Climate Change News for 10-13-2014

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

Total Coverage    696
Total Word Count    463,076
News [VIEW]    696 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    564
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    68 videos from 52 users totaling 16 Hours / 58.13 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    23 from 4 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:

Chuck Hagel    112 (16.09%)
Barack Obama    26 (3.74%)
Fernando Vergara    24 (3.45%)
William Cheung    23 (3.30%)
Tony Abbott    20 (2.87%)
Juan Carlos Pinzon    19 (2.73%)
Dan Ashe    17 (2.44%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

Defense Department    86 (12.36%)
United Nations    41 (5.89%)
Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change    32 (4.60%)
World Bank    29 (4.17%)
Ipcc    26 (3.74%)
Wildlife Service    25 (3.59%)
University Of British Columbia    22 (3.16%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Norfolk, Virginia, United States    52 (7.47%)
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States    51 (7.33%)
Santiago, RegiăłEtropolitana, Chile    44 (6.32%)
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States    42 (6.03%)
Halifax, Virginia, United States    37 (5.32%)
London, London, City Of, United Kingdom    33 (4.74%)
Hampton, Virginia, United States    25 (3.59%)

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.

Climate Change Brings New Military Challenges As Changing World Spurs Competition
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... AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) Defense officials say a report slated for release Monday will lay out plans for the Pentagon to get a better handle on how climate change will affect the military, and determine how best to deal with the challenges. Defense Department leaders have long warned that the evolving change in climate patterns, resulting in rising seas and increased severe weather events, will ...

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U.S. military lays out plan for coping with climate change - Yahoo News
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... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense on Monday laid out its plan to respond to climate change, arguing that rising temperatures and more frequent destructive weather around the globe pose "immediate risks to U.S. national security." Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled the Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas held in ...

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BBC News - Climate change: Models underplay plant CO2 absorption
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... say it explains why models consistently overestimated the growth rate of carbon in the atmosphere. But experts believe the new calculation is unlikely to make a difference to global warming predictions. The research has been published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Working out the amount of carbon dioxide that lingers in the atmosphere is critical ...

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BBC News - Police chiefs fail to support undercover officers

... variation between forces." The report came about after the high profile case of former undercover officer Mark Kennedy, who spent years undercover, infiltrating groups involved inclimate change protests. ...

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BBC News - Plas Tan y Bwlch replanting begins after February storms

... been advising the authority on the restoration, said: "Wherever possible, we are replacing the original Victorian plants with similar species, but also taking into account modern-day climate change, conservation and bio-diversity issues." ...

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Paul Ryan Thinks Humans Might Not Be The Cause Of Climate Change
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... KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) The planet has faced climate change forever and humans' pollution might not be to blame for shifts, Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Monday during a debate against his Democratic challenger. Ryan, favored to win re-election to his seat representing GOP-leaning southern Wisconsin, faced off against businessman Rob Zerban for an hourlong forum that touched on world events, ...

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Party lines and pipelines: Candidates talk energy - Yahoo News
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... own natural resources." The Democrats are more focused on renewable energy such as solar, wind, geothermal and wave power. "We need more than strengthened regulations to curtailclimate change; we also need increased investment in new green, alternative, and renewable technologies," said Shea-Porter, who has long called for an "Apollo-type" program for clean energy for national security ...

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Climate Change This Week: The Walrus Sings, Renewables Rising, and More! | Mary Ellen Harte

... to overheating in their thick fat coats while trying to rest between foraging. It also increases the energy they must expend to travel to their feeding grounds. Walruses: The Climate ChangeCanaries of the Arctic OO Giant Walrus Massing Is New ---And We Don't Know How Bad It Will Get OO Oceans Getting Hotter Than Anybody Realized says new data. Credit D. Dixson OO Oceans ...

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Climate Change Emerging as Hot Topic in Key Senate Races | Heather Taylor-Miesle

... The issue of climate change has emerged in nearly every Senate race this election season. Candidates are discussing it, debate moderators are asking about it, and journalists are covering it. Why? Because the vast majority of voters say they are concerned about climate change and want leaders to address it. That's good news for lawmakers like Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) and Representative Gary ...

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Who Has the Most to Lose If We Do Nothing on Climate Change? | Diane MacEachern

... Climate change solutions are usually discussed in terms of what's best for business and the economy. But what about what's best for those who have the most to lose as climate change worsens? Namely, women. "Women are disproportionately vulnerable to environmental changes," reported the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), ...

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Midterms and the Media's Double Standard for Disqualifying Candidates | Eric Boehlert

... without advance notice, finally called into the show last Wednesday and spoke with Jones for 14 minutes. Among the actual topics covered (in the place of optics analysis) were climate change and gay marriage. McConnell basically refused to answer questions about either: JONES : That's a yes or no question. Do you believe in global warming? McCONNELL : No it isn't. It is not a yes ...

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Like New Yorkers, Californians Can Say No to Fracking | Sandra Steingraber

... keep fracking out of their communities. This fight became even more urgent after Hurricane Sandy sent a tide of seawater into the New York City subway in 2012, and the consequences ofclimate change hit home. Similarly, here in California the discovery of oil inside of various shale formations has prompted a flurry of activity from energy companies looking to tap into this fossil fuel oil ...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Is Bruce Braley Rebounding In Iowa?

... stances to four of Ernst's. " The Register poll tested each issue without candidate names attached. They found Braley positions winning majority support on Social Security, abortion,climate change, financial industry reform, marriage equality and raising the minimum wage. Ernst positions tested better on taxes, repealing Obamacare, gun rights and immigration. [Des Moines Register] MORE NEW ...

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Paul Ryan debates Democratic House challenger - Yahoo News
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... KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) Republican Congressman Paul Ryan says he's not sure that climate change is man-made or can be remedied. Ryan on Monday was debating his Democratic challenger, businessman Rob Zerban. Ryan says proposals to combat climate change are too costly and no one can be sure that they will work. Zerban says climate change is serious and humans are to blame. Zerban says it also is an ...

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Climate ChangeDenying Candidates Targeted by Green Billionaire Change Tune - Yahoo News
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... a Colorado debate, Cory Gardner declared that "there is no doubt that pollution contributes to the climate changing around us." That same night, in New Hampshire, Scott Brown declaredclimate change is "a combination of man-made and natural." Both statements represented remarkable retreats from their previous positions. So maybe all that money NextGen is pouring into state races is paying off. ...

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Pentagon: Climate change immediate national security risk - Yahoo News
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... In a comprehensive report billed as a roadmap for adapting to climate change, the Defense Department said it has begun to boost its "resilience" and ensure mission readiness is not compromised in the face of rising sea levels, increasing regularity of natural disasters, and food and water shortages in the developing world. "Climate change will affect the Department of Defense's ability to ...

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REUTERS SUMMIT-IKEA may tighten carbon rules to protect environment | Reuters
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... (For other news from Reuters Global Climate Change Summit, click here) * Swedish furniture firm to analyse internal carbon price * IKEA has 700,000 solar panels on its stores * On track to get all wood from sustainable sources by 2020 * For Climate Change Summit graphics: here By Alister Doyle OSLO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - IKEA Group, the world's biggest furniture retailer, may introduce ...

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Reuters Summit - BSE sees climate change exchange fund in couple of years | Reuters
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... MUMBAI (Reuters) - BSE Ltd, formerly known as the Bombay Stock Exchange, is in talks with asset managers to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on its climate change index in the next couple of years, its chief executive said on Monday. BSE launched the S&P Carbonex index in 2012 based on its popular BSE 100 index .BSE100, giving increased weighting to companies depending on carbon ...

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Why Asias Glaciers Are Mysteriously Expanding, Not Melting - Yahoo News

... area of 19 square miles (50 square kilometers) was able to match the observed temperature and precipitation cycles seen in the Karakoram. A model used by the Intergovernmental Panel onClimate Change (IPCC) to simulate what will happen if the world continues to emit greenhouse gases at current rates was unable to capture these seasonal cycles, Kapnick said. The reason, she said, is that the ...

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Green Energy Falters in Ohio (Op-Ed) - Yahoo News

... the case for renewable energy these days is a slam dunk. Low carbon, fast growth Rapid deployment of renewable energy is necessary to lower the carbon emissions driving global warming and thereby forestall the most devastating of its climate impacts. That's why the remarkable pace of growth in the renewable sector over the past several years is so heartening. Consider, for ...

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Ferguson protesters struggle to keep focus on slain teenager - Yahoo News

... Palestinian activists have joined the protests. On Saturday's rally in downtown St. Louis to kick off the weekend's events, protesters carried signs on everything from Palestine to climate change. Socialists handed out newsletters and activists from Minneapolis told people about their drive to change police rules in their city. On Sunday and Monday, the focus seemed to return to Brown, ...

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In Iowa, Ready for Hillary builds a list and hopes for the best - Yahoo News

... the intersection where Obama held his last rally of the 2012 campaign. They share space with employees of Eadon's consulting firm, Blueprint Strategies, and of NextGen Climate, the climate change group founded by billionaire Tom Steyer. The Democratic Party's data capabilities are formidable . But they have been so worshipped in the press that the perception is they have not just the ...

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Pentagon says we could soon be fighting climate wars | Grist
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... In one of its strongest statements yet on the need to prepare for climate change, the Defense Department today released a report that says global warming "poses immediate risks to U.S. national security" and will exacerbate national security-related threats ranging "from infectious disease to terrorism." The report, embedded below, builds on climate readiness planning at the Pentagon that ...

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REUTERS SUMMIT-India bourse in talks for climate change exchange-traded fund | Reuters
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... (For other news from Reuters Global Climate Change Summit, click here) * BSE in talks for an ETF tracking S&P Carbonex * To also launch derivatives based on climate change index * Plans IPO in 2-3 months of getting regulatory approval (Adds fund manager comments, IPO plan details, background) By Himank Sharma and Sumeet Chatterjee MUMBAI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - India's BSE Ltd is in talks ...

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REUTERS SUMMIT-Norwegian Air says younger fleet key to greener skies | Reuters
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... (Repeats Sunday item without changes) * 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 ...

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REUTERS SUMMIT-Companies woefully unprepared for climate events-S&P | Reuters
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... (For others news from Reuters Global Climate Change Summit, click on: here) * Grid operators most exposed to weather event risks * Energy firms most exposed to climate policy risk * Emissions cuts could benefit automotive sector By Nina Chestney LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Many companies are "woefully unprepared" for extreme weather which causes hundreds of billions of dollars of ...

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REUTERS SUMMIT-Indian bourse sees climate change exchange fund in couple of years | Reuters

... (For other news from Reuters Global Climate Change Summit, click here) * BSE in talks with fund managers to launch ETF * To launch derivatives based on climate change index (Adds plans to launch derivatives, context) By Himank Sharma and Sumeet Chatterjee MUMBAI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - India's BSE Ltd, formerly known as the Bombay Stock Exchange, is in talks with asset managers to launch an ...

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