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Impacts of climate change to now be included in UK's military planning

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Source: Click Green - Energy Secretary Ed Davey has revealed the impacts of climate change will for the first time be integrated in the UK’s next strategic defence and security review.
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Time running out on climate change: John Kerry

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - US Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a stark warning about the mounting effects of climate change, from food shortages to devastating droughts, saying time is running out for real action.
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Steelmakers must embrace low carbon shift if they are to secure their future

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Source: Business Green - The EU steel industry's future depends on working with policy-makers to embrace low carbon and energy efficient practices, a new study has concluded.
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Gas boom from unrestrained fracking linked to emissions rise

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: The Guardian - An unrestrained global fracking boom that unleashes plentiful and cheap gas will not tackle global warming by replacing coal and cutting carbon emissions, according to a comprehensive analysis that takes into account the impact on the rest of the energy supply.
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Australian agriculture needs to adapt, not simply shift, to meet climate change

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: Reuters - Peanuts have moved north, tuna has moved east, wine has moved south. But sooner or later, Australia is going to run out of places to shift agricultural production to avoid the harsh effects of climate change.
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Legal elements in proposed UN climate deal find mixed support

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: RTCC - Support for a global agreement on climate change with some legal elements but without an overarching UN treaty appears to be growing among developed countries.
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US Forest Service Keeping Score on Climate Change

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: USDA.gov - The U.S. Forest Service has developed something it calls the Climate Change Performance Scorecard. The scorecard was created as a way for the Forest Service to measure how well it was responding to climate change and to keep track of experiences and best practices so others could learn from them.
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Australia a laggard rather than leader on climate change, says Wayne Swan

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - Former treasurer says there is ‘genuine dismay’ on global stage at the lack of attention given to climate issues on G20 agenda.
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Treasury Wine Estates waters vines underground to combat climate change

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: Reuters - Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE.AX) is testing technology to water vines underground and is expanding fermentation capacity to combat the impact of climate change on its vineyards around the world.
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Exxon, Shell Carbon Emissions Rise Though Pumping Drops

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Wall Street Journal - For every barrel they pump, the two biggest Western oil companies generated 10% more in greenhouse gases each last year than they did in 2011, according to company data.
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Mark Carney: most fossil fuel reserves can't be burned

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: The Guardian - The governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, and called for investors to consider the long-term impacts of their decisions.
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US climate strategy: ‘goad’ leaders into voluntary action

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - We are moving towards a “tipping point” in political will and public support for a global climate deal, the US chief negotiator said on Tuesday. Speaking at Yale University, Todd Stern said the world is “in a better position than ever before” to take action on climate change.
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Prepare for a stronger Africa at UN climate talks, says Congo envoy

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - Africa faces trials, but there’s no doubt it’s a force to be reckoned with at Paris, says Tosi Mpanu Mpanu.
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Green bond boom at risk without rules: Zurich Insurance

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: Reuters UK - The integrity of the fast-growing "green bond" market is at risk unless a clear definition of what passes for green can be agreed, Zurich Insurance's (ZURN.VX) investment chief told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.
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Divestment campaign signs up first Swedish city

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - Sweden’s seventh largest city has committed to divest its €225 million funds from fossil fuels. Örebro becomes the first Swedish city to fully withdraw from coal, oil and gas investments.
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Take on the “fatcats” or scrap EU carbon market – think-tank

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - ArcelorMittal is hoarding a surplus of climate pollution permits worth almost twice its annual carbon emissions, a think-tank has revealed. With an excess of 93 million allowances, the steel and mining giant is top of Sandbag’s “carbon fatcat” leader board.
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Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:09
Source: The New York Times - The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises.
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Banks should declare lending links to climate change exposured companies, says lobby group

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:09
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Banks should be forced to disclose how much of their lending goes to companies exposed to action on climate change, according to resolutions proposed by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility ahead of the big banks' annual general meetings.
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Island nations shouldn't be left to drown from climate change (opinion)

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - Rising sea levels will have dire consequences for Pacific island nations unless Australia and other countries take action
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Climate change: Sea levels steady for 6,000 years before rapid rise in past 150 years, study reveals

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:34
Source: ABC Online - Sea levels remained steady for thousands of years before recent rapid rises, a study led by the Australian National University shows.
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