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Last updated: Oct 23 2014 01:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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2013-14 devastating for human rights: UN 22.10.2014 CNN-IBN: World
The UN human rights chief says 2013-2014 was "a year of devastating impact on human rights" and he blames rising inequality and exclusion for much of the unrest that has swept across the world in recent years.
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Why Pitzer College decided to quit carbon 22.10.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Last month, the philanthropic Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced it would sell off the fossil fuel stocks that helped to enrich it. Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges, had beaten the Rockefellers to the punch. Its decision to divest, in April, made it an early adopter in the...
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The ‘Threat Multiplier’ of Climate Change 20.10.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The ‘Threat Multiplier’ of Climate Change
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IPCC corrects claim suggesting climate change would be good for the economy 17.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Controversial statement, that was based on faulty data taken from a report by economist and climate sceptic Richard Tol, has been removed from the final version of the report

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Climate change: Finally time to recognize the threat it poses 17.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The Pentagon now says that climate change poses an immediate security threat, increasing risks from terrorism, infectious disease, poverty, and hunger [“U.S.: Climate change poses security threat,” Nation & World, Oct. 3].
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Humanity's terrifying impact on Earth justifies new Anthropocene epoch 16.10.2014 Guardian: Science

The greatest transitions in the geological timescale are marked by the flowering or decimation of life. With species extinction and global warming gaining speed, humanitys impact on Earth is clear

Scientists gather to discuss naming age of humans

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Rising sea levels aren't a scientific threat it's happening outside my window | James Woodford 16.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Like most people I have been concerned about climate change as an esoteric issue. But here was climate change in my actual letter box ... They say all politics is local so this week when scientist John Church published a report in the worlds most prestigious science journal, Nature, about sea level rise, it made me look out my kitchen window. I live in a town where sea level rise is not just academic. My life is spent surrounded by salt water. My home is a very modest south coast fibro cottage on a promontory at Moruya Heads, four hours drive south of Sydney. Our new analysis of sea-level projections ... indicates that regional sea-level rise will be generally noticeable before 2030. By then the average sea-level rise globally will be about 13 centimetres higher than the average sea level calculated between 1986 and 2005. I am writing to advise you of a draft report relating to sea level rise that is currently on public exhibition As the owner of a property that is currently identified as potentially at ...
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Gas boom from unrestrained fracking linked to emissions rise 15.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

New analysis shows abundant gas would cut energy prices but squeeze out renewable energy, and would likely increase overall carbon emissions

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Scientist in focus Will Steger 15.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

A trailblazing adventurer became a leading educator

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Up with the thunderclouds above the Amazon rainforest 15.10.2014 New Scientist: Opinion
A tricked-out Gulfstream jet called HALO tackled 100 °C temperature swings and forest fire smoke to penetrate the storm clouds above ...
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Pentagon warns the US military of climate change 14.10.2014 New Scientist: News
A US Department of Defense report says the impacts of climate change could fuel armed insurgency and challenge governments, and aims to prepare the US army for the ...
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Today on New Scientist 14.10.2014 New Scientist: News
All the latest on newscientist.com: storytelling machines, algorithms devour us, future stuff, fish like oil rigs, quagga mussel invasion and ...
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Pentagon says global warming impacting US military training and war tactics 14.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
London, Oct 14 : The Pentagon has reportedly said that global warming is changing the way United States trains for and goes to war.
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Climate change threatens national security, Pentagon says 14.10.2014 Washington Post

Drastic weather, rising seas and changing storm patterns could become “threat multipliers” for the United States, vastly complicating security challenges faced by American forces, the Pentagon said in a new report on the impact of climate change released Monday.

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How big coal is lobbying G20 leaders and trying to capture the global poverty debate 14.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Americas biggest coal company gave self-serving and disingenuous presentation to G20 meeting, claims academic

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Island nations shouldn't be left to drown from climate change 14.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Rising sea levels will have dire consequences for Pacific island nations unless Australia and other countries take action Islanders from the Tulun Atoll where forced relocation is presently underway are reporting what some believe is the beginning of the end. Breadfruit trees have been destroyed, the soil isnt good enough to grow crops. The sea water is eating away at the land. Tulun Atoll is not alone. Across the Pacific islanders are reporting similar changes as the sea is creeping up. Given that sea level rise is not uniform across the world (forget the bathtub that fills evenly!) its not surprising that in some island communities the impacts are becoming more quickly ...
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Pentagon: global warming will change how US military trains and goes to war 13.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Climate change to become immediate factor for all strategic, operational and planning decisions

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Wind power is cheapest energy, unpublished EU analysis finds 13.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Onshore windfarms far cheaper than coal and gas when health impacts are factored in, leaked report shows

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Report: Climate change poses military challenges 13.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Defense officials say a report slated for release Monday will lay out plans for the Pentagon to get a better handle on how climate change will affect the military, and determine how best to deal with the challenges.
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Mark Carney: most fossil fuel reserves can't be burned 13.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Bank of England governor lends his support to carbon bubble theory that coal, gas and oil assets are at risk, reports BusinessGreen

The governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, and called for investors to consider the long-term impacts of their decisions.

According to reports, Carney told a World Bank seminar on integrated reporting on Friday that the vast majority of reserves are unburnable if global temperature rises are to be limited to below 2C.

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