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Source: BBC News - The Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has been appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change. The UN secretary general Ban ki Moon said the actor's global stardom was the perfect match for the global challenge posed by climate change.
Source: The Guardian - Texas has proposed re-writing school text books to incorporate passages denying the existence of climate change and promoting the discredited views of an ultra-conservative think tank.
Source: The Guardian - Barack Obama applied the brakes to the most critical component of his climate change plan on Tuesday, slowing the process of setting new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants, and casting a shadow over a landmark United Nations summit on global warming
Source: Reuters - The White House on Tuesday announced steps to tackle a potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration and air conditioning, of which the United States is the world's largest producer, a week ahead of a major UN summit focused on addressing climate change.
Source: The Economic Times - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said he "really wanted" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in a crucial climate change summit in New York next week to mobilize political will for a universal and meaningful climate agreement.
Source: The Huffington Post - Wildfires may cost the U.S. as much as $62.5 billion a year by 2050 as the effects of climate change worsen, argues an economic analysis released Tuesday.
Source: The Guardian - A major new report says the world can tackle climate change without harming economic growth. Heres the digested read.
Source: The Guardian - Around the world, cities are taking the lead on addressing the challenge of climate change. While senior governments stall, urban leaders are responding to the urgent need to make our cities more resilient as climate change impacts intensify.
Source: CleanTechnica - The largest US utility owner by market value, Duke Energy, announced Monday a commitment to invest $500 million into expanding the solar market in North Carolina. Duke Energy is set to acquire and construct three solar facilities to go hand-in-hand with five new power-purchase agreements (PPA).
Source: Reuters - European lawmakers will vote next week on whether to force Brussels officials to rethink giving billions of euros worth of carbon allowances away for free to heavy industries, after a senior Green member lodged an objection.
Source: ABC Online - A Climate Council report on the effects of climate change on infrastructure calls coastal flooding the sleeping giant of risk to future prosperity.
Source: The Guardian - The world can still act in time to stave off the worst effects of climate change, and enjoy the fruits of continued economic growth as long as the global economy can be transformed within the next 15 years, a group of the world's leading economists and political leaders will argue on Tuesday.
Source: The Guardian - According to the climate change experts, it is only a matter of time. The city of Surat (population 4.5 million), in the state of Gujarat on the west coast of India, will soon be exposed to recurrent flooding, with the risk of malaria and dengue fever epidemics in its aftermath.
Source: The Guardian - The island paradise is under attack. Thanks to destabilizing forces of climate change rising sea levels and strengthening storms, particularly some of Earths most picturesque locations are being scrubbed from the map.
Source: Huffington Post - In the face of those who use religion to deny the worldwide crisis of climate change, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian, believes that her faith is compatible with science.
Source: The World Bank - To help keep finance flowing to projects that combat climate change, the World Bank and partners are developing an innovative pilot program that allows project developers and financiers to compete in an online auction to deliver the largest number of emissions reductions at the lowest cost.
Source: Washington Times - The former vice president is not about to let go of his climate change zeal, and he takes to the Internet at high noon Tuesday for a lengthy demonstration. Mr. Gores 24 Hours of Reality online broadcast is the kickoff for a series of events leading up to the UN climate change summit in New York City next week.
Source: The Guardian - The global economy is undergoing a remarkable transformation which is altering our ability to deal with climate change. The growth of emerging economies, rapid urbanisation and new technological advances are making possible a new path of low-carbon growth in ways that were not apparent even five years ago.
Source: Bloomberg - Private equity and venture capital firms are pouring record investments into rooftop solar, following a model popularized by billionaire Elon Musks SolarCity Corp. (SCTY) -- sell power, not panels.
Source: Yahoo Finance - MSCI Inc. (MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today the launch of the MSCI Global Low Carbon Leaders Indexes, consisting of companies with significantly lower carbon exposure than the broad market.