Source: Daily News & Analysis - Climate change has shrunk Peruvian glaciers by 40% in the past four decades and the melt-off has spawned nearly 1,000 new high-altitude lakes since 1980, Peru's government said on Wednesday.
Source: Toronto Star - An avalanche and blizzard struck this week in Nepal killing at least 26 people, including four Canadians, adding fuel to the debate on climate change and extreme weather events.
Source: Click Green - Energy Secretary Ed Davey has revealed the impacts of climate change will for the first time be integrated in the UKs next strategic defence and security review.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - US Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a stark warning about the mounting effects of climate change, from food shortages to devastating droughts, saying time is running out for real action.
Source: Business Green - The EU steel industry's future depends on working with policy-makers to embrace low carbon and energy efficient practices, a new study has concluded.
Source: The Guardian - An unrestrained global fracking boom that unleashes plentiful and cheap gas will not tackle global warming by replacing coal and cutting carbon emissions, according to a comprehensive analysis that takes into account the impact on the rest of the energy supply.
Source: Reuters - Peanuts have moved north, tuna has moved east, wine has moved south. But sooner or later, Australia is going to run out of places to shift agricultural production to avoid the harsh effects of climate change.
Source: RTCC - Support for a global agreement on climate change with some legal elements but without an overarching UN treaty appears to be growing among developed countries.
Source: USDA.gov - The U.S. Forest Service has developed something it calls the Climate Change Performance Scorecard. The scorecard was created as a way for the Forest Service to measure how well it was responding to climate change and to keep track of experiences and best practices so others could learn from them.
Source: The Guardian - Former treasurer says there is genuine dismay on global stage at the lack of attention given to climate issues on G20 agenda.
Source: Reuters - Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE.AX) is testing technology to water vines underground and is expanding fermentation capacity to combat the impact of climate change on its vineyards around the world.
Source: The Wall Street Journal - For every barrel they pump, the two biggest Western oil companies generated 10% more in greenhouse gases each last year than they did in 2011, according to company data.
Source: The Guardian - The governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, and called for investors to consider the long-term impacts of their decisions.
Source: RTCC - We are moving towards a tipping point in political will and public support for a global climate deal, the US chief negotiator said on Tuesday. Speaking at Yale University, Todd Stern said the world is in a better position than ever before to take action on climate change.
Source: RTCC - Africa faces trials, but theres no doubt its a force to be reckoned with at Paris, says Tosi Mpanu Mpanu.
Source: Reuters UK - The integrity of the fast-growing "green bond" market is at risk unless a clear definition of what passes for green can be agreed, Zurich Insurance's (ZURN.VX) investment chief told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.
Source: RTCC - Swedens seventh largest city has committed to divest its 225 million funds from fossil fuels. Örebro becomes the first Swedish city to fully withdraw from coal, oil and gas investments.
Source: RTCC - ArcelorMittal is hoarding a surplus of climate pollution permits worth almost twice its annual carbon emissions, a think-tank has revealed. With an excess of 93 million allowances, the steel and mining giant is top of Sandbags carbon fatcat leader board.
Source: The New York Times - The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Banks should be forced to disclose how much of their lending goes to companies exposed to action on climate change, according to resolutions proposed by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility ahead of the big banks' annual general meetings.