User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Challenges and opportunities of mobility 24.4.2014 Latest News
The world is changing at a rapid pace. And to adapt successfully to these changing circumstances one requires some strategic longer-term thinking
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Our ancestors enjoyed summer holidays at Antartica! (Cached) 22.4.2014 New Kerala: Travel News
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World really not ready for climate change 21.4.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The world is not ready for climate change, which poses a number of serious risks, says the planet's leading body of climate scientists, writes Brian Clark Howard. In Yokohama, Japan, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a major report on the impacts of climate change, with the goal of spurring world leaders to act more decisively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report warns of serious impacts from changing climate on agriculture and human civilisation and argues that governments are ill-prepared for its effects. The thousands of scientists who wrote the report argue that world leaders have only a few years left to reduce carbon emissions enough to avoid catastrophic warming. At the same time, governments must step up efforts to protect vulnerable communities from increased natural hazards associated with climate change. The new report show that "today's choices are going to significantly affect the risk that climate change will pose for the rest of the century," says ...
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Letters: Greenhouse gas menace 20.4.2014 Latest News
Apropos the editorial "A new hope" (April 18), UN's report on climate change has warned that govts have not done enough to curb the rise in emissions of greenhouse gases
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Sunita Narain: Coal politics in an unequal world 20.4.2014 All Economy & Policy Stories
Coal-based power provides 40% of the world's electricity but emits 1/3 of global carbon dioxide, which is pushing the world towards climate change
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hot air (Cached) 17.4.2014 Telegraph: Opinion
Things are moving fast. And these are not good things. The second of the three reports from the United Nations intergovernmental panel on climate change had made clear in April that global warming and the rise in sea levels are likely to be far greater than earlier expected. A drop in crop yield, coastal flooding and an unstable water supply will ultimately bring about a huge escalation in human conflict. All countries need immediate controls on the emission of greenhouse gases, measures to conserve water and energy and reduce air pollution. But these, if not thought through with expertise, could clash with the drive for development, and India, heading excitedly towards its 16th Lok Sabha, may be finding it a tough call. The manifestos of its contending political parties reflect this discomfort. It is not that the parties are deaf to environmental concerns. But these come low down on their lists of things to do and are seldom more than good intentions disguised as promises, with few suggestions about ...
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A new hope 17.4.2014 Latest News
New climate report means big changes to future agreements
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Improve data collection 16.4.2014 HBL: Letters
The editorial ‘Data distortions’ (April 16) deserves serious attention from statisticians, administrators, surveyors and policy-makers at all levels in think-tanks, State and Central Gover...
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Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Letter from religious groups in Australia and North America says it is 'immoral' to profit from fossil fuels

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Religious groups have urged Pope Francis to back a campaign to encourage millions of people, organisations and investors to pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry.

Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America have sent a letter to the pope saying it is "immoral" to profit from fossil fuels.

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Caroline Lucas deserves a medal, not a criminal record, for opposing fracking 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The Green MP is Britain's leading voice of reason on climate change, yet a stand against shale gas has put her in court This week a court in Brighton will deliver its verdict on the Green party MP Caroline Lucas who is being prosecuted for causing an obstruction outside the Balcombe gas fracking site . The possibility that one of the most sensible politicians in parliament could receive a criminal record, rather than the medal she deserves, for standing up against greedy energy bosses tells us everything we need to know about the topsy-turvy state of British politics on the environment. In fact the past few weeks have been an object lesson in why Britain desperately needs more politicians like Lucas that is, if we are to emerge from this recession with a chance of improving ordinary people's living standards rather than being locked into an outdated fossil-fuel economy and a desperate struggle to cope with increasingly dangerous climate ...
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Plants the key to removing 63m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Biomass carbon capture and storage will play an important role in keeping the rise in temperature to less than 2C

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US greenhouse gas emissions down 10% since 2005: Report 16.4.2014 HBL: Home
Greenhouse gas emissions by the US dropped 3.4 per cent in 2012 from the previous year and by 10 per cent since 2005, according to an official report.The US Environmental Protection Agency...
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US greenhouse gas emissions down by 10% since 2010: report 16.4.2014 Latest News
Greenhouse gas emissions by the US dropped 3.4% in 2012 from the previous year and by 10% since 2005, according to an official report.
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Political rifts slow US efforts on climate laws 15.4.2014 Deccan Herald - Analysis
The United States needs to enact a major climate change law, such as a tax on carbon pollution, by the end of this decade to stave off the most catastrophic impacts of global warming, according to the authors of a report released this week by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But aggressive efforts to tackle climate change have repeatedly collided with political reality in Washington, where some Republicans question the underlying science of global warming and lawmakers' ties to the fossil fuel industry have made them resistant to change. The rise of the Tea Party in recent years has also made a tax increase unlikely. This week's report makes clear, however, that the window is rapidly narrowing to forge new policies that will protect the globe from a future of serious food and water shortages, a drastic sea level rise, increased poverty and disease and other profound risks. "What would be required is a nationwide carbon pricing policy," said Robert Stavins, director of ...
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Climate Change Clouds Farmers 15.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Hijack cry on climate report (Cached) 15.4.2014 Telegraph: Nation
April 14: Experts from developing countries directly involved with preparing the just-published assessment of a global panel on climate change today claimed the synopsis for policymakers had been "watered down" compared with the detailed technical report.
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No option left but to suck CO2 out of air, says IPCC 14.4.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
It's too late to avoid dangerous climate change just by switching to renewable energy, so we will also have to pull the greenhouse gas out of the ...
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German energy crisis points towards climate solution 14.4.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
Europe's powerhouse is leading the fight against climate change, but its push for renewables has left it burning ever more ...
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The IPCC's message is clear: it's the end of business as usual for fossil fuel users | Jim Skea 14.4.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The UN's climate change panel is unambiguous we need to make huge policy changes to wean ourselves off CO2 producers There are choices that need to be made if dangerous climate change is to be avoided in the 21st century. Previous reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have confirmed that the influence of human activities on the climate is unambiguous, and that climate change will have a major impact on human activities and ecosystems. Its third report, published yesterday , sets out the huge challenge that needs to be addressed by policymakers. The evidence is clear: sticking to business as usual will lead to temperature rises of three to five degrees above pre-industrial levels. This will potentially lead to catastrophic effects on water resources and agricultural productivity, and accelerate sea level rise. If momentum is maintained, the pledges made by UN members at the Cancun Climate Convention in 2010 would probably take us to the bottom end of that range, close to a ...
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Ban welcomes report on mitigation of climate change (Cached) 14.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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