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Climate changes visible by ZIP code with new online tools

USA Today, April 20, 2014

Wendy Koch

With the click of a computer mouse, the potential risks of rising sea levels will soon be searchable — by ZIP code — for all U.S. coastal communities.

At-Risk Cities May Help Drive Climate Change Solutions

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By Suzanne Goldenberg

It is already taking shape as the 21st century urban nightmare: a big storm hits a city like Shanghai, Mumbai, Miami or New York, knocking out power supply and waste treatment plants, washing out entire neighborhoods and marooning the survivors in a toxic and foul-smelling swamp.

A backup plan for climate change

Washington Post, April 16, 2014

OF ALL the reports that the U.N.-chartered Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released over the last several months, this week’s might be the most distressing. The authoritative body of scientists, economists and other experts previously warned thatthe planet is warming, that humans are primarily responsible and that uncontrolled climate change would have a range of unwelcome effects. Those conclusions would not be too worrisome if the world were well on the way to heading off major problems. But the IPCC found the opposite.

UAE applauded for green initiatives

Khaleej Times, April 16, 2014

Expert congratulates the policy makers and ministers of the UAE for having “ecology at the heart of its priorities”. 

Finland meets first Kyoto goals

Yle, April 15, 2014

Finland has met the first goals of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 10 pct since 2005: EPA

Reuters, April 15, 2014

(Reuters) - U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks, according to the latest national emissions inventory.

China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists

Guardian, April 15, 2014

Jonathan Kaiman in Beijing

Computer modelling showed intensification of US-bound Pacific storms, driven by fine aerosols from coal power plants and traffic

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable

The Guardian, April 13, 2014

Damian Carrington

Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth

Step up action to curb global warming, or risks rise: U.N.

Reuters, April 13, 2014

Alister Doyle

(Reuters) - A United Nations report said on Sunday that governments must act faster to keep global warming in check and delays until 2030 could force them to use little-tested technologies to extract greenhouse gases from the air.

U.N.: Time Is Running Out for Climate-Change Action

Time, April 13, 2014

Sam Frizell

Experts appointed by the U.N. has said immediate action is necessary to halt the worst effects of climate change. A worldwide push over the next 15 years is the only way to avoid the disastrous effects