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Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Climate Change’

Powerful ocean currents off Antarctica factor in climate change

Powerful ocean currents off Antarctica factor in climate change

Oceanographers said on Sunday they had measured a system of mighty currents off Antarctica that are a newly-discovered factor in the equation of climate change. The system, known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW), is generated in clockwise movement in four big sea shelves that abut Antarctica – the Weddell Sea, Prydz Bay, Adelie Land and […]

Obama’s climate-change bill stymied by bipartisan quarrel

Obama’s climate-change bill stymied by bipartisan quarrel

Prospects for an early international agreement to tackle climate change have suffered a major setback, as a US plan to cut carbon emissions descended into partisan bickering. Senior American political figures had promised to introduce a “cap and trade” energy bill today, paving the way for the kind of substantial international talks that failed to […]

Argentina urges nations to assume respective duties against climate change

Argentina urges nations to assume respective duties against climate change

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday called on emerging countries to set humbler but more feasible goals of combating climate change and developed countries to shoulder their obligations. “The fundamental problem to be discussed in Copenhagen presents two issues: on the one hand, the issue that developed countries must assume their responsibility for the planet’s […]

Calm Before The Spawn: Climate Change And Coral Spawning

Calm Before The Spawn: Climate Change And Coral Spawning

What’s the point of setting up marine reserves to protect coral reefs from pollution, ship groundings and overfishing if climate change could cause far more damage? A study published this week in London in Proceedings of the Royal Society B provides the answer. For decades researchers have known that corals synchronize their release of eggs […]

Ailing planet seen as bad for human health

Ailing planet seen as bad for human health

Advocates’ report links climate change to worsening of diseases Climate change will make Americans more vulnerable to diseases, disasters and heat waves, but governments have done little to plan for the added burden on the health system, according to a new study by a nonprofit group. The study, released Monday by the Trust for America’s […]

Maldives warns climate change more dangerous than terrorism

Maldives warns climate change more dangerous than terrorism

Maldives President Mohammad Nasheed on Friday pleaded enlisting climate change issues on the agenda of UN Security Council, saying it was a bigger challenge than international terrorism. He said environmental challenges and conflict resolution were inter-related as global warming was affecting an estimated 300,000 people every year. “Climate change is going to affect a large […]

China, India Cancel Out Copenhagen

China, India Cancel Out Copenhagen

Climate Change: With less than two months to go before the big Copenhagen Conference on global warming, two major nations have said “no thanks” to the no-growth agenda. For that reason alone, so should we. Following a deal signed late Thursday between China and India, anything we might agree to do in Copenhagen is likely […]

Climate change in Russia’s Arctic tundra: ‘Our reindeer go hungry. There isn’t enough pasture’

Climate change in Russia’s Arctic tundra: ‘Our reindeer go hungry. There isn’t enough pasture’

For 1,000 years the indigenous Nenets people have herded their reindeer along the Yamal peninsula. But their survival in this remote region of north-west Siberia is under serious threat from climate change as Russia’s ancient permafrost melts. It is one of the world’s last great wildernesses, a 435-mile long peninsula of lakes and squelching tundra […]

CEOs no longer refute climate change

CEOs no longer refute climate change

U.S. chief executives no longer reject claims of human-caused climate change, putting to rest a dispute that has raged in boardrooms for decades, said the head of PG&E on  Thursday. Members of the Business Council, a group of executives from the top 120 U.S. companies, have altered their beliefs about climate change significantly, said PG&E […]

Time To Break Deadlock On Climate Change: Swedish PM

Time To Break Deadlock On Climate Change: Swedish PM

(UNITED NATIONS) – Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, whose country currently chairs the European Union, told a climate change summit here Tuesday that it was time to break the deadlock in talks for a new global warming deal. “We are only 76 days from the Copenhagen meeting, but the negotiations are going far too slow […]

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