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Climate change to be discussed at G20 summit

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14pm
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - The Abbott government has reluctantly agreed to discuss climate change at the G20 summit in Brisbane, but the G20 group will not make any new commitments to act on emissions.
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IPCC preparing 'most important' document on climate change

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14pm
Source: BBC News - Scientists and officials are meeting in Denmark to edit what's been termed the "most important document" on climate change. The IPCC Synthesis Report will summarise the causes and impacts of - and solutions to - rising temperatures. It will be the bedrock of talks on a new global climate deal.
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Oil guzzling Malta proposes climate change law

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14pm
Source: RTCC - Malta has proposed a new climate law, creating a legal obligation for the country to hit its emission reduction targets.
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How climate change will affect global water scarcity by 2100

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14pm
Source: EurActiv - Global warming will affect the whole of the world's water supplies over the coming century, but it will not affect them equally. Hundreds of millions of people will experience new or aggravated forms of water scarcity by 2100.
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Formula could shed light on global climate change

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14pm
Source: Phys.Org - Wright State University researchers have discovered a formula that accurately predicts the rate at which soil develops from the surface to the underlying rock, a breakthrough that could answer questions about greenhouse gases and has potential applications in agriculture.
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As Climate Changes, Central America Lags on Improving Food Security

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14pm
Source: World Politics Review - While poverty and violence have pushed thousands of Central Americans to take the long and dangerous trek to the United States, the embattled region now faces another challenge: Droughts and torrential rains have all but ruined the harvests of hundreds of thousands of impoverished farmers in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. And even though climate extremes were exacerbated in recent years by temporary weather phenomena, ill-prepared governments and climate change have put food security in the region permanently at risk.
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Banks invest record €66bn in coal sector

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14pm
Source: RTCC - Commercial banks poured record sums of money into coal last year, despite mounting evidence of the climate risks.
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Africa adopts sustainable transport plan

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14pm
Source: RTCC - African countries have moved closer to a cleaner, greener system of cars and public transport after ministers adopted a continent-wide sustainability strategy today.
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Minor EU emission cuts masks underlying apathy on 2C

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14pm
Source: RTCC - Latest GHG data from Brussels shows we have achieved nothing of significance relative to scale of the climate challenge.
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Rio says it will offset 3.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions at 2016 Olympic Games

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14pm
Source: Daily News & Analysis - The Rio 2016 local organizing committee set a target on Thursday to offset the total amount of greenhouse gases estimated to be produced by the world's largest multi-sport event.
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8 foods you're about to lose due to climate change

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Source: The Guardian - As worsening drought and extreme weather devastate crops, you may begin seeing global warming when you open your fridge.
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Chuck Hagel: We Should Worry About Climate Change Like We Worry About ISIS

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Source: Huffington Post - The Islamic State may be the most immediate challenge facing the Defense Department, but Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that one of the biggest long-term security threats to the U.S. isn't a terrorist group. It's climate change.
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Australia divestment war shows investment is now the main climate change battleground

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Source: The Guardian - The fallout over Australian National University’s decision to divest from fossil fuel companies shows the language of climate risk is now in dollars and returns not degrees centigrade.
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A bioeconomy to fight climate change

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Source: Nature.com - The use of biomass for energy generation is helping European Union countries meet their renewable energy and emissions targets, but demand from other sectors means policy needs to be developed for maximum climate benefits.
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Climate-Savvy Investing: Insurance Sector Is Ignoring Risks & Rewards (opinion)

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Source: Forbes - Two years after Superstorm Sandy devastated large swaths of the East Coast and cost our economy an estimated $65 billion, the insurance industry – which is on the frontlines of climate change – is still not doing enough to address the risks associated with extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts or more intense coastal storms.
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Why you should bother to read the IPCC synthesis report

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Source: RTCC - UN science panel’s final report this year will indicate how serious governments take the threat of climate change.
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Renewables & Energy Efficiency Responsible For 70% Of Carbon Emission Drop Since 2007

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - Renewable energy development and implemented energy efficiency measures are responsible for 70% of the the drop in US carbon dioxide emissions seen since 2007 (when a slow decline began), according to a new report from Greenpeace.
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Solar Grid Parity In All 50 US States By 2016, Predicts Deutsche Bank

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - Rooftop solar PV will reach grid parity in 50 US states by 2016 – up from just 10 now – setting the scene for a dramatic increase in the uptake in household and commercial rooftop solar in the world’s biggest economy.
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Methane Emissions May Swell from behind Dams

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Source: Scientific American - What if reservoirs that store water and produce electricity were among some of the world’s largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions? Scientists are searching for answers to that question, as they study how much methane is emitted into the atmosphere from man-made reservoirs built for hydropower and other purposes.
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Emissions trading will be back in the game if Direct Action proves ineffective

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Source: The Guardian - Australia’s global promise to cut emissions seems certain to test Greg Hunt’s determination to resist carbon pricing.
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