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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: 23 February 2012 10:37 More headlines >>
Foes of EU airline CO2 rules agree on tactics
MOSCOW, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Countries opposed to an EU law forcing the world’s airlines to pay for greenhouse gas emissions agreed on a basket of retaliatory measures, adding to a series of threats that have raised the prospect of the globe’s first carbon trade war. But the EU dismissed the threats as “hypothetical” and Russia’s deputy transport minister also said the countries — which include China, India and the United States — were free to choose which of them they would actually use.
Stern warns climate change critics
Flawed economic arguments against tackling climate change are being used to slow the move to low-carbon growth, a leading economist has warned.
Lord Stern, whose key 2006 report set out the economic case for cutting greenhouse gases, said science suggested the world was heading for temperature rises of 3C or 4C on the basis of current efforts to stop global warming.
Birders beware: climate change could push 600 tropical birds into extinction
There may be less birds for birders to see in the world as the planet warms. Climate change, in combination with deforestation, could send between 100 and 2,500 tropical birds to extinction before the end of century, according to new research published in Biological Conservation.

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Ending Quarterly Capitalism
Quarterly capitalism – a system that drives far too many CEOs, directors, investors, and analysts to focus on short-term performance and return on investment – is on a collision course with reality. In the risk/reward equation that fundamentally drives capitalism, the majority is heedless to the long-term risks of climate change, water scarcity and other game-changing environmental and social threats that will also be financial game changers for the global economy.
Bunge to buy Climate Change Capital
Feb 22 (Reuters) – U.S. agricultural commodity trader Bunge on Wednesday said it will buy UK-based investor Climate Change Capital (CCC) for an undisclosed price after the transaction was approved by the UK’s financial regulator earlier this week. The sale comes at a time when the balance sheet of CCC, a once high profile investor in carbon offsets, has been damaged by a plunge in the benchmark U.N.-backed carbon price to a record low below 4 euros ($5.31) a tonne late last year.
Ash Wednesday Declaration: Repent for “shrug-culture” on climate change
Religious leaders in the United Kingdom are using this Ash Wednesday as a call to all Christians to repent for the “shrug-culture” existing in many parts of the world toward climate change. Operation Noah, a Christian climate change lobby, released today its Ash Wednesday Declaration – a seven-point call to action based around biblical themes about creation and humanity’s responsibility to care for it.
National Catholic Reporter
Lower clouds may lower global temperature – study
The sky may not be falling, but the clouds certainly are – and it could offer a glimmer of hope in the fight to slow global warming. A Kiwi study has revealed clouds around the world dropped an average one per cent, or 30m-40m in the decade ending 2010.
Zee News
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