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Wildfire Cost May Soar With Climate Change, Report Warns

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Huffington Post - Wildfires may cost the U.S. as much as $62.5 billion a year by 2050 as the effects of climate change worsen, argues an economic analysis released Tuesday.
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Seven things we learned from Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - A major new report says the world can tackle climate change without harming economic growth. Here’s the digested read.
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Cities can lead on climate change to build a resilient future (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - Around the world, cities are taking the lead on addressing the challenge of climate change. While senior governments stall, urban leaders are responding to the urgent need to make our cities more resilient as climate change impacts intensify.
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Duke Energy Commits $500 Million To Solar Power Expansion In North Carolina

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:34
Source: CleanTechnica - The largest US utility owner by market value, Duke Energy, announced Monday a commitment to invest $500 million into expanding the solar market in North Carolina. Duke Energy is set to acquire and construct three solar facilities to go hand-in-hand with five new power-purchase agreements (PPA).
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Lawmakers to test EU's five billion euro carbon permit giveaway

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:34
Source: Reuters - European lawmakers will vote next week on whether to force Brussels officials to rethink giving billions of euros worth of carbon allowances away for free to heavy industries, after a senior Green member lodged an objection.
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Climate change report: prevent damage by overhauling global economy

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Guardian - The world can still act in time to stave off the worst effects of climate change, and enjoy the fruits of continued economic growth as long as the global economy can be transformed within the next 15 years, a group of the world's leading economists and political leaders will argue on Tuesday.
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Indian city of Surat anticipates worst effects of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Guardian - According to the climate change experts, it is only a matter of time. The city of Surat (population 4.5 million), in the state of Gujarat on the west coast of India, will soon be exposed to recurrent flooding, with the risk of malaria and dengue fever epidemics in its aftermath.
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Has the great climate change migration already begun?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Guardian - The island paradise is under attack. Thanks to destabilizing forces of climate change – rising sea levels and strengthening storms, particularly – some of Earth’s most picturesque locations are being scrubbed from the map.
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Watch: Climate Change -- Faith and Fact (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: Huffington Post - In the face of those who use religion to deny the worldwide crisis of climate change, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian, believes that her faith is compatible with science.
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Pioneering a New Financial Instrument to Help Combat Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: The World Bank - To help keep finance flowing to projects that combat climate change, the World Bank and partners are developing an innovative pilot program that allows project developers and financiers to compete in an online auction to deliver the largest number of emissions reductions at the lowest cost.
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Brace for the climate change mega-storm

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: Washington Times - The former vice president is not about to let go of his climate change zeal, and he takes to the Internet at high noon Tuesday for a lengthy demonstration. Mr. Gore’s “24 Hours of Reality” online broadcast is the kickoff for a series of events leading up to the UN climate change summit in New York City next week.
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The time for tough decisions on climate change is now (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - The global economy is undergoing a remarkable transformation which is altering our ability to deal with climate change. The growth of emerging economies, rapid urbanisation and new technological advances are making possible a new path of low-carbon growth in ways that were not apparent even five years ago.
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Musk Solar Strategy Used as Model for Record Investments

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: Bloomberg - Private equity and venture capital firms are pouring record investments into rooftop solar, following a model popularized by billionaire Elon Musk’s SolarCity Corp. (SCTY) -- sell power, not panels.
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MSCI Launches Innovative Family of Low Carbon Indexes

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: Yahoo Finance - MSCI Inc. (MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today the launch of the MSCI Global Low Carbon Leaders Indexes, consisting of companies with significantly lower carbon exposure than the broad market.
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The 97% v the 3% – just how much global warming are humans causing?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - A pair of climate scientists recently had a dispute regarding how much global warming humans are responsible for. Gavin Schmidt from Nasa represented the consensus of 96–97% of climate experts in arguing that humans have been the dominant cause of global warming since 1950, while Judith Curry from Georgia Tech represented the opinions of 2–4% of climate experts that we could be responsible for less than half of that warming.
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Climate Change Activists Organize New York March Ahead of UN Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:09
Source: ABC News - Activists say they hope for "a world safe from the ravages of climate change," as they plan a New York City march to draw attention to changing global weather patterns two days before a United Nation summit meets to discuss the issue.
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Naomi Klein: ‘We tried it your way and we don’t have another decade to waste’

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:09
Source: The Guardian - The climate-change movement is making little headway against corporate vested interests, says the author of Shock Doctrine. But how does she think her new book, Capitalism vs The Climate, will help galvanise people?
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Brazil builds giant tower in Amazon to monitor climate

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:09
Source: AFP - Brazil is building a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon to monitor climate change and its impact on the region's sensitive ecosystem, a newspaper reported Sunday.
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Big firms brace for global carbon price rollout: report

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:54
Source: Reuters - An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change and some are already factoring in the cost to guide future investment decisions, a report found on Monday.
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Call to release endowments to save planet

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:54
Source: The Herald Scotland - PHILANTHROPISTS and foundations should use endowment funds worth billions of pounds to fight climate change, leading environmentalists have urged. One hundred and sixty award-winning environmentalists from 44 countries issued a declaration urging philanthropic foundations to use their financial clout to back moves to tackle global warming, helping efforts to secure a new international climate treaty.
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