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Australia: Tony Abbott’s rising tide of inconvenient truths

Age: As Tony Abbott said ad nauseam during the campaign, the 2013 federal election was about three things: the onerous level of public debt, stopping the boats and abolition of the carbon tax. Ignored until after the election was the question of whether the moderate level of debt was a major factor in Australia avoiding the recessionary consequences of the global financial crisis. Continue reading

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New Studies Examine Link Between Food Crops and Global Warming

RedOrbit: In light of growing concern over the potential impact of climate change on the global agricultural industry, researchers are searching for new ways to help ensure global access to some of the most important food crops. In one such study, Toshichika Iizumi of the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences in Tsukuba, Japan and an international team of colleagues report that they have discovered a way to use climate data to help predict some crop failures several months prior to harvest…. Continue reading

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UN: Unprecedented climate change

Pravda: The latest UN Report on Climate Change, The Global Climate, 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes, paints an alarming picture of a world faced with unprecedented climate extremes with rising temperatures smashing national records. The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes shows that in the first decade of the new millennium, more temperature records were broken across the globe than at any other time, being the warmest decade for the northern and southern hemispheres both on land and at sea… Continue reading

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UN: Unprecedented climate change

Pravda: The latest UN Report on Climate Change, The Global Climate, 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes, paints an alarming picture of a world faced with unprecedented climate extremes with rising temperatures smashing national records. The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes shows that in the first decade of the new millennium, more temperature records were broken across the globe than at any other time, being the warmest decade for the northern and southern hemispheres both on land and at sea… Continue reading

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Warming bad for life in freshwater lakes and rivers

Climate News Network: Austria’s alpine lakes are warming, and that’s bad news for the region’s fish and economy, according to new research in the journal Hydrobiologia. The Alpine valleys are warming: From 1980 to 1999 the region warmed three times the global average. Continue reading

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Study: Climate change will cut habitats by 2080

USA Today: Global warming will destroy more than half of the habitats of most plants and a third of animals by 2080, biologists conclude, unless steps are taken to limit greenhouse gases. Over the past century, average global surface temperatures have increased about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Academy of Sciences. This global warming is largely due to burning fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas, which retain heat and warm the atmosphere Continue reading

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Canada: Alberta explores possibility of oil pipeline to Canada’s Arctic

Toronto Star: Alberta has turned its eye to Canada’s Arctic as its latest possible avenue to pipe oil out and into the global market. The province has backed a $50,000 feasibility study to see if it’s physically and financially viable to pump the oilsands bitumen to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., on the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Continue reading

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Canada: Alberta explores possibility of oil pipeline to Canada’s Arctic

Toronto Star: Alberta has turned its eye to Canada’s Arctic as its latest possible avenue to pipe oil out and into the global market. The province has backed a $50,000 feasibility study to see if it’s physically and financially viable to pump the oilsands bitumen to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., on the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean. “We’re looking at market access in all directions,” said Mike Feenstra, press secretary for Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes Continue reading

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Human extinction warning from Oxford

BBC: What are the greatest global threats to humanity? Continue reading

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The melting of Canada’s glaciers is irreversible

New Scientist: See Canada’s glaciers while you still can. Their melting is irreversible, according to projections based on real-world data and validated by satellite images Continue reading

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