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Source: Reuters - A European Union law that charges airlines for carbon emissions is "unacceptable" and would be a "deal breaker" for global climate change negotiations, India's environment minister said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP - The upcoming Rio conference on sustainable development must yield a commitment to manage the world economy in a way that respects the environment and fights poverty, a Brazilian official says.
Source: Voxy News Engine - The Government today released a consultation document setting out proposed changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.
Source: The New Times - Rwanda became the third country in the world, after Angola and Jordan, to ratify the Nagoya Protocol that seek to equitably distribute amongst member states benefits arising from the proper conservation of environment resources.
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Source: Reuters - Weather through the rest of April and May will be cool and changeable in western, northern and central Europe, German meteorologist Georg Mueller said in a seasonal update released on Tuesday, citing low pressure in the region.
Source: Engineering News - The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has agreed to change the registered carbon credit project for South African brick manufacturer Corobrik to double the carbon credits earned from the Fuel Switch project at its Lawley factory, in Johannesburg.
Source: NY Times - THE worlds largest energy companies have big plans for Mozambique. Until recently, the East African country was better known for its long civil war, and had few energy resources compared with regional heavy-hitters like Nigeria and Angola.
Source: NY Times - THE reversal of fortune in Americas energy supplies in recent years holds the promise of abundant and cheaper fuel, and it could have profound effects on what people drive, domestic manufacturing and Americas foreign policy.
Climate Issues Similar To Moral Issue Of Slavery, Says Physicist James Hansen...Let Me Explain A Difference
Source: Forbes - In last Fridays Guardian, James Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, compares climate changes moral aspect to that of slavery. Tomorrow Hansen will be awarded the 24th Edinburgh Medal for his contribution to science, and he plans to use his acceptance speech to raise the issue further and call for a global carbon emissions tax.
Source: Huffington Post - There are lots of types of people who have been taking action on climate change over the last several years: environmentalists (of course), students and young people, community-based groups, labor activists, indigenous peoples, Appalachian and Gulf Coast residents, ranchers and more.
Source: Telegraph.co.uk - Dr James Hansen, director of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who first made warnings about climate change in the 1980s, said that public scepticism about the threat of man-made climate change has increased despite the growing scientific consensus.
Source: Huffington Post - With magazines like Scientific American publishing articles titled: "Global Warming Close to Becoming Irreversible," and 15,000-plus temperature records set this spring in the U.S., it's no wonder the CFO of the business I work for said to me yesterday: "I have this crippling anxiety about climate change... what are our children going to have to deal with?"
Source: Economic Times - NEW DELHI: It is highly unlikely that a bill to seek a comprehensive legislation on climate change introduced by a young MP in Parliament would become a law in India, but the initiative of proposing such a measure may have an impact on the government's thinking in this regard.
Source: eco-business.com - Attemps to slow down climate change by large-scale geo-engineering present serious risks and are unlikely to replace the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Australias chief scientist has warned. In an overview of schemes proposed by scientists, researchers at the Office of the Chief Scientist say the main methods of planetary-scale engineering would confront big problems with technical feasibility, political co-operation and cost. But research should be pursued in the hope of developing last-ditch methods to slow climate change.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - ISN'T it interesting that the Arab awakening began in Tunisia with a fruit vendor who was harassed by police for not having a permit to sell food - just at the moment when world food prices hit record highs?
Source: CNN - Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) -- Mountain countries from around the world are seeking a common voice in global climate change negotiations to draw attention to the vulnerabilities of mountain areas.
Source: Gulf Times - Doha Bank Group CEO R.Seetharaman was a speaker at an international conference on renewable energy and climate change held in the south Indian city of Madurai recently.
Source: Crikey - Noel Turnbull, adjunct professor of media and communications at RMIT University, writes: New research provides some intriguing insights into why, and what sort of, conservatives oppose climate change and distrust scientists.