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Climate change: UN forecast for 2100 is floods and heat ... and it's man's fault | The Telegraph

Climate change: UN forecast for 2100 is floods and heat ... and it's man's fault | The Telegraph | Climate change | Scoop.it
Climate scientists have concluded that temperatures could jump by up to 9F (5C) and sea levels could rise by up to 2ft 8ins (82cm) by the end of the century, according to a leaked draft of a United Nations report.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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5°C = destruction and misery, and most likely a runaway global warming situation. It is path towards a 10 metre sea level rise, fresh water and agriculture crisis, armed conflicts, deaths counted in the million. http://climatesafety.info/?page_id=2

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Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks

Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks | Climate change | Scoop.it

A group of international experts says time is rapidly running out to take serious steps to avert the impacts of global warming by prioritising a switch to clean energy systems.

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Ocean heat drives surge to global warming record: 2014 world’s hottest year on record

Ocean heat drives surge to global warming record: 2014 world’s hottest year on record | Climate change | Scoop.it
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World losing battle against global warming

World losing battle against global warming | Climate change | Scoop.it

With yet another major climate report due out this weekend about the dangers of climate change, it's worth asking: What have nations and businesses around the world been doing recently to slow down the...

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Effects of climate change ‘irreversible,’ U.N. panel warns in report

Effects of climate change ‘irreversible,’ U.N. panel warns in report | Climate change | Scoop.it

A United Nations panel of scientists warned that only an unprecedented global effort to slash emissions will prevent temperatures from crossing a threshold that could trigger dangerous disruptions worldwide.

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Doors open at Ban Ki-moon's 'Last Chance Saloon'

Doors open at Ban Ki-moon's 'Last Chance Saloon' | Climate change | Scoop.it
The UN secretary-general is attempting to prevent world leaders sleepwalking into disaster by asking them to make new pledges at a climate summit this month on cutting greenhouse gases.
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Antarctic Melt May Lift Sea Level Faster in Threat to Megacities

Antarctic Melt May Lift Sea Level Faster in Threat to Megacities | Climate change | Scoop.it
Antarctica glaciers melting because of global warming may push up sea levels faster than previously believed, potentially threatening megacities including New York and Shanghai, researchers in Germany said.
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European Commision report: Europe faces deadly cost for climate inaction

European Commision report: Europe faces deadly cost for climate inaction | Climate change | Scoop.it
A study by the European Commission spells out the probable cost to the continent of failing to act to reduce the impacts of climate change.
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A failure to act to reduce the impacts of climate change oould cost Europe dear in lives lost and economic damage, according to a European Commission study.

 

LONDON, 13 July 2014 − Inaction over climate change costs lives. And in the case of European inaction, it is estimated that this could one day cost 200,000 lives a year.

 

That is the warning in a new European Commission (EC) study, which also says that failing to take the necessary action could burn 8,000 square kilometres of forest, and commit European taxpayers to at least €190 billion (US$259 bn) a year in economic losses.

 

Flood damage, too, could exceed €10bn a year by 2080, while the number of people affected by droughts could increase sevenfold, and coastal damage from sea level rise could treble.

 

The study weighs the bleak consequences of inaction. Scientists considered what would happen if the politicians and players on the continent worked with international partners to constrain global warming to a 2°C rise, or alternatively took no action and allowed global temperatures to soar to 3.5°C. They analysed the impact of climate change in agriculture, river floods, coasts, tourism, energy, droughts, forest fires, transport infrastructure and human health.
 

http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2014/07/europe-faces-deadly-cost-for-climate-inaction

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Up to $4 trillion worth of assets at risk from climate change in cities worldwide

Up to $4 trillion worth of assets at risk from climate change in cities worldwide | Climate change | Scoop.it
Up to US$4 trillion worth of assets are at risk from climate change in cities worldwide, according to a new report from CDP.
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No country will escape climate impacts, warns the UK Ministry of Defence in 100-page report

No country will escape climate impacts, warns the UK Ministry of Defence in 100-page report | Climate change | Scoop.it

100-page report: Global Strategic Trends out to 2045 published by UK Ministry of Defence on 30 June 2014
 
Rising sea levels, drought and food shortages likely to increase without cut in climate warming gases. No country will escape climate impacts, warns the UK Ministry of Defence 


» Article about the report and reactions:

http://www.rtcc.org/2014/07/01/no-country-will-escape-climate-impacts-warns-ministry-of-defence/


» Web page about the report:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/global-strategic-trends-out-to-2045


» Download the report Global Strategic Trends out to 2045 (18 MB pdf-document)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/324188/8667_GST_textpages_v1_2w.pdf

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Former Bush Treasury Secretary: We Can Prevent A ‘Climate Crash’ With A Carbon Tax

Former Bush Treasury Secretary: We Can Prevent A ‘Climate Crash’ With A Carbon Tax | Climate change | Scoop.it
Bush's former Treasury Secretary lays out our choice. Take on the "climate bubble" now and unleash the power of innovation to spur the next industrial revolution. Or keep ignoring science and face an irreversible "carbon crash" more devastating than the recent economic crash.
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These five charts show why the world is still failing on climate change

These five charts show why the world is still failing on climate change | Climate change | Scoop.it
The world has made no progress in moving off fossil fuels in the last 15 years.
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U.S. natural gas exports are no better for climate than China’s coal, experts say

U.S. natural gas exports are no better for climate than China’s coal, experts say | Climate change | Scoop.it
As the Obama administration inches toward a major expansion of natural gas exports, one of the thorniest questions is how that growth will affect greenhouse gas emissions, possibly worsening the problem of global warming.
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USA: First lawsuits over climate ignorance

USA: First lawsuits over climate ignorance | Climate change | Scoop.it

A major US insurance company is filing lawsuits that are the first in what could be a wave of litigation over who should be liable for the possible costs of climate change.

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2014 set to be world's hottest year ever

2014 set to be world's hottest year ever | Climate change | Scoop.it
Record average temperatures highlight the urgent need to agree a deal on emissions at the UN climate change talks in Lima
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CO2 emissions must be zero by 2070 to prevent climate disaster, UN says

CO2 emissions must be zero by 2070 to prevent climate disaster,  UN says | Climate change | Scoop.it
‘Negative emissions’ are needed globally by second half of century to stave off dangerous climate change, say UN scientists
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Our kids need to learn about climate change

Our kids need to learn about climate change | Climate change | Scoop.it
The conclusions published by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week provide a wake-up call about the importance of teaching kids about sustainability. The IPCC’s…
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Nobel laureates call for a revolutionary shift in how humans use resources

Nobel laureates call for a revolutionary shift in how humans use resources | Climate change | Scoop.it
Eleven holders of prestigious prize say excessive consumption threatening planet, and humans need to live more sustainably
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It's personal: why leaders don't turn climate knowledge into action

It's personal: why leaders don't turn climate knowledge into action | Climate change | Scoop.it

There is an abundance of profitable business opportunity to be found in addressing sustainability issues. These stand out against the difficulties we face implementing effective change. Globally, the World Bank recently found that tackling climate change would help to grow the world’s economy by US$1.8 to 2.6 trillion a year.
 

Private sector investors argue for action as well. One prominent example is the Carbon Disclosure Project which represents 767 institutional investors holding US$92 trillion in assets worldwide. Its programs reward and promote companies acting on climate change.


There is detailed analysis, alongside successfully implemented examples, across nearly every industry sector showing an 80% reduction in environmental impact for each dollar of economic output. This is not, necessarily, even a case of implementing new technology. Planning and design help to deliver similar outcomes - for example, inresidential developments.


So why is there so much resistance to change, and why is the prime minister’s chief business adviser distracting business with warnings about global cooling?

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Russia: Mysterious giant hole in Siberia likely caused by global warming

Russia: Mysterious giant hole in Siberia likely caused by global warming | Climate change | Scoop.it

Aerial video footage shows debris and apparent signs of an explosion or impact around the massive crater, which is about 18 miles from the area’s biggest gas field, Bovanenkovo.

Dr. Chris Fogwill, a polar scientist from the University of New South Wales, said the crater was most likely caused by a geological phenomenon called a pingo. A pingo is a block of ice that forms under frozen arctic hillsides that can eventually push through the earth and leave an exposed crater once it melts away.

Scientists observe much more activity in permafrost areas than in the historical past. It relates to the high degree of warming around these high arctic areas which are experiencing some of the highest rates of warming on Earth.

 

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/16/mysterious-giant-hole-in-siberia-likely-caused-by-global-warming-not-ufos-or-meteors/

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Fix the climate problem? Easy. Cut U.S. emissions to 1901 levels

Fix the climate problem? Easy. Cut U.S. emissions to 1901 levels | Climate change | Scoop.it

A draft report prepared for the United Nations suggests, out loud, what the U.S. needs to do about climate change: Cut emissions to one-tenth of current levels, per person, in less than 40 years.

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Will the climate debate end up being fought in court?

Will the climate debate end up being fought in court? | Climate change | Scoop.it

With the IPCC so clearly stating the need for action, could politicians and even scientists be charged with 'climate negligence' in the future?

 

Neglecting to take action can be considered criminal. In the same way that doctors who fail to diagnose an illness may be charged with malpractice, politicians can face similar charges for failing to adequately do their jobs. These crimes may seem more clear-cut – but what happens when it comes to accountability for environmental issues, and more specifically, climate change?

 

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omniclimate.com.au: Latest climate change impact news

Current climate change impacts around the world in 2014

 

Omniclimate is currently planning to utilise a number of key tools  to provide better awareness of current climate change impacts . This includes mapping technology, infographics, videographics, newsletters and focussed analytics.  The website will also be providing a full assessment of current climate change impact rating for each country utilising our climate change impact scale.

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Lessons for climate change in the 2008 recession

Lessons for climate change in the 2008 recession | Climate change | Scoop.it
We need to tax carbon dioxide emissions to protect our economy.
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Oil and coal must be phased out entirely by 2050 to stop catastrophic warming

Oil and coal must be phased out entirely by 2050 to stop catastrophic warming | Climate change | Scoop.it
A striking new analysis of the latest climate science says the world must 'decarbonize' by 2050 or face disaster.
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USA: Two teenagers win reversal in climate change case

USA: Two teenagers win reversal in climate change case | Climate change | Scoop.it
The appeals court ruling will give two young Eugene activists who sued the state their day in court
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