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October 01, 2014
Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable than previously thought
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Sep 30, 2014
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 change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would accelerate the rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities worldwide. In addition to assessing the impact of the increasing levels of meltwater created and spilled into the ocean each year as the climate continues to warm, the new model also t ... read 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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Slow-down in global warming enhanced by an unusual climate anomaly
A hiatus in global warming ongoing since 2001 is due to a combination of a natural cooling phase, known as multidecadal variability (MDV) and a downturn of the secular warming trend. The exact ... more
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Texas social studies textbooks to teach climate change doubt
As a number of newly proposed social studies textbooks in Texas present it, climate change is a contentious and controversial issue which remains up for debate inside and outside of the scientific community. Never mind that 97 percent of climate studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals credit humans with being the chief drivers of global warming. ... more
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Rules of thumb for climate change turned upside down
Based on models and observations, climate scientists have devised a simplified formula to describe one of the consequences of climate change: regions already marked by droughts will continue to dry ... more
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Birth of a mineral
One of the most important molecules on earth, calcium carbonate crystallizes into chalk, shells and minerals the world over. In a study led by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National L ... more
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ADB, World Bank and others back climate financing
The World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and four other international institutions said Thursday they reinforced their commitment to climate financing. ... more
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Carbon stored in soils more vulnerable to climate change than expected
The response of soil microbial communities to changes in temperature increases the potential for more carbon dioxide to be released from the world's soils as global temperatures rise, scientists hav ... more
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A million people at risk as Somalia slides towards famine: UN
Over a million people in war-torn Somalia are struggling in conditions close to famine, with hunger and drought due to worsen, United Nations experts said Tuesday. ... more
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UN climate chief says 'door closing' on warming fix
UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas. ... more
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U.N. climate envoy sees lack of leadership in climate debate
U.N. Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday from the Pacific island of Samoa there was a general lack of low-carbon leadership. ... more
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