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10/25/2014 10:22 AM
UN climate talks shuffle to a close in Bonn

Concern is high at a perceived lack of urgency as UN climate negotiations shuffle towards a close in Bonn on Saturday with just 14 months left to finalise a new, global pactConcern was high at a perceived lack of urgency as UN climate negotiations shuffled towards a close in Bonn on Saturday with just 14 months left to finalise a new, global pact. The six-day meeting of senior officials in the former West German capital was meant to lay the groundwork for the annual round of ministerial-level UN talks in Lima in December. In turn, the Lima forum must pave the way to a historic pact which nations have agreed must be signed in Paris next year, to curb planet-altering climate change. "We will clearly have our work cut out for us in Lima," said Ronald Jumeau, spokesman for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) -- the very countries at high risk from climate change-induced sea level rise.



10/25/2014 04:44 AM
GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

FILE - In this June 3, 2014 file photo Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season. Many say they are not in a good position to make a judgment about the issue, then voice concern for the environment, the economy or both. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.



10/24/2014 11:54 PM
[$$] Researchers Show Measuring Climate Change Needn’t Go to Extremes
Weather events that have the gravest impact on society are monster storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. But those relatively uncommon events are poor gauges of climate change.
10/24/2014 05:03 PM
Big Fish Are in Trouble, Little Fish Are Fine, but They’re All Leaving the Tropics
Fish are drawn to tropical coral reefs like tourists gathering around Paris crepe stands. But thanks to climate change, tropical hot spots are getting too hot.
10/24/2014 04:42 PM
Four Extreme Weather Changes and Why They're Happening Now

Four Extreme Weather Changes and Why They're Happening NowIlissa Ocko, climate scientist at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), contributed this article to contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Extreme weather in the United States is trending upward according to a range of sources, from the 2014 U.S. Human-caused climate change has already been blamed for much of it — most recently in connection with the California drought — but along with extreme weather , the United States is also getting extreme contrasts. In the northeast United States, the combination of more moisture in the atmosphere from a warmer world and changes in circulation patterns are contributing to more rain.




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