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Global warming threat heightened in latest U.N. report

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - Global warming poses a mounting threat to the health, economic prospects, and food and water sources of billions of people, a report by top scientists said, in a call for urgent action to counter the effects of carbon emissions.
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Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:34
Source: NY Times - Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control.
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UN study says climate change already hitting food supply

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:34
Source: Financial Times - The most comprehensive study in seven years of the effect of climate change has found an ill-prepared world is already suffering from effects evident across the oceans and on all continents, including lands growing crucial food crops.
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U.N. climate panel: Governments, businesses need to take action now against growing risks

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:34
Source: Washington Post - The world’s leading environmental scientists told policymakers and business leaders Sunday that they must invest more to cope with climate change’s immediate effects and hedge against its most dire potential, even as they work to slow the emissions fueling global warming.
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World Ill-Prepared for Global Warming Impacts, UN Panel Says

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:34
Source: Bloomberg - Global warming is depleting fresh water and crops, destroying coral reefs and melting the Arctic, the United Nations said today in a report that concludes the world is ill-prepared to face many new threats.
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Wake up to the reality of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:34
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Climate impacts 'overwhelming' - UN

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:34
Source: BBC - The impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", a major report by the UN has warned.
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The true cost of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
Source: Christian Today - Christian Aid has published a new report detailing the devastating effects of climate change on some of the poorest communities around the world.
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PHL is best example of need for climate change adaptation – UNDP

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
Source: GMA Network - Through the devastation it experienced after super typhoon Yolanda, the Philippines can push the world to act on climate change.
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Loss of forests accelerates as Myanmar opens for business

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
Source: eco-business.com - It is still home to some of the most pristine forests in Southeast Asia. But forest experts warn that Myanmar is fast losing its woodlands due to a combination of commercial logging, agricultural expansion and firewood harvesting.
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Latin America's largest solar power plant goes online in Mexico

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
Source: EFE - Latin America's largest solar power plant, a facility with 39 MW of generating capacity, has gone online in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur.
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Industry party to open with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. talking ‘clean capitalism’

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
Source: Vancouver Sun - At a moment of converging tensions between industry and the environment, pipeline development versus issues of climate change, noted environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will have a forum in Vancouver to argue in favour of “clean capitalism” at the Globe 2014 conference.
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UN author says draft climate report alarmist, pulls out of team

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
Source: Reuters - One of the 70 authors of a draft U.N. report on climate change said he had pulled out of the writing team because it was "alarmist" about the threat.
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Tanzania: Changing Culture, Disappearing Traditions and Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - "WHEN people think about climate change, most of the time they're pondering about ecological or economic consequences," Ben Marzeion, the lead researcher, told Live Science. "We thought it would be interesting to add another dimension to that: The cultural implications of climate change."
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World leaders urged to deliver climate change solutions

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
Source: Famagusta Gazette - World leaders have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to come up with concrete measures to fight climate change.
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Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
Source: NY Times - As the world’s top scientists meet in Yokohama, Japan, this week, at the top of the agenda is the prediction that global sea levels could rise as much as three feet by 2100. Higher seas and warmer weather will cause profound changes.
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Felix Dodds: Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:14
Source: Forbes - Author and global sustainable development leader Felix Dodds has been working with sustainable development for more than two decades observing and participating in international development meetings, including the 2012 Rio+20 Conference and the original Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the Conference on Human Settlements in 1996, the Johannesburg Summit in 2000, and the Millennium Development Goal meetings in 2005.
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Climate change makes salamanders shrink, scientists say

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:24
Source: Christian Science Monitor - A warmer and drier climate is causing wild Appalachian salamanders to shrink, according to a new paper titled "Widespread rapid reductions in body size of adult salamanders in response to climate change" published March 25 in the journal Global Change Biology.
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Extracting carbon from nature can aid climate but will be costly-UN

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - A little-known technology that may be able to take the equivalent of China's greenhouse gas emissions out of the carbon cycle could be the radical policy shift needed to slow climate change this century, a draft U.N. report shows.
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UN Chief on Greenland Climate Change Visit

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:24
Source: AP - Global warming must not be forgotten, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday after visiting Greenland to get an up-close look at the consequences of climate problems.
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