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US presidential election: Global warming is happening, say voters

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With the exception of Ted Cruz voters, most supporters of the Democratic and Republican candidates think global warming is happening, according to a recent national survey conducted by the George Mason University’s Centre for Climate Change Communication. The report, titled Global Warming and the U.S. Presidential Election, reveals the level of support thus: Sanders: 93%, Clinton: 92%, Kasich: 71%, Trump: ...

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Activists take up global campaign against fossil fuels

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Largest civil disobedience in the history of environmental movement materialises as campaigners commence actions to Break Free from fossil fuels Starting Tuesday, a global wave of peaceful direct actions lasting for 12 days will take place across six continents targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, under the banner of “Break Free.” 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded ...

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Americans say global warming may influence their vote

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Increasing numbers of American voters think global warming is happening, and many say the issue will influence how they vote in November, according to a nationally-representative survey (Climate Change in the American Mind) conducted last month by the Yale Programme on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Centre for Climate Change Communication Voters who say global warming is happening – now at 73% – have increased 7% ...

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Government agencies urged on measures against El Nino effects

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Relevant government agencies have been urged to adopt policies aimed at restoring the coastal marine ecosystem in order to check possible reduction in fishing yield caused by the effects of El Nino, a phenomenon that brings about changes in the atmospheric system. Associate Professor of Environmental Planning and HOD, Department of Geography, Nasarawa State University in Keffi, Dr Nasiru Idris, who made ...

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‘World wastes $1 trillion on needless new coal plants’

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Nearly $1 trillion (£700 billion) is being invested in new coal-fired power plants worldwide despite the fact that the demand for electricity generated from coal has declined for two years in a row, shows a new report released this week. The report, by Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and CoalSwarm, warns that this problem of overbuilding is creating an “increasingly severe ...

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China to halt construction on coal-fired power plants in 15 regions

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Move still falls short of halting build-up of overcapacity in coal-fired power generation, critics say China will stop the construction of coal-fired power plants in 15 regions as part of its efforts to tackle a capacity glut in the sector, the country’s energy regulator said on Thursday, confirming an earlier media report. The Southern Energy Observer, a magazine run by the ...

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IATA seeks support for aviation sector’s carbon emission offset plan

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken up a campaign aimed at garnering support for the industry’s grand plan to address climate change by offsetting carbon emission from airliners. The proposal will be tabled for discussion at the Tri-annual Assembly of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) scheduled to hold in Montreal, Canada later this year. IATA’s ...

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Faith-based petitions demand climate action

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A total of 1,780,528 million people worldwide have put their names to a collection of faith-based petitions urging political leaders at the COP21 climate summit to take decisive action to curb global warming and deliver a strong, fair deal that helps poor countries adapt to their changing climate. The petitions were presented to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres on November ...

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How Exxon ignored global warming evidence decades ago

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As early as 1977, Exxon research scientists warned company executives that carbon dioxide was increasing in the atmosphere due to burning of fossil fuels, an investigation from InsideClimate News revealed on Wednesday. During the 1980s, due to falling oil prices and economic pressures, Exxon began to push back on their own discoveries, saying that science was inconclusive on man-made climate change. ...

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Leave fossil fuels buried to curb climate change, study warns

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A new research identifies which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands Vast amounts of oil in the Middle East, coal in the US, Australia and China and many other fossil fuel reserves will have to be left in the ground ...

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