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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: 05 March 2012 09:47 More headlines >>
Climate change: India, other developing nations block exclusion of Rio Principles’ references from UNEP decisions
NEW DELHI: India and other developing countries successfully resisted a move by the United States to exclude references of the Rio Principles from the decisions of the United Nations Environment Programme taken at the Nairobi meet. The decisions of the three-day ministerial, the last big stop of all before the Rio+ 20 summit, will feed into the UN sponsored meet to be held in Brazil in June this year.
Economic Times
Syria: Climate Change, Drought and Social Unrest
yria’s current social unrest is, in the most direct sense, a reaction to a brutal and out-of-touch regime and a response to the political wave of change that began in Tunisia early last year. However, that’s not the whole story. The past few years have seen a number of significant social, economic, environmental and climatic changes in Syria that have eroded the social contract between citizen and government in the country, have strengthened the case for the opposition movement, and irreparably damaged the legitimacy of the al-Assad regime.
Climate change blamed for Tornadoes and linked to flu pandemics
Climate change blamed for a host of serious health issues including the recent Midwest Tornadoes that trigger new flu strains, say experts.
Climate change made the drought worse, scientists say
Several scientists at NASA and the state climatologist say the record-setting heat and drought of last summer in Texas was made worse by climate change.
More than just providing bragging rights that Texas now holds the record for hottest summer ever recorded in the United States, that conclusion adds another layer of uncertainty for water planners.
San Antonio Express
Study shows oceans becoming much more acidic
The world’s oceans are turning acidic at what could be the fastest pace of any time in the past 300 million years, even more rapidly than during a monster emission of planet-warming carbon 56 million years ago, European and US scientists say in a new study.
Death threats, intimidation and abuse: climate change scientist Michael E. Mann counts the cost of honesty
The scientist who has borne the full brunt of attacks by climate change deniers, including death threats and accusations of misappropriating funds, is set to hit back. Michael E. Mann, creator of the “hockey stick” graph that illustrates recent rapid rises in global temperatures, is to publish a book next month detailing the “disingenuous and cynical” methods used by those who have tried to disprove his findings.
The Guardian
Climate change could make Canada’s traditional street hockey extinct
A quintessentially Canadian winter tradition – outdoor street hockey – could be facing extinction within decades because of climate change, a new study says.
The Guardian
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