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Hillary Clinton's climate change plan 'just plain silly', says leading expert 30.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

The Democratic frontrunner’s solar proposal has major holes if she hopes to halt global warming. What would a real climate-change candidate look like?

Hillary Clinton’s pledge on Sunday to support renewable energy and boost subsidies for solar panels was set up as a great unveiling – the Democratic frontrunner’s first public remarks on how her presidency would tackle climate change.

Related: Is Hillary Clinton's ambitious solar energy goal for the US workable? | Karl Mathiesen

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Change in the air 29.7.2015 Latest News
China carbon vow shows change in political climate
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Countries take an important step towards a meaningful climate deal in Paris 29.7.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Countries take an important step towards a meaningful climate deal in Paris
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People's Climate March: the revolution starts here | Ricken Patel 29.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

This year’s march in November will send the most powerful message yet to world leaders the day before they meet for crucial climate talks in Paris

Creating a world powered on clean energy to save ourselves from climate catastrophe is a central challenge of our time, and requires a revolutionary transition in our economies. We can’t wait for our leaders to solve this problem; unless they feel serious public pressure, they’ll never go far enough or fast enough. Revolutions start with people, not politicians.

To survive the 21st century, we must discover the sense of common purpose that has driven revolutionary change through history, building a mass movement to stretch what our politicians believe is possible. We must lead, not follow, and bring leaders with us.

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Experts express concern on climate changes 29.7.2015 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Staff Reporter, Bhopal Mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change should reduce the carbon emissions... more »
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Google, Walmart, Apple, Coca Cola pledge to fight against climate change 29.7.2015 HBL: Home
Google, Walmart, Apple, Microsoft, Coca Cola, and Pepsi are among the thirteen leading American companies that have pledged efforts and resources to bring down their carbon dioxide emissions and f...
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Just growing more food won't help to feed the world | Richard Ewbank 29.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Rush to increase production has caused catastrophic environmental degradation. We need to make agriculture climate-resilient and more efficient

The World Bank’s view that we need to grow 50% more food by 2050 to feed 9 billion people, while finding ways to reduce carbon emissions from agriculture at the same time, ignores one very simple fact – we already grow enough food for 10 billion people.

But a combination of storage losses after harvest, overconsumption and waste mean that some 800 million people in developing countries are malnourished.

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'Empower the marginalised to ensure success of climate plan' 29.7.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
Several civil society groups have batted for empowerment of the most marginalised sections to ensure success of the country's proposed climate action plan -- Intended Nationally Designated Contributions (INDCs).
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FICCI organising interactive session with French special envoy 27.7.2015 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi, July 27 : With the UNFCCC COP process working towards securing a legally-binding global climate change agreement on curbing global GHG emissions, to be made at COP 21 in December 2015, with a binding effect from 2020, the FICCI in view of the same is organising an interactive session with French special envoy for COP 21 along with Ambassador for International Climate Change Negotiations today.
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Liberal MP lobbies Coalition to drop push to ban wind and solar investment 27.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Victorian MP Sarah Henderson asks the government to include in its draft mandate investment in emerging technologies such as wind and solar

A Liberal backbencher is lobbying the government to stop its push to, in effect, ban the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in wind and small-scale solar energy.

The Victorian Liberal MP, Sarah Henderson, has written to the finance minister, Mathias Cormann, asking that the government include wind and small-scale solar energy in its investment mandate.

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Global Warming Slowdown Does not Mean End of Climate Change 26.7.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Global warming slowdown doesn't mean end of climate change: Study 26.7.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
A new study suggests that a current hiatus in the global warming may be temporary.
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Global warming slowdown doesn't mean end of climate change 26.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Washington DC, July 26 : A new study suggests that a current hiatus in the global warming may be temporary.
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The 9 green policies killed off by the Tory government 24.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Onshore wind, solar, green homes ... we round up the measures that have gone under the knife in what some are calling the worst period for UK environmental policy in 30 years

Amber Rudd has been accused of “grotesque hypocrisy” today for claiming the government is leading on climate change while overseeing a string of attacks on green policies. Some environmentalists say it’s the worst period for environmental policy in three decades.

We’ve rounded up the green measures that have been axed or find themselves in the firing line, to show the breadth and scale of the changes.

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Cows speak up on climate and come clean about their own emissions - video 24.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
At the Pickaway County Fair in Circleville, Ohio, we quizzed cattle on their knowledge of the environment, methane gas and cow patties – ­and interviewed their owners to find out how much their animals fart. Are cows really destroying the planet? And what do they think about it? Find out in this video Continue reading...
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Hysterical Bill Shorten headlines miss the point: no credible climate policy exists 24.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
It’s been hard to miss the hyperventilating news coverage about Labor’s new emissions ‘aspiration’, but neither major party has a plan for climate change It was hard to miss the screaming headlines as I arrived home from an overseas holiday Thursday. Bill Shorten had apparently committed a gory and unfathomable act of political harakiri with a “loony … lurch to the left” climate policy that had guaranteed Tony Abbott victory at the next election. The Labor leader was a “ zombie ” with a “death wish” (I thought zombies were already dead, but anyway...) and was advocating a “massive” carbon tax, or perhaps two or three massive carbon taxes all at the same time, in a bloody-minded multitaxing attempt to bankrupt hard-working Aussie families in the interests of appeasing inner-city families ( who apparently also eat a lot of goats cheese ...
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Fractured factions to Shorten's speech: five things to watch at Labor conference 24.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Labor’s 47th national conference kicks off in Melbourne on Friday. Here are five things to look out for in the three-day event

Let’s start with the specific and synchronise our diaries now. The conference starts on Friday and runs over the next three days. If you don’t fancy jumping on board our coverage for the long haul, let me give you some tips about when it’s worth your while to tune in. Bill Shorten will open proceedings at the 47th national conference with a speech delivered on Friday morning, shortly after 9.30am. The party will then roll forward into the economic debate, which will include some general feistiness on free trade.

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Impact investing could help plug $2.5tn funding gap for development 23.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Socially responsible investment can help tackle poverty, hunger and climate change. Can the fragmented industry overcome its barriers to becoming a real force for good? Developing nations need trillions of dollars a year to tackle issues like food security, climate change risks and basic infrastructure. But foreign investment into these countries dropped by 16% in 2014, to $1.23tn, further widening the $2.5tn gap needed annually to address the most critical areas. “The global challenges are so complex and the size of the funding that’s needed is so large, traditional funding sources like philanthropy are probably not going to be sufficient to meet it,” said Anna Kearney, associate director for corporate social responsibility at the Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), which this week released a white paper on the importance of social finance ...
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Bill Shorten recommits to ETS, opposing 'Abbott’s society of flat-earthers' 23.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Notes for Labor leader’s opening address to party conference include a vow not to succumb to ‘ridiculous scare campaigns’ and declare that an ETS is not a tax

Bill Shorten was due to recommit to an emissions trading scheme in his first speech to Labor’s national conference as party leader, vowing not to succumb to “ridiculous scare campaigns” by Tony Abbott’s “society of flat earthers”.

The Labor leader intended to stare down the prime minister’s warnings about a return to the Gillard government’s carbon tax by declaring emphatically that “an ETS is not a tax” and Australia must not be a laggard on climate policy.

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Scientists say new genetically modified rice can reduce methane emissions 23.7.2015 DNA: Evolutions
Scientists have found that methane emissions can be reduced in the new genetically modified rice by inserting a barley gene.
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