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Carbon map  which countries are responsible for climate change? 23.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

As heads of state from David Cameron to Barrack Obama meet in New York for a UN climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon, expectations are high for bold commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Use this interactive, in-depth map to find out who the big polluters are internationally, how Chinas emissions have grown stratospherically and see who is most vulnerable to global warmings impacts. Turn your sound up to hear the introduction to the map

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Paul McCartney calls for meatless Mondays 23.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
London, Sep 23 : Singer Paul McCartney has asked his fans to refrain from eating meat Mondays to help the environment in a YouTube video posted in conjunction with the start of the UN Climate Summit in New York.
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We're at tipping point on climate 23.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Across the globe, political and economic leaders have come under increasing pressure to live up to their words on climate change. And, on the eve of the U.N. Climate Summit taking place in New York, it seems we might even be at a tipping point in the global battle against climate change.
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The Wall Street Journal downplays global warming risks once again 22.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

The periodical follows the Murdoch media pattern of sowing doubt about climate change threats

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Sublime Yet Troubling Aerial Photos of Humanity’s Environmental Destruction 22.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
At first glance, photojournalist Colin Finlay’s aerial photos appear to be beautiful landscapes. Read their captions, though, and it becomes clear many of the scenes he captures are quite ugly, depicting environments scarred by industry and climate ...
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Climate march: yes, we should save the world. But not only 'for the children' | Van Badham 22.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
We dont need to have children to feel morally obligated to act our focus on future generations allows for political inaction, and communicates a philosophy of despair On Sunday, climate groups around the world rallied attendees for a Peoples Climate March . The event was the largest environmental protest event in history, with participants in 150 countries. The march I attended was as multigenerational as the marches social media allowed me to observe elsewhere. A common theme to many placards, pledges and speeches heard around the world was a plea to take climate action as a duty to our children. The Huffington Post published commentary which cited actual motherlove as a reason for participants to attend. But is it the best way to wrap our heads around such a complex ethical issue? Q: You actually felt isolated from the environmental movement when you were struggling to get pregnant. A: It drove me crazy hanging around with environmentalists who were constantly talking about how we were doing this for ...
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Minnesota's global outlook helps land sustainability conference 22.9.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
Former heads of state will meet here on democracy, sustainability.
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The global people's climate march is a reason to be a climate optimist 21.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
The people's climate march is a reason to be a climate optimist, despite the grave dangers posed by runaway global warming. Continue reading...
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The UN climate change summit is a vital chance for the world to avoid catastrophe | Bob Ward 21.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Leaders must act together to reverse carbon emissions or betray their children and future generations This week, I will witness a key test of whether we will betray our children, grandchildren and future generations through a lack of ambition and will. I will be at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York on Thursday to listen to David Cameron, Barack Obama and more than 120 other political leaders outline how they intend to tackle the growing risks from climate change. The summit has been called by the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, to try to build high-level support for efforts to reach an international agreement to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, which is due to be signed in Paris in December ...
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The Multiple Benefits of Economic Localization 20.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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His camera takes us to the world 'we must preserve' 19.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Genesis" is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.
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The Self-Interest in Climate ‘Denial’ 19.9.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Self-Interest in Climate ‘Denial’
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It's time to teach climate change in school. Here's how | Sophia Shaw 19.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
We need to give our kids the tools to observe and understand the effects of a changing climate for their future and ours Why is it so difficult to teach climate change in our classrooms? My kids hear climate change discussed in the news as a very real threat , but it is largely absent from school science curricula. In fact, most children the world over dont receive any formal academic reasoning to put the vast amount of information and opinions into context, and they have no credible outlet to ask their own ...
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UN hired PR firm that won't rule out clients who oppose CO2 regulations 18.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Ogilvy Public Relations undertook work for UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in run-up to Warsaw talks

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Deep Inside the Wild World of China's Fracking Boom 18.9.2014 Mother Jones
IX. Unfit for Drinking The guests at the compound that week were gearing up for another great leap: a push to export the United States' fracking boom to China's vast shale fields—and beyond. Attendees slid into black leather chairs behind glossy rosewood tables, facing a stage flanked by large projector screens. Chinese businessmen wore high-waist slacks with belts clasped over their bellies. I watched as one thumbed through business cards bearing the logos of Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, and Halliburton. Behind closed doors, a select group of Chinese and American officials and executives held a "senior VIP meeting." Outside, a troop of People's Liberation Army guards marched in tight formation. The US-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum , sponsored by the US departments of Commerce and Energy, as well as China's National Energy Administration, has convened for the last 13 years. But the focus turned to shale gas in 2009, when President Obama and then-President Hu Jintao announced an agreement to ...
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Why climate science denial courtesy of the New York Post measures five miles high 18.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Scientists respond to climate science denialists claims in Murdoch-owned New York Post

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Mexico: Researcher Raises Alert About Environmental Risks in Region With Highest Concentration of Wind Farms in Latin America 17.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles

2014 917 wind 6bThe wind turbines of the Biioxo Wind Farm are located on land that used to be cultivated. (Photo: Santiago Navarro F.)

Southern Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec is the site of the largest concentration of wind farm projects in Latin America. In this interview, biologist Patricia Mora explains what environmental impact studies leave out: the real impacts on regional flora and fauna, and how those negative effects extend beyond Mexico to ecosystems in Central America.

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Mark Ruffalo calls on Obama to ban fracking ahead of UN climate summit 17.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Actor and activist made the plea in a press call hosted by Food & Water Watch, which released a report on fracking

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What Will It Take to Create Climate Justice? 16.9.2014 Truthout.com
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Obama targets a popular coolant in new effort to curb greenhouse gases 16.9.2014 Washington Post

The Obama administration is preparing to introduce major steps to phase out production of a popular chemical coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners, citing growing evidence that the substance is contributing to the warming of the planet.

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