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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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Plant disease and pest hit 2,000 hectares of rice plantations

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:54
Source: Manila Bulletin - Climate change doesn’t just mean changes in weather—it means a change in animal and insect behavior, as well. And those changes can be lethal to food production.
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Kashmir Floods Caused by Climate Change, Environment Degradation and Unplanned Growth

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:54
Source: International Business Times UK - A Centre for Science and Environment analysis suggests the recent flood is possibly a climate-change induced fallout aided by large-scale environmental degradation and unplanned development on the river banks of Jhelum.
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Creating climate change awareness through films

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Times of India - Climate change is much talked about but not fully comprehended by the lay person. To broaden awareness on climate change issues across India, Ennovate Global, a specialist in climate change research and communication, and Good Relations India, a strategic communications consultancy, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, hosted a two-day Clima Film Fest 2014.
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At least 150 major companies prep for carbon prices

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: USA Today - At least 150 major companies worldwide - including ExxonMobil, Google, Microsoft and 26 others in the United States - are already making business plans that assume they will be taxed on their carbon pollution, a CDP report says.
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Seeking an easy win on carbon emissions? Cut global trade (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: the Conversation - The combination of climate deterioration and the ravages of international trade and finance will fulfil the prophecy of Hobbes, rendering life on Earth “poor, nasty, brutish and short”. Less trade not more, to render life on Earth “prosperous, fraternal, peaceful and long”.
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Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored - experts

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:54
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - JAMMU, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation)–The worst flooding in as much as a century in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has killed 215 people, washed away homes and businesses, cut off roads and communications and forced India’s Army to wage a large-scale rescue effort, officials say.
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Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored - experts

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:54
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - JAMMU, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation)–The worst flooding in as much as a century in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has killed 215 people, washed away homes and businesses, cut off roads and communications and forced India’s Army to wage a large-scale rescue effort, officials say.
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