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.

16.10.2014

Poland to veto EU climate change deal?

www.thenews.pl : Poland is leading opposition to an upcoming EU energy climate change deal, and may scupper the entire plan if it does not receive guarantees about future energy costs.
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Climate Isn't Changing Forests as Much as We Thought

Nature World News : Researchers frequently mention how climate change is playing a heavy hand in the drastic changes forests are going through in the northern hemisphere, where cold-loving pines and firs are being bullied out by more adaptable species.
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Former Environment Secretary: climate change forecasts are “wildly exaggerated”

New Statesman : The Tory MP and former cabinet secretary Owen Paterson voices his highly sceptical views on climate change and energy.
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U.S. considers climate change plan that would mandate emission cuts

Los Angeles Times : The United States is considering a proposal to combat climate change that would require countries to offer plans for curtailing greenhouse gas emissions on a certain schedule but would leave it to individual nations to determine how deep their cuts would be, said Todd Stern, the nation’s chief climate negotiator.
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Fracking Makes Climate Change Worse, Not Better

Discovery Channel : The idea of cutting harmful Earth-warming gases by switching from coal and oil to cleaner-burning natural gas seemed like a no-brainer. Natural gas produces less than half the amount of carbon dioxide, the prime greenhouse gas. And there’s plenty of it, thanks to new technologies such as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), horizontal drilling and seismic imaging.
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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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Last updated: 24.10.14

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  • Yahoo! News - Climate news from the international press agencies Reuters, Associated Press (AP) and Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Planet Ark - Environmental news from Reuters

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