Source: International Business Times - Right after Christmas in 2014, many were surprised when Pope Francis said people should take action on moral and scientific grounds, which wasn't surprising considering the Catholic Church isnt generally considered to be forward-thinking when it comes to science
Source: philstar.com - President Benigno Aquino III and visiting French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on the rest of the world to act on climate change.
Source: Reuters - A natural cooling of the Pacific Ocean has contributed to slow global warming in the past decade but the pause is unlikely to last much longer, U.S. scientists said on Thursday.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The World Bank is working with other development finance institutions to raise some $500 million to modernise weather and flood forecasting services in Africa.
Source: RTCC - Presidents Hollande and Aquino joined forces to urge all countries to sign up to universal deal in Paris this December
Source: ABC Australia - One of the Northern Territory's longest running carbon farming projects is gearing up for another season, but for the first time it is not working with a fixed price on carbon.
Source: Financial Times - Failure to agree an international deal in Paris this year would have grave consequences for UN negotiations to counter global warming, the US special envoy for climate change has warned.
Source: Bloomberg - Industrial nations are delivering more than a third of the $100 billion in annual aid theyve pledged by 2020 for climate-related projects in developing nations, a senior U.S. State Department envoy said.
Source: EurActv - The European Parliament's Environment Committee has called for the withdrawal of 1.7 billion carbon quotas in 2019. This proposal must be negotiated in the Council before being adopted.
Source: Reuters - Poland's prime minister has asked the European Commission to stick to the original start date for reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), a day after members of the European Parliament backed earlier action.
Source: Guardian - Cut the Sky, a new dance work premiering at the Perth festival, draws on Indigenous Australian traditions to help audiences apply emotion, rather than cold logic, to climate change
Source: BERNAMA - Malaysia has been experiencing erratic weather patterns of late, some of which have never before been witnessed.
Source: BERNAMA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today warned that climate change and global warming could no longer be viewed lightly.
Source: AFP - President Francois Hollande arrived in the Philippines on Thursday, accompanied by two of France's leading actresses, to promote the fight against climate change ahead of a crucial summit of world leaders.
Source: RTCC - Brussels climate chief Canete says US and China must follow EU and reveal commitments to a 2015 UN pact
Source: Rappler - The head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be in the Philippines to join French President Francois Hollande's call for global action in curbing climate change.
A new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid produced for its use as a precursor to nylon, plasticizers, lubricants, polyesters, and other popular products and chemicals.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Floods and landslides linked to climate change have battered parts of Sri Lanka in the past two years, disrupting food output, but scientists believe a new program to install low-cost weather stations based on open-source technology could help farmers adapt to increasingly wild weather.