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Jim Webb wants to be president. Too bad he's awful on climate change

Former Virginia senator has a record of standing up for dirty energy and opposing executive action on global warming, reports Mother Jones. Continue reading... »
22 December 2014, 19:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

French National Front launches nationalist environmental movement

Extreme right accused of inconsistent stance on environmental issues with the launch of eco-nationalist New Ecology movement. The launch of a ‘New Ecology’ movement by France’s National Front (FN) this week has been condemned by environmentalists as opportunistic and inconsistent. »
18 December 2014, 14:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

2014 will be the hottest year on record

According to data from NOAA, 2014 is sure to set a new temperature record Continue reading... »
17 December 2014, 16:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Europe's record hot year made at least 35 times more likely by climate change, say scientists

2014 is set to be Europe’s warmest year on record and greenhouse gas emissions played a major role new research shows. Continue reading... »
17 December 2014, 06:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Lima deal represents a fundamental change in global climate regime

The agreement removes the longstanding division of the world into developed and developing countries and paves way for a model of unity. It was the agreement that everyone wanted, yet no-one much liked. »
15 December 2014, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Greenland ice melt underestimated, study says

Amount of land covered by supraglacial lakes on Greenland ice sheet will double by 2060, exacerbating melting as temperatures rise. Continue reading... »
15 December 2014, 19:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tropical rainforests not absorbing as much carbon as expected, scientists say

Findings could indicate some forests are not helping mitigate effects of climate change by removing excess carbon dioxide from atmosphere. Continue reading... »
15 December 2014, 19:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Lima climate deal: what was agreed – and what wasn't

UN climate talks wrapped up in Peru with a modest agreement about the building blocks of a deal due to be agreed in Paris next year. UN climate negotiations wrapped up in Lima on Sunday with a modest agreement about the building blocks of a deal due to be agreed on in Paris in a year’s time. Following are details of the agreements:. Continue reading... »
15 December 2014, 13:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Sustainable development goals could be compromised by cuts, MPs warn UK

House of Commons committee fears Britain’s wish to reduce goals from 17 to 12 would undermine environmental sustainability. Continue reading... »
15 December 2014, 03:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UN agrees way forward on climate change – but path is unclear

A global warming pact has been struck, but now nations must not only meet targets but fund clean development. Continue reading... »
15 December 2014, 00:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Guardian view on the Lima climate change conference: a skirmish before the real battle

There’s just a year to go before the Paris summit on emissions targets. Continue reading... »
14 December 2014, 21:30 - 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

Investors question forecasts from ExxonMobil and other oil companies

As climate talks wind down in Lima, investors are pressuring fossil fuel companies to account for climate change in business strategies. Yet many still forge ahead as if little has changed. »
12 December 2014, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia could increase emissions 26% and still meet Kyoto pledge, says climate group

Anomaly due to carbon accounting rules, says Climate Action Tracker, as it accused Australia of going to ‘considerable diplomatic effort’ to ‘hide’ its true emissions levels. Continue reading... »
12 December 2014, 08:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Lima climate talks agree on just one paragraph of deal with 24 hours left

As crucial UN climate summit in Peru enters final hours, negotiators have made little progress on draft text. Negotiators working on a deal to fight climate change have agreed on just a single paragraph of text, casting a shadow over the prospects for a strong outcome in Lima. »
11 December 2014, 23:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

US National Hurricane Center to issue separate storm surge warnings in 2015

‘Historically, storm surge is the primary killer in a hurricane’’ Warnings from 2015 hurricane season will allow better preparation Continue reading... »
11 December 2014, 20:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Julie Bishop’s speech to Lima climate talks – annotated

Looking through the spin of the Australian foreign minister’s speech to the Lima climate talks. Continue reading... »
11 December 2014, 04:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

What to do when climate change poses a risk to your water supply

Assessing and tackling the risk of contamination will be essential to business success in the 21st-century economy. As evidence of climate change mounts, businesses across all sectors of the economy are developing strategies for identifying and avoiding the risks it poses. »
10 December 2014, 15:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change in Nicaragua pushes farmers into uncertain world

As crops fail and the weather becomes less predictable, Nicaraguans are seeing rising food prices amid debate on how to defend the country against climate change. Continue reading... »
10 December 2014, 09:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email