Source: The Guardian - As worsening drought and extreme weather devastate crops, you may begin seeing global warming when you open your fridge.
Source: Huffington Post - The Islamic State may be the most immediate challenge facing the Defense Department, but Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that one of the biggest long-term security threats to the U.S. isn't a terrorist group. It's climate change.
Source: The Guardian - The fallout over Australian National Universitys decision to divest from fossil fuel companies shows the language of climate risk is now in dollars and returns not degrees centigrade.
Source: Nature.com - The use of biomass for energy generation is helping European Union countries meet their renewable energy and emissions targets, but demand from other sectors means policy needs to be developed for maximum climate benefits.
Source: Forbes - Two years after Superstorm Sandy devastated large swaths of the East Coast and cost our economy an estimated $65 billion, the insurance industry which is on the frontlines of climate change is still not doing enough to address the risks associated with extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts or more intense coastal storms.
Source: RTCC - UN science panels final report this year will indicate how serious governments take the threat of climate change.
Source: CleanTechnica - Renewable energy development and implemented energy efficiency measures are responsible for 70% of the the drop in US carbon dioxide emissions seen since 2007 (when a slow decline began), according to a new report from Greenpeace.
Source: CleanTechnica - Rooftop solar PV will reach grid parity in 50 US states by 2016 up from just 10 now setting the scene for a dramatic increase in the uptake in household and commercial rooftop solar in the worlds biggest economy.
Source: Scientific American - What if reservoirs that store water and produce electricity were among some of the worlds largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions? Scientists are searching for answers to that question, as they study how much methane is emitted into the atmosphere from man-made reservoirs built for hydropower and other purposes.
Source: The Guardian - Australias global promise to cut emissions seems certain to test Greg Hunts determination to resist carbon pricing.
The Industry Growth Forum hosted by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) this week attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and thought leaders to Denver. Last night, three companies where honored with Best Venture and Outstanding Venture Awards.
Source: BBC Radio 1 - Leading experts say tackling climate change is not hopeless. So what little things can everyone do?
Source: stv.tv - Public support for measures to cut carbon would increase if people heard more about the solutions to climate change, a poll suggests.
Climate Change: IPCC Warns of Species Extinction and Food Insecurity Among Other Severe Impacts from Inaction
Source: International Business Times UK - A draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis report warns of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people, species and 27 ecosystems," unless action is taken, and taken soon.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Today, as we pass another global heat record, we run the risk of being too late on climate change, endlessly debating causes at the expense of sensible actions. Just as we have underestimated recent threats, such as the Islamic State and a revanchist Russia, we are in danger of underestimating those threats that follow a changing climate.
Source: Business Green - Climate change vulnerability and food insecurity could damage economic growth and amplify the risk of conflict in India, Bangladesh, and a number of other major emerging markets, according to risk analysts Maplecroft
Source: Xinhua - Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with U.S. President Barack Obama's adviser John Podesta, vowing to make their cooperation in countering climate change a highlight of bilateral relations in Beijing on Tuesday. Facilitating climate change cooperation between China and the United States, the largest developing and developed country in the world, meets the common interests of both and helps the healthy growth of bilateral ties, Zhang said.
Source: New York Times - These are rough times for carbon taxes, aimed at mitigating climate change. Australia recently repealed its carbon tax. South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016. And yet, for environmentalists, a sliver of hope exists in the shape of Chile, one of Latin Americas fastest-growing economies, which last month approved the first carbon tax in South America.
Source: RTCC - China, India and other emerging economies could see their levels of clean energy installations overtake rich countries in 2014.
Source: RTCC - The EU is on track to overachieve on its climate targets for 2020, according to the European Environment Agency. New greenhouse gas data shows emissions fell 1.8% between 2012 and 2013, leaving the bloc just 1% off its goal to cut emissions 20% on 1990 levels by 2020.