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What really annoys scientists about the state of the climate change debate?

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:24
Source: The Guardian - "Don’t shoot the messenger,” so the saying goes. But what if that message warns we might want to rethink that whole fossil fuel burning thing pretty quick because it could seriously alter civilization and the natural world for centuries to come, and not in a good way?
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UK Doctors Vote to End Investments in the Fossil Fuel Industry

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:24
Source: MedAct - he British Medical Association, the representative body of doctors in the UK, has voted to end its investments in fossil fuel companies, making it the first health organisation in the world to do so. The motion, passed at the annual meeting of the BMA in Harrogate, calls on the BMA to “transfer their investments from energy companies whose primary business relies upon fossil fuels to those providing renewable energy sources.”
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Obama Calls Climate-Change Skeptics 'Fringe' Element

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:24
Source: Bloomberg - President Barack Obama derided climate-change skeptics as a “fringe” element as he highlighted his record on the environment and cutting greenhouse gas emissions before a conservation group.Obama yesterday indirectly criticized congressional Republicans, who he said view climate change as “a liberal plot.”
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Grim toll of climate change

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:24
Source: timesunion.com - Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by three men with vast business experience.
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Fighting Climate Change Is Profitable: Mexico’s Calderon

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:24
Source: Bloomberg - Curbing climate change is profitable and nations must offer business incentives for low-carbon growth to cut fossil-fuel reliance, according to former president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon.
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India Mulling Introduction Of Tax Incentives For Residential Solar

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:09
Source: CleanTechnica - Indian homeowners who install solar energy systems may soon have tax breaks made available to them to help lower their burden, based on recent reports. The country’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently put forward a proposal for the introduction of tax incentives for residential rooftop solar installations. The Ministry of Finance is expected to reach a decision on the proposal sometime before the end of the summer.
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14 Million Soccer Fields Of Amazonian Rain Forest Saved From Clearcutting

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:09
Source: CleanTechnica - A research study published in Science this month (June 2014) found that a 70% decline in Brazilian Amazon deforestation could be an indication that effective management of the expanding agricultural sector is possible.
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U.S. to face multibillion-dollar bill from climate change: report

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49
Source: Reuters - Annual property losses from hurricanes and other coastal storms of $35 billion; a decline in crop yields of 14 percent, costing corn and wheat farmers tens of billions of dollars; heat wave-driven demand for electricity costing utility customers up to $12 billion per year.
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Canada: Federal climate change report warns of economic, health impacts

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49
Source: The Star - Canadians can expect more floods, storms and other damaging extreme weather events as global warming inevitably gets worse, says a federal government report that also says governments are lagging in efforts to adapt to this climate change shift.
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Half of the World's Population will be Exposed to Frequent Still Air Events by End of 21st Century

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49
Source: Nature World News - Climate change might worsen air pollution, researchers at Stanford said. The team estimates that by the end of this century around 55 percent of the world's population will witness frequent air stagnation events.
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Former Bush Treasury Secretary: We Can Prevent A 'Climate Crash' With A Carbon Tax

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:09
Source: The Energy Collective - There is an amazing op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times, “The Coming Climate Crash: Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession.”
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Sustainable development goals face $2.5 trillion funding shortfall

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - The UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) will fail unless governments and businesses find an extra US$ 2.5 trillion a year to support them. -
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Cameroon: Congo, Amazon Basins Climate Change Report Presented

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:49
Source: Cameroon Tribune - The study, carried out by CIFOR, revisits the role of logging companies in the reduction of emission of green-house gases.
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Africa: Lack of 'Political Will' Hampering Environmental Laws (Interview)

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: Deutsche Welle - The United Nations will this week seek ways to stiffen environmental laws to crack down on everything from illegal trade in wildlife to mercury poisoning and hazardous waste.
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British offshore wind energy fund launched

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: Euronews - The British government-backed bank that focuses on green energy projects is launching a new fund. It is dedicated to buying stakes in offshore wind energy in the UK.
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Germany Sets Three National Solar Records in Two Weeks

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: Triple Pundit - A core facet of Chancellor Merkel’s historic “Energiewende” clean energy transition, Germany has led the world in driving adoption of solar energy technology and systems.
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G20 summit: Obama expected to discuss 'critical issue' of climate change

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: The Guardian - Barack Obama is expecting to discuss climate change at the G20 summit in Brisbane, with the US ambassador to Australia reinforcing the president’s message that it is a “critical” issue.
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France launches financing plan for energy transition

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - France announced on Monday a package of tax breaks and low-cost loans to improve insulation in buildings and boost investment in renewable energy, which is supposed to provide 40 percent of the country's electricity by 2030.
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Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the regulation.
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UK and Germany break solar power records

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:24
Source: The Guardian - Britain and Germany have broken records for generating solar electricity in the last few weeks, according to new industry figures.
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