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October 5, 2014 Five lessons from the floods 2014

TNS - In its fifth assessment report, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) has strengthened its assessment that extreme rainfall will be a feature of climate change as weather patterns shift across...

October 2, 2014 Canada switches on world's first carbon capture power plant

Source: Guardian (UK)

Canada has switched on the first large-scale coal-fired power plant fitted with a technology that proponents say enables the burning of fossil fuels without tipping the world into a climate catastrophe.

October 2, 2014 'Ditch the 2C warming goal': Researchers suggest society is striving for a misleading, unattainable climate goal

Source: Phys.org

As climate instability increases across the planet, limiting global surface air temperature increase above pre-industrial levels to an average of 2° C (3.6° F) has become a popular metric for success in the public eye. Read...

October 1, 2014 Rio + 10 Series: A Brief History of the Earth Summits--From Rio to Johannesburg

Social Funds - The Rio Resolution was written by a consortium of social investors from social investment trade organizations in the UK, the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and the Europe-based International Association of Investors...

October 1, 2014 $22-trillion-strong investor funds call for climate action

Sydney Morning Herald - "Australia will be swept up in global progress on climate change policy whether it likes it or not," said Nathan Fabian, chief executive of the îInvestor Group on Climate Changeî, one of the...

September 30, 2014 Money speaks louder than words in climate change fight

Source: Reuters

A growing movement of individuals and institutions selling off shares linked to fossil fuels has the power to galvanize global efforts to halt climate change, said the co-founder of a group that works with investors.

September 30, 2014 Paulson: Climate change is the biggest risk to the global economy

Green Biz - We are doing the same thing on climate change, said former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson Jr. At last week's 2014 îClinton Global Initiativeî, Paulson spoke on the panel "Confronting...

September 30, 2014 Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says

Source: National Geographic

A new report attributes heat waves around the world in 2013 to human-caused climate change, but finds the link between climate change and other extreme weather events—including the California drought—to be much less certain.

September 29, 2014 Profit From Global Warming Even If You Don't Believe In It

Source: Forbes

I’m not taking a stand about whether global warming is occurring, or whether human activity is causing it. Rather, I’m approaching the topic with a quote attributed to Trotsky in the back of my mind: “You might not be interested...

September 26, 2014 China’s water crisis - Grand new canals

Source: The Economist

SOON the centrepiece of one of China’s most spectacular engineering projects will be completed, with the opening of sluicegates into a canal stretching over 1,200km (750 miles) from the Yangzi river north to the capital, Beijing....

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