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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

Russia's President Vladimir Putin is welcomed by Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Australia's Direct Action Policy To Increase Projected Emmisions By 2020 -- UN Report

By IBTimes AU

Australia has been warned in a UN report that it is one of the four countries predicted not to meet their emissions target. (11:08 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, MEXICO, CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY, G20, BARACK OBAMA

Australia Bushfire
Sydney Heatwave Roundup: Mercury Rising To 40 Degrees, Severe Fire Warnings In Place

By IBTimes AU

Sydney experienced severe heatwave conditions on Friday, Nov 21. (Nov 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop talks to journalists
Julie Bishop Condemns Barack Obama For Overlooking Australia’s Commitment in Protecting Great Barrier Reef

By IBTimes AU

The Australian foreign minister criticised the U.S. president for saying that the Great Barrier Reef was threatened. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, CLIMATE CHANGE, NEW YORK

Smoke rises from the Yarrabin bushfire, burning out of control near Cooma, about 100km (62 miles) south of Canberra January 8, 2013.
Australia's Chance Of El Niño Rises To 70%; Heatwaves And Drought To Persist

By IBTimes AU

Australia has a 70% chance of experiencing El Niño as the weather bureau revises its previous forecasts. Heatwaves and dry conditions are expected. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, CLIMATE CHANGE

An abandoned car marked by orange cones is buried under snow as a snowplow passes by in Buffalo, New York, November 19, 2014.
Why The Sun's 30-year Hibernation From This Winter May Lead To Global Food Riots

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Climatologist John L. Casey's new book counters the global warming theorists and predicts a severe, 30-year-old cold spell due to solar hibernation. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, RUSSIA, FLORIDA, UKRAINE

U.S. President Barack Obama
Obama's Climate Change Agenda Will Persuade Many Reluctant Nations To Oblige On Emission Targets

By IBTimes AU

Obama's Climate change agenda will see a greater push during the next two years of his presidency. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, WTO, AUSTRALIA, WHITE HOUSE, CLIMATE CHANGE, CONGRESS

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott embraces India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi
‘India’s Obama’ Narendra Modi Unveils Gandhi Statue In Brisbane

By IBTimes AU

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Gandhi was still relevant in the present world. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, INDIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, G20, TONY ABBOTT

A firetruck is seen as a bushfire approaches the town of Labertouche, 90km (56 miles) east of Melbourne, February 7, 2009.
Early Heat Wave Breaks Records In Australia; Lighting Storms Spark Bushfires In Queensland [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Summer is still a few months away but a spring heatwave in Australia is breaking temperature records. (Oct 29)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, STORM, CLIMATE CHANGE

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