User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Deep canyons on Mars discovered to be carved out by liquid water triggered by climate change! 2.12.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
The researchers suggest that a glacier-covered early Mars may have experienced long warm periods, lasting up to 10 million years at a time, caused by a thick atmosphere of carbon dioxide and hydrogen.
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New way to create fuel from water 1.12.2016 DNA: Mumbai
In a breakthrough, scientists have found an economically viable way to create fuel from water by splitting it into oxygen and hydrogen, using an ultrathin catalyst. Just as solar light can generate electricity, the water splitting process could do the same via the generation of clean chemical fuel such as hydrogen, said Huijin Zhao, Director of Griffith University's Centre for Clean Environment and Energy (CCEE) in Australia. While it is already scientifically possible to split water in this way, highly efficient catalysts are the key to moving the system to one that is economically viable, researchers said. "The world is now facing five major issues for humanity - energy, environment, water, food security and public health," Zhao said.  "Global warming is ranked first and it is all resulting from burning fossil fuels because that is where carbon dioxide comes from," he said. "To reduce this and to make the global temperature not rise beyond 2 degrees Celsius you have to find clean, renewable energy and ...
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Nuclear power most sustainable energy source: IAEA official 1.12.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Precluding disasters, nuclear power plants are the most sustainable energy sources in terms of environmental impact, a top International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) official has said.
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Pakistan setting up world's largest 1,000 MW solar park to promote renewable energy 1.12.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
Pakistan has also enacted the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2016 to promote effective conservation and efficient use of energy.
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Pakistan setting up world's biggest solar park 30.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
Pakistan setting up world's biggest solar park
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Pakistan setting up world's biggest solar park in view of climate change risks 30.11.2016 News
Pakistan has also enacted the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, 2016, to promote effective conservation and efficient use of energy
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Pakistan to soon set up world's largest solar park 30.11.2016 Sify Finance
[Pakistan], Nov.30 (ANI): Pakistan will soon have the world's largest solar park of 1,000 megawatts, the country's Minister of Climate Change Zahid Hamid has said.
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The need for multifunctional land use strategies 28.11.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Climate change is a global environmental and developmental problem. It poses risks for human and natural systems, which vary across regions and populations. Extreme events such as heat waves, droughts, floods, cyclones and wildfires have revealed the significant vulnerability and exposure of some ecosystems and many human systems to climate variability. Hence in 1992, countries signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international treaty that acts as a framework for international cooperation to combat climate change. The 2015 Paris Agreement marks the latest step in the evolution of the UN climate change regime. In response to the Paris Agreement, countries across the globe submitted their post-2020 climate actions called the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). India not only submitted its INDCs but also ratified it earlier this year. Keeping in view its developmental agenda, particularly the eradication of poverty coupled with its commitment to following a ...
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Donald Trump’s presidency casts doubt on US renewable energy prospects, says GlobalData 25.11.2016 ET: Power
The company’s latest analysis states that clean energy investors are worried that the new president will put renewable energy sources in jeopardy by moving away from Obama’s Clean Power Plan and exiting the Paris agreement.
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The Marrakech mandate 24.11.2016 Hindu: Op-Ed
Pledges taken at the Marrakech conference show that global action to address climate change is here to stay, with or without Donald Trump
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From electric cars to phasing out coal: These things can limit global warming to 1.5°C 24.11.2016 All Current Affairs Stories
While the long-term focus is on 2050 or 2100, what matters now is the next ten years
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CO2 level increase needs to be tackled well: expert 24.11.2016 Hindu: News
People should be judicious in utilising the natural resources, he says
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French PM urges taxes on imports from countries snubbing climate pact | Reuters 24.11.2016 FirstPost: World

PARIS Europe should impose tariffs on imports from countries that do not implement a global agreement for fighting climate change, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in an opinion piece published on Wednesday.Valls' position puts him at odds with Germany and the European Commission which rejected a call from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy for a tax on U.S. imports if a Trump administration quits the 2015 Paris Agreement.U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to pull out of the Paris Agreement for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from fossil fuels

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Trump, as businessman, would aid climate deal: Anil Dave 24.11.2016 Hindu: Home
Donald Trump’s experience as a “businessman” would help ensure that progress on international climate change accords weren’t derailed, Union environment minister Anil Dave said on the sidelines of a s...
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Indian biz stands to gain from Paris deal 23.11.2016 Deccan Herald - Opinion
The Paris Agreement to strengthen global climate effort will be implemented from 2020, where all parties developed and developing will have to undertake mitigation targets. More than 190 nations reached this landmark agreement to strengthen the global climate effort in Paris in December 2015. The Paris Agreement commits countries to undertake "intended nationally determined contributions" (INDCs) and establishes mechanisms to hold them accountable and strengthen ambition in the years ahead. However, there still remains a wide gap between what the science demands to keep the world on a 2 °C trajectory and the actions that nations have committed to undertake so far. It been has estimated that the total carbon dioxide emissions expected after the reduction from INDCs amounts to 750 billion tonnes until 2030 and developed countries have disproportionately contributed to this exhaustion in the past, which is over and above what they can rightfully claim. The principles of equity and common but ...
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Donald Trump backs away from campaign vows as he prepares to take office 23.11.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

Donald Trump signaled Tuesday his campaign trail dismissal of the threat of climate change may have been hot air after all, saying he was "open minded" on supporting global accords.

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I have open an mind on quitting climate accords, Trump tells NYT 23.11.2016 Hindu: News
The Republican billionaire businessman has called climate change a “hoax” perpetrated by China.
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Trump to NYT: 'Open mind' on quitting climate accords 23.11.2016 deccanherald.com
US President-elect Donald Trump said today he has an open mind about pulling out of world climate accords and admitted global warming may be in some way linked to human activity. "I think there is some connectivity. Some, something. It depends on how much," he told a panel of New York Times journalists. Asked whether he would make good on his threat to pull the United States out of UN climate accords, he said: "Im looking at it very closely. I have an open mind to it." But he said he was also wanted to see how much the Paris climate accord "will cost our companies" and its impact on US competitiveness. The Republican billionaire businessman has called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China and threatened to pull out of the agreement on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The accord was reached in Paris in December 2015 after negotiations involving 195 countries. The worldwide pact to battle global warming took effect on November 4. The agreement sets a goal of limiting the rise in global ...
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'Open mind' on quitting climate accords, says Trump 23.11.2016 All International Stories
Trump has called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China and threatened to pull out of the agreement
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Have open mind on quitting climate accords: Trump tells New York Times 23.11.2016 Hindu: International
The Republican billionaire businessman has called climate change a “hoax” perpetrated by China.
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