Climate Change News for 10-20-2014


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

Total Coverage    599
Total Word Count    421,292
News[VIEW]    599 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    500
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    66 videos from 54 users totaling 9 Hours / 43.02 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    14 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




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




TOP NAMES OF THE DAY
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:

Jessica Blunden    28 (4.67%)
Donald Wuebbles    28 (4.67%)
El Nino    27 (4.51%)
Barack Obama    22 (3.67%)
Mary Polak    17 (2.84%)
Christy Clark    17 (2.84%)
Ed Davey    16 (2.67%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

National Oceanic    38 (6.34%)
National Climatic Data Center    35 (5.84%)
European Union    29 (4.84%)
University Of Illinois    28 (4.67%)
United Nations    26 (4.34%)
European Commission    22 (3.67%)
Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change    20 (3.34%)




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.

Fire at British power station under control - RWE npower - Yahoo News
(2 Additional Articles)

... on its website, citing Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue. "I've been reassured by National Grid that there is no risk to electricity supplies," Britain's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, said in a statement. "My priority is to understand the cause of the fire and get the affected unit back generating electricity as soon as it's safe to do so," he added. According to ...

(223 words by yahoo.com


EUs Barroso warns Britain against historic mistake on immigration - Yahoo News
(3 Additional Articles)

... Barroso said that while he understood British voters' concerns over Europe, the country has benefited from having the backing of other EU states on geopolitical issues such as climate change negotiations and sanctions against Russia. "In short, could the UK get by without a little help from your friends? My answer is probably not," he said. The Sunday Times newspaper, citing ...

(671 words by yahoo.com


BBC News - Australia prepares for dangerous bushfire season
(2 Additional Articles)

... increased risk of fire and that worse-than-normal seasons are becoming the norm. And one of the country's top firefighters has warned that the loss of homes was now inescapable as climate change drives more frequent and fiercer blazes. Hot, dry conditions in the lead up to summer have increased the likelihood of "very high fire danger weather" in the nation's most populous state, New ...

(651 words by bbc.co.uk


BBC News - Europe emission targets will fail to protect climate
(2 Additional Articles)

... Europe's leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerousclimate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU's plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to "extraordinary and unprecedented" emissions cuts. The Commission rejected the claim, saying the 4 ...

(533 words by bbc.co.uk


BBC News - Cheap African solar energy could power UK homes in 2018
(2 Additional Articles)

... of solar power to the UK from Tunisia if the company wins a contract for difference (CFD) from the British government. Under new rules published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in the Summer, the government will allow developers of renewable energy projects that are not based in the UK to bid for contracts that guarantee subsidies to supply power. TuNur says it ...

(905 words by bbc.co.uk


Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album - Yahoo News
(13 Additional Articles)

... and his Silver Bullet Band have tried dropping a few from the set list. "Ride Out" features a mix of rock songs, covers and ballad-like tunes, including one that takes on the topic of climate change. "It's all about my kids," Seger said. "I'm not going to be around that much longer but we've all got to worry about our kids and their future." ...

(271 words by yahoo.com


Another month, another global heat record broken - Yahoo News
(14 Additional Articles)

... also should sound familiar: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2005 and 2010 all broke NOAA records for the hottest years since records started being kept in 1880. "This is one of many indicators that climate change has not stopped and that it continues to be one of the most important issues facing humanity," said University of Illinois climate scientist Donald Wuebbles. Some non-scientists who are skeptical ...

(479 words by yahoo.com


Jos Manuel Barroso: the Thatcher I knew would not have bowed to Ukip pressure - Telegraph

... have been within the European Union. "In spite of all the efforts we have been making together, with successive British governments, for economic reform, cutting red tape, climate change, support for development, it was not perceived in this country that many of the reforms that this country wants are under way," he says. "Part of the responsibility, not all of it, lies with ...

(1087 words by telegraph.co.uk


UK fracking faces bust amid Opec oil price war - Telegraph

... Oil & Gas UK told the Telegraph. "You can’t just plough up bits of Surrey and Blackpool like they can do in parts of the US." Despite these concerns, the Department of Energy & Climate Change (Decc) says that the licensing round – arguably the most important for the UK’s upstream sector since the opening up of the North Sea in the 1970s – is progressing regardless of ...

(1459 words by telegraph.co.uk


Blowing Smoke at Global Warming | Margo T. Oge

... of overwhelming scientific evidence that its products create a deadly health risk. For decades, climate scientists have released report after report about the risks of man-made climate change, a phenomenon driven by the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuel. Over the past few decades, thousand of scientists, government agencies, health authorities and ...

(1535 words by huffingtonpost.com


Climate Change on the Nuclear Subcontinent | Charles B. Strozier

... Co-authored by William Blakemore In a recent blog post, Secretary of State John Kerry described climate change as a "gathering storm," already affecting millions around the world and posing direct challenges to our national security and global stability. In a new report, the Pentagon agreed. Indeed, our climate is changing in erratic but decisive ways, as the ice caps melt, seas warm (and ...

(1086 words by huffingtonpost.com


Climate Change This Week: Driving Fast n' FREE on Solar, Record Rising Seas, and More! | Mary Ellen Harte

... OO Northern Chile Has Top Renewables Market WHAT WORKS Speaking Out: Peterforsyth at Wikimedia Commons OO Hundreds Of Hunting And Fishing Groups Speak Out For Action On Climate Change OO Greenpeace Sinks Lego's Deal With Shell Oil Over Arctic Drilling - which included having toddlers get their plastic cars "filled" at Shell Gas stations... makes your heart curdle, just ...

(1958 words by huffingtonpost.com


Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan-Grimes Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Kentucky Senate Race 2014 | Campus Election Engagement Project

... for by increasing taxes on income over a million dollars? McConnell : No Lundergan-Grimes : Yes Environment : Do you believe that human activity is a major factor contributing to climate change? McConnell : No Lundergan-Grimes : Yes Environment : Do you support government action to limit the levels of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere? McConnell : No Lundergan-Grimes : Opposes EPA ...

(900 words by huffingtonpost.com


These Last 6 Months Were The Warmest Humans Have Ever Recorded On Earth - Yahoo News
(3 Additional Articles)

... years. That means global temperatures may have already passed a level that human civilization has never experienced. The sheer size and depth of the world's oceans means that most of global warming's extra heat has been stored there. For the last decade or so, atmospheric warming has been playing catch up. That means things will just keep getting warmer and humans are doing a poor job of ...

(516 words by yahoo.com


Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study - Yahoo News
(3 Additional Articles)

... ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Sahel region's ability to produce food is not keeping pace with its growing population, and global warming will only exacerbate the imbalance, according to a new study. Among the 22 countries making up the arid region in northern Africa, the population grew to 471 million in 2010 from 367 million in 2000, a jump of nearly 30 percent. As the population ...

(541 words by yahoo.com


Climate negotiators urged to build bridges at Bonn talks - Yahoo News
(3 Additional Articles)

... for the first time apply to 195 nations, rich and poor alike. Figueres said a September 23 climate summit called by UN chief Ban Ki-moon had "shifted the ground on what is possible in climate change". "Collectively, your heads of state have reassured the world that we will address climate change," she said via webcast. "Today, dear delegates, the world's eyes turn to you. It is up to you to ...

(413 words by yahoo.com


Morgan Fairchild: Badass Terrorism Wonk - Yahoo News

... can. If you're one of her 33,000-plus followers on Twitter, the first half of that sentence wasn't actually much of a secret. Fairchild constantly tweets news stories on chaos abroad, climate change, money in politics, and American foreign policy. READ MORE Ex-Nazis Got Millions in Social Security "[Some of my followers] don't really expect the eclectic nature of my interests," Fairchild, who ...

(2034 words by yahoo.com


What Its Like to Spend a Month Under the Sea - Yahoo News

... here in Manhattan that his team was able to collect three years' worth of data enough to fill 12 forthcoming scientific papers on topics that range from the unexpected effects of climate change to the ways in which the loss of marine predators affects coral reefs. While the focus of the mission was on the world outside the habitat, Cousteau and his colleagues also monitored their own ...

(628 words by yahoo.com


Kerry in Southeast Asia seeking support against IS - Yahoo News

... Asian countries on areas "where we believe and hope that the individual countries can do more", the State Department official said. Territorial disputes in the South China Sea, climate change and the Ebola virus will also be on the agenda during the meetings, officials said. Following his visit to Indonesia, Kerry will head to Germany to attend events marking the 25th anniversary of ...

(493 words by yahoo.com


Young Journalist Fights Big Oil to Save One Citys Elections - Yahoo News

... Deepwater Horizon That You Probably Didn't Hear About Does Your Favorite Food Have a Political Agenda? Here's How to Find Out How a Billionaire Is Using Oil Profits to Help Climate Change Victims Original article from TakePart ...

(1295 words by yahoo.com


Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study | Top News | Reuters

... By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Sahel region's ability to produce food is not keeping pace with its growing population, and global warming will only exacerbate the imbalance, according to a new study. Among the 22 countries making up the arid region in northern Africa, the population grew to 471 million in 2010 from 367 million in 2000, a jump of nearly 30 ...

(286 words by reuters.com


UPDATE 1-British Columbia to unveil details of new LNG tax this week | Reuters

... (Adds details of new greenhouse gas emission targets) By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER Oct 20 (Reuters) - British Columbia is set to unveil the details of its long-awaited liquefied natural gas tax regime within days, which could sway investment decisions on several proposed export terminals in the Canadian Pacific Coast province. The provincial government, which is banking on the nascent LNG ...

(467 words by reuters.com


UPDATE 2-Britain targets 2017 for start of European carbon market reforms | Reuters

... remain available to provide protection against insufficient liquidity and prices rising too quickly". The EU ETS, the world's biggest carbon market, regulates around half of Europe's greenhouse gas output by forcing over 12,000 power plants, factories and airlines to surrender an allowance for every tonne they emit. A majority of EU states and the bloc's parliament must agree for the ...

(566 words by reuters.com


UPDATE 3-Fire at British power station under control - RWE npower | Energy & Oil | Reuters

... on its website, citing Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue. "I've been reassured by National Grid that there is no risk to electricity supplies," Britain's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, said in a statement. "My priority is to understand the cause of the fire and get the affected unit back generating electricity as soon as it's safe to do so," he added. According to ...

(309 words by reuters.com


Fire at British power station under control: RWE npower | Reuters

... on its website, citing Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue. "I've been reassured by National Grid that there is no risk to electricity supplies," Britain's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, said in a statement. "My priority is to understand the cause of the fire and get the affected unit back generating electricity as soon as it's safe to do so," he added. Didcot B can ...

(186 words by reuters.com


UPDATE 1-U.S. to study petroleum reserve in light of climbing output | Energy & Oil | Reuters

... would probably boost the national economy and ease the U.S. trade deficit but the environment could be harmed, according to the report. "Increased crude oil production may increase greenhouse gases and other air emissions," the report found. "In addition, removing export restrictions may affect water quality." "Removing crude oil export restrictions is likely to increase domestic crude oil ...

(561 words by reuters.com


Britain targets 2017 for start of European carbon market reforms | Reuters

... market participants as analysts say the reserve could add around 11 euros to carbon prices CFI2Zc1. The EU ETS, the world's biggest carbon market, regulates around half of Europe's greenhouse gas output by forcing over 12,000 power plants, factories and airlines to surrender an allowance for every tonne they emit. (Reporting by Ben Garside; Editing by David Goodman and Susan Thomas) ...

(293 words by reuters.com