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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

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

The receding water line of Lake Hodges is seen in San Diego County January 17, 2014.
Australia to Face 'Water Crisis' Due to Rainfall Shortage and Climate Change

By IBTimes AU

Australia is on the brink of drying out due to carbon emissions. According to latest studies, South Australia is predicted to see a 40 per cent drop in its average annual rainfall drop compared to rainfall data in the middle of the 20th century. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

Palestinian walks atop the rubble of a house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strikes in Gaza City
Climate Change Can Increase the Probability of Kidney Stones

By IBTimes AU

Doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia conducted the study which was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study shows that as the daily temperature rose to 50 degree Fahrenheit, in some residents of Atlanta... (Jul 11)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, LOS ANGELES

A pair of Adelie penguins are pictured at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, in this December 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Pauline Askin/Files
Antarctic Winds Cause Rapid Sea Level Rise and Ocean Warming

By IBTimes AU

Changes in winds blowing around Antarctica may help speed up the rise in global sea levels than previously predicted. According to a new research in Melbourne, projected changes in Antarctic winds may have a significant impact on rising ocean tempera... (Jul 09)

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Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks Talks What it Means to be Beautiful In the Future, Cites Self and Rihanna as Best Examples

By IBTimes AU

Tyra Banks thinks looking like her in the future will be heralded as being beautiful. (Jul 09)

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Tony Abbott, Shinzo Abe
UK Conservative Party Finds Tony Abbott’s Plan to Repeal Carbon Tax Appalling & Endangering Future; Crossbenchers Agree to Support Repeal

By IBTimes AU

While Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott may have won crossbenchers to his side to rush the repeal of the Labor government's carbon tax, he was condemned in the international arena for his move to remove the tax. (Jul 09)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TONY ABBOTT, TAX LAW

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.
Al Gore-Clive Palmer Announcement a 'Step Forward' to Reset Australia's Climate Change Debate

By IBTimes AU

The Al Gore-Clive Palmer alliance may have reignited the climate change debate. The Australia Institute defended its role bringing the Nobel prize winner and Australian MP together. According to reports, it said the Palmer United Party (PUP) "ha... (Jul 02)

MORE TOPICS: AL GORE, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY, TONY ABBOTT, NOBEL PRIZE

The upper levels of the launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard, are seen at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in this June 29, 2014 handout photo by NASA.
NASA Tries Again, Launches Global Warming Carbon Satellite Tracker; Likely to Pinpoint World’s Top Carbon Emitters

By IBTimes AU

Defying odds, US space agency NASA will relaunch today a satellite that will track the global warming-inducing carbon dioxide levels and its effects around the world. (Jul 01)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, CALIFORNIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

A king penguin (C), aged 11 months, is about to develop its adult plumage at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna June 30, 2014. The young bird is Schoenbrunn's first king penguin bred since 2007. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader (AUSTRIA - Tags: ANIMALS)
Climate Change Driving Extinction of Emperor Penguins; Gone By End of the Century

By IBTimes AU

A new study released by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has said the maddening climate change will drive the iconic emperor penguins to extinction by end of the century. (Jul 01)

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Australia May be Left Out in G20 Summit as Other Countries Side with Obama on Climate Change

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott may risk being isolated from other G20 economies should the climate change agenda push through. According to media reports, Mr Abbott's popularity and approval ratings have plummeted due to a "tough" budget and the government's climate change policy. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, G20, TONY ABBOTT, BARACK OBAMA, AL GORE, RENEWABLE ENERGY

A worker unloads a sack of rice at the central rice market in Jakarta
El Niño 80% Between Oct and Nov – UN’s WMO

By IBTimes AU

The World Meteorological Organisation, the UN's weather agency experts, has placed at 80 per cent the chances of an El Niño weather event recurring in the Pacific Ocean by year-end, between October and November. (Jun 27)

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