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This has to be the year the world agrees on climate change, says Obama in Alaska – video 1.9.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The US president has urged world leaders to agree to cut carbon emissions at a UN summit in Paris later this year. Speaking in Alaska, Barack Obama said the US recognises its role in creating climate change and will ‘embrace’ attempts to solve it. ‘The fact is that climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it. That, ladies and gentlemen must, change,’ Obama said

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There’s a cash crunch, says UN climate chief 1.9.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
There’s a cash crunch, says UN climate chief
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Barack Obama in Alaska: global fight against climate change starts here 1.9.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

President says massive areas of ice disappearing every year are not some far-off problem but ‘a leading indicator of what the entire planet faces’

Shrinking Alaskan glaciers served as a vivid backdrop for Barack Obama’s latest push for action on climate change in Anchorage on Monday night as he warned that the equivalent of 75 blocks of ice the size of the national mall in Washington were melting from the state every year.

The president, who will visit the nearby Seward glacier on Tuesday to see its shrinkage for himself, urged international participants at the Glacier conference to act fast before it was too late to limit the impact not just on the region but the whole world.

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Climate change defining threat of century: Barack Obama 1.9.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
US President Barack Obama warned on Monday that climate change is no longer a problem of the future, but rather a challenge for now and one that will define the next century.
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Obama says World Must Speed Climate Change Fight 1.9.2015 newindianexpress.com
Describing the "urgent and growing" threat, Obama sketched the problems already faced by people living in one of America's last wilderness frontiers.
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Obama to appear on Bear Grylls TV show 1.9.2015 Telegraph: International
President Barack Obama will test his wilderness survival skills with an appearance on the TV show Running Wild in an Alaska adventure that will air later this year, the network NBC said today.
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UN climate negotiators working on global warming fight deal in Bonn 31.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
London, Aug.31 : Climate negotiators attending a crucial meeting on global warming in Bonn, Germany, have said that the proposed deal for limiting emissions of climate-warming gases after 2020 is still work in progress.
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UN climate negotiators working on global warming fight deal in Germany 31.8.2015 DNA: Top News
Climate negotiators attending a crucial meeting on global warming in Bonn, Germany, have said that the proposed deal for limiting emissions of climate-warming gases after 2020 is still work in progress. At the heart of the talks is the to achieve the key goal of convincing most of the countries who are members of the United Nations to commit to their pledge of fighting global warming by accepting prescribed emission standards. French capital Paris will be hosting a climate change conference in December, six years after Copenhagen, Denmark, failed to deliver a strong deal in ...
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Insufficient funds for crucial Paris conference: UN climate chief 31.8.2015 FirstPost: World

Key climate negotiations opened in Bonn on Monday with a top UN official warning there was not enough money to host a year-end Paris conference tasked with sealing a global carbon-curbing pact.

The post Insufficient funds for crucial Paris conference: UN climate chief appeared first on Firstpost.

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UN climate talks in Bonn from Aug 31-Sept 4 30.8.2015 All Economy & Policy Stories
Looking for a balanced core agreement to hold the Paris package together
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The Observer view on green energy | Observer editorial 30.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Government cuts to funding for solar panel installation are short-sighted In terms of timing, last week’s government decision to slash subsidies that help families and small businesses install solar panels could not have been worse. This year promises to be the hottest on record. At the same time, international negotiations on the establishment of climate change controls are scheduled to reach their peak in Paris in a few months. The world is looking to developed nations to set an example on how to cut the carbon emissions that are triggering global temperature rises and the British government could once have played an authoritative role in these talks. Unfortunately, David Cameron’s administration has decided, over the last few months, to abandon nearly all its commitments to protecting the environment and to its pledges to create new green technologies that could wean us off our urge to burn fossil ...
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Prominent people come together for climate change 29.8.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Prominent people come together for climate change
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India should assume a more assertive role 28.8.2015 Hindu: Opinion
Formulating a credible INDC is the first and most basic step. Working towards developing a meaningful peaking year is the next
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The day we stopped Europe’s biggest polluter in its tracks | John Jordan 27.8.2015 Guardian: Environment
Earlier this month, 1,500 protesters forced the temporary closure of a vast lignite mine in Germany. It was terrifiyng, exhilarating – and direct action at its best This month, I broke the law. I wasn’t alone; I was with 1,500 others, many of whom had never broken any law for their beliefs before. Together we managed to shut down Europe’s biggest source of CO2 emissions : RWE’s lignite mines in the Rhineland in Germany. In total, around 800 of us were arrested, and hundreds of us refused to cooperate with the authorities by withholding our names and IDs. This hampered the bureaucracy so badly that we were released without charge. It was the world’s largest act of disobedience against the mining of fossil fuels – and it might be the spark that ignites a rising, cross-border movement of disobedience for climate ...
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Climate Talks: India to Hold Meeting of LMDCs 27.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
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U.N. chief urges world leaders to speed up climate talks | Reuters 26.8.2015 FirstPost: Bollywood

PARIS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders on Wednesday to look beyond their national interests and make sure a global deal to fight climate change is agreed at talks in Paris this year.

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Lord Stern hits out at claims about cost of climate cuts 26.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

There is no conflict between economic growth and action on climate change, ambassadors told in Paris

The eminent climate economist Nicholas Stern has condemned the counterposing of economic growth with climate action as a false and diversionary tactic that could damage prospects for agreement at the Paris climate talks in December.

Several business groups have complained about the costs of climate mitigation and Andrzej Duda, the Polish prime minister, recently said that EU plans for ambitious emissions cuts would be costly and “bad for Poland”.

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Case closed: C02 melted Ice Age glaciers 26.8.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Case closed: C02 melted Ice Age glaciers
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Bushfires, heatwaves and early deaths: the climate is changing before our eyes | Tim Flannery 26.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

In an exclusive extract from his new book, Atmosphere of Hope, Tim Flannery argues that recent events in Australia and around the world show how global warming is much more than a debate about scientific projections

When I wrote The Weather Makers, I laid out the state of climate science as it was understood in 2005. The book received much acclaim, but it was also criticised by climate-change sceptics as extremist and alarmist.

Since the book was published, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has completed two major summaries, in the form of its fourth and fifth assessment reports, and thousands of scientific publications have added to our understanding of how Earth’s climate system responds to carbon pollution.

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How India can cut short-term carbon emissions 70 percent 25.8.2015 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Aug 25 : As India works on its voluntary commitments to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Indian experts have explained how the country could cut its carbon emissions from short-lived climate pollutants by nearly three-fourths using low-cost methods and, in the process, transform the lives of the poor.
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