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Climate change an issue at the polls, among non-white voters in particular

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: UPI - A report from FiveThirtyEight using data from the Pew Research center found that non-white voters were more concerned than white voters with climate change as an important policy issue in this year's polls.
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Hollande calls on Canada to fight climate change

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: The Local - French President François Hollande, whose country will host global climate talks next year, told Canadian lawmakers on Monday that he is counting their oil-exporting country to help in the fight against warming.
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IPCC report warns governments on failure to check climate change

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: Economic Times - The message from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is loud and unequivocal: the window of opportunity for the world to stave off the severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts of global warming is limited.
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Invest now or face 'irreversible' effects of climate change, U.N. panel warns

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: CNN - The cost of fighting climate change will only climb if industrialized nations don't take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations' panel on the matter warned Sunday in its wrap-up report.
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IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop severe impact of climate change

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: Guardian - Most important assessment of global warming yet warns carbon emissions must be cut sharply and soon, but UN’s IPCC says solutions are available and affordable
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Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: BBC - The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.
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France, US lead voices of alarm at climate report

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: AFP - France and the United States headed a chorus of alarm on Sunday after a major UN report on climate change warned that the Earth was on track for potentially disastrous global warming.
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Ban Ki-moon: World leaders are ready to sign climate deal

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: RTCC - World leaders are ready to sign an international agreement to combat climate change, says UN secretary general Ban
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UN panel adopts landmark climate report

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: AP - The United Nations' expert panel on climate science on Saturday finished a report on global warming that the UN's environment agency said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate system.
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Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100-UN

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday
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Denmark considers phasing out coal by 2025 in big green shift

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: Reuters - Denmark should ban coal use by 2025 to make the Nordic nation a leader in fighting global warming, adding to green measures ranging from wind energy to bicycle power, Denmark's climate minister said on Saturday.
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Religious leaders bring faith to bear on saving earth at climate change forum today

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:14
Source: South China Morning Post - Spiritual and religious leaders will gather for an interfaith forum today to examine what climate change means to the faith community and kick off Asia's chapter of an online "prayer petition".
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Climate change to be discussed at G20 summit

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:14
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - The Abbott government has reluctantly agreed to discuss climate change at the G20 summit in Brisbane, but the G20 group will not make any new commitments to act on emissions.
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IPCC preparing 'most important' document on climate change

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:54
Source: BBC News - Scientists and officials are meeting in Denmark to edit what's been termed the "most important document" on climate change. The IPCC Synthesis Report will summarise the causes and impacts of - and solutions to - rising temperatures. It will be the bedrock of talks on a new global climate deal.
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Oil guzzling Malta proposes climate change law

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:54
Source: RTCC - Malta has proposed a new climate law, creating a legal obligation for the country to hit its emission reduction targets.
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How climate change will affect global water scarcity by 2100

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:54
Source: EurActiv - Global warming will affect the whole of the world's water supplies over the coming century, but it will not affect them equally. Hundreds of millions of people will experience new or aggravated forms of water scarcity by 2100.
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Formula could shed light on global climate change

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:54
Source: Phys.Org - Wright State University researchers have discovered a formula that accurately predicts the rate at which soil develops from the surface to the underlying rock, a breakthrough that could answer questions about greenhouse gases and has potential applications in agriculture.
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As Climate Changes, Central America Lags on Improving Food Security

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:54
Source: World Politics Review - While poverty and violence have pushed thousands of Central Americans to take the long and dangerous trek to the United States, the embattled region now faces another challenge: Droughts and torrential rains have all but ruined the harvests of hundreds of thousands of impoverished farmers in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. And even though climate extremes were exacerbated in recent years by temporary weather phenomena, ill-prepared governments and climate change have put food security in the region permanently at risk.
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Banks invest record €66bn in coal sector

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:54
Source: RTCC - Commercial banks poured record sums of money into coal last year, despite mounting evidence of the climate risks.
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Africa adopts sustainable transport plan

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:54
Source: RTCC - African countries have moved closer to a cleaner, greener system of cars and public transport after ministers adopted a continent-wide sustainability strategy today.
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