Climate news archives

Climate news is a selection of international Internet news items related to climate issues and is updated daily. The news items reported here do not necessarily represent the views of CICERO, nor can CICERO be held responsible for the quality of their content.


Climate news from the last 30 days is listed below.

25.09.2014

Heroes and villains in the fight against climate change

Guardian : The New Climate Economy report from Nicholas Stern et al at the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (Cutting emissions can boost growth, say economists, 16 September) says Good economic actions can take us most of the way to a 2C path.
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Opinion: Why climate change is an 'everybody issue' now

CNN : Scientists are normally a pretty measured bunch. But in recent months, they've been resorting to some unusual language to get our attention. One top climatologist recently tweeted: "If even a small fraction of Arctic sea floor carbon is released to the atmosphere, we're f'd." When scientists start swearing in public, it is time for everyone to start worrying.
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After An Inconvenient Truth: the evolution of the 'climate change film

The Guardian : After An Inconvenient Truth: the evolution of the 'climate change film'
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China's per capita carbon emissions overtake EU's

BBC : New data on carbon shows that China's emissions per head of population have surpassed the EU for the first time.
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China drives world carbon emissions to record high

Reuters : World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate change, a study said on Sunday.
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Q. and A.: Glen Peters on China and Climate Change

New York Times : Government leaders from across the world will gather at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday for a summit meeting on global warming, and China is at the heart of contentious negotiations on how to cut the greenhouse gas emissions behind that warming.
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22.09.2014

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

AP : Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.
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Dwindling chances to stay below 2°C warming

Science Daily : Carbon dioxide emissions continue to track the high end of emission scenarios, eroding the chances to keep global warming below 2°C, and placing increased pressure on world leaders ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit on the 23rd September.
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China's per capita carbon emissions overtake EU's

BBC : New data on carbon shows that China's emissions per head of population have surpassed the EU for the first time.The researchers say that India is also forecast to beat Europe's CO2 output in 2019.
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19.09.2014

Why Greenland’s ‘dark snow’ should worry you

news.com.au : We’re not talking just a little dark - it’s record-setting dark.
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Climate change means rate of growth of trees has gone up by 77%

The Independent : The speed at which trees grow has accelerated considerably since the 1960s by as much as 77 per cent in the case of the beech as climate change increases the temperature and lengthens the growing season, according to new research.
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Go low-carbon for the money, says high-profile report

New Scientist : Is it too good to be true? Top economists this week lay out an audacious argument for transforming the world's economy into a low-carbon one. Even if you forget climate change, they say, it is worth doing on its own. That's because a low-carbon economy is an efficient economy that will deliver faster economic growth, better lives and a greener environment. Forget the costs, feel the benefits.
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12.09.2014

Scientists warn: Be prepared for winter extremes

Herald Scotland : SCIENTISTS have warned we should brace ourselves for more extreme winters as weather conditions become more volatile, scientists have warned.
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Drowned Tropical Forests Exacerbate Climate Change

Scientific American : Methane emissions from big hydroelectric dams in the tropics outweigh the benefits that this form of renewable energy provides, according to new scientific data
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See the Effects of Climate Change in 3 Birds

Time : Looking for signs of climate change? You can check the temperatures of the oceans or the density of polar ice caps. Or you can see which birds are gathering outside your window.
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09.09.2014

NASA to make ISS a perfect Earth-observing platform

The Economic Times : In a bid to monitor Earth better, the NASA is adding a number of Earth-observing instruments to the International Space Station (ISS) that will increase the leverage of the space station's unique vantage point in space.
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08.09.2014

Lingering Ice This Year Delays Opening of Northern Sea Route

Bloomberg : Shipping activity in the Northern Sea Route, an Arctic passage that can cut transit times by half for vessels traveling between north Europe and Asia, will open late this year, according to the NSR Information Office.
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World on track to be 4C warmer by 2100 because of missed carbon targets

The Guardian : Concerns about the short term costs and impacts of investment to address risks is paralysing action on climate change.
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Arctic ambition: The race to sail Northwest Passage hots up

CNN : The cruise ship Crystal Serenity is to make largest expedition through Northwest Passage in 2016.
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Last updated: 02.10.14

Sources

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Planet Ark - Environmental news from Reuters

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