User: demo Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Generic
Last updated: Apr 25 2015 10:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought 25.4.2015 LA Times: Business
As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore.
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He wants to control the weather with lasers 25.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Is there anything laser can't do?
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Koch Funding of Universities Shrouded in Secrecy 23.4.2015 Truthout.com
In a recent column entitled "The Campus Climate Crusade," The Wall Street Journal's Kimberly Strassel spent over 800 words arguing the basic conceit of UnKochMyCampus , a campaign uniting students at universities around the country who are working to increase transparency on their campuses and fight attempts by corporate donors like Charles and David Koch from influencing their education. Her core arguments? The left is wielding transparency as a "weapon," and efforts to access information through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are "shutting down debate across the country." Unfortunately for Strassel, that couldn't be farther from the truth. Our work with UnKochMyCampus has shown us that transparency removes the smoke and mirrors that cloud the debate, leaving ordinary people ill-equipped to develop informed opinions on research and policy around the most important issues of the day. Our policy is being shaped by corporations, for corporations - and that's a huge problem. There was a time ...
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Australia paying $4 million for Bjørn Lomborg’s flawed methods that downgrade climate change 23.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Climate change contrarian Bjørn Lomborg’s think tank methods have ‘no academic credibility’ says leading climate economist

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Immediate steps needed to mitigate climate change impact: Barack Obama 23.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Immediate steps needed to mitigate climate change impact: Barack Obama' at newkerala.com.
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Immediate steps needed to mitigate climate change impact: Barack Obama 23.4.2015 CNN-IBN: World
US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that climate change "can no longer be denied" and immediate measures are needed to mitigate its effects.
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Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate 22.4.2015 New Kerala: Technology
Read Full story of 'Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate' at newkerala.com.
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Most important number you've never heard of 22.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
tl;dr version: You can vote on the first story I'll report as part of this new series on 2 degrees Celsius -- which is the agreed-upon threshold for dangerous climate change. Go here if you don't see the poll. Thanks!
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Using Satellites To Stop Forest Destruction in its Tracks 22.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
Environmentalists are turning to artificial intelligence and satellites to combat forest destruction in real time---that is, in time to stop ...
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Obama turns up heat on climate change 22.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
President Barack Obama will venture into the South Florida Everglades on Wednesday to lend urgency to his environmental agenda, declaring the dangers of climate change an imminent threat to the state's economy.
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No divide with India on climate change issue: US 20.4.2015 CNN-IBN: World
The US on Monday said there was no divide with India on the issue of climate change and it would like to be the nation's "best partner", days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it clear that the country will not come under pressure of international community in this regard.
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Science is key to our country’s future wellbeing 19.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Funding for the sciences must be increased and it must be pushed up the political agenda

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G20 laws cut protest numbers from likely 120,000 to 1,000, inquiry told 18.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

A demonstration forecast to have drawn up to 120,000 people in Brisbane was reduced to as few as 1,000 because of ‘chilling’ temporary laws, review hears

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Mary Robinson: Developing nations must move rapidly beyond fossil fuels 17.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Rich world must support poorest countries to transition from fossil fuels much faster than they have to keep unburnable reserves in the ground, says UN climate change envoy

Tackling climate change will require developing countries to move beyond fossil fuels far more quickly than the rich world has managed, the United Nations envoy on climate change has warned.

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and ex-UN human rights chief, said: “It may seem contradictory, but to be fair all countries must be enabled to participate in the transition away from fossil fuels together and at the same time. If not, we will exceed the carbon budget and consign countries without the means to participate in the transition to renewable energy to a future based on expensive, obsolete and polluting fossil fuels.”

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BP promises more transparency on climate change issues 16.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Motion to publish more information on emissions, low-carbon investments and lobbying passed by 98% at oil company’s shareholder meeting

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Mystery blob in the Pacific messes up US weather and ecosystems 16.4.2015 New Scientist: Living World
Tropical fish in Alaska, stranded sea lions and more thunderstorms across the US Pacific coast have all been linked to an unusual blob of warm ...
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Cheap coal is a lie – stand up to the industry’s cynical fightback | Al Gore 16.4.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Vested interests are pushing the dirtiest fossil fuel as the energy solution in poor nations. In fact, the argument for investing in solar is overwhelming It is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the reality that the days of coal as a source of energy are numbered. In a world where carbon emissions will increasingly have to be constrained, coal, as the dirtiest of the fossil fuels, is the energy asset most vulnerable to becoming “stranded” – the most vulnerable, in other words, to seeing its market value collapse well ahead of its previously anticipated useful life. This new economic and political reality is already being shaped by the fast-growing global support for the enforcement of a global “ carbon budget ”. This idea, first proposed six years ago and formally endorsed by the International Energy Agency in 2011, has been gaining traction because of the ever-stronger scientific consensus that carbon emissions from human activity is the principal driver of destructive climate change. The spewing ...
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World Bank must do more on fossil fuels 15.4.2015 Guardian: Environment
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Former Massachusetts governor joins Mitt Romney's old firm 14.4.2015 AP Politics
BOSTON (AP) -- Deval Patrick has a new job....
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Patrick joins investment firm Bain Capital founded by Mitt Romney 14.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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