeal the carbon tax is embarrassingly simple. For the past 200 years, western culture has granted science pre-eminent cultural authority. A quarter century ago, a consensus formed among contemporary scientists specialising in the study of the climate. The consensus comprised one principal idea: the primary source of energy on which industrial civilisation relied the burning of fossil fuels was dangerously increasing the temperature of the ...
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UK on track to miss carbon targets, climate change advisers warn 15.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Government's flagship energy efficiency schemes are found wanting in report by Committee on Climate Change

The coalitions flagship insulation programmes have failed to put the UK on the right track to meet its commitments on cutting greenhouse gases, a review by the statutory advisers on climate change has found.

The number of cavity wall insulations one of the most effective measures for cutting energy use has plunged by more than two-thirds owing to a change in government schemes to encourage insulation.

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Why the next climate treaty is vital for my country to survive 13.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The Marshall Islands minister stresses the importance of forthcoming emissions targets, especially for countries less than two metres above the rising oceans Ministers and diplomats from countries responsible for 80% of the worlds Co2 pollution were gathered around a table in Paris on Friday and Saturday to discuss the contours of a new global climate treaty, due to be signed here in less than 18 months time. A handful of other countries, including the Marshall Islands, will join them. We are here not because of the volume of our emissions, but because of the vulnerability of our existence. For atoll island countries like mine lying less than two metres above the rising oceans, the ambition and architecture of the new agreement will play a big part in determining whether our countries survive into the second half of the century. It is quite simply a matter of life or ...
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Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away 11.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers Continue reading...
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China and US sign deals on climate change 9.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Sharing of information on clean coal power technology among eight pacts between world's two biggest emitters

The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy.

The deals, which involve companies and research bodies, were signed in Beijing ahead of a two-day visit to China by top Obama administration officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

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Developing countries must get judicious Carbon and Development Space in new climate deals 9.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Economic Survey presented in Parliament says that the global climate community faces a deadline for reaching an agreement in 2015, bringing in more than 190 countries to pledge emission cuts for the post 2020 period. It is important that future agreements should take into account
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Budget 2014: Introduce CER taxations to mitigate power crisis and address global warming, says KPMG 8.7.2014 ET: Power
The recent power crisis in India has been a subject matter of great concern in India as well as garnered global news reporting.
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Shinzo Abe addresses Parliament for historic trade deal - politics live 8.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is here to address the parliament and to sign an historic trade deal as the Abbott government's turn back policy is under threat from the High Court. Follow it live...

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Indonesia sees massive deforestation 30.6.2014 BBC South Asia
A new study using satellite images shows that Indonesia has surpassed Brazil in deforestation rate for the first time.
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Opting for coal-based energy 'wasteful approach' by government: IPCC 28.6.2014 ET: Power
IPCC chairman Pachauri termed as a "wasteful approach" by govt to opt for coal-based power projects & pressed for use of renewable & nuclear energy sources to satisfy power needs.
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Lord Smith: flooding budget cuts put UK at the mercy of extreme weather 26.6.2014 Guardian: Environment
Outgoing Environment Agency chair warns of false economy of failing to improve protection and speaks frankly on Owen Paterson, the greenest government and fracking safety Continue reading...
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The UK is making it a legal duty to maximise greenhouse gas emissions 26.6.2014 Guardian: Environment

Buried in the infrastructure bill is an astonishing contradiction on the UK's approach to oil and climate change

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PUP senators will vote to repeal carbon price but back emissions trading 25.6.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Clive Palmer announces new policy at press conference with former US vice president Al Gore

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Three reasons why climate change is real, and humans are causing it | David Waltham 25.6.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Paleoclimatology can answer the question of anthropogenic climate change by using fossils to show links between global temperatures and CO2 levels Dire warnings of imminent human-induced climate disaster are constantly in the news but predictions of the end of the world have been made throughout history and have never yet come true. Even in the brief period of recorded history, natural climate change has always been with us whether it is the volcanically induced crop failures that helped precipitate the French revolution or the medieval warm period that allowed Vikings to colonise Greenland. So how can we trust that the computer models scientists use to make predictions are ...
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1,000km of new BRT would save 27,000 lives in India: World Bank 24.6.2014 TOI: India Business
World Bank President Jim Young Kim has said India can save more than 27,000 lives and create over 128,000 jobs if it builds 1,000 kilometres of new bus rapid transit (BRT) lanes in the next 20 years.
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1000 km of new BRT would save 27000 lives in India: World Bank - Economic Times 24.6.2014 google news
1000 km of new BRT would save 27000 lives in India: World Bank Economic Times Policies promoting clean development in transport and energy efficiency will lead to global growth. "We already know that we need to make smart policy choices to combat climate change. What we didn't know is that these policies make economic ...
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