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December 4, 2014 Drought in U.S. and Brazil Linked to Hottest Year Ever
Businessweek - âThe world is going in the wrong direction,â said Jennifer Morgan, director of the climate program at the îWorld Resources Instituteî, who has been tracking the talks for two decades....
December 4, 2014 World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto TreatySource: NPR
Every year the United Nations invites environmental experts and diplomats from around the world to negotiate ways to slow global warming. This year's meeting runs this week and next in Lima, Peru.
December 3, 2014 Developing nations urge deeper climate cuts to zero emissionsSource: Reuters
Developing nations called on the rich on Tuesday to do more to lead the fight against climate change in line with scientific findings that global greenhouse gas emissions should fall to net zero by 2100 to avert the worst impacts.
Source: Washington Post
A vigorous storm system off of California’s Pacific coast is pumping streams of moisture inland, depositing welcome rain in the drought-afflicted state.
December 2, 2014 Research confirms how global warming links to carbon emissionsSource: PHYS.org
Research by the University of Liverpool has identified, for the first time, how global warming is related to the amount of carbon emitted.
December 2, 2014 Stakes high as Peru climate change conference lays foundation for pivotal 2020 accordSource: Business Day Live
The decisions to be made in Lima will have significant implications, not only for national sovereignty, but for the development paths countries can or will pursue.
December 2, 2014 Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass ExtinctionSource: The Daily Beast
The potential losses of species are on a scale that is rivaled by only a few events in the last 500 million years of Earth’s history. Five times during that span, the majority of species on the planet vanished in a short interval...
December 1, 2014 Geoengineering Doesn’t Provide ‘Magic Bullet’ for Global WarmingSource: Bloomberg
Geoengineering, which includes spraying sea salt or sulphate aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight, won’t provide a “magic bullet” to combat climate change, a University of Oxford study shows.
December 1, 2014 250,000 'extra deaths' by 2030 from climate change predicts WHO - earth has record hot 10 months
Daily Kos - âEarlier this year, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) issued its most disturbing report to date, with a strong focus on the consequences for health.â ... Dr Chan continued:...
December 1, 2014 UN climate talks begin as global temperatures break recordsSource: BBC News
UN climate negotiators are meeting in Peru to try to advance talks on a new global agreement. One hundred and ninety-five nations have committed to finalising a new climate pact in Paris by 2015's end. The process has been...
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