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Rules Needed For Geoengineering Research

Mar 19th, 2013 | By
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Climate Central: Rules Needed for Geoengineering Research, Experts Say. With no clear rules to guide new research, scientists are shying away from examining whether geoengineering technologies can effectively cool the planet, and at what cost. That’s the warning put forth by a pair of climate change experts in an essay published Thursday in the journal

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Country-Specific Climate Vulnerability Data Now Online

Mar 18th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: Data from a climate vulnerability monitor for 184 nations are now available via an interactive online portal, making them more accessible to researchers, academics and policymakers worldwide. The data are based on the Climate Vulnerability Monitor report, first released at the UN climate conference (COP 16) in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010, and updated in

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Could A New Treaty Help Millions Of Climate Migrants?

Mar 15th, 2013 | By
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Chinadialogue: An international network of lawyers wants countries to commit funds to helping people forced from their homes by climate change. Villagers in the harsh landscapes of northwestern Alaska face a formidable journey. Sea ice and permafrost, the frozen subsoil that makes the land hospitable to humans, are melting. Flooding and erosion are blighting lives.

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Mainstreaming Of Climate Change

Mar 14th, 2013 | By
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Himalayan Times: Climate change refers to any significant change in the measures of climate lasting for an extended period of time. It includes major changes in climatic parameters like temperature, precipitation, or wind patterns, among other effects, that occur over several decades or longer. The longevity of transportation infrastructure, the long-term nature of climate change,

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Biofuels Boom Threatens To Disrupt Global Biodiversity

Mar 14th, 2013 | By
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DW: The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk. Last fall, a group of more than 200 American scientists banded together to protest a government decision allowing two potentially invasive species of grass to

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Climate Change Affecting Growing Seasons

Mar 13th, 2013 | By
Of the 10 million square miles of northern vegetated lands, 34 to 41 percent showed increases in plant growth (green and blue), 3 to 5 percent showed decreases in plant growth (orange and red), and 51 to 62 percent showed no changes (yellow) over the past 30 years. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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UPI: Growing seasons in Earth’s northern latitudes are shifting and vegetation increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, scientists say. With climate change, temperatures and vegetation in northern latitudes resemble those found 4 degrees to 6 degrees of latitude farther south as recently as 1982, they said. NASA scientists along with U.S. and international researchers

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Adaptation And Risk Reduction-IISD Publications

Mar 13th, 2013 | By
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IISD: Reports summarizing the risks associated with climate variability and change in selected sectors, ecosystems and/or regions in three African and four Latin American and Caribbean countries are now available. African reports: Kenya: Climate risk management for malaria control in Kenya: the case of the western Kenyan highlands Niger: Sustainable wetland management in the face

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Ecoinventos Ideas For Offices

Mar 12th, 2013 | By
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Ecoinventos: Here we have uploaded a number of ideas taken from Econinventos those could be used in our offices towards ‘carbon neutral’ living and reducing our carbon foot prints. These ideas will help in reducing the impact of climate change and also the global warming phenomena that we now days hear from our climate scientists.

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Who Will Speak Up For Climate Change Adaptation?

Mar 12th, 2013 | By
Australians are largely under-prepared for the threats posed by future global warming. AAP Image/Raymond Keyworth




Conversation: As with the federal elections of 2007 and 2010, climate change appears set to feature again in the forthcoming September poll. Yet one of the most important aspects of the issue, that of adaptation to climate change, is again unlikely to garner any attention. Climate change and its associated global changes (prominently sea level

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Tropical Forests Unexpectedly Resilient To Climate Change

Mar 12th, 2013 | By
Trees in rainforests, such as these in the Ecuadorian Amazon, might end up absorbing as much carbon as they release because of global warming.




Nature: Tropical forests are unlikely to die off as a result of the predicted rise in atmospheric greenhouse gases this century, a new study finds. The analysis refutes previous work that predicted the catastrophic loss of the Amazon rainforest as one of the more startling potential outcomes of climate change. In the most extensive study

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Climate Change And Mosquito-Borne Diseases In China: A Review

Mar 12th, 2013 | By
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Globalizationandhealth: China has experienced noticeable changes in climate over the past 100 years and the potential impact climate change has on transmission of mosquito-borne infectious diseases poses a risk to Chinese populations. The aims of this paper are to summarize what is known about the impact of climate change on the incidence and prevalence of

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Large Rise In CO2 Emissions Sounds Climate Change Alarm

Mar 11th, 2013 | By
Hawaii's Mauna Loa observatory, where record CO2 increases are being documented (Photograph: Richard Vogel/AP)




Guardian: Hopes for ‘safe’ temperature increase within 2C fade as Hawaii station documents second-greatest emissions increase. The chances of the world holding temperature rises to 2C – the level of global warming considered “safe” by scientists – appear to be fading fast with US scientists reporting the second-greatest annual rise in CO2 emissions in 2012.

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Major Shifts In Crops Ecosystems: Mekong Climate Study

Mar 11th, 2013 | By
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MARCC: Results from a landmark climate study for the Mekong region will be released at a press conference here Mar. 29, forecasting dramatic changes in growing conditions and yields for major crops like rice, maize, coffee, and rubber, and impacting fisheries and livestock productivity. “Our study is producing very shocking results. We’ve found that this

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Cool Heads Needed By Geo-engineers

Mar 9th, 2013 | By
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CNN: The world may need to turn to geo-engineering in order to tackle climate change effectively, scientists think – and that would raise a whole lot of tricky questions. Geo-engineering of the climate is fraught with all manner of technical, ethical and governance issues but needs to be taken into consideration if targets for limiting

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Why We Should Be Cooling, Not Warming

Mar 9th, 2013 | By
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CNN: Reconstructing the climate over the last 11,000 years shows that the Earth was once warmer than it is now – but that it would still be cooling today without the influence of greenhouse gases. LONDON, 7 March – US scientists have checked climate history for the past 11,300 years and come to one comforting

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Major Methane Release Is Almost Inevitable

Mar 8th, 2013 | By
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New Scientist: We are on the cusp of a tipping point in the climate. If the global climate warms another few tenths of a degree, a large expanse of the Siberian permafrost will start to melt uncontrollably. The result: a significant amount of extra greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere, and a threat – ironically

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Dragonflies As Climate Change Indicators

Mar 8th, 2013 | By
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PHYS.Org: Monitoring communities of climate sensitive species, such as insects, could enable scientists to develop indicators for climate change effects on biodiversity and help devise policies to protect it. With climate change, flora and fauna shift their seasonal inner clock. For example, fruit tree blossom earlier than previous years. But many species may not be

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Burning Biofuels Could Be Worse Than Coal

Mar 8th, 2013 | By
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The Voice of Russia: The increasing use of biofuel to help meet the UKs commitment to renewable energy – is being hotly debated. Members of the Department for Energy and Climate Change are considering whether to accept plans – for new subsidies to burn trees in British power plants. But some scientists believe renewable energy

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Death Of Hugo Chávez Gives Venezuela A Choice On Climate Change

Mar 8th, 2013 | By
With the largest known oil reserves, Venezuela’s position on climate change is pivotal. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA




Guardian: Will the oil-rich country become a key engineer in a new global climate deal, or will it sabotage progress? Regardless of one’s position on el Comandante Hugo Chávez, the death of the Venezuelan president opens the door for a policy debate on a critical issue for Venezuela and the world’s security: climate change. As

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Lizards Facing Mass Extinction From Climate Change

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
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Science Daily: Climate change could see dozens of lizard species becoming extinct within the next 50 years, according to new research published today. The often one-directional evolutionary adaptation of certain lizard species’ reproductive modes could see multiple extinctions as the global temperature increases. Globally it has been observed that lizards with viviparous reproduction (retention of

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IPCC Urges Obama To Raise Awareness Of Science Behind Climate Change

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
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Guardian: Barack Obama should spread awareness of the “scientific realities of climate change” in the US, the head of the UN’s climate science panel has told the Guardian. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said that one of the president’s priorities should be “awareness creation” on the public’s understanding of the

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Is Climate Change Really A Business Opportunity?

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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Green Biz: When writing anything about climate change — and particularly about climate risk — I often hear back about the need to mention “opportunities.” The same goes for sustainability. Apparently, the only risks we can hope to manage, and the only things we should consider “sustainable” from a business perspective, are things that make or save companies money.

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China Takes A Leading Role In Solving Climate Change

Mar 5th, 2013 | By
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Skeptical Science: A few months ago we looked at some hopeful climate news, including Mexico passing comprehensive climate legislation nearly unanimously, and many other efforts from a variety of countries to reduce their carbon emissions. Ultimately the biggest emitters need to get on board as well.  China is often used as a scapegoat and excuse

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A Better Way To Fight Climate Change

Mar 5th, 2013 | By
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Business Day: Of all major world regions, Europe has worked the hardest to implement policies aimed at countering human-caused climate change. Yet the cornerstone of Europe’s approach – a continent-wide emissions trading system for the greenhouse gases that cause climate change – is in trouble. That experience suggests a better strategy for both Europe and

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IPCC Head Pachauri Acknowledges Global Warming Standstill

Feb 28th, 2013 | By
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The GWPF: The UN’s climate change chief, Rajendra Pachauri, has acknowledged a 17-year pause in global temperature rises, confirmed recently by Britain’s Met Office, but said it would need to last “30 to 40 years at least” to break the long-term global warming trend. Dr Pachauri, the chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate

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Small Climate Change May Aid Wheat

Feb 27th, 2013 | By
The world-first study found that when wheat is exposed to more CO2 it's better able to cope with high temperatures and water restrictions. The study will help develop climate ready wheat for the future.  Image: Zeljko Radojko/Shutterstock




Sciencealert: Increased carbon dioxide levels caused by climate change may help wheat cope with drought, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia. In a world-first study, PhD student Eduardo Dias de Oliveira found that when wheat is exposed to more CO2, it is better able to cope with high temperatures and water restrictions.

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UN Sustainable Energy Initiative Could Put World On A Path To Climate Targets

Feb 27th, 2013 | By
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Sciencedaily: The UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, if successful, could make a significant contribution to the efforts to limit climate change to target levels, according to a new analysis from IIASA and ETH Zurich. The study, published today in Nature Climate Change, showed that reaching the 3 energy-related objectives proposed by the United Nations

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Guidelines On Free, Prior And Informed Consent: UN-REDD

Feb 27th, 2013 | By
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The UN-REDD Programme is pleased to launch the UN-REDD Programme Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) (Working Final version). Recognizing the critical role of indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communi­ties to the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of REDD+, the UN-REDD Programme has prioritized stakeholder engagement from its inception. Recognizing that a key component

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Climate Change Poses Threats To Agrarian Countries

Feb 25th, 2013 | By
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Thenews: Global climate change is posing serious threats to agrarian countries despite the facts that majority of them are not the major contributor in global warming. However, they are facing decline in agricultural productivity and water resources.  Speakers, during presentations in a seminar to the Agricultural Journalists Association (AJA), said the climate change cannot be

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Climate change preparedness could leave the poor out in the rain

Feb 25th, 2013 | By
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MNSBC: When the next Hurricane Sandy hits New York City, Wall Street will be prepared. According to a Monday report in The New York Times, the landlords for some of the city’s ritziest office spaces have shelled out millions of dollars to upgrade electrical systems, install floodgates, and generally make their buildings resilient to what have become

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1.5C Rise In Temperature Enough To Start Permafrost Melt, Scientists Warn

Feb 25th, 2013 | By
Frost crystals at the entrance of Ledyanaya Lenskaya cave, Siberia. Photograph: Vladimir V Alexioglo




Guardian: Team of scientists use radiometric dating techniques on Russian cave formations to measure historic melting rates. A global temperature rise of 1.5C would be enough to start the melting of permafrost in Siberia, scientists warned on Thursday. Any widespread thaw in Siberia’s permanently frozen ground could have severe consequences for climate change. Permafrost covers

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Deforestation, Wetlands Loss In Brazil And Indonesia Generated 45BT CO2

Feb 25th, 2013 | By
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Mongabay: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a global set of statistics on carbon emissions from deforestation, agriculture and other forms of land use for the 1990-2010 period. The dataset, which is part of the FAO’s database of statistics known as FAOSTAT, is based on FAO estimates of forest biomass, deforestation,

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World Can End Poverty And Limit Warming

Feb 25th, 2013 | By
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A United Nations scheme intended to guarantee everyone access to clean energy could help to keep global temperature rise below 2°C, researchers say, although it would not achieve this without sharp cuts in emissions of all the main greenhouse gases. LONDON, 24 February – Eradicating poverty by making modern energy supplies available to everyone is

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Weather Changes Frustrate Nepal’s Farmers

Feb 21st, 2013 | By
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ClimateNewsNetwork: One of the Climate News Network’s editors, Kieran Cooke, was among a group of journalists recently investigating the impact of climate change in Nepal and the Himalayas. He reports on some of the problems facing farmers in the region. KATHMANDU, 15 February – Life has been good in the past few years for Saraswati

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Green Ilam Gets Greener

Feb 21st, 2013 | By
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Nepal Times: Eastern Nepal’s model township is on its way to becoming the country’s first Green City. Nepal’s easternmost district of Ilam is known for its diligent citizens and scenic tea gardens, but it is also showing the way about how towns can be cleaner and greener with community participation and competent leadership. The main

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The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study

Feb 21st, 2013 | By
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The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study THIRD EDITION. A Review of Climate Change Legislation in 33 Countries. On 14 January 2013 the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) released the 3rd Climate Legislation Study – produced in partnership with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. This is the most comprehensive research project that

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Thawing Permafrost May Be “Huge Factor” in Global Warming

Feb 18th, 2013 | By
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IPS: Thawing permafrost is emitting more climate-heating carbon faster than previously realised. Scientists have now learned that when the ancient carbon locked in the ice thaws and is exposed to sunlight, it turns into carbon dioxide 40 percent faster. “This really changes the trajectory of the debate” over when and how much carbon will be

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Putting Money Where The Green Is

Feb 18th, 2013 | By
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SunStar: PLACING economic value on environmental services might be politically incorrect for some environmentalists. That’s like “commodifying” natural resources, as Bolivian President Evo Morales warned. Morales’s warning is not limited to Bolivian mountains, however. They have found a home in the Philippines. I have had some heated debates with colleagues on the concept of the

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Climate change: ‘More Efforts Needed For Provision Of Clean Drinking Water’

Feb 18th, 2013 | By
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Tribune: Speakers at a seminar held on Thursday called for tangible steps to fight climate change and provide potable water to as many as 1.2 billion people who, they said, lacked access to clean drinking water. The event was organised at the Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) by its Department of Applied Chemistry and the

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Secret Funding Helped Build Vast Network Of Climate Denial Thinktanks

Feb 15th, 2013 | By
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Guardian: Anonymous billionaires donated $120m to more than 100 anti-climate groups working to discredit climate change science. Conservative billionaires used a secretive funding route to channel nearly $120m (£77m) to more than 100 groups casting doubt about the science behind climate change, the Guardian has learned. The funds, doled out between 2002 and 2010, helped

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Ex-IPCC Chief: 5°C Warming?

Feb 15th, 2013 | By
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DW: The former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says global average temperatures could reach five degrees centigrade above their pre-industrial level. British scientist Sir Robert Watson, who chaired the panel from 1997 until 2002, said the world had missed its chance to keep emissions below the level needed to keep to the

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Climate Change Affects the Flight Period of Butterflies in Massachusetts

Feb 15th, 2013 | By
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ScienceDaily: In a new study, Boston University researchers and collaborators have found that butterflies show signs of being affected by climate change in a way similar to plants and bees, but not birds, in the Northeast United States. The researchers focused on Massachusetts butterfly flight periods, comparing current flight periods with patterns going back more

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Wetland Trees a Significant Overlooked Source of Methane

Feb 14th, 2013 | By
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Science Daily: Wetland trees are a significant overlooked source of the potent greenhouse gas methane, according to a new study by researchers at The Open University and the Universities of Bristol and Oxford. The study, led by Dr Vincent Gauci of The Open University and published in the journal New Phytologist, may help to resolve

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Impact of Climate Change On Biodiversity Of Gilgit Baltistan

Feb 13th, 2013 | By
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Heavengb: Climate is not a stationary phenomenon, it varies from time to time. It is a product of weather which always experiences variations over space and time (Rasul, 2012). Climate change is resulting from a growing concentration of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and uses of fossil fuels and other anthropogenic activities has become a major worldwide

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Energy Access As Millennium Development Goal

Feb 13th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: A sustainable development summit in India has endorsed the idea of making access to energy a new millennium development goal (MDG) after 2015. The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, held 31January – 2 February, ended with the hope that a report resulting from the online consultations and meetings will be presented to the UN General

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Wind Power Is Now Cheaper Than Coal In Some Countries

Feb 12th, 2013 | By
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New Scientist: When many countries are choosing their next generation of power stations, they will be tempted to pick wind turbines. Thanks to better design, building wind farms can now be cheaper than building new coal or gas power stations. Figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show that this is already the case in Australia.

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Climate Change Could Impact Wave Height, Says Study

Feb 11th, 2013 | By
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Average wave size will increase in many parts of the southern hemisphere over the twenty-first century, but decrease in the north, according to an international study on the impact of climate change on oceanic activity. The study, published in Nature Climate Change last month (13 January), predicts a wave height increase of between 20 and

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Maximizing Synergies: Climate Change Adaptation And Disaster Risk Reduction

Feb 11th, 2013 | By
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Climate Eval: The role of climate change in natural disasters is increasingly acknowledged, and reducing interrelated vulnerabilities is assuming ever greater significance. The Bali Action Plan negotiations have highlighted vulnerability and disaster risk reduction as key elements of climate change adaptation. Despite uncertainty over the exact magnitudes of changes in temperature and precipitation, climate change

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Impact Of Climate Change On Agriculture Will Be Mixed: USDA

Feb 11th, 2013 | By
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RedOrbit: Over the next 25 years, increasing temperatures will have a “generally detrimental” impact on most types of crops and livestock, according to one of two reports detailing climate change and adaptation strategies released earlier this week by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report, entitled “Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States:

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As Glaciers Melt In Himalayas, New Lakes Crop Up

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
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The Hindu: Glacier melting over a 47-year period has led to formation of seven new glacial lakes in Chandra-Bagha Basin of western Himalayas Indicating the impact of global warming, glacier melting over a 47-year period has led to formation of seven new glacial lakes in Chandra-Bagha Basin of western Himalayas. Preliminary findings of an ongoing

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Go Green: An Initiative Towards Greening Earth

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
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Go Green’ web portal was launched in July 2008 to remind people to be mindful of and sensitive to the natural environment in our daily life The main objective of the site is to increase the awareness of environmental issues that affect the future of the planet. Go-Green.ae features ‘Green Stories’ that demonstrate the steps

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Finance For Emergency Preparedness: Links To Resilience

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
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ODI: An increasing number of policy statements claim that investing in resilience is cost effective when compared with approaches that rely exclusively on ex-post response and recovery. Yet very little funding goes towards disaster prevention and preparedness, which can build the resilience of communities to cope with emergencies. Resilience is perhaps best conceptualised as a

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Mountains And Climate Change: A Global Concern (Video)

Feb 6th, 2013 | By
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Mountain Partnership: Whether we live at sea level or higher, we are connected to mountains and affected by them in more ways than we can imagine. Mountains provide most of the world’s freshwater, harbour a rich variety of plants and animals, and are home to one in ten people. Yet, each day, environmental degradation, the

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Decisions Adopted By COP 18 And CMP 8

Feb 6th, 2013 | By
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Decisions adopted by COP 18 and CMP 8 COP 18 CMP 8 Agreed outcome pursuant to the Bali Action Plan (216 kB) The Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to its Article 3, paragraph 9 Advancing the Durban Platform (63 kB) Addressing the Implications of decisions -2/CMP.7 to -5/CMP.7 on the previous decisions on

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India Could Be Burnt By Global Warming

Feb 6th, 2013 | By
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Money Control: Anyone skeptical about the effects of global warming should listen to those who work in the Himalayas. Asia’s great mountain range is already affected by climate change and scientists say it will experience yet more dramatic impacts in the future – with possibly grave consequences. Anyone skeptical about the effects of global warming

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How China And Other ‘Emerging Nations’ Could Lead On Climate Change

Feb 4th, 2013 | By
A man kite skis on the frozen Songhua river in Harbin, January 2013. China is experiencing unusually low temperatures this winter. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA




Guardian: A good overview of how, and why, China and other ‘emerging nations’ could lead the global effort to mitigate climate change. Could China and its fellow Brics nations lead the way on climate change? Brics nations have the means and motivation to create a climate agency that could act and research instead of just

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Nepal Climate Public Expenditure And Institutional Review

Feb 4th, 2013 | By
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Book: This paper examines the public financingof climate change actions in Nepal, including the role played by communities, civil society, the private sector and international support. The objective of the study has been to develop an appropriate methodology and then conduct an exploratory Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR), at both the national and

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Virus Study May Signal Trouble for Animal Populations Facing Climate Change

Feb 4th, 2013 | By
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Science Daily: Aside from rising sea levels, many climate change models predict that in the future, the planet’s temperature and weather will become increasingly erratic with wild, unpredictable storms and fluctuating conditions. A new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Yale University and published today by the journal Evolution investigated how an

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Warming Said Making Trees Leaf Earlier

Feb 1st, 2013 | By
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UPI: Trees in the continental United States could send out spring leaves many days earlier in the future than they did before global warming, researchers say. Princeton University geoscientists report these climate-driven differences could lead to changes in the composition of northeastern forests and give a boost to their ability to take up carbon dioxide.

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Warmer Earth Will Be Drier Model Predicts

Feb 1st, 2013 | By
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ABC: A new study adds to evidence that future warming will produce lower average rainfall around the world, even though Earth’s past warming episodes led to more precipitation. A team of Chinese and US scientists modelled climate data over the last millennium. Their work may help resolve intense debate surrounding palaeoclimatic records and model projections

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