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April 8, 2014 BT, Shell and corporates call for trillion tonnes of carbon to stay in the ground

Source: The Guardian

Unilever, Shell, BT, and EDF Energy are among 70 leading companies today calling on governments across the globe to step up efforts to tackle climate change. The companies, which have a combined turnover of $90bn, say the world...

April 8, 2014 World 'needs Plan B' on climate - IPCC report

Source: BBC News

The world needs a Plan B on climate change because politicians are failing to reduce carbon emissions, according to a UN report. It warns governments if they overshoot their short-term carbon targets they will have to cut CO2...

April 7, 2014 The Effect of Climate Change on European Tourism

Skift - Last week we started a series on the impact of climate change on tourism businesses and regions around the world, based on a recently released report from the United Nations scientific panel îIntergovernmental Panel...

April 7, 2014 Saving rainforests by buying them

Mongabay - After graduating with a D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 2001, I undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at The Natural History Museum, before coordinating biodiversity science in the Northern Andes for...

April 7, 2014 Time running out to meet global warming target: U.N. report

Source: Reuters

World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows. Government officials and top climate...

April 7, 2014 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Is coal really on the rise in Europe?

Source: Reuters

For the fossil fuel boosters and the climate deniers, it’s a delicious irony. Despite the EU’s much-vaunted climate leadership, its use of coal to generate power has apparently been on the rise. It’s a useful counterblast to the...

April 7, 2014 Deserts Could Help Reduce Global Warming

Source: University Herald

Deserts may play a crucial role in helping to reduce global warming, according to recent study NBC News reported. Researchers led by Dave Evans, a biologist specializing in ecology and global change at Washington State...

April 5, 2014 Governments, scientists to debate future of fossil fuels at climate meeting

brandonsun.com - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet. It is...

April 4, 2014 How GE and Apple shareholders became tools for climate deniers

GreenBiz - According to several media reports, Danhof followed the GE shareholder script, asking Cook to pledge that Apple wouldn't do anything related to the environment that didn't follow a clear profit motive. The question...

April 4, 2014 Climate change will 'lead to battles for food', says head of World Bank

Source: The Guardian

Battles over water and food will erupt within the next five to 10 years as a result of climate change, the president of the World Bank said as he urged those campaigning against global warming to learn the lessons of how...

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