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Press Headlines
The “press headlines” is a daily compilation providing a general overview of international media coverage of climate change-related issues, that does not purport to be exhaustive. The information contained in the compilation is taken as is from sources external to the UNFCCC secretariat, that are freely available on the Internet. No evaluation on the part of the UNFCCC secretariat has been done in terms of the information that they contain. The UNFCCC secretariat makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or content of such information.
updated: 21 February 2012 10:10 More headlines >>
Opponents discuss ‘countermeasures’ to EU’s aviation CO2 plan
A group of 26 nations opposing EU plans to tackle aviation emissions will reportedly discuss a “basket of countermeasures” at a meeting in Moscow this week, raising the possibility of a global trade war over the controversial scheme.
Business Green
Finance ministers eye transport levies to feed climate fund
European finance ministers will today (21 February) call for the EU executive to prepare a paper on raising climate funds through carbon pricing on aviation and maritime transport by June, if draft conclusions seen by EurActiv are approved. Money raised would help finance a $100-billion per year Green Climate Fund, the centerpiece of any successor deal to the Kyoto Protocol, to help poor countries adapt to and mitigate the effects of global warming.
Climate change increased likelihood of Russian 2010 heatwave – study
The extreme Russian heatwave of 2010 was made three times more likely because of man-made climate change, according to a study led by climate scientists and number-crunched by home PC users. But the size of the event was mostly within natural limits, said the scientists, laying to rest a controversy last year over whether the extreme weather was natural or human-induced.
The Guardian
Jairam Ramesh ‘shocked’ CO2 emissions cuts seen as U.N. goal
NEW DELHI (AlertNet Climate) – The rural development minister Jairam Ramesh has slammed a United Nations report which includes reducing C02 emissions as a development target agreed by poor countries, saying it was a “mistake” and that the international body was “sending the wrong signal”.
Reuters India
Santorum comes out swinging on climate change
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Rick Santorum said President Barack Obama is pushing a radical environmental agenda that unwisely limits energy production and turns its back on science. Santorum told voters in eastern Ohio today that science is on the side of those who want to aggressively produce more oil and natural gas in America. He said the notion of global warming is not climate science but “political science.”
Seeding a policy without the dirt on climate change
A recent international conference on climate change and sustainable agriculture in New Delhi brought forth the shocking realisation that there are no conclusive studies in India on the prospective impact of climate change on the agriculture sector including livestock and fisheries.
The Hindu
Is the Keystone Pipeline a Shortcut to Catastrophic Climate Change?
“Game over” for climate change. So opines NASA climatologist Jim Hansen when it comes to the development of the Canadian tar sands. And one big way to unleash the estimated 170 billion barrels of heavy oil stuck in Alberta’s sands is to build a pipeline to the world’s biggest oil consumer: the U.S.
Scientific American
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