Climate Change News for 10-12-2014

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At-A-Glance Vitals
Quick summary of yesterday's news:

Total Coverage    297
Total Word Count    215,943
News[VIEW]    297 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    258
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    45 videos from 40 users totaling 9 Hours / 3.27 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    18 from 2 users
Twitter Details    0 Twitters totaling followers, 0 hashtags, 0 replies, 0 retweets, 0 users replied to, 0 users retweeted, and 0 total links

The map below shows all geographic mentions across both mainstream and social media coverage.

The following people, organizations, and locations dominated the global conversation yesterday. Click on each to view its full profile, with interactive timelines, maps, dashboards, and a complete list of coverage. Note that even if you have filters enabled, these lists reflect ALL news and social media coverage.

Top person names mentioned in today's news:

William Cheung    16 (5.39%)
Barack Obama    13 (4.38%)
Greg Rickford    9 (3.03%)
Owen Paterson    8 (2.69%)
Xuebin Zhang    8 (2.69%)
Miranda Jones    8 (2.69%)
Stephen Harper    7 (2.36%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change    21 (7.07%)
Ipcc    17 (5.72%)
United Nations    16 (5.39%)
University Of British Columbia    14 (4.71%)
European Union    13 (4.38%)
Environmental Protection Agency    13 (4.38%)
Us Energy Information Administration    9 (3.03%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Washington, District Of Columbia, United States    22 (7.41%)
British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada    14 (4.71%)
Beijing, Beijing, China    13 (4.38%)
London, London, City Of, United Kingdom    11 (3.70%)
Paris, RhใดAlpes, France    11 (3.70%)
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    10 (3.37%)
Alberta, Alberta, Canada    10 (3.37%)

Below are the top 25 articles of yesterday, ranked in order of their overall potential and actual impact on the global media ecosystem surrounding this topic.

Republicans Look To Oust West Virginia's Only Democratic House Member
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... the most. Here, Appalachian coal's downward spiral is clear. Companies are shuttering mines and laying off miners, many who have known no other lifestyle. In his push to stem global warming, Obama has proposed cutting down carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants nationwide. Many in the Mountain State fear it will be an unprecedented nail in the coffin for Appalachian coal, piling ...

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W.Va. 3rd District race for Congress issue stances - Yahoo News
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... proposed carbon tax, which was never taken up. Rahall has voted against measures to cap emissions from companies in regulated industries and voted to prevent additional regulation of greenhouse gases. Jenkins supports a GOP-driven concept to allow major executive rules to take effect only with congressional approval. Rahall voted against it in 2011, as did all but four House Democrats. The ...

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COLUMN-In Australia, CO2 storage gets a big boost: Kemp
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... CO2 storage is important because the International Energy Agency (IEA) has identified carbon capture and storage (CCS) programmes as an essential part of strategies to limit climate change. "As long as fossil fuels and carbon-intensive industries play dominant roles in our economies, carbon capture and storage (CCS) will remain a critical greenhouse gas reduction solution. With coal ...

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Eastern China set for record-hot summers - Yahoo News
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... Based on current global warming trends, the big heat will happen even if rising greenhouse gas emissions are braked over the next decade, it said. The summer of 2013 was the hottest on record in eastern China -- a massive 1.1 degrees Celsius (two degrees Fahrenheit) above the long-term average. On 31 days, the temperature reached or exceeded the heatwave benchmark of 35 degrees Celsius -- more ...

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Icebergs Sailed to Florida on Ice Age Floods - Yahoo News

... fresher," said study co-author Alan Condron, an oceanographer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. "This actually has enormous implications for that model and for what triggers climate change." Condron's detailed models of ocean currents off the shores of North America suggest the glacial floods could have carried icebergs from Canada south to Florida in as little as four months. This ...

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In Brussels, reasons to be cheerful | Reuters
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... democracy," bemoaned Sven Giegold, a leading German Greens member who was incensed by the way the left backed a Spanish conservative with ties to the oil industry as energy and climate change commissioner. The S&D sold out by backing several right-wingers just to prevent an EPP veto on a single job - French Socialist Pierre Moscovici becoming economy commissioner, Giegold said: "The ...

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REUTERS SUMMIT-Norwegian Air says younger fleet key to greener skies | Energy & Oil | Reuters

... * Budget airline seeks to cut emissions per passenger by 30 pct * Big new orders to cut costs, greenhouse gas emissions By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle will cut the average age of its fleet to less than four years, seeing younger planes as the key both to cutting fuel bills and limiting climate change, chief executive Bjoern Kjos ...

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REUTERS SUMMIT-Norwegian Air says younger fleet key to greener skies | Reuters

... * Budget airline seeks to cut emissions per passenger by 30 pct * Big new orders to cut costs, greenhouse gas emissions By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle will cut the average age of its fleet to less than four years, seeing younger planes as the key both to cutting fuel bills and limiting climate change, chief executive Bjoern Kjos ...

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Speakers at Reuters Global Climate Change Summit Oct. 13-16 | Reuters

... n">(Reuters) - The following is a list of speakers at the Reuters GlobalClimate Change Summit 2014 from Oct. 13-16. Bjorn Kjos CEO Norwegian Air Shuttle Peter Agnefjall President and CEO IKEA Ashishkumar CEO Bombay Stock Exchange Chauhan Johannes Teyssen CEO E.ON Cecilia Reyes Zurich Insurance Chief Investment Officer Group Narendranath Director Harrisons ...

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REUTERS SUMMIT-Beijing to tap water from thousands of kilometres away | Reuters

... (For other news from Reuters Global Climate Change Summit, click here) By Stian Reklev BEIJING Oct 13 (Reuters) - The water coming out of Beijing taps later this month may have travelled more than 1,400 kilometres, transported along a series of canals and pipelines that form part of the world's biggest water transfer project. The $62 billion undertaking - dreamed up by former Communist ...

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TRF-Older people hit hardest by disasters - report | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

... up in the mortality figures after a disaster event," said head of UNISDR, Margareta Wahlstrm. "The world needs to become more acutely aware of how to protect older persons as the climate changes and the ageing population is exposed to more extreme events," she said in a statement. According to the United Nations, the number of people over 60 will double to two billion by 2050, accounting ...

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Book Review: Don't Wait for the Next War' by Wesley K. Clark - WSJ - WSJ

... Allied Commander Europe and a retired four-star general in the United States Army, has kept busy since leaving the military. He is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative's Energy & Climate Change advisory board. As co-chair of the Board of Growth Energy, an important ethanol lobby group, he is a strong defender of what many regard as one of the most wasteful boondoggles in the federal budget. ...

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Icebergs once drifted to Florida, new climate model suggests -- ScienceDaily
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... the discovery of iceberg scour marks on the sea floor along the entire continental shelf. Such a view of past meltwater and iceberg movement implies that the mechanisms of abrupt climate change are more complex than previously thought, Condron says. "Our study is the first to show that when the large ice sheet over North America known as the Laurentide ice sheet began to melt, icebergs ...

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Unemployment insurance program getting help in ferreting out fraud - LA Times

... ubiquitous in California. More than 12 million homes rely on the commodity for heat. It also generates more than 40% of the state's electricity output. Natural gas contains methane, a greenhouse gas linked to climate change. "In order to protect the public health and the environment, we must keep natural gas in the pipes where it belongs as opposed to letting it leak into the air," said state ...

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Why women (even me) are scared to ask for a pay rise says JANET STREET-PORTER | Daily Mail Online

... Personally, I think psychics talk utter twaddle. Wish I'd been a fly on the wall Arnold Schwarzenegger (6ft 2in) met President Hollande (5ft 7in) last week to discuss cutting greenhouse gases to protect the environment. The former governor of California is the same man who used to drive a Hummer and other gas-guzzling vehicles. Over on the West Coast of America, saving the planet is ...

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Uk 'may struggle to keep lights on' | Daily Mail Online

... while cutting carbon emissions is a "flawed" plan, Owen Paterson will say in a speech next week. According to The Sunday Telegraph, the Conservative MP will also call for the 2007 Climate Change Act that requires Britain to reduce fossil fuels use to be suspended until other countries sign up to similar restrictions. Mr Paterson, who was sacked in the summer reshuffle, wants a series of ...

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Ky. politicians fend off climate questions

... CINCINNATI If you believe NASA, 97% of climate scientists agree mankind is the cause for earth's changing environment. Yet when you get politicians in the room to talk about climate change, science doesn't seem to enter the equation. A view of the Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro Ky., on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, shows in the foreground across lake the clearing for the new natural ...

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Kentucky Senate hopefuls: Where they stand

... Throughout the U.S. Senate race, both Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes have been somewhat evasive in their responses to numerous issues including climate change a subject on which McConnell won't even say if he believes it exists and Grimes has been less than clear about how she would combat it. With that in mind five issues have been selected some ...

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Don't get left in dark: What to do when power goes out

... the USA. Add the ever-increasing demand on our electrical system from the array of electronic devices we plug in, as well as the greater potential for extreme weather as a result of climate change, and blackouts could increase even more. Knowing what to do during a power outage and taking steps to prepare before the lights go dark are key to staying safe. A report by the National Fire ...

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Overfished, overpolluted and with 200 million-year-old species on the brink of extinction: What next for one of Europes greatest rivers? - Environment - The Independent

... Sea. But now the decades of abuse could be put to good use as researchers look to draw upon the Danube's recent history to figure out new ways of tackling environmental issues such as climate change, an increasingly urban society and conservation. Over the past few decades, the Danube has witnessed drastic changes in land use, over-exploitation of natural resources, hydraulic re-engineering ...

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Regional households hit hardest by high electricity bills - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

... bill was a significant trigger for a quarter of those'. But customers also reported it was hard and complicated to switch. Sunnier options Bill shock has done more than concern over climate change to prompt a shift to solar power. According to the EY report, nine in ten Australians say they have already or would consider buying photovoltaic (PV) cells and 70 per cent reported it was to save ...

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Eastern China set for record-hot summers
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... than half of summers in eastern China will be as hot as in 2013, when the region was hit by a record-busting heatwave and devastating drought, a study said Sunday. Based on current global warming trends, the big heat will happen even if rising greenhouse gas emissions are braked over the next decade, it said. The summer of 2013 was the hottest on record in eastern China -- a massive 1.1 ...

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Half of All Summers Will Soon Be Boiling Hot for Hundreds of Millions of People | Mother Jones

... caught fire by itself." Now the verdict is in: China better get used to it. New research released Sunday reveals that 2013 was not just some statistical blip—and man-made climate change is likely the main culprit. In just two decades, 50 percent of summers are likely to be hotter than the one Chinese people suffered through in 2013, according to the study. That means extreme ...

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SaskPower set to unveil clean coal technology

... the storage and the infrastructure." SaskPower's goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions at its Unit # 3 power station by 90 per cent per year, or about one million tonnes of the greenhouse gas. The project includes some $240 million in funding from the federal government. Saskatchewan has no plans to phase out coal, which according to SaskPower supplies 70 per cent of its electricity. ...

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As Dwindling Monarch Butterflies Make Their Migration, Feds Try to Save Them

... annual surveys began 20 years ago. Monarchs are finicky about the temperature and their exact habitat, it turns out, and these narrow requirements make them especially vulnerable to climate change, loss of habitat, and weather fluctuations, according to the recent petition. A single winter storm in 2002, for example, killed up to 500 million monarchs in Mexico, 75 percent of their ...

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Articles: The Seven Sacraments of Liberalism

... signify the rise of a new gnosticism. Liberals feel guilty because of their human status. They desire to flee the filth of the world. "Why did I burn those backyard leaves and cause climate change? How can I have a barbecue with tofu? Obama, help me, please." Liberals want to be purified and free from their guilt, especially the guilt associated with eating meat. The goal for some liberals, ...

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Why Tropical Storm Vongfong May Just Be The Beginning For Japan | ThinkProgress

... researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research found that, if humanity's carbon emissions continue on a business-as-usual path, the resulting uptick in cyclone strength from climate change could cost the world economy $9.7 trillion by 2090. "We didn't believe what we saw at first," admitted Amir Jina, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago and one of the study's ...

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