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Global warming

Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. Global surface temperature increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) between the start and the end of the 20th century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that most of the observed temperature increase since the middle of the 20th century was caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases resulting from human activity such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation.The IPCC also concludes that variations in natural phenomena such as solar radiation and volcanism produced most of the warming from pre-industrial times to 1950 and had a small cooling effect afterward. These basic conclusions have been endorsed by more than 40 scientific societies and academies of science, including all of the national academies of science of the major industrialized countries. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

Investors warn on fossil fuel spending

Oct 25 - Financial Times

Study: Watching Fox raises distrust

Aug 10, 2013 - Politico

US emissions plan receives mixed reaction

Jun 26, 2013 - Financial Times

Clean energy progress has stalled: IEA

Apr 17, 2013 - Financial Post

Push to address climate change

Feb 26, 2013 - Politico

Articles About Global warming

Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $2M To Fight Illegal Fishing And Support Oceans

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The United Nations' Messenger of Peace supports Oceans 5 to conserve marine natural wealth. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, UNITED NATIONS, CLIMATE CHANGE

A man cycles towards Doel's nuclear plant, northern Belgium August 20, 2014. Two Belgian nuclear reactors owned by GDF-Suez unit Electrabel may remain offline until spring and may need to be halted permanently, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported
France to Build 8 Nuclear Reactors in South Africa

By IBTimes AU

France will build at least eight nuclear reactors in South Africa. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANUFACTURING, JAPAN, RUSSIA, RENEWABLE ENERGY, JACOB ZUMA

Steam rises from the stacks of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming in this file photo taken March 14, 2014. The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to fe
BHP Billiton Open $3.4B Caval Ridge Coal Mine In Bowen Basin

By IBTimes AU

Despite the low price of coal in the international market, mining giant BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) pushed through on Monday with the opening of its $3.4-billion Caval Ridge coal mine in Bowen Basin, Queensland. (Oct 14)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, G20, TONY ABBOTT

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Speaks At A News Conference at AUSMIN Meeting At Admiralty House In Sydney
Australia's Julie Bishop Lauds Emissions Targets As Comparable With Other Countries

By IBTimes AU

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has commended the emissions target of Australia as at par with other countries. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, INDIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

A South Australian policeman offers a drink of water to a koala at the side of the road
Australia's Rising Temperatures Have 'Definite' Links To Global Warming

By IBTimes AU

Climate scientists all around the world were united in saying that Australia's heat waves are linked to global warming caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at a news conference
Australia Called 'Worst Polluter' In The World: Lack of Climate Action Criticised

By IBTimes AU

Australia was the Saudi Arabia of the South Pacific and the worst polluters among major developed nations in an article written by a U.S.-based technology magazine Future Tense. Australia's policies on environment were criticise and blamed global warming for the country's extreme weather. (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, DISASTERS, NEW YORK, G20, TONY ABBOTT

The sun is seen behind smoke billowing from a chimney of a heating plant in Taiyuan, Shanxi province in this December 9, 2013 file photo.
Record Dry Spell in New Zealand's South Island 'Rare'; CO2 Emissions Rising at Accelerated Rate

By IBTimes AU

South Island in New Zealand is experiencing a record dry spell climate change scientists attribute to global warming. The WMO said greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are increasing at an accelerated rate. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, LONDON

Hallucinogenic Drug Found in Meat Consumed by Florida Family
Meat Heavy Western Diets Causes Global Warming, New Study

By IBTimes AU

A new study conducted by the scientists from the Universities of Cambridge Aberdeen has found that an increase in the consumption of meat would cause global warming. (Sep 02)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE

Great Barrier Reef Under Threat
Climate Change Is Eating Away The Great Barrier Reef

By IBTimes AU

Despite the government's tall claims about its environmental policies, Great Barrier Reef is deteriorating slowly . (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

Twin polar bear cubs stand with their mother Giovanna
Climate Change Has Given Birth to New Hybrid Species: Transformation Before Man's Eyes

By IBTimes AU

Global warming melts the old Arctic ice and destroys natural habitats. It is also the biggest cause of hybridization. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE