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Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks

by Climate News Network  (Dec. 4, 2014)

The all-too-familiar story of ice loss in the world’s polar regions, repeated over and over by researchers in the last two years, is being told yet again – this time for the benefit of delegates at the UN climate change conference currently being held in Lima, Peru. A report in Earth’s Future journal by distinguished scientists ...

Europe`s transport network vulnerable to climate change

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 10, 2014)

Transport is vital to the smooth running of the economy. When movement of people, goods or services is hindered, the indirect costs to the economy can be many times higher than the direct cost of damaged transport infrastructure. Despite these risks, adapting the transport system to climate change has received relatively little attention from ...

New approach to climate change talks needed

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 10, 2014)

Governments should not insist that a new international agreement on climate change due to be signed at a summit in Paris in December 2015 be an internationally legally-binding treaty. Rather, says famed climate scientist Lord Nicholas Stern, they should be ambitious, dynamic and collaborative in their negotiations. Speaking at the start of the ...

New Climate Normal Poses Severe Risks to Development

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 23, 2014)

The impact of Climate Change may now be unavoidable because the Earth’s atmospheric system is locked into warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century, according to a new report by the World Bank Group which announces major adverse impacts. As the planet warms further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that ...

Business Can Play a Profitable Role in Combating Climate Change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 5, 2014)

Andrew Winston is a bestselling author and business strategist who has advised some of the world’s top companies on environmental matters. In his new book, The Big Pivot, Winston advocates for a major shift in business priorities away from short-term earnings ...

World Is Locked into ~1.5C Warming and Risks Are Rising, New Climate Report Finds

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Nov. 23, 2014)

As the planet warms further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever, would become the "new climate normal," creating a world of increased risks and instability. The consequences for development would be severe as crop yields decline, water resources shift, sea-levels rise, and the livelihoods of ...

Public want urgent global action to tackle climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 24, 2014)

73% of people want world leaders to agree a global deal and 66% think action must happen now, according to a new Populus survey. The survey reveals an appetite for action on climate change by the UK public, with only 20% agreeing that it can wait a few years. But the survey also showed that just 40% of people recognise the potential impact of ...

Coastal Storm Surges and Climate Change – Atlantic Canada at Risk

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 30, 2014)

The Canadian Climate Forum (CCF) has released a paper warning coastal planners and infrastructure designers to start preparations to prevent property damage and loss of life from extreme weather events in Atlantic Canada. It warns that by 2100, sea levels in Atlantic Canada are expected to be between 20 cm and one metre higher than ...

EPA helps California’s Redwood Valley County Water District prepare for a changing climate

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 21, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is helping the Redwood Valley County Water District, in Mendocino County, Calif. assess the risks they face from climate change and to take actions that increase resilience. The Water District and more than 20 other communities nationwide will each receive up to $30,000 in training and technical assistance ...

Deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru

by Associated Press  (Dec. 14, 2014)

A compromise deal salvaged by climate negotiators in Lima early Sunday sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but a consensus could not be reached on nations submitting to a rigorous review of their plans for greenhouse gas emissions limits. In the agreement, reached more than 30 hours after talks were supposed to end, more than 190 ...

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