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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, 2013 - Financial Times

Investors warn on fossil fuel capital spending

Oct 25, 2013 - 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

Participants of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 20 and members of YOUNGO group, with their mouths taped, take part in a protest demanding reduction in fossil fuel emissions by 2050, at the conference venue in Lima December 4, 2014. The two-week long
New Zealand To Face A 'Big Challenge' in Meeting Emissions Target

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand is predicted to face a big challenge in meeting emissions target following a global agreement set in Peru last weekend. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE

The Dinosaur Named 'Sue,' A 41-Foot-Long Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Dinosaur Extinction Might Be Due To Volcanic Eruptions, Not Asteroid’s Impact

By IBTimes AU

Scientists have discovered new evidence that major volcanic eruptions played a deadly role in dinosaurs’ extinction even before the Earth was hit by an asteroid. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: MEXICO, CLIMATE CHANGE, LONDON

A Caltrans information sign urges drivers to save water due to the California drought emergency in Los Angeles, California in this February 13, 2014 file photo. As California struggles through its third year of drought, nearly half of state residents said
California Drought Not Caused By Global Warming

By IBTimes AU

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Maryland conducted a study that proposes that the recent draught in California is not the result of global warming. They instead, blame it on natural and random climactic variations. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, NEW YORK

Participants of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 20 and members of YOUNGO group, with their mouths taped, take part in a protest demanding reduction in fossil fuel emissions by 2050, at the conference venue in Lima December 4, 2014. The two-week long
Canada Will Miss Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions Commitment

By IBTimes AU

Canada will fail to deliver on its reduced greenhouse gas emissions commitment on 2020. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: MEXICO, CLIMATE CHANGE

An elderly women sits in the warm sun surrounded by the shadows of winter outside Toronto City Hall
2014 Might Potentially Be The Hottest Year: World Meteorological Organisation

By IBTimes AU

Research by the Met Office showed that human influence had a major role to play in climate change. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE

A new iPad is seen following a presentation at Apple headquarters
Christmas Updates Out For Addictive Games: ‘Simpsons Tapped Out,’ ‘Plants vs. Zombies 2’ and ‘Worms 3’

By IBTimes AU

Get in gear for the holiday season with the latest updates for “Simpsons Tapped Out,” “Plants vs. Zombies 2” and “Worms 3,” which bears gifts, Santa and a lot of new goodies. (Dec 08)

MORE TOPICS: ITUNES, ANDROID

Earth Hour Is A Show Of Support For Tougher Actions To Confront Climate Change
Climate Change Hazard Affecting Marine Life Health

By IBTimes AU

According to scientists, there was going to be more infectious outbreaks in the ocean that could be because of environmental changes. (Dec 01)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, INFECTION, CALIFORNIA

Lei Jun, Founder And CEO Of China's Mobile Company Xiaomi, Speaks At A Launch Ceremony
Microsoft Lumia 535 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Specifications, Features And Price Comparison

By IBTimes AU

Here is a comparison of specifications, features and price pertaining to the Xiaomi Redmi 1S and the latest Microsoft Lumia 535. (Dec 01)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE, SONY, ANDROID

A man wades through a flooded road after heavy rainfall
Global Warming Elucidated Like Never Before [Watch ‘Your Street’ Get Inundated Underwater]

By IBTimes AU

Global Warming explained with the help of pictorial representation. Interested readers can check out their own streets getting flooded. (Nov 29)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, IPHONE, SAMSUNG, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, WHITE HOUSE