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The Guardian

Mozambique’s food riots – the true face of global warming

It has been a summer of record temperatures – Japan had its hottest summer on record, as did South Florida and New York. Meanwhile, Pakistan and Niger are flooded and the eastern US is mopping up after hurricane Earl. None of these individual events can definitively be attributed to global warming. But to see how climate change will play out in the 21st century, you needn’t look to the Met Office. Look, instead, to the deaths and burning tyres in Mozambique’s "food riots" to see what happens (...) read

date of on-line publication : 17 September 2010

Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS)

Native People Demand Autonomy Over Territory

In the view of governments, international bodies and some sectors of civil society participating in negotiations towards new global rules on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the REDD programme is the last chance to save tropical rainforests. But to the representatives of indigenous peoples who live in the forests in question, REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries) is just one of many superfluous mechanisms devised by governments and (...) read

date of on-line publication : 24 August 2010

Coal fuels much of Internet "cloud", says Greenpeace

The ’cloud’ of data which is becoming the heart of the Internet is creating an all too real cloud of pollution as Facebook, Apple and others build data centers powered by coal, according to a new Greenpeace report. On the eve of the launch of the iPad, Greenpeace latest report warns that the growth of internet computing could come with a huge jump in greenhouse gas emissions. It follows the data streams back to the data centres providing a cautionary tale about how the boom could see (...) read

date of on-line publication : 31 March 2010

Climate Change: Polluters’ Corporate Interest Groups Dragging EU Back

Barely a month after world leaders gathering in Copenhagen reached a weak accord on climate change, the European Union’s top polluters are fighting a fresh battle to dissuade policy-makers from taking more robust action. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 5 February 2010

The Yes Men Punk Canada in Copenhaguen

So, did you hear the one about Canada making a huge splash at the COP15 Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen by completely reversing its climate change policy and setting aggressive new carbon reduction targets? Well, then you’ve heard about a high-concept prank, which seems to have been perpetrated by someone willing and capable of going to dizzying lengths to show policymakers what they should be doing to combat climate change. We’re guessing this is probably the work of the Yes Men, (...) read

date of on-line publication : 17 December 2009

"Subprime Carbon?": Friends of the Earth attacks carbon-trading markets

The world’s carbon trading markets growing complexity threatens another "sub-prime" style financial crisis that could again destabilise the global economy, campaigners warn today. In a new report, Friends of the Earth says that to date "cap and trade" carbon markets have done almost nothing to reduce emissions but have been plagued by inefficiency and corruption that render them unfit for purpose. Read (...) read

date of on-line publication : 9 November 2009

Finance for Socioeconomic and Climate Justice: Joint statement of Global Justice coalitions in Bangkok

A coalition of global justice groups give a statement on climate change while in Bangkok for an international strategy meeting. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 27 October 2009

Environment Climate change Climate change: Prepare for global temperature rise of 4C, warns top scientist

> The Guardian

The UK should take active steps to prepare for dangerous climate change of perhaps 4C according to one of the government’s chief scientific advisers. In policy areas such as flood protection, agriculture and coastal erosion Professor Bob Watson said the country should plan for the effects of a 4C global average rise on pre-industrial levels. The EU is committed to limiting emissions globally so that temperatures do not rise more than 2C. Read more The (...) read

date of on-line publication : 21 August 2008

Inter Press Service (IPS)

Climate Change Also Drives Evolution

New scientific evidence confirms that human action, such as carbon emissions causing global warming, and industrial-scale search for food, is decimating biodiversity - and, in some cases, is driving threatened species to evolve and adapt at unexpected speed to new living conditions. An example of this evolution accelerated by human action is the new sexual behaviour of codfish, says the Austrian biologist Ulf Dieckmann, an evolution and ecology researcher at the International Institute for (...) read

date of on-line publication : 22 May 2007


Climate change will devastate India

In South Asia, millions of people will find their lands and homes inundated, according to a draft report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. A FINAL draft of a report leaked from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to the authors lays out shocking scenarios for India and the rest of South Asia. The summary for policy makers that was released by the IPCC on Friday is a call for urgent action globally. While shocking, the fuller final draft version of the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 22 May 2007

ExxonMobil’s tobacco-like disinformation campaign on global warming science

> Oil company spent nearly $16 million to fund skeptic groups and create confusion about global warming

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, called Smoke, Mirrors and Hot Air: how ExxonMobil uses big tobacco’s tactics to manufacture uncertainty on climate change, offers the most comprehensive documentation to date of how ExxonMobil has adopted the tobacco industry’s disinformation tactics, as well as some of the same organizations and personnel, to cloud the scientific understanding of climate change and delay action on the issue. According to the report, ExxonMobil has funneled (...) read

date of on-line publication : 2 February 2007


Planet Earth, Year 2050

> AlterNet, January 25, 2006 (...)

The authors of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), the world’s most overlooked environmental study, held a press briefing last week in Washington to discuss what life on the planet will be like in 2050. Their upbeat conclusion: fundamental changes, in practice and policy, can protect us from the worst consequences of overpopulation and climate change.


date of on-line publication : 20 February 2006


Let Africa Into the Carbon Market

> Project Syndicate, Dec 2005 (...)

This article calls for a change to the European bias against using credits from forest projects for its own internal carbon market, in order to allow Africa to play a larger role in the emerging international carbon market.


date of on-line publication : 21 December 2005

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