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Catholic organisations call for people to change lifestyles to help environment 1.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
CIDSE, international alliance of Catholic social justice groups, follows Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical by calling for action against global warming More than a dozen Catholic organisations will on Wednesday launch a campaign calling on people to make radical changes to their lifestyle choices – including cutting energy use, eating less meat and buying locally produced food – following the release last week of Pope Francis’s sweeping environmental encyclical . The plan by CIDSE , an international alliance of 17 Catholic social justice groups from Europe and North America, will be announced at a press conference at the Vatican on Wednesday that will include Peter Turkson, the Ghanaian cardinal who helped draft the papal document, and Naomi Klein , the Canadian author and anti-globalisation activist who has said that the only hope of avoiding catastrophic warming of the earth requires “ radical economic and political change ...
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Daily Briefing, July 1 1.7.2015 SFGate: Business & Technology
All are among the most edited pages on Wikipedia, according to a chart put together by software developer Others on the list include, global warming, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the list of “Ben 10” aliens. Uber will acquire a portion of Microsoft’s maps technology and extend employment offers to about 100 engineers on Microsoft’s mapping team, the San Francisco ride-hailing company said. Uber would not discuss the terms of the acquisition, which will bring it a data site near Boulder, Colo., as well as cameras, image-analysis software and a license to the intellectual property. Available in desktop versions of Google Earth, Voyager includes tons of images in Street View including the Grand Canyon and Taj Mahal, landscapes seen from space, and 3-D views of many cities and towns.
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Donald Trump unfiltered: 6 points he made during his Tribune visit 30.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met on Monday with the Tribune Editorial Board. Here are six points he ...
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Rich countries' $100bn promise to fight climate change 'not delivered' 29.6.2015 Guardian: Environment

Brazil, China, India and South Africa say they are disappointed in failure to make good on promise six years ago to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020

Rich countries are very, very far from raising the billions they promised to help poor countries fight climate change, jeopardising the prospects of reaching a global warming deal at Paris, the world’s rising economies warned.

As a key United Nations meeting got underway, Brazil, China, India and South Africa said they were disappointed in rich countries’ failure to make good on a promise six years ago to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020 for climate finance.

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Santorum To Obama: Fight Gay Marriage Instead Of Global Warming 'For The Survival Of Our Country' 29.6.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum argued over the weekend that President Barack Obama should redirect the energy that he has been putting into fighting climate change into promoting heterosexual marriages "for the survival of our county." In an interview on Sunday, Santorum told the hosts of Fox & Friends that the U.S. Congress should pass laws to require Supreme Court justices to face elections and to force them to "take all appeals" because of their ruling that effectively legalized marriage for same-sex couples. "The better solution if you're going to put effort into try to control the judiciary is by doing things that limits their jurisdiction or requires, for example, the Supreme Court to take all appeals," he explained. Fox News host Tucker Carlson wondered what Santorum would do to stop the institution of marriage from "collapsing" after Friday's Supreme Court ruling. "The most important power that a president has -- and obviously I'm running for president -- the most important power ...
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Sunday Toons: Of Flags and Fits 28.6.2015 BradBlog
* * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie.
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Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle 28.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican She is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one of the pope’s most senior aides and a professor of climate change economics. But this week the secular radical will join forces with the Catholic cardinal in the latest move by Pope Francis to shift the debate on global warming. Naomi Klein and Cardinal Peter Turkson are to lead a high-level conference on the environment, bringing together churchmen, scientists and activists to debate climate change action. Klein, who campaigns for an overhaul of the global financial system to tackle climate change, told the Observer she was surprised but delighted to receive the invitation from Turkson’s ...
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Planting coral could save Great Barrier Reef from climate change, say scientists 27.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Humans could save the Great Barrier Reef from global warming by transplanting corals that survive heat stress, say scientists

Humans could save the Great Barrier Reef from global warming by transplanting corals that survive heat stress, say scientists.

A new joint study by the Australian institute of marine science (AIMS) in Townsville and the University of Texas has found a genetic basis for tolerance of higher temperatures in coral.

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Smithsonian to improve ethics policies on research funding 27.6.2015 AP National
After revelations that a scientist failed to disclose his funding sources for climate change research, the Smithsonian Institution said Friday it is improving its ethics and disclosure policies to avoid conflicts of interest....
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You can’t fight climate change with denial (Guest Voice) 26.6.2015 The Moderate Voice

You can’t fight climate change with denial by Michael Gerson Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Reducing Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si” to a white paper on global warming is, in George Weigel’s fitting analogy, “akin to reading ‘Moby Dick’ as if it were a treatise on the 19th-century New England whaling industry.” The [...]

The post You can’t fight climate change with denial (Guest Voice) appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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EU ministers seek legally-binding and ambitious Paris climate deal 26.6.2015 Guardian: Environment

Deal at UN climate summit later this year should be enforced through five-yearly reviews to avoid dangerous global warming, draft document shows

European Union ministers are seeking an ambitious, durable and legally-binding deal to curb global warming, enforced through five-yearly reviews, a draft of their position statement for UN climate talks shows.

EU environment ministers meet on 18 September in Brussels to iron out their joint position ahead of the UN talks in Paris in December. Diplomats have already drawn up a draft text.

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It’s time for conservatives to end the denial on climate change 26.6.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Reducing Pope Francis’s encyclical “Laudato Si” to a white paper on global warming is, in George Weigel’s fitting analogy, “akin to reading ‘Moby Dick’ as if it were a treatise on the 19th-century New England whaling industry.” The whole spirit and story of the thing are missed.Read full article ...
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Heat wave subsides in Pakistan as death toll reaches 860 26.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan last weekend is slowly subsiding but the toll was still climbing Thursday, to a total of 860 confirmed deaths, a senior health official ...
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Credit rating agencies are miscalculating risks of climate change 26.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

A new report argues that credit agencies’ failure to properly account for climate risks could lead to the next global financial crisis

Credit rating agencies such as Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s are miscalculating the risks of climate change, which could lead to the next big financial crisis, a new report claims.

The paper, released on Wednesday by the Center for International Environmental Law (Ciel), an advocacy group in Washington DC, claims that much like the 2008 housing crisis, when banks overvalued so-called “subprime mortgages”, credit rating agencies are doing the same thing with fossil fuels like coal and oil.

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Illegal not to act: Could courts save world from climate change? 25.6.2015 New Scientist: Health
A landmark legal ruling ordering the Dutch government to cut emissions could be the first of many – and they might do what global treaties have so far failed ...
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Fact Checker: Huckabee’s claim that ‘global freezing’ theories from the 1970s shows the science is ‘not as settled’ on climate change 25.6.2015 Washington Post
“Whether it’s man-made or not, I know that when I was in college I was being taught that if we didn’t act very quickly, that we were going to be entering a global freezing. And, you know, go back and look at the covers of Time and Newsweek from the early ’70s. And we were told that if we didn’t do something by 1980, we’d be popsicles. Now we’re told that we’re all burning up. Science is not as settled on that as it is on some things.”Read full article ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Keystone species; EPA says climate action will save money and lives 25.6.2015 Daily Kos
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,975 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. When the mountain fears its deer: predators, trophic cascades, and ecological integrity - Part 1 —by Username4242: "In the Mukkaw Bay, the starfish Pisaster feeds on several species of barnacle. Where these starfish are present, the barnacles are restricted to a small band in the intertidal zone, outside of which one can find a litany of ocean dwellers, including anemones, chitons, limpets, algae, and sponges. To understand how Pisaster influences the ...
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Study: Weather patterns that bring heatwaves happening more 24.6.2015 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heatwaves that go beyond global warming, a new study finds....
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Climate Activists Sued Their Country to Force It to Pollute Less. They Just Won. 24.6.2015 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A court in The Hague has ordered the Dutch government to cut its emissions by at least 25 percent within five years, in a landmark ruling expected to cause ripples around the world. To cheers and hoots from climate campaigners in court, three judges ruled that government plans to cut emissions by just 14 to 17 percent compared to 1990 levels by 2020 were unlawful, given the scale of the threat posed by climate change. Jubilant campaigners said that governments preparing for the Paris climate summit later this year would now need to look over their shoulders for civil rights era-style legal challenges where emissions-cutting pledges are inadequate. "Before this judgment, the only legal obligations on states were those they agreed among themselves in international treaties," said Dennis van Berkel, legal counsel for Urgenda, the group that brought the suit. "This is the first time a court ...
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In Landmark Ruling, Dutch Court Says Government Must Cut Emissions To Protect Its Citizens 24.6.2015 Think Progres

A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that the government has taken "insufficient action against climate change."

The post In Landmark Ruling, Dutch Court Says Government Must Cut Emissions To Protect Its Citizens appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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