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Climate Change: IPCC Warns of Species Extinction and Food Insecurity Among Other Severe Impacts from Inaction

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:09
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.
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US military refuses to be 'too late' on climate change (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:09
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.
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Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:09
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
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Chinese vice premier meets Obama's adviser on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:49
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.
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Climate Change Concerns Push Chile to Forefront of Carbon Tax Movement

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:49
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 Australia recently repealed its carbon tax.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 America’s fastest-growing economies, which last month approved the first carbon tax in South America.
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China, India set pace in global clean energy growth

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:49
Source: RTCC - China, India and other emerging economies could see their levels of clean energy installations overtake rich countries in 2014.
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EU set to overachieve 2020 carbon emissions goal

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:49
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.
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Saving Lives: Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves Interview

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:49
Source: CleanTechnica - Radha Muthiah, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, recently took time out from her busy schedule to answers some questions for CleanTechnica about the benefits of distributing clean cookstoves.
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IPCC Chairman Pachauri Urges Governments To Keep Up Hope Amid Climate Change Battle

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:19
Source: Huffington Post - A top U.N. climate change expert urged world governments Monday not to be overcome by hopelessness as they negotiate a new agreement to fight global warming.
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Great Barrier Reef protection plan 'ignores the threat of climate change'

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:59
Source: The Guardian - The Australian government’s multimillion dollar plan to halt the worrying decline of the Great Barrier Reef does nothing to address the leading threat of climate change and is likely to prove largely ineffectual, scientists have warned.
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Aviva responds to Bank of England on climate change impact

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:44
Source: Reuters UK - UK insurance company Aviva (AV.L) has responded to a letter from the Bank of England asking it to comment on the impact of climate change on its business model, a spokeswoman from the company said on Monday.
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Host of next UN climate summit sets out goals

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:44
Source: RTCC - In December, Peru will host governments, key players and sectors from different countries brought together by a common goal: to steadily and urgently deal with the global consequences of climate change.
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Giant tower to monitor climate change in the Amazon

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:44
Source: RTCC - Taller than the Eiffel Tower, the observatory will capture vital data on how climate change is impacting the rainforest
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How To Eat For The Climate

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:44
Source: Forbes - Consumers have unrealized power to steer the close marriage between agriculture and the climate toward healthier outcomes, according to food-policy activists at the Green Festival in Chicago Saturday.
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IPCC report is “roadmap” to Paris climate deal – Pachauri

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:44
Source: RTCC - Scientists and delegates from more than 100 governments are meeting in Copenhagen this week to thrash out the definitive round-up of climate science.
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Ikea launches solar panels in the Netherlands

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:44
Source: RTCC - Ikea has launched a range of residential solar panels in the Netherlands. It is the second country to stock the panels, after the UK pioneered the Swedish furniture giant’s venture into green home improvement in September 2013.
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Saharan solar power opens energy corridor to Europe (video)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:44
Source: Reuters - The TuNur project aims to generate clean energy from a giant solar plant in the Tunisian Sahara from where it will be connected to the European electricity grid via a dedicated undersea cable. TuNur say their initiative will produce roughly twice as much energy as any current nuclear power plant and can even produce energy when the sun is down.
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Solar power a must for Saudi Arabia

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:19
Source: The Rakyat Post - Oil-rich and sun-blessed Saudi Arabia has no choice but to invest in solar energy, a senior official of the national electricity provider said yesterday. “Solar energy is a must, not a choice,” Hamed al-Saggaf, an executive director with the Saudi Electricity Company, told a conference on sun power.
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Drying Amazon Could Be Major Carbon Concern

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:19
Source: Climate Central - The Amazon rainforest inhales massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping keep the globe’s carbon budget in balance. But as a new study shows, since 2000 drier conditions are causing a decrease in lung capacity.
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Global warming has doubled risk of harsh winters in Eurasia, research finds

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:19
Source: The Guardian - The risk of severe winters in Europe and northern Asia has been doubled by global warming, according to new research. The counter-intuitive finding is the result of climate change melting the Arctic ice cap and causing new wind patterns that push freezing air and snow southwards.
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