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Global warming contributed to Syria's 2011 uprising, scientists claim

US study claims regime’s unsustainable agricultural policies meant drought led to collapse of farming in north-eastern region and triggered mass migration to cities and added to feelings of discontent Continue reading... »
3 March 2015, 00:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate deal pledge

Swiss government says it will cut greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 as part of a UN deal on global warming later this year, reports RTCC. Switzerland has become the first country to formally communicate its contribution to a UN climate change deal: 50% greenhouse gas cuts on 1990 levels by 2030. »
27 February 2015, 20:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

What happened to the lobbyists who tried to reshape the US view of climate change?

In 1998 major fossil fuel companies put $2m behind a plan that would effectively fuel the fires of climate science scepticism among the American public. We reveal where the 12 people behind that plan are now. In early 1998, some of the biggest fossil fuel companies in the world were hatching a plan to hijack the science of human-caused global warming. »
27 February 2015, 17:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Investors ask oil companies to disclose refineries' risks from climate change

Shareholders ask the five largest US oil companies – Valero, Exxon Mobil, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66 and Chevron – to disclose the risks their operations and facilities face from rising sea levels and storm surges. Investors and nonprofits on Thursday asked the five largest US oil companies to disclose risks to their facilities from climate change. »
27 February 2015, 01:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Global warming slowdown probably due to natural cycles, study finds

Manmade warming in past decade has likely been offset by cooling from natural cycles in the Pacific and Atlantic - but effect will reverse in coming decades. Manmade global warming over the past decade has probably been partly offset by the cooling effect of natural variability in the Earth’s climate system, a team of climate researchers have concluded. »
26 February 2015, 22:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Planet Earth is a sick patient due to climate change, says Prince Charles

Speaking at Royal Society event on health and climate change, prince says that failure to act on global warming would be ‘death sentence’ for the planet. The Prince of Wales has compared the planet to a “sick patient,” warning it could face its “death certificate” at the hands of climate change. »
26 February 2015, 12:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

François Hollande in Philippines for climate change push

French president accompanied actors Marion Cotillard and Mélanie Laurent to build diplomatic momentum ahead of crucial UN climate summit in Paris. President François Hollande arrived in the Philippines on Thursday, accompanied by two of France’s leading actresses, to promote the fight against climate change ahead of a crucial summit of world leaders. »
26 February 2015, 12:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

World leaders urged to tackle food waste to save billions and cut emissions

Report by UK waste experts warns that growing global middle class could see £388bn worth of food wasted every year by 2030. Continue reading... »
26 February 2015, 03:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

With climate change, US presidents matter

Barack Obama cements legacy as the first climate-aware president. Continue reading... »
25 February 2015, 17:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The critical flaw in the EU's climate plan

A successful EU climate pledge must look beyond emissions within Europe and include collaborative proposals to reduce pollution in developing nations as well. Today the EU will unveil its latest commitment to fighting climate change – a pledge to cut internal emissions by at least 40% by 2030. »
25 February 2015, 14:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Spy cables: Greenpeace head targeted by intelligence agencies before Seoul G20

South Korea’s intelligence service requested information about South African activist Kumi Naidoo in runup to leaders’ meeting in 2010 Read the leaked document here Continue reading... »
24 February 2015, 19:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climatology versus Pseudoscience book tests whose predictions have been right

New book investigates climate prediction accuracy to determine who’s credible Continue reading... »
23 February 2015, 18:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EU wants Paris climate deal to cut carbon emissions 60% by 2050

A major UN climate summit in Paris later this year should call on countries to make tough carbon cuts to avoid dangerous global warming, EU document says. »
23 February 2015, 18:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Work of prominent climate change denier was funded by energy industry

Willie Soon is researcher at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsDocuments: Koch brothers foundation among groups that gave total of $1.25m A prominent academic and climate change denier’s work was funded almost entirely by the energy industry, receiving more than $1.2m from companies, lobby groups and oil billionaires over more than a decade, newly released documents show. »
22 February 2015, 00:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Canadian mounties' secret memo casts doubt on climate change threat

Intelligence report identifies anti-petroleum movement as a threat to Canadian security and suggests those concerned with climate consequences occupy political fringe. The US security establishment views climate change as real and a dangerous threat to national security. »
18 February 2015, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fossil fuel industry protests over 'risky' assets warning from energy secretary

Oil and gas industry expresses concern in a letter to Ed Davey about his comments on fossil fuel assets becoming unburnable to stop dangerous climate change. »
18 February 2015, 08:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Can the CIA weaponise the weather?

A leading climate-change scientist has warned that the US secret service’s interest in geoengineering technology may not be benign. »
16 February 2015, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Nasa climate study warns of unprecedented North American drought

We need to cut carbon pollution to avoid North American mega-droughts Continue reading... »
16 February 2015, 18:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Real progress on climate change needs trust between all political parties

A successful global climate deal in Paris needs the sort of leadership and cross-party trust that UK parties have shown on climate change. I became UK energy and climate change secretary in February 2012 – that makes me the longest serving minister with this portfolio for 25 years. »
16 February 2015, 18:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Nobel laureate asks Australia to follow UK example on bipartisan climate deal

Brian Schmidt calls on Australia’s political parties to emulate Britain’s joint pledge, signed by main political leaders, to urgently tackle climate change. Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt has called on Australia’s political parties to follow Britain’s example by striking a joint pledge to urgently tackle climate change. »
16 February 2015, 05:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email