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World trapped by ‘Toxic Triangle’ that puts profit for the few ahead of a sustainable future for all 17.10.2014 Press releases

World trapped by ‘Toxic Triangle’ that puts profit for the few ahead of a sustainable future for all

People around the world are trapped in a ‘toxic triangle’ made up of short-term financial investors, timid governments and fossil fuel companies, which threatens to push up  global temperatures,  putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam warns today. 

 

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Rice yields to reduce in large parts of Asia: IPCC report 16.10.2014 Hindu: Home
Rural poverty in parts of Asia could be exacerbated due to negative impacts from climate change on rice production, and a general increase in food prices and the cost of living, says the report of...
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This glacier doesn’t melt 15.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
This glacier doesn’t melt
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Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking 15.10.2014 DNA: Evolutions
Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking
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Tea producers see drop in output due to erratic rainfall 15.10.2014 ET: Agriculture
Revenue in the current fiscal year ending March 2015 would also be hit by a drop in tea prices, which are likely to fall by 6-7 per cent this year.
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Call to use tea cess on research 15.10.2014 The Assam Tribune
Call to use tea cess on research
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K'taka stands second among drought-hit states 15.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Among the States worst affected by drought, Karnataka stands second in the country, said senior journalist Nagesh Hegde, here on Tuesday. He was speaking at a workshop on 'Agriculture and Economic Literacy', jointly organised by the Centre for Proficiency Development and Placement Services, University of Mysore; Prasar Bharathi; Akashavani and National Bank for Rural Development. "Rajasthan is worst affected by drought in the country. In Karnataka, drought is not merely a shortage of rainfall. Drought has affected soil, lakes and forests of the State, resulting in a decline in bio-diversity in the region. Along with these issues drying rivers, depletion in ground water levels, globalisation, global warming and migration from rural to urban areas are a major concern," he said. Even though the population of farming community in the State was close to 3.5 crore, journalists rarely focused their attention on the woes of the community. Noting these problems, several associations, such as the Deccan ...
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Coastal cities need to be climate-proof, says study 15.10.2014 Hindu: Cities
“It is imperative to assess sea level rise, storm surge and cyclones”
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Climate change and insurance 14.10.2014 FrontLine: Data Card
Low insurance penetration in India is the key reason why loss of life and property on account of climate change disasters remain unmitigated. By S. GOPIKRISHNA WARRIER
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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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Lost Louisiana: the race to reclaim vanished land back from the sea 14.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Worlds fastest submerging state is looking to nature in an ambitious plan to turn back the tide, and to BP to fund it but will it work?

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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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Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking 14.10.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
Scientists' observations in the Karakoram region have revealed that the glaciers there were stable, and snowfall is increasing instead of decreasing.
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Pentagon says global warming impacting US military training and war tactics 14.10.2014 Sify News
The Pentagon has reportedly said that global warming is changing the way United States trains for and goes to war.
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Wild weather forces climate adaptation on Europe's political agenda 14.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

European Environment Agency finds adapting to climate change now on political agenda but action on ground still rare

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New study show why Karakoram glaciers aren’t melting despite global warming 14.10.2014 FirstPost: Life

These glaciers have exhibited mass stability or even expansion in the Karakoram region contrasting with the glacial mass loss across the nearby Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau.

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Climate change `immediate` national security risk: Pentagon 14.10.2014 Zee News : World
Rising global temperatures, rapidly melting arctic ice and other effects of climate change are posing immediate risks to US national security and military and humanitarian operations, the Pentagon warned Monday.
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Hagel: Climate change will challenge US military 14.10.2014 Sify News
Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America's military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages
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Urban green spaces for climate change 13.10.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Flash floods and extreme rainfall events are becoming common occurrences now. The recent flood in the Kashmir valley has brought to the focus how nature plays havoc if interventions are inappropriate. In the year 2005, India's highly populated city Mumbai was completely shut down due to extreme rainfall and flooding, with flood waters to a depth of 0.5 m to 1.5 m in low-lying areas, causing severe economic losses and damage to infrastructure. A team of World Bank and climate change experts noted that though the city is prone to frequent floods as being in a tropical region and receiving abundant monsoon rains. The risk to flood was aggravated by the manmade geography; especially due to inhibition of natural runoff surface water and loss of network of drains, rivers, creeks and ponds that drain directly into the sea (Ranger et al. 2011) and the unplanned urbanisation is again believed to have affected the flood management capacity of the Kashmir valley causing extensive damage. The IPCC fifth assessment ...
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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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