Source: AFP - Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency said Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse gases.
Source: Reuters - Carbon dioxide levels throughout the northern hemisphere hit 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in human history in April, an ominous threshold for climate change, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday.
Source: NY Times - President Obama is expected to announce on Monday an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nations fleet of 600 coal-fired power plants, in a speech that government analysts in Beijing, Brussels and beyond will scrutinize to determine how serious the president is about fighting global warming.
Source: IPS - Comprised of over 17,000 islands that are highly susceptible to rising seas, Indonesia is taking stock of its position as the worldâs third leading emitter of greenhouse gases after the United States and China.
Source: SciDev.net - The next UN climate summit, which will take place in Latin America, in Lima, Peru, is on the horizon (1-12 December). It is the last step towards the potentially pivotal 2015 summit in Paris, France, where a new international climate agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol that was adopted in 1997 is expected to take shape.
Source: Providence Journal - Walk by Burnside Park these days past the eclectic mix of hawking vendors, hustling commuters and napping vagrants and youll come across a woman sitting at a table with a peculiar yet inviting sign.
Source: People's Daily Online - China and EU launched a three-year cooperation on a Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme during the China-EU bilateral dialogue on climate change held on May 20. EU will contribute 5 million euros to the project.
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Source: IANS - How does a warming environment affect rainfall, cropping patterns, livelihoods? What could be the alternatives that people whose livelihoods are hit by the effects of climate change do to cope?
Source: Financial Times - The message from climate scientists is stark. Recent reports from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change say it is now virtually certain that human activity is warming the planet and that we are on course for dangerous changes in temperature unless we take drastic action.
Source: RTCC - Few announcements expected, but meeting offers opportunity to build relationships ahead of Ban Ki-moon summit
Source: Cleantechnica - On June 15 members of the Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina will come together to celebrate
Source: NY Times - The third National Climate Assessment report released on May 6 by the White House, and representing the work of more than 240 scientists warns us about our hazardous future and offers many good ideas for dealing with it.
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INTERVIEW: Bright spots can help islands navigate towards sustainable future, says UN biodiversity chief
Source: UN News Centre - Tiny though some may be, islands play a huge role in sustaining life on the planet making up less than 5 per cent of Earths landmass, they are home to 20 per cent of all bird, reptile and plant species and protecting their fragile ecosystems from ill-considered development, polluted waters and invasive species is the main focus of this years International Day for Biodiversity.
Source: ClimateWire - Four months away from a U.N. super-summit on climate change, world leaders remain stymied about how to fulfill Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's demand that they bring "bold pledges" to the high-level meeting.
Source: Reuters - Unusually warm western Pacific waters linked to global warming may be the paradoxical cause of a bone-chilling winter in parts of the United States this year, a scientific study said on Thursday.
Source: LiveScience - Last month ranked as the world's hottest April on record, tying with April 2010, U.S. weather officials announced Tuesday (May 20).
Source: AFP - With 19 months to go until the deadline for a new, global pact on climate change, the United States' top negotiator cautioned Thursday against unrealistic expectations, saying the deal "won't be perfect".
Source: RTCC - China carbon emissions tool tests impact of radical energy policies with prospects of emissions peak by 2025