User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Heatwaves likely 'every other year' by 2030s, says Met Office study 8.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Carbon emissions continuing at their current levels will lead to dramatic rise in severely hot weather patterns in central Europe and the Mediterranean

Torrid European summers like the one in 2003 which claimed an estimated 70,000 lives are set to become a regular occurrence within two decades and the “new normal” by the end of the century, according to a new Met Office study.

The climate modelling, which was published in Nature Climate Change on Monday, foresees a dramatic rise in the chance of severely hot weather patterns in central Europe and the Mediterranean, if greenhouse gas emissions continue along their current path.

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'Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on climate' 8.12.2014 Rediff: Business
Last month, the US and China announced a significant deal setting limits on greenhouse gases.
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Peaking year not a bench mark for India: Prakash Javadekar 5.12.2014 ET: Power
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the country won't act to curb carbon emissions because it first must pursue economic growth to eradicate poverty.
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Finger at China, US emission goals 4.12.2014 Telegraph: Nation
China's and America's proposals to curb their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 are "low on ambition", Union environment and forests minister Prakash Javadekar said today, adding that India is already "aggressively" addressing climate change issues.
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2014 set to be world's hottest year ever 3.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Record average temperatures highlight the urgent need to agree a deal on emissions at the UN climate change talks in Lima

The world is on course for the hottest year ever in 2014, the United Nations weather agency said on Wednesday, heightening the sense of urgency around climate change negotiations underway in Lima.

Preliminary estimates from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) found global average land and sea surface temperatures for the first 10 months of 2014 had soared higher than ever recorded.

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Toshiba introduces highest efficiency artificial photosynthesis technology 3.12.2014 Sify Finance
Toshiba has launched an artificial photosynthesis technology at the 2014 International Conference in Awaji Yumebutai.
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Urgent call for curtailment of meat consumption to tackle global warming 3.12.2014 Sify News
A new study by Chatham House has revealed that adequate dietary changes like eating less meat, need to be considered for controlling global warming, but they have yet to be implemented in the
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Lima climate talks: developing nations urge rich to aim for zero emissions 3.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Group of least-developed nations at UN climate summit say rich counties should do ‘substantially more’ to cut emissions

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Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report 3.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than transport but fear of a consumer backlash is preventing action, says Chatham House report

Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change, according to a new report. But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer backlash, warns the analysis from the thinktank Chatham House.

The global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships combined, but a worldwide survey by Ipsos MORI in the report finds twice as many people think transport is the bigger contributor to global warming.

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Emissions targets are biggest challenge for Lima climate talks 2.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Avoiding dangerous climate change depends on the strength of emissions reduction targets countries collectively adopt. And this remains a major concern As this year’s UN climate change conference opens in Lima, Peru , a series of unexpected political developments in recent months has created a mood of surprising optimism. But dark clouds remain. First came the UN Climate Summit in September , and the huge public mobilisation which accompanied it. With nearly 400,000 people marching on the streets of New York , and hundreds of thousands more in cities around the world, the assembled leaders were warned that climate change was no longer an issue they could ...
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It's official that carbon-emissions do result in global warming 2.12.2014 Sify News
A new research has confirmed how global warming links to carbon emissions.
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Peru Summit: Over 190 nations negotiate historic climate deal 2.12.2014 Rediff: Business
The average global temperature between January and October has been 0.68 degrees Celsius higher than the 20th century's average global temperature of 14.1 degree C.
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Hillary Clinton says fracking carries risks in conservation speech 2.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Possible presidential candidate draws distinction with Barack Obama, who has trumpeted boom in gas and oil exploration

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COP20 is a forum for regional green policies not just global climate targets 1.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
With Latin America already hit by climate change, talks in Lima are the perfect chance to discuss local green programmes The 2014 UN climate conference begins today in Latin America, a region where climate change is already having substantial impacts . The summit in Lima will not just be a chance to agree global climate targets, but will also present the opportunity to discuss regional green policies. But, as usual, the former will get most prominence. This is not surprising as by the next climate conference in Paris in late 2015, the deadline will be up for the international community to agree a new global treaty based on targets for reducing greenhouse gas ...
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Lima climate change talks best chance for a generation, say upbeat diplomats 30.11.2014 Guardian: Environment
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Accord with China helps US cut 2025 emission-reduction target 29.11.2014 Sify Finance
Instead of setting higher targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emission compared to its previous commitments, the US has reduced the target for 2025 by two-four per
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Ships must measure CO2 emissions under new EU law 26.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Ships will have to start monitoring emissions from 2018, in a first step towards curbing growing pollution from the sector

The shipping sector will, for the first time, have to monitor its carbon emissions under a law agreed by the European Union on Wednesday, intended as a step towards tackling a growing source of pollutants linked to climate change.

International shipping accounts for around 3% of the world’s emissions of carbon dioxide, a share which could increase to 18% by 2050 if regulation is not in place, according to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

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Maldives wants common SAARC platform on climate change 26.11.2014 Sify News
Maldives believes it is time to walk the talk on climate policies jointly-supported by all South Asian countries, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen said at the 18th Saarc Summit here Wednesday.
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Geoengineering could offer solution of last resort against climate change 26.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Despite ‘terrifying’ risks of geoengineering, the urgent nature of climate change means research must continue into the controversial technology, say scientists

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Green Cities Campaign launched in city 24.11.2014 The Assam Tribune
Green Cities Campaign launched in city
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