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NRDC helping to launch local climate resiliency effort in North Carolina (blog)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:29
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council - Communities will bear the brunt of climate impacts across the world. Even though climate change is a problem which must be addressed nationally and internationally, the impacts are very much local. Resiliency to climate impacts starts in our communities. A new collaborative storytelling effort, the Climate Listening Project, is connecting the conversations about climate change impacts and resilience starting in Western North Carolina.
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European Leaders Agree on Targets to Fight Climate Change

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: The New York Times - The 28 leaders of the European Union agreed early on Friday on targets for protecting the climate and generating greener power despite deep divisions among their nations over how to produce energy.
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SEA countries share experience on building resilience to climate change impacts

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:14
Source: VietNamNet Bridge - More than 200 delegates from Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia are attending a three-day international forum on climate change, which opened on Oct 23 in Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia.
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European Leaders Agree on Targets to Fight Climate Change

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:49
Source: The New York Times - The 28 leaders of the European Union agreed early on Friday on targets for protecting the climate and generating greener power despite deep divisions among their nations over how to produce energy.
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7 industries at greatest risk from climate change

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:09
Source: CNBC - Rising temperatures and sea levels, along with increased incidence of extreme weather events, pose a threat to the global economy. Global infrastructure spending, public food supply, health and surging demand for energy are among the demographic themes that could come with steep climate-change costs.
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Can art inspire climate change action? An ice installation aims to do just that

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:09
Source: The Guardian - To coincide with the latest IPCC climate report, 12 blocks of Greenland ice will be left to melt in Copenhagen City Hall Square as a visual representation of climate change.
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Climate change rivals Ebola at World Health Summit

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:49
Source: EurActiv - Climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, affecting the poorest countries with weak health care systems - a global challenge that rivaled Ebola as one of the top issues at the World Health Summit in Berlin this week. EurActiv Germany reports.
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Kew spreads climate change word

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:49
Source: BBC News - The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew has issued a "position paper" saying that man-made global warming is changing the outlook for plants and trees worldwide.
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Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:49
Source: Phys.Org - As permafrost soils thaw under the influence of global warming, communities of soil microbes act as potent amplifiers of global climate change, an international study has shown.
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There’s a surprisingly strong link between climate change and violence

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:49
Source: The Washington Post - Earlier this year, when a study came out suggesting global warming will increase the rates of violent crimes in the United States -- producing "an additional 22,ooo murders, 180,000 cases of rape," and many other crime increases by the year 2099 -- it drew widespread criticism. "This ... is what people who are losing the argument look like," noted the conservative publication National Review. One study may seem easy to dismiss. But the combined results of 56 of them? Not so much.
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China’s coal consumption drops for first time this century

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - China’s coal use has fallen for the first time this century – a turning point for a country which currently consumes almost half of the world’s coal supplies.
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Poland isolated as pressure mounts on EU to deliver 2030 climate deal.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:29
Source: RTCC - Poland is the only country resisting a 40% carbon target as part of the European Union’s 2030 package, sources close to negotiations say.
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Sea level could rise ‘height of man' by 2100

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:29
Source: RTCC - For those who think climate change means deep trouble, some comfort: there is a limit to how deep. Danish-led researchers have looked at all the projections and satisfied themselves that, at the very worst, sea levels this century will rise by a maximum 1.8 metres − roughly the height of an average man.
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Divestment campaigners set their sights on UK banks

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:29
Source: RTCC - British banks are being urged to pull their money out of polluting fossil fuels, in the latest twist of the divestment movement. The UK’s five biggest banks have more than £66 billion invested in coal, oil and gas extraction, according to a report by European Greens.
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Pacific Islanders Block Coal Ships at Australian Port to Protest Climate Change

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:29
Source: Global Voices Online - 350.org's Pacific climate warriors paddled out into the Port of Newcastle, followed by hundreds of Australians and came head to head with gigantic coal ships on 17 October. It truly was David versus Goliath.
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Climate change: Europe's unfinished business (opinion)

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: Aljazeera - Former Costa Rican president challenges EU to think of the next generation, rather than the next election.
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US, EU want UN to stress low cost of climate change fight - draft

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday.
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U.S. insurance firms failing to address climate change risk -report

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - Most U.S. insurance companies are completely unprepared to address the risks related to climate change, a new survey published Wednesday found, a finding that could have negative consequence for the wider debate over how to tackle the issue.
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Climate change warning stickers on SF gas pumps?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: SF Gate - Gasoline pumps in San Francisco could soon carry a warning: Burn this fuel, and contribute to global warming.
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Marshall Islands poet says youth must lead climate fight

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - Star of UN climate summit says support in New York left her stunned, and determined to save country from rising sea levels
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