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Global warming

Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. Global surface temperature increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) between the start and the end of the 20th century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that most of the observed temperature increase since the middle of the 20th century was caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases resulting from human activity such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation.The IPCC also concludes that variations in natural phenomena such as solar radiation and volcanism produced most of the warming from pre-industrial times to 1950 and had a small cooling effect afterward. These basic conclusions have been endorsed by more than 40 scientific societies and academies of science, including all of the national academies of science of the major industrialized countries. Read More

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Investors warn on fossil fuel spending

Oct 24 - Financial Times

Clean energy progress has stalled: IEA

Apr 17, 2013 - Financial Post

Push to address climate change

Feb 26, 2013 - Politico

Articles About Global warming

Environmental activists hold placards as they protest during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw November 21, 2013. Several major environmental groups, including Greenpeace and WWF, have walke
Attention Climate Change Skeptics: Man-made Emissions Cause Global Warming

By IBTimes AU

A new scientific study has cited 99.9 percent of the effects of climate change are a result of human activity. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, UNITED NATIONS

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses during the CHOGM opening ceremony in Colombo
Australia Remains Silent Amid Global Warming And Calls For Renewable Energy Use

By IBTimes AU

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is known as a World Heritage site and the worsening effects of climate change have sparked fears that it would soon be destroyed and die. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY, UNITED NATIONS, TONY ABBOTT

An environmental activist places his hand on a giant globe in a rally demanding more action to battle climate change during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw November 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Kacp
New Zealand PM John Key Calls on Bigger Countries to Cut Carbon Emissions

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said the country takes the issue of climate change seriously but called on the help of "big emitters" to make some changes or else the problem will only "get worse. (Mar 31)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY

Global Warming
Global Warming to Exacerbate Global Security Issues - UN Report

By IBTimes AU

As the world's temperatures continue to warm up, so does the tempers globally. Hot tempers may exacerbate global security issues as people fight over resources, particularly water and energy, which could lead to civil wars and strife between nat... (Mar 30)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, CLIMATE CHANGE, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S. NAVY

Dust rises from rocks were falling from a cliff in the Christchurch suburb of Sumner moments after an earthquake struck
UN Climate Change Report: New Zealand's 'Adaption Deficit' Makes It Vulnerable to Rising Sea Levels

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand is not ready for the effects of climate change especially when sea levels rise by half a metre. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report said that the island nation has a significant "adaptation deficit" against a man-made global warming by 2100. (Mar 30)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, STORM, CLIMATE CHANGE

Global Warming
No Hiatus in Global Warming – UN

By IBTimes AU

No reverse in the Earth's global warming conditions is expected as this scenario will continue for centuries, according to the UN World Meteorological Organisation. (Mar 25)

MORE TOPICS: STORM, CLIMATE CHANGE

A helicopter dumps water on a bushfire burning near houses in the Grampians bushland in the southeastern Australian state of Victoria, about 300 km (186 miles) west of Melbourne, January 17, 2014
UN Climate Change Report Predicts Dire Consequences for Australia, Rest of the World

By IBTimes AU

Climate cientists have predicted that Australia will get hotter in the latest UN climate change report. The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change draft report has a significant impact to Australia. According to the draft, Australia is exposed to potential environmental risks. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, UNITED NATIONS

An aerial view of a crack at the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is seen in western Antarctica, October 26, 2011.
Greenland's Ice Sheet Unstable and Rapidly Melting as Rise in World Sea Levels Accelerate

By IBTimes AU

Greenland's ice sheet is rapidly melting and no longer stable. According to a new study, the rise in sea levels will begin to accelerate because of Greenland's thinning ice sheet. Scientists have already known that Greenland's ice sheet has been melting for decades. (Mar 18)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE

French wheat is loaded aboard the "Sammy" in the port of Dunkirk, northern France, December 11, 2013. The bulker will transport 63,000 tons of wheat to Egypt, the first sale of French wheat to the world's largest importer of the grain this
2°C Global Warming Risks Crop Yields in Temperate, Tropical Regions By Start of 2030s – Study

By IBTimes AU

Crop yields in temperate and tropical regions stand to slow down in the face of global warming, even at just a rise of 2°C, a study showed. (Mar 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, MEXICO, CLIMATE CHANGE, SOUTH AFRICA

Residents enjoy a night out on the seawall, illuminated by candlelight, during an event to promote 'Earth Hour' organized by WWF Peru, in Barranco's Lima district, February 26, 2014. 'Earth Hour' is a symbolic blackout held around
Climate Change and Rain Helped Genghis Khan Create the Mongolian Empire – Study

By IBTimes AU

To the world nowadays, the terms global warming and climate change are parallel to food shortage, illnesses, infestation, resource competition, terrorism, soaring temperatures and possibly death of the human race and planet Earth. (Mar 11)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, RUSSIA, INDIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, AIDS

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