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Distorting Climate Change Threats, Solutions 29.1.2015 FactCheck
Two potential Republican candidates for president distorted the facts about climate change and casually dismissed well-established threats and potential solutions.
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Air pollution choking the life out of Asia 28.1.2015 CNN: Top Stories
At the age of 13, Tan Yi Han could not see the edge of his schoolyard. It was 1998 in Singapore, the wealthy city-state known for its tidy streets and clean, green image. But for much of that particular school year, clouds of smoke shrouded the skyline. The record-setting air pollution, which had begun in 1997 and lasted for months, caused a 30% spike in hospital visits. It would later be remembered as one of southeast Asia's worst-ever "haze episodes."
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Queensland election: Climate science denied and ignored 28.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Climate change science has been a non-starter in the Queensland election, despite the state being on the front line of impacts

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: We May Have Reached a Climate Tipping Point, and More 27.1.2015 Truthout.com
In today's On the News segment: Human activity has compromised about half of the natural processes that maintain the stability of our planet; BP is being pressured by their investors; the Senate voted 98-to-1 that "climate change is real and is not a hoax"; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest of....science & green news..... You need to know this. We may have reached the tipping point. According to new research published in the journal Science, human activity has compromised about half of the natural processes that maintain the stability of our planet. In other words, the systems that make our planet habitable have been thrown dangerously out of balance. This alarming report came from an international team of 18 researchers who documented big changes in four of the nine processes that regulate our planet. The researchers found significant disruptions in biodiversity, climate, and forestation. And, they documented serious changes in the nitrogen-phosphorus cycle, which is ...
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Urban climate resilience - The need of the hour 27.1.2015 CNN-IBN: World
Rapid climate change is a challenge of the 21st century, displaying increasingly the evidences of highly erratic weather deviations and extreme events.
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Judith Rodin's warning for the world: 'Crisis is becoming the new normal' 27.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Rockefeller Foundation’s president has been interested in the idea of resilience ever since she was a psychology student. Her experience of disasters such as Katrina and Sandy have turned it into her life’s mission

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We should not surrender to climate change 27.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Island states, such as the Maldives, are already making ambitious changes to adapt to rising sea levels. With a global resolve to implement such solutions, it could be possible to tackle the climate impasse

This month a team of scientists reported that melting ice caps and glaciers due to climate change are causing oceans to rise more drastically than previously calculated.

The news is particularly troubling for my country, the Maldives — the world’s lowest lying island chain — and for other coastal and island nations that sit just metres above sea level.

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As Midwest warms, its economy will suffer 27.1.2015 Star Tribune: Editorials
Bipartisan business group’s data-driven report is a call to action.
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Oil-rich Saudis find new help in struggle to delay action on climate change: Cheap gas 27.1.2015 Washington Post
As the ruler of a country that sits atop 300 billion barrels of oil, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah was no fan of proposals to limit the burning of fossil fuels. During most of his reign, the king’s chief envoy to climate talks was a ­global-warming skeptic who boasted of his success at scuttling climate treaties.Read full article >>
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La Niñas on the rise in climate change double whammy 27.1.2015 New Scientist: Health
A see-saw effect of warm water slushing in the equatorial Pacific may make extreme climate events El Niño and La Niña twice as ...
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Climate change will hit Australia harder than rest of world, study shows 26.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Science agency the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology predict temperature rises of up to 5.1c in Australia by 2090 in their most comprehensive forecast yet

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David Cameron rejects call for fracking ban 26.1.2015 Guardian: Environment
Prime minister renews his support for exploiting shale gas as MPs call for moratorium and anti-fracking campaigners protest in Westminster David Cameron has rejected calls for a moratorium on fracking from senior MPs, including his former environment secretary Caroline Spelman , saying the US shale gas revolution can be repeated in the UK. The prime minister’s renewed backing for increasingly controversial shale gas exploration comes at the start of a pivotal week for the industry, with key votes by parliament on Monday and Lancashire County Council from Wednesday . 'Stop the infrastructure bill': ex-FCO diplomat John Ashton rallies hundreds opposing fracking #banfracking ...
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Climate change could impact the poor much more than previously thought 26.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

A new study is the first to incorporate empirical estimates of climate change impacts on economic growth in models

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MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds 26.1.2015 BBC: Business
A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.
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George Osborne urges ministers to fast-track fracking measures in leaked letter 26.1.2015 Guardian: Environment
Chancellor’s list of requests, including responding to ‘asks’ from Cuadrilla, laid out in letter to cabinet colleagues
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Why we need to address population growth's effects on global warming 25.1.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Earlier this month, Pope Francis made news when he said that not only was climate change real, but it was mostly man-made. Then, last week, he said that couples do not need to breed “like rabbits” but rather should plan their families responsibly — albeit without the use of...
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Business-minded forecast sees climate as threat to Minnesota jobs and culture 23.1.2015 MinnPost
CC/Flickr/Patricia Cich Lee Average winter temperatures in the upper Midwest are likely to climb to levels that place serious constraints on winter sports. If mid-January’s unseasonal cruddiness has got you down this week – it being too cold and dreary to enjoy going out for a hike, too warm and snowless for cross-country skis – the Risky Business Project has a message for you: Get used to it. Assuming the earth’s current warming trends continue on their current trajectory, Risky Business says in a new analysis being unveiled today in downtown Minneapolis, average winter temperatures in the upper Midwest are likely to climb to levels that place serious constraints on winter sports. And it isn’t only skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers who will feel the squeeze. So will an estimated 35,000 people with jobs in winter tourism: Winter sports are serious business in this region. The Midwest is home to almost one-fifth of the nation’s ski areas. Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin lead other states in ...
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Brazil’s worst drought in history prompts rationing warning 23.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Lights go out, internet is cut for days, and agriculture is suffering as crisis spreads from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro and beyond

The taps have run dry and the lights have gone out across swathes of Brazil this week as the worst drought in history spreads from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro and beyond.

More than four million people have been affected by rationing and rolling power cuts as this tropical nation discovers it can no longer rely on once abundant water supplies in a period of rising temperatures and diminishing rainfall.

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'Resilience can become hallmark of 2015,' says UN disaster risk reduction chief 23.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of ''Resilience can become hallmark of 2015,' says UN disaster risk reduction chief' at newkerala.com.
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Brazilian Agriculture Minister Says Human Activity Impacts Global Warming 23.1.2015 Wall St. Journal: World
Brazilian Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu said Thursday that human activity has an impact on climate change, but that more studies are needed.
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