Climate Change News for 10-21-2014


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

Total Coverage    549
Total Word Count    382,177
News[VIEW]    549 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    475
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    91 videos from 76 users totaling 15 Hours / 59.87 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    24 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:

Mary Polak    32 (5.83%)
Barack Obama    27 (4.92%)
Christy Clark    22 (4.01%)
El Nino    19 (3.46%)
Jessica Blunden    19 (3.46%)
David Keane    18 (3.28%)
Chandra Herbert    14 (2.55%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change    31 (5.65%)
National Oceanic    28 (5.10%)
European Union    27 (4.92%)
Ipcc    26 (4.74%)
United Nations    20 (3.64%)
National Climatic Data Center    18 (3.28%)
European Commission    18 (3.28%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Paris, RhใดAlpes, France    52 (9.47%)
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States    45 (8.20%)
British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada    25 (4.55%)
London, London, City Of, United Kingdom    25 (4.55%)
Victoria, Seychelles (General), Seychelles    21 (3.83%)
Lima, Lima, Peru    18 (3.28%)
Pacific Ocean, Oc,    17 (3.10%)




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.

U.S. needs to invest in Arctic ships, technology to prepare for climate change: envoy - Yahoo News
(4 Additional Articles)

... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States needs billions of dollars of new equipment including ice-breaking ships, better satellite service and fiber-optic networks as it prepares for climate change and melting ice in the Arctic, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday. The total cost will not be clear until the U.S. government inventories its investment needs, former Coast Guard Commandant ...

(519 words by yahoo.com


EU says Honeywell, DuPont car refrigerant deal may be illegal - Yahoo Finance
(2 Additional Articles)

... may have blocked rivals keen to participate in its development and production. The coolant, which is designed to meet an EU directive aimed at reducing the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in car air conditioning systems, has pitted EU regulators against Germany and its powerful car makers led by Daimler. Last month the Commission ordered Germany to stop its carmakers using a ...

(334 words by yahoo.com


Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate - Yahoo News
(2 Additional Articles)

... embarrassing debate-delaying squabble over a cooling fan. The debates have exposed a yawning political gulf between the two candidates on issues including healthcare, gay marriage, climate change, education and the minimum wage. As incumbent Scott is riding the wave of economic recovery while Crist, a former Republican who switched parties, faces the challenge of convincing Democrats he is ...

(392 words by yahoo.com


Brazil protects giant swathe of Amazon rainforest - Yahoo News
(2 Additional Articles)

... are forbidden. Putting large areas of mostly intact rainforest under federal protection is one of the tools the Brazilian government has to combat deforestation and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The creation of these reserves is part of the country's climate policy. Deforestation is the main cause of carbon emissions in Brazil, unlike most countries where the burning of fossil ...

(234 words by yahoo.com


EU antitrust watchdog eyes DuPont, Honeywell - Yahoo News
(4 Additional Articles)

... and Honeywell International may be violating antitrust rules in their cooperative venture to supply the only automotive air-conditioning refrigerant that meets European standards for greenhouse gas emissions, regulators said Tuesday. DuPont, based in Wilmington, Delaware, and Honeywell, based in Morristown, New Jersey, created a partnership in 2010 to develop the refrigerant after the ...

(276 words by yahoo.com


This Is How America Will Reduce Pollution and Stamp Out Our Carbon Footprint | Frances Beinecke

... ones coping with high temperatures. Last month was the hottest September on record and the entire summer was the hottest globally. These shattered records confirm once again that climate change is threatening our health and communities right now. The danger will only increase unless we confront this problem at its root: fossil fuel pollution. We know how to do it, and our nation has ...

(769 words by huffingtonpost.com


'We Are All Noah Now' (Noah, Genesis 6:9-11:32)' | Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

... does not need any stretch of metaphor or quotation marks to make it fit the headlines of our own age. Superstorms come, sea levels rise and there is massive loss of life attributed to climate change -- with the threat of much more. Biblical scholars point out that Noah is in many ways a second Creation story. Indeed, much of the language reflects the first chapter of Genesis, including the ...

(1068 words by huffingtonpost.com


Simple Questions, Simple Answers for North Carolina Voters | Heather Taylor-Miesle

... Is Kay Hagan the Clean Choice in North Carolina? Yes. Is climate changereal? Yes. Is Kay Hagan Running Clean? Yes. Is Thom Tillis a Dirty Denier? Yes. Simple questions with simple answers. Unfortunately, Thom Tillis, who is challenging incumbent Kay Hagan to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Senate, can't get even a simple question right. Asked at a debate whether climate change is real, ...

(411 words by huffingtonpost.com


These Republicans Prove You Don't Have To Be A Scientist To Have A Lot To Say About Science

... WASHINGTON -- There was a time when many Republican candidates would say that climate change wasn't real, or at least, wasn't being caused by human activity. But in 2014, many have instead started to dodge questions about their positions on climate change by pleading ignorance: "I'm not a scientist " This increasingly common response is not limited to questions about climate change. Indeed, ...

(181 words by huffingtonpost.com


'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014 | Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

... The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate changequestion; Mountaintop removal coal mining promotes lung cancer; 'Significant' oil spill in Louisiana bayou; 2014 on track to be hottest year on record; PLUS: LEGO breaks up with Shell Oil... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen ...

(199 words by huffingtonpost.com


Pacific Islanders Blockade World's Largest Coal Port To Protest Rising Seas (PHOTOS)

... world's largest coal port in Newcastle, Australia. The action was led by a group of Pacific Climate Warriors, who traveled from their home countries to protest coal's contribution to climate change and the threat of sea level rise to their low-lying islands. The group targeted Australia in particular because it is the second-largest coal exporter in the world and plans to expand production. ...

(318 words by huffingtonpost.com


And Now for Some Good News! | Dr. Sten Odenwald

... Ok. I get it. The world sucks! Among ISIS, Ebola, climate change and constant political in-fighting, we live in a pretty screwed-up world, and the news media wants to remind us of this every day because bad news attracts more interest than good news. But there is a price we pay for the incessant drumroll of negative news and points-of-view. We think the world is more violent, uncaring and ...

(929 words by huffingtonpost.com


Politicians Are No Scientists On Climate Change, But They're Happy To Give Medical Opinions On Ebola

... As Think Progress notes, many of the Republican politicians spreading medical misinformation about Ebola have attested to their lack of qualifications in other scientific fields like climate change: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says he's "not qualified" to debate the science of climate change, but insists that President Obama should "absolutely consider" a ban on U.S. travel to West ...

(327 words by huffingtonpost.com


'Green News Report' - October 16, 2014 | Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

... Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rep. Paul Ryan backs away - sort of - from outright climate science denial; Have we reached peak climate change denial?; Turns out natural gas isn't a bridge fuel to a low-emissions future; PLUS: Did a U.S. defense contractor really invent a compact nuclear fusion reactor? Separating fact from fiction... All ...

(225 words by huffingtonpost.com


Politicians Are No Scientists On Climate Change, But They're Happy To Give Medical Opinions On Ebola

... As Think Progress notes, many of the Republican politicians spreading medical misinformation about Ebola have attested to their lack of qualifications in other scientific fields like climate change: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says he's "not qualified" to debate the science of climate change, but insists that President Obama should "absolutely consider" a ban on U.S. travel to West ...

(281 words by huffingtonpost.com


Deciphering Monsoons in a Time of Drastic Changes | Sarah Casson

... lives of billions who depend on monsoon rains annually. Without fully understanding the conceptual basis of a monsoon, researchers cannot predict the future behavior of monsoons as the climate changes. Providing accurate climate change information to communities dependent upon a steady monsoon rainfall lies in being able to accurately model future changes of the monsoon. Such modeling depends ...

(771 words by huffingtonpost.com


Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to Head Asia Society Policy Institute - Yahoo News

... concept of transforming the EAS into a wider Asia Pacific Community to help manage deep-rooted tensions in Asia, by building the institutions and culture of common security in Asia. On climate change, Mr. Rudd ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2007, and legislated successfully in 2008 for a 20 percent mandatory renewable energy target for Australia. He was a co-author of the report of the U.N. ...

(876 words by yahoo.com


US, EU want UN to stress low cost of climate change fight - draft | Reuters
(3 Additional Articles)

... up climate science By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday. The United States wants the handbook to do more to show that the costs of action "will be almost ...

(608 words by reuters.com


U.S. Arctic envoy looks to 1970s New York for inspiration | Reuters
(4 Additional Articles)

... coordinate policy in the world's air conditioner. Papp said the United States will focus on three issues during its tenure as chair: Arctic ocean safety, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and exploring economic options for the people that live in the planet's North. "We are going to have the microphone for two years," Papp told Reuters in an interview. "We are going to start a ...

(710 words by reuters.com


U.S. insurance firms failing to address climate change risk -report | Reuters

... WASHINGTON Oct 21 (Reuters) - Most U.S. insurance companies are completely unprepared to address the risks related to climate change, a new survey published Wednesday found, a finding that could have negative consequence for the wider debate over how to tackle the issue. Environmental investor advocacy group Ceres conducted a survey of 330 insurers representing 87 percent of the U.S. ...

(449 words by reuters.com


U.S., EU want U.N. to stress low cost of climate change fight - draft | World | Reuters

... By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday. The United States wants the handbook to do more to show that the costs of action "will be almost insignificant relative to projected growth", the document showed. ...

(308 words by reuters.com


INTERVIEW-U.S. Arctic envoy looks to 1970s New York for inspiration | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

... coordinate policy in the world's air conditioner. Papp said the United States will focus on three issues during its tenure as chair: Arctic ocean safety, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and exploring economic options for the people that live in the planet's North. "We are going to have the microphone for two years," Papp told Reuters in an interview. "We are going to start a ...

(384 words by reuters.com


Temperatures have been above average for 355 straight months - The Washington Post
(3 Additional Articles)

... daily temperature results come in, it's becoming ever more likely," says John Abraham, a climate scientist at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota who studies ocean warming and climate change. Abraham emphasizes, though, that there are several other global agencies besides NOAA (including our own NASA) that also track temperatures and they don't always perfectly agree on the ranking of ...

(687 words by washingtonpost.com


Rick S. Piltz, whistleblower on federal climate policy, dies at 71 - The Washington Post

... S. Piltz, a longtime climate policy analyst who exposed how top-level George W. Bush administration officials edited scientific reports to minimize the link between human activity and climate change, died Oct. 18 at a hospice center in Washington. He was 71. The cause was complications from bladder cancer, said his wife, Karen Metchis. He was a resident of Chevy Chase, Md. For a decade, Mr. ...

(2835 words by washingtonpost.com


How a polarized America negotiates with the world - The Washington Post

... will pass a nonbinding resolution condemning Kerry's choice of tie. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger) About six weeks ago I noted that the Obama administration's approach to international climate change negotiations could be distilled down into "bypass Congress as much as possible." There are understandable reasons for the administration to try this gambit, but it also introduces a greater element ...

(913 words by washingtonpost.com


NSF scientist leads cutting-edge Antarctica research program - The Washington Post

... A large and prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) research program in Antarctica has uncovered important scientific discoveries aboutclimate change, the origins of the universe, previously unknown sea life and two new dinosaur species. Leading this ambitious effort is Scott Gerald Borg, a scientist who coordinates the direction of and funding for the program's entire portfolio, which ...

(850 words by washingtonpost.com


Flood threat on East, Gulf coasts set to grow (Opinion) - CNN.com

... Eastern seaboard. Sandy, which brought extensive flooding to New York and Atlantic City, was described by many as a once in a generation storm. But in the coming years, thanks to global warming, it won't take superstorms like Sandy to bring regular and potentially dangerous flooding to parts of the United States. Tidal flooding used to be a relatively rare occurrence along the East Coast ...

(936 words by cnn.com