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October 15, 2014
Pentagon: Climate change 'immediate' national security risk
Washington (AFP) Oct 13, 2014
Rising global temperatures, rapidly melting arctic ice and other effects of climate change are posing immediate risks to US national security and military and humanitarian operations, the Pentagon warned Monday. In a comprehensive report billed as a roadmap for adapting to climate change, the Defense Department said it has begun to boost its "resilience" and ensure mission readiness is not compromised in the face of rising sea levels, increasing regularity of natural disasters, and food and water sh ... read more

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Kerry on climate change: Time running out for action
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday issued a stark warning about the mounting effects of climate change, from food shortages to devastating droughts, saying time was running out for real action. ... more
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More accurate model for greenhouse gases from peatlands developed
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have created a new model to more accurately describe the greenhouse gases likely to be released from Arctic peatlands as the ... more
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Experts call for widening the debate on climate change
Environmental scientists are being urged to broaden the advice they give on global climate change, say experts who are also frustrated that decision makers are not taking enough action. Writin ... more
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Climate detectives reveal handprint of human caused climate change in Australia
Australia's hottest year on record in 2013 along with the accompanying droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons of that year was virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused gl ... more
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Greenland Ice Sheet's meltwater channels studied
An international research team's field work, drilling and measuring melt rates and ice sheet movement in Greenland is showing that things are, in fact, more complicated than we thought. "Altho ... more
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Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable than previously thought
A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate chang ... more
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CO2 emissions set to reach new 40 billion ton record high in 2014
Carbon dioxide emissions, the main contributor to global warming, are set to rise again in 2014 - reaching a record high of 40 billion tonnes. The 2.5 per cent projected rise in burning fossil ... more
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NASA, Partners Target Megacities Carbon Emissions
Driving down busy Interstate 5 in Los Angeles in a nondescript blue Toyota Prius, Riley Duren of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is a man on a mission as he surveys the vast ... more
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Climate: Now to turn summit prose into action
Having renewed their commitment to saving Earth's climate, governments face daunting challenges in the coming months to draft a global pact and set targets for slashing carbon emissions, analysts said Wednesday. ... more
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UN summit urges ambitious climate deal
World leaders on Tuesday urged ambitious action to combat climate change, but pledges remained well short of goals, with a year to go for an accord. ... more
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Study assess impact of temperature on soil decomposition
The Earth's soils store four times more carbon than the atmosphere and small changes in soil carbon storage can have a big effect on atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. A new paper in the jou ... more
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World urged to change course at UN climate summit
World leaders at a UN summit billed as the largest-ever gathering on climate change faced calls Tuesday to take bold action to reverse global warming. ... more
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UN summit urges ambitious climate deal
World leaders on Tuesday urged ambitious action to combat climate change and promised to make greater efforts, but a tough road lay ahead with a year to go for an accord. ... more
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Fossil fuel divestment brightens climate summit
The Rockefellers, the first family of oil, said Monday they would divest from fossil fuels in a fresh boost to the fight against climate change ahead of a UN summit. ... more
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Obama readies climate change push at UN summit
President Barack Obama will seek to galvanize international support in the fight against climate change on Tuesday when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy. ... more
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UN summit to test commitment to climate fund
A global fund created to spearhead climate change financing faces a key test at a UN summit this week when it looks to the leaders of the industrialised world to stump up billions of dollars to fill its underflowing coffers. ... more
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World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit
The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opens at the United Nations on Tuesday amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming. ... more
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Green dream: Can UN summit revive climate issue?
Five years ago, the environment movement was in its heyday as politicians, actors, rock stars and protestors demanded a looming UN summit brake the juggernaut of climate change. ... more
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Ocean-threatened Marshall's leader posts climate video plea
Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak was forced to heightened the seawall protecting his home last year but says the year-old defences are now barely enough to protect his family from a "climate emergency". ... more
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Last month was hottest August since 1880: US
Last month was the hottest August on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. ... more
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World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit: envoy
A UN summit on climate change will see the world "change course" and begin to seriously tackle global warming, UN climate envoy Mary Robinson said Wednesday. ... more
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Global carbon cycle may require reappraisal of historical climate events
A recent study of the global carbon cycle offers a new perspective of Earth's climate records through time. Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sci ... more
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Tiny Diamonds Point To Cosmic Impact For Major Period of Climate Change
Around 12,800 years ago, a sudden, catastrophic event plunged much of the Earth into a period of cold climatic conditions and drought. This drastic climate change - the Younger Dryas - coincided wit ... more
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Australian PM Abbott to skip UN climate summit
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who recently abolished a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions, said Tuesday he would skip a United Nations climate change summit attended by 125 other world leaders. ... more
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