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Obama Vows Action on Climate Change

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama said in his inaugural speech that he will make climate change a priority in his second term. The president said failing to address the global warming threat would betray the world’s children, and all future generations. Mr. Obama acknowledged that some people do not believe human activity such as burning fossil fuels is […]

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UN’s Ban: Abnormal Weather Has Become Normal

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says abnormal weather — including violent storms, melting icecaps and drought — is now the new normal and threatens global security and the future. Mr. Ban told a U.N. climate change meeting in Doha Tuesday that no one is immune to global warming, rich or poor. He called it a […]

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ADB: Climate Change to Pose Bigger Humanitarian Threat

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank is warning that extreme weather linked to climate change will displace millions more people in the Asia Pacific region in the coming years. In a report released Tuesday, the bank said more than 42 million people in the region were displaced by environmental disasters in the last two years. ABD Director […]

Asia-Pacific Called Grossly Unprepared for Climate Change

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A senior development official says Asia-Pacific nations must undergo “transformational change” if they are to meet the challenges posed by climate change. Bindu Lohani, a vice president of the Asian Development Bank, said at a conference in Bangkok Monday that resources now available to make roads, sewers, bridges and pipelines safe from climate change are […]

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Ban Ki-Moon Urges Action on Climate Change

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for concrete action to combat climate change and its increasing global impact. Addressing the U.N. climate change conference in Durban, South Africa Tuesday, Mr. Ban said that a binding worldwide agreement to fight climate change is likely out of reach for now. But he urged nations to take at […]

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China Urges Developed Nations to Shoulder Emissions Cuts

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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China is calling on developed nations to shoulder the responsibility of substantially reducing carbon emissions as it pledges to work with the international community to ensure the success of a major climate conference beginning next week. In a report released Tuesday, China said developed nations should be accountable for their greenhouse gas emissions during the […]

ADB Warns of Hunger Risk From Climate Change

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank is warning of increased hunger and malnutrition among the Pacific region’s neediest people if countries do not act quickly to address the threat posed by climate change. In a new report Tuesday, the ADB says the region is already suffering coastal erosion, floods, drought and storm surges as a result of […]

UN Chief Calls Climate Change “Real,” Demands Action

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for stepped-up efforts to fight global climate change, directly linking the phenomenon to drought in the Horn of Africa and severe flooding in Australia. Speaking at the University of Sydney in Australia, Mr. Ban criticized skeptics who challenge the science behind global warming and said climate change is […]

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UN Chief Calls Climate Change “Real,” Demands Action

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for stepped-up efforts to fight global climate change, directly linking the phenomenon to drought in the Horn of Africa and severe flooding in Australia. Speaking at the University of Sydney in Australia, Mr. Ban criticized skeptics who challenge the science behind global warming and said “climate change is […]

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Scientists Find King Crabs Growing in Antarctic Seas

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Scientists say climate change has led to the growing presence of king crabs in the waters off the Antarctic peninsula, which could dramatically alter its ecosystem. A team of researchers at the University of Hawaii used a remote-controlled unmanned submarine to scan an underwater basin off the peninsula dubbed Palmer Deep. They discovered 42 king […]

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