Climate Change News for 10-26-2014


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

Total Coverage    311
Total Word Count    212,948
News[VIEW]    310 (99.68%)
Unique News Stories    252
Blog Posts[VIEW]    1 (0.32%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    33 videos from 29 users totaling 3 Hours / 10.98 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    3 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




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:

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal    19 (6.11%)
Morten Helveg Petersen    17 (5.47%)
Jonathan Lynn    17 (5.47%)
Alister Doyle    16 (5.14%)
Vladimir Putin    14 (4.50%)
Stephen Powell    14 (4.50%)
Angela Merkel    14 (4.50%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

European Union    34 (10.93%)
Ipcc    32 (10.29%)
Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change    27 (8.68%)
United Nations    20 (6.43%)
Columbia University    14 (4.50%)
Sustainable Urban Development    13 (4.18%)
Rockefeller Foundation    13 (4.18%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Paris, RhใดAlpes, France    50 (16.08%)
Lima, Lima, Peru    33 (10.61%)
Copenhagen, KใธAvn*, Denmark    33 (10.61%)
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States    24 (7.72%)
Berlin, Berlin, Germany    23 (7.40%)
Nuuk, VestgrใธD, Greenland    17 (5.47%)
Oslo, Oslo, Norway    16 (5.14%)




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 May Cause 'Serious, Pervasive And Irreversible' Damage: Report
(11 Additional Articles)

... OSLO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst. Delegates from more than 100 governments and top scientists meet in Copenhagen on Oct 27-31 to edit the report, meant as the main guide for nations ...

(516 words by huffingtonpost.com


Departing Barroso sees EU stronger after euro debt crisis - Yahoo News
(2 Additional Articles)

... Treaty that revamped the bloc's complex institutions after French and Dutch voters rejected a European constitution. He also helped make Europe a world leader in the fight against climate change and the drive for cleaner energy. But after years of crisis with sleepless nights spent trying hold the euro zone together, other memories are more somber. Barroso recalled hosting a private ...

(1047 words by yahoo.com


BBC News - Australia green energy firms hit by target cuts
(2 Additional Articles)

... The Australian government has never hidden its scepticism about climate change or renewable energy but its decision last week to cut support for cleaner energy sources still left the renewable energy industry reeling. Earlier this year, Stacy Nichols' small electrical business on Queensland's Gold Coast employed six people. By the time the Australian government announced on 22 October its ...

(689 words by bbc.co.uk


BBC News - How Boston is rethinking its relationship with the sea

... back alleys and some main streets in an alternating pattern which would end at the major thoroughfare of Boylston Street, which has a subway line underneath it. It's a solution to climate change which has the potential to make the historic district even more attractive, if it works. But there is a problem. "If you compare Boston to Venice or Amsterdam, the difference is they have very ...

(1217 words by bbc.co.uk


After Sandy: Are we ready for the next big storm? - Yahoo News
(8 Additional Articles)

... plans that emerged after Sandy blamed for at least 182 deaths and $65 billion in damage in the U.S. are long-term and intertwined with broader efforts at wrestling the effects of global warming. There's no one regional authority in charge, and changes are in the hands of individual property owners as well as institutions. New York City alone has a $20 billion, potentially decades-long ...

(563 words by yahoo.com


We waste more heat than we pay for to keep homes warm - Telegraph

... of towns and cities. To a very limited extent, we do this already. When David Cameron sits at the Cabinet table, or Mr Davey in his office at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, they are among the beneficiaries of the "Whitehall CHP scheme", using a 4.9 megawatt gas-fired turbine in the bowels of the Ministry of Defence, not only to provide Whitehall’s ministries ...

(711 words by telegraph.co.uk


Kering launches partnership with London College of Fashion - Telegraph

... has a significant contribution to make in tackling many of the environmental and social challenges that we face today. Challenges such as diminishing resources, loss of biodiversity, climate change, and social inequity, to name a few, are enormous and addressing them requires collaboration, creative problem-solving and action from the public and private sector. I would say that for ...

(857 words by telegraph.co.uk


The greenies want it both ways about acidic oceans - Telegraph

... are that (a) one should know nothing about climate science, and (b) that one should then appear regularly on the Today programme to terrify listeners that the threat posed by man-made global warming is "much worse than was previously thought". Following those "population biologists" Lord May and Sir John Beddington, and the "surface chemist" Sir David King, the latest to play this game is ...

(240 words by telegraph.co.uk


Off-grid German village banks on wind, sun, pig manure - Yahoo News
(11 Additional Articles)

... the building of high-voltage power lines between Germany's windy north and industrial south. - Future tools - The biggest irony has been that the energy shift, intended to slow climate change, has driven up carbon emissions for the past two years. The problem lies in the fickle nature of renewables. When the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow, conventional power is needed to ...

(734 words by yahoo.com


Gear shift needed to meet climate pact deadline: observers - Yahoo News
(6 Additional Articles)

... nations still divided loosely along developed-developing country lines on the most fundamental aspects of who will be required to do what to halt the march towards dangerous levels of climate change. They agree the best tool is to curb Earth-warming fossil fuel emissions, which requires an expensive shift to less-polluting energy sources. But poorer nations, many of them facing the highest ...

(734 words by yahoo.com


After Sandy: Are we ready for the next big storm? - The Washington Post
(3 Additional Articles)

... plans that emerged after Sandy blamed for at least 182 deaths and $65 billion in damage in the U.S. are long-term and intertwined with broader efforts at wrestling the effects of global warming. There's no one regional authority in charge, and changes are in the hands of individual property owners as well as institutions. New York City alone has a $20 billion, potentially decades-long ...

(684 words by washingtonpost.com


UN climate change draft sees risks of irreversible damage | Reuters
(3 Additional Articles)

... * Governments, scientists to meet in Copenhagen on UN report * Still time to limit warming - IPCC draft By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the ...

(607 words by reuters.com


UN climate change draft sees risks of irreversible damage | Energy & Oil | Reuters

... * Governments, scientists to meet in Copenhagen on UN report * Still time to limit warming - IPCC draft By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the ...

(249 words by reuters.com


Climate change impacts countered by stricter fisheries management -- ScienceDaily
(2 Additional Articles)

... snappers. A newly published 17-year study by the Wildlife Conservation Society has found that implementing stricter fisheries management overcame the expected detrimental effects of climate change disturbances in coral reef fisheries badly impacted by the 1997/98 El Nino. A new study has found that implementing stricter fisheries management overcame the expected detrimental effects of ...

(411 words by sciencedaily.com


New policymaking tool for shift to renewable energy -- ScienceDaily

... Multiple pathways exist to a low greenhouse gas future, all involving increased efficiency and a dramatic shift in energy supply away from fossil fuels. A new tool, 'SWITCH,' enables policymakers and planners to assess the economic and environmental implications of different energy scenarios. Multiple pathways exist to a low greenhouse gas future, all involving increased efficiency and a ...

(650 words by sciencedaily.com


Options for climate change policy well characterized, study says -- ScienceDaily

... "Large gaps remain in society's consideration of climate policy," said Paul Higgins, the author of the study. "This study can help in the development of a comprehensive strategy for climate change risk management because it explores a much larger set of policy options." The study identifies four categories of climate change risk management: 1) mitigation -- efforts to reduce greenhouse gas ...

(182 words by sciencedaily.com


Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere -- ScienceDaily

... a substantial fall in sea levels. It was the Antarctic ice, they argue, that cut off heat exchange at the ocean's surface and forced it into deep water. They believe this caused global climate change at that time, not carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. "We argue that it was the establishment of the modern deep ocean circulation -- the ocean conveyor -- about 2.7 million years ago, and not a ...

(496 words by sciencedaily.com


Despite California climate law, carbon emissions may be a shell game - LA Times

... Arizona customers instead. (Josh Stephenson / Durango Herald) California's pioneering climate-change law has a long reach, but that doesn't mean all its mandates will help stave off global warming. To meet the requirement that it cut carbon emissions, for example, Southern California Edison recently sold its stake in one of the West's largest coal-fired power plants, located hundreds of ...

(1225 words by latimes.com


Lottery sales surpass $5 billion for first time - LA Times

... rebate Almost 11 million California households will be getting some free electricity on their October-November bills, courtesy of the state's "cap-and-trade" program for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. They'll automatically get an average credit of $35 as their share of the billions of dollars in new state revenue generated by auctions in which polluters buy credits to emit carbon ...

(454 words by latimes.com


Twilight Britain: A looming energy crisis this winter could force power giants to dim the lights in so-called 'brown outs' - with devastating results | Daily Mail Online

... or more, but may be worth the investment if you do work from home. Meanwhile, Ed Davey is doing his best to ensure that we do not panic. A spokesman for his Department of Energy and Climate Change declared: 'The lights will not go out this winter. 'Up and down the country there are power stations on stand-by that can start pumping out power when needed, and the Government has given the ...

(1304 words by dailymail.co.uk


Wind farms 'will never keep the lights on': Study claims turbines are 'expensive and deeply inefficient' | Daily Mail Online

... soaring. The schemes are key to the Government's promise to switch to green energy, reducing the nation's carbon emissions in line with British and EU targets to tackle man-made global warming. The study, entitled Wind Power Reassessed: A review of the UK wind resource for electricity generation, recommends pushing ahead with nuclear power and gas-fired power stations. Ben ...

(381 words by dailymail.co.uk


Secret EPA lab sets mpg ratings for U.S. cars

... facility to support (the auto industry)," said Janet McCabe, Obama administration nominee for assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. The work is vital. "Climate change is no longer something to debate. It affects our lives and our world as we know it." 'SERIOUS RAMIFICATIONS' The EPA meets regularly with other agencies and car companies, said Dan Barba, a ...

(826 words by usatoday.com


ISIS threat: What Team Obama doesnt want you to know | Fox News

... Secretary Hagel is more concerned about a more lethal adversary. In a speech on Monday, Oct. 13 to the "Conference of Defense Ministers or the Americas" in Peru, Mr. Hagel described "Climate Change" as our primary enemy. Confused? You're not alone. So is our president. On October 14 he attended a mini-military "summit" at Joint Base Andrews. After 2 hours at this "How To Fight" gab-fest with ...

(1079 words by foxnews.com


Global warming will make our winters colder' - Climate Change - Environment - The Independent

... for his investigative journalism. He has a degree in zoology from the University of Oxford and has a special interest in genetics and medical science, human evolution and origins, climate change and the environment. Climate scientists believe they have found evidence to suggest that the loss of floating Arctic sea ice in the Barents and Kara seas north of Scandinavia can affect the ...

(538 words by independent.co.uk


Arctic ice melt seen doubling risk of harsh winters in Europe, Asia
(2 Additional Articles)

... and Asia, a group of Japanese researchers led by the University of Tokyo's Masato Mori said in a study published today in Nature Geoscience . "This counterintuitive effect of the global warming that led to the sea ice decline in the first place makes some people think that global warming has stopped. It has not," Colin Summerhayes, emeritus associate of the Scott Polar Research Institute, ...

(379 words by smh.com.au


Rifts remain at UN talks on climate pact
(2 Additional Articles)

... Bonn: With a 2015 deadline looming large for a global pact on curbingclimate change, six days of United Nations talks have closed in Bonn with delegates and observers deflated over a lack of progress. Rifts over responsibilities for galloping emissions of Earth-warming fossil fuels remain deeply entrenched, they said, preventing detailed negotiations on a new agreement. The meeting of ...

(458 words by smh.com.au


First 'big heat event' melts Australian temperature records
(2 Additional Articles)

... heat, eclipsing a tally of seven set in 1997. Climate experts say Australia's summer is starting earlier and lasting longer, with the peak of heatwaves also becoming more intense. Global warming caused by an increase of greenhouse factors is increasing the likelihood that heat records will continue to tumble at a much faster rate than for cold weather, they say. Warm spell The heat ...

(521 words by smh.com.au