This week in climate news - 14 December 2014

The most popular articles from the past week.

Private-sector climate support for El Niño flooding

The Zurich Insurance Group is helping Peruvian communities deal with regular severe flooding. It is one example of the role of the private sector in addressing climate change – part of the current talks in Lima on “climate finance”.  About an hour outside the Peruvian capital, in Chaclacayo, local leader Isolina Gongora describes the fear of a natural disaster. »
10 December 2014, 17:30 - swissinfo - Search similar - Email

Drug violence, climate change create ceaseless wave of Latin American refugees

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Drug-fueled gang violence and extreme weather linked to climate change are forcing tens of thousands of people in Latin America to flee their homes every year, according to Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council. »
10 December 2014, 18:52 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Goal to end fossil fuels by 2050 surfaces in Lima UN climate documents

Campaigners in Lima are eyeing an ‘inevitable’ end to the fossil fuel industry by mid-century. Continue reading... »
9 December 2014, 04:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Lima climate summit extended as early optimism is overtaken by discord

Talks stumble amid rising frustration over ‘ridiculously low’ cash commitments for emissions cuts from rich nations Continue reading... »
12 December 2014, 21:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mysterious Seafloor Methane Begins to Melt Off Washington Coast

Researchers probe the oceans off the West Coast and see signs of the meltdown of icy methane similar in size to the BP oil spill -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
10 December 2014, 17:00 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

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