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  • No excuses: Cut carbon dioxide emissions now, scientists urge

    21 November 2013 7:16 PM 33

    Recently, several scientific studies have concluded that the global climate is less sensitive to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than previously believed. Other studies also found that cuts to short-lived pollutants such as soot could temporarily slow the pace of warming. Neither, however, are reasons to delay weaning the world off fossil fuels in a bid to curb global

  • Bloomberg's Hidden Legacy: Climate Change and the Future of New York City, Part 4

    21 November 2013 8:57 AM 34

    Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and safeguard itself from the perils of climate change are a model for other cities. But most Americans, including New Yorkers, know little or nothing about this achievement, or that it was driven by Michael Bloomberg, who next month ends his third

  • Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa

    21 November 2013 6:46 AM 35

    Pacific Island countries demand climate change finance Pacific Island countries have told a high level meeting at the United Nations’ climate change conference underway in Poland - COP 19 - developed countries must honour their commitments to financing the Green Climate Fund. A Fiji government minister Jiko Luveni spoke on behalf of the Group of 77 and China

  • Aid Agencies: Philippines Typhoon Should Be Climate Change “Wake-Up Call”

    17 November 2013 9:44 PM 25

    The British Disasters Emergency Committee said Typhoon Haiyan was an example of the kind of threat the world is under due to climate change, reports the BBC. The committee, which is made up of 14 aid agencies, called on countries to agree to rapidly cut carbon emissions at the United Nations talks on climate change currently taking place in Warsaw. But negotiators