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Republican candidates seek safety from question of climate change by straddling the issue 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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An EU bill bomb but no one thought to tell the prime minister 25.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Confusion reigns over Britains big bill, with some theorising it was deliberately timed to upset Downing Street Continue reading...
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GOP candidates treading gingerly on climate change 25.10.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both....
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Pacific Climate Change Warriors Block World's Largest Coal Port 24.10.2014 Truthout.com
United Nations - Climate Change Warriors from 12 Pacific Island nations paddled canoes into the world's largest coal port in Newcastle, Australia, Friday to bring attention to their grave fears about the consequences of climate change on their home countries. The 30 warriors joined a flotilla of hundreds of Australians in kayaks and on surfboards to delay eight of the 12 ships scheduled to pass through the port during the nine-hour blockade, which was organised with support from the U.S.-based environmental group 350.org . The warriors came from 12 Pacific Island countries, including Fiji, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Micronesia, Vanuatu, The Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Niue. Mikaele Maiava spoke with IPS about why he and his fellow climate change warriors had travelled to Australia: "We want Australia to remember that they are a part of the Pacific. And as a part of the Pacific, we are a family, and having this family means we stay together. We cannot afford, one of the biggest sisters, ...
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2014 Arctic sea ice extent - 6th lowest in millennia 23.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Despite claims of Arctic sea ice expansion, 2014 saw the 6th-least ice in more than 1,450 years

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Fossil fuel divestment campaign targets UCL and BHP Billiton 23.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

University College London under fire for sustainability institute funded by mining giant BHP Billiton, which faces protests at its London AGM

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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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