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#104471
2015-07-03

Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change

Prince Charles has said that “profound changes” to the global economic system are needed in order to avert environmental catastrophe, in an uncompromising speech delivered in front of an audience of senior business leaders and politicians.

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#104473
2015-07-03

Climate change will see parts of cities under water - Robinson

Many people living along the coast of cities could find their homes under water with even a moderate sea-level change, former president Mary Robinson has warned. The United Nations special envoy for climate change said it was predicted 200 million people could be climate displaced people by the ...

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#104475
2015-07-03

Beyond Climate Change in the Caribbean

No, we are not talking about climate change and the disruptive effects of increased temperatures, sea level rise, coastal erosion, ocean pollution and acidification, nor the loss of biodiversity, water scarcity, and the increased frequency of extreme weather events.

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#104457
2015-07-02

Europe braces for more climate litigation

A group of Dutch citizens weary of ineffectual climate diplomacy are celebrating after forcing change through legal action.

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#104458
2015-07-02

Biofuel crops to boost world energy growth

[SAO PAULO] Converting grazing land into fields to grow crops for biofuels could provide up to 30 per cent of the world’s energy needs, according to a report.

News Headlines
#104433
2015-06-30

'Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,' UN General Assembly told

29 June 2015 – Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States today as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam K ...

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#104435
2015-06-30

The hunt for the world’s missing carbon

Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon.

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#104440
2015-06-30

U.N. Chief Seeks Equity in Paris Climate Change Pact

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 2015 (IPS) - When the 193-member General Assembly hosted a high level meeting on climate change Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that any proposed agreement at an upcoming international conference in Paris in December must uphold the principle of equity.

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#104441
2015-06-30

China makes carbon pledge ahead of Paris climate change summit

China submits carbon-curbing plan to UN ahead of Paris climate change summit, saying it will ‘work hard’ to peak emissions earlier than 2030 target

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#104444
2015-06-30

India's Next Weapon Against Climate Change? This Dwarf Cow

Worsening heat, fodder shortages and the threat of drought are forcing many hard-hit dairy farmers in the Anantapur area of southern Kerala to reduce their herds, experts say.

News Headlines
#104425
2015-06-29

Rich countries' $100bn promise to fight climate change 'not delivered'

Brazil, China, India and South Africa say they are disappointed in failure to make good on promise six years ago to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020

News Headlines
#104426
2015-06-29

Barack Obama turns tables in David Attenborough climate change interview

US president has opportunity to put questions to naturalist but ends up admitting action on climate change must be global and quicker

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#104427
2015-06-29

2015 opportunity to tackle climate change may never come again

It’s been a landmark year for global leadership in the effort to address climate change.

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#104429
2015-06-29

Striking a balance between food and biofuels

ROME – Over the past several years, biofuels have become a bone of contention. For some, a renewable energy source produced from organic matter amounts to a magic wand in the fight against climate change.

News Headlines
#104431
2015-06-29

An insight into future ocean carbon uptake under different climate change scenarios

Seas and oceans are a key contributor to the absorption of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere caused by human activities. But does this mean we can rely on this capacity to alter ongoing climate change?

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#104410
2015-06-26

Some corals are already adapting to global warming

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25 (UPI) -- As ocean waters continue to warm, scientists have observed larger and more frequent coral bleaching events. Ecologists have worried global warming could precipitate coral extinctions -- die-offs that could threaten entire marine food chains.

News Headlines
#104411
2015-06-26

Illegal not to act: Could courts save world from climate change?

All governments have a legal duty to protect their citizens from harm. They must therefore do their part to prevent dangerous global warming. And if they fail to act, their citizens can take them to court to compel them.

News Headlines
#104389
2015-06-25

Analyzing ocean mixing reveals insight on climate

A computer model that clarifies the complex processes driving ocean mixing in the vast eddies that swirl across hundreds of miles of open ocean has been developed by researchers.

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#104393
2015-06-25

Severe weather linked more strongly to global warming

Attempts to attribute extreme weather events to global warming have often failed because they have looked at the wrong thing, leading climatologists claim.

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#104370
2015-06-23

Warmer, drier winters are shrinking California's wildflower diversity

Similar trends have been found in the Mediterranean region of southern Europe.

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#104372
2015-06-23

Fighting climate change is opportunity to improve public health

Driving cars and eating too much red meat damage more than your carbon footprint. Curbing our carbon habit wouldn't just help us ward off the worst of climate change – it would also make us healthier, according to a panel of health researchers.

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#104374
2015-06-23

Climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a major new Commission.

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#104367
2015-06-22

Climate change could lead to smaller loaves of bread in 2050, scientists say

Global warming could leave loaves of bread diminished in size due to a reduction in the amount of protein in grains, scientists say.

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#104346
2015-06-19

UN chief hails Papal Encyclical spotlighting climate change as critical ‘moral issue’

18 June 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of Pope Francis’ Papal Encyclical in which the leader of the Catholic Church deplored climate change as one of the principal challenges facing humanity and called for a ‘new dialogue’ about shaping the future ...

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#104350
2015-06-19

Why the Pope's letter on climate change matters

Pope Francis’s long-anticipated encyclical letter on climate change and the environment, officially released on 18 June, has generated huge media interest since it was leaked to the press three days ago.

News Headlines
#104339
2015-06-18

Pope's climate change encyclical tells rich nations: pay your debt to the poor

Pope Francis has called on the world’s rich nations to begin paying their “grave social debt” to the poor and take concrete steps on climate change, saying failure to do so presents an undeniable risk to a “common home” that is beginning to resemble a “pile of filth”.

News Headlines
#104317
2015-06-17

Saudi Arabia blocks drive to tighten global warming cap

[BONN] Saudi Arabia has blocked attempts to negotiate an even tougher global warming target to prevent dangerous climate change — as well as proposals for more research on this — during the latest talks in preparation of the UN’s next major climate summit.

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#104318
2015-06-17

Scientists find surprising climate change refuge for reef-building corals: beneath mangroves

Coral reefs are the gardens of the ocean. Covering just a tiny fraction of the vast sea floor, they are among the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. However, global warming and ocean acidification increasingly threaten them.

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#104286
2015-06-16

Leaving on a biofueled jet plane

Researchers have developed a catalytic process for converting sugarcane biomass into a new class of aviation fuel and lubricant base oils that could help biorefineries achieve net life-cycle greenhouse gas savings of up to 80 percent.

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#104288
2015-06-16

Adaptation Funding a Key Issue for Caribbean at Climate Talks

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 15 2015 (IPS) - With less than six months to go before the next full United Nations Conference of the Parties also known as COP 21 – widely regarded as a make-or-break moment for an agreement on global action on climate change – Caribbean nations are still hammering out t ...

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#104291
2015-06-16

Researcher discusses new ways to calculate ecosystem impacts on climate

For decades, scientists have relied on an established formula to measure the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change.

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#104310
2015-06-16

Arctic water may be acidic enough to dissolve shells by 2030

SEATTLE, June 16 (UPI) -- The health of mollusks on both the East and West coasts has already been damaged by spikes in ocean acidification. And researchers say, as global warming continues, acidification will only get worse.

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#104273
2015-06-15

Climate change, erosion and the disappearance of Senegal’s coast

At their recent summit in Germany, G7 leaders agreed to limit global warming to 2°C, but along Senegal’s coast, the consequences of climate change are already tangible. The Petite Cote coastline is suffering severe land loss due to erosion.

News Headlines
#104274
2015-06-15

Climate change is brewing a major problem for the tea industry

A myth ties the origins of tea to an errant gust of wind that blew tea leaves into a Chinese emperor’s hot water more than 4,700 years ago.

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#104281
2015-06-15

Holding Back Climate Change Isn’t as Hard as You Think

The global economy grew strongly last year without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, suggesting that government regulations, carbon markets and existing technologies are starting to bite in the battle against climate change.

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#104260
2015-06-12

‘Inaction on climate change now will cost us all in the future,’ UN labour chief warns work summit

11 June 2015 – The head of the International Labour Organization today opened a summit meeting devoted to tackling climate change as a unique opportunity for job creation and economic growth, saying that up to 60 million jobs can be created in a greener, low carbon economy if the right policies ...

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#104261
2015-06-12

Polar bears 'have started eating dolphins due to climate change'

Scientists observe polar bears in Arctic eating dolphins for the first time ever, blaming reduction of sea ice for broadening animals' diet

News Headlines
#104262
2015-06-12

Modern Tanzanian Masai fear climate change will wipe out their tribes

It's sale day in Meserani village.Tall, athletic men are standing in the middle of a vast, flat plain that's easily the size of multiple football ovals.

News Headlines
#104246
2015-06-11

Researchers find sweet source for aviation biofuel

Researchers have identified a new way to produce aviation fuel from sugarcane biomass that could deliver substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

News Headlines
#104234
2015-06-10

Don't care about climate change? What about the health of children?

Climate change is not just an urgent environmental issue; it is having a devastating effect on health.

News Headlines
#104215
2015-06-09

No more beer, chocolate or coffee: how climate change could ruin your weekend

Climate change is the biggest threat to all of civilisation our species has faced since the 80s. Scientists say rising seas will envelope major cities around the world while heatwaves will bring wildfires and torrential rains bring floods. And the global economy is stuffed.

News Headlines
#104222
2015-06-09

EU, China Said to Ready Climate Pact in June Before Global Deal

The European Union and China are planning an agreement this month on fighting climate change before nations worldwide gather to iron out a global emissions-cutting deal, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

News Headlines
#104202
2015-06-08

Africa sounds the alarm over crucial climate summit

The world’s least-developed countries have accused richer nations of failing to provide financial backing for a strong new global climate treaty.

News Headlines
#104204
2015-06-08

UK and US main barriers to addressing climate change, survey finds

They're the two biggest emitters of greenhouses gases in the world — but the US and China have very different ideas about tackling the problem of climate change.

News Headlines
#104181
2015-06-05

UN official stresses need for renewed momentum towards achieving climate accord

4 June 2015 – “The clock is ticking faster and faster” before an agreement must be reached in Paris in December, but “so much has happened over the past few weeks,” a senior United Nations climate change official said today.

News Headlines
#104182
2015-06-05

US scientists: Global warming pause 'no longer valid'

US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has "slowed" in recent years.

News Headlines
#104189
2015-06-05

Double counting forest emissions threatens UN climate pact

As officials from more than 190 nations work in Bonn on a draft version of a new global climate on climate change, they should heed the risks of including a mechanism that could sabotage efforts to cut global emissions.

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#104167
2015-06-04

Climate Fund Rolls Out Amid Hopes It Stays “Green”

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 3 2015 (IPS) - After a difficult infancy, the Green Climate Fund is finally getting some legs. The big question now is what direction it will toddle off in.

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#104171
2015-06-04

On the way to a historic agreement on climate change

UN talks in Bonn this week are paving the way for COP21 in December. We asked Jennifer Morgan of the World Resources Institute how things are shaping up for a historic international agreement on climate change.

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#104150
2015-06-03

Paris climate pledges 'will only delay dangerous warming by two years'

Pledges made by countries to cut their carbon emissions ahead of a crunch climate summit in Paris later this year will delay the world passing the threshold for dangerous global warming by just two years, according to a new analysis.

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