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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: 10 April 2012 10:08 More headlines >>
Climate scientists are losing the public debate on global warming
Dr James Hansen, director of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who first made warnings about climate change in the 1980s, said that public scepticism about the threat of man-made climate change has increased despite the growing scientific consensus.
Geo-engineering ‘a risk’ in climate change battle
Attemps to slow down climate change by large-scale geo-engineering present ”serious risks” and are unlikely to replace the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Australia’s chief scientist has warned.
In an overview of schemes proposed by scientists, researchers at the Office of the Chief Scientist say the main methods of planetary-scale engineering would confront big problems with technical feasibility, political co-operation and cost. But research should be pursued in the hope of developing last-ditch methods to slow climate change.
Private Members’ Bill on climate change presented
NEW DELHI: It is highly unlikely that a bill to seek a comprehensive legislation on climate change introduced by a young MP in Parliament would become a law in India, but the initiative of proposing such a measure may have an impact on the government’s thinking in this regard.
Economic Times
Mountain countries seek to unite, air concerns about climate change
Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) — Mountain countries from around the world are seeking a common voice in global climate change negotiations to draw attention to the vulnerabilities of mountain areas.
Call to develop green economy‎
Doha Bank Group CEO R.Seetharaman was a speaker at an international conference on renewable energy and climate change held in the south Indian city of Madurai recently.
Gulf Times
What happens when all the wells run dry?
ISN’T it interesting that the Arab awakening began in Tunisia with a fruit vendor who was harassed by police for not having a permit to sell food – just at the moment when world food prices hit record highs?

Sydney Morning Herald
(Opinion) It’s Time for Interfaith Moral Action on Climate Change
There are lots of types of people who have been taking action on climate change over the last several years: environmentalists (of course), students and young people, community-based groups, labor activists, indigenous peoples, Appalachian and Gulf Coast residents, ranchers and more.
Huffington Post
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