Global Warming Updates for 10-18-2014


Welcome to the Carbon Capture Report, a free service of the University of Illinois that tracks daily global mainstream and social media coverage of climate change and all 15 core energy sectors and energy industries and offers analytical reports, person, organization, location, and news outlet biographical profiles, interactive timelines and maps, and numerous otheranalytical features to help translate the deluge of daily news into a wealth of actionable insight.

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

Total Coverage    289
Total Word Count    220,767
News[VIEW]    289 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    244
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    44 videos from 33 users totaling 6 Hours / 43.02 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    19 from 3 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:

Barack Obama    40 (13.84%)
Yang Jiechi    23 (7.96%)
John Kerry    22 (7.61%)
Joko Widodo    18 (6.23%)
Jerry Brown    14 (4.84%)
Hillary Rodham Clinton    12 (4.15%)
Neel Kashkari    12 (4.15%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

European Union    16 (5.54%)
United Nations    16 (5.54%)
Environmental Protection Agency    12 (4.15%)
University Of Southern California    12 (4.15%)
Gap Inc    11 (3.81%)
Public Policy Institute Of California    11 (3.81%)
Department Of Energy    10 (3.46%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Washington, District Of Columbia, United States    46 (15.92%)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States    28 (9.69%)
Beijing, Beijing, China    24 (8.30%)
Jinping, Yunnan, China    22 (7.61%)
South China Sea, Brunei (General), Brunei    19 (6.57%)
Paris, RhใดAlpes, France    17 (5.88%)
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia    13 (4.50%)




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. and China look to manage differences, cooperate against threats - Yahoo News
(6 Additional Articles)

... on Saturday before a second day of talks with China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi. He listed areas of cooperation ranging from Afghanistan, the North Korea nuclear situation, Iran, climate change and counter terrorism, including the effort against Islamic State. Yang said the aim of his visit was prepare the way for a meeting between China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack ...

(478 words by yahoo.com


Brown pursues lasting policy legacy in California - Yahoo News
(8 Additional Articles)

... and steadying the state's finances, the quirky 76-year-old Democrat is looking to put his stamp on the state's water and transportation infrastructure and playing statesman on global climate change, recently addressing a UN Climate Change conference. Brown's relative success at wresting control of the state's once-massive budget deficit and his skill at distancing himself from political ...

(820 words by yahoo.com


BBC News - Minister says solar farms are a blight on the landscape
(5 Additional Articles)

... used to grow crops, fruit and vegetables. "We import two-thirds of our apples, and using more land for solar panels makes it harder to improve that." The Department for Energy and Climate Change (Decc) announced plans to limit its support for large-scale solar farms earlier this year. Subsidies under the existing "renewables obligation" will end next April under the proposals. Decc ...

(335 words by bbc.co.uk


BBC News - The element that causes arguments

... produces that has made the technology so unpopular around the world and explains why, for decades, environmentalists were implacably opposed to it. But as evidence of the effects of global warming grows, the balance of risk is changing: the danger of nuclear disaster now needs to be weighed against the overwhelming consensus that greenhouse gas emissions are causing the climate to change. ...

(2616 words by bbc.co.uk


Ed Miliband and Baroness Worthington, the most expensive man and woman in Britain’s history - Telegraph

... The man is Ed Miliband, who in 2008 pushed through the final version of the Climate Change Act. It made us the only country in the world legally committed between now and 2050 to cutting our emissions of CO2 by a staggering 80 per cent. Even then, the Government projected that this would cost us up to £734 billion. The latest figures from the EU and the International Energy Agency ...

(1261 words by telegraph.co.uk


Owen Paterson: Let's put our energy into winning back 'small-c' conservatives - Telegraph

... "Our current energy policy is a slave to flawed climate action," declared Owen Paterson. "The [European Union’s] 2050 target requires a reduction ingreenhouse gas emissions by 80pc relative to 1990 levels," he said. "Yet only the UK has made it legally binding through the Climate Change Act, a piece of legislation I and virtually every other MP voted for." Achieving the 2050 target ...

(1117 words by telegraph.co.uk


US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit - Yahoo News
(4 Additional Articles)

... Hong Kong. At the same time, the two countries are working together on efforts to rein in nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea and have a common goal in curbing Islamist extremism, climate change and Ebola. China is among several countries the Obama administration has implored to step up efforts to fight the Ebola virus by contributing more to the international campaign to stop its spread ...

(373 words by yahoo.com


The Difficult Dance of the 2014 Climate Change Denier | Gene Karpinski

... At the start of this year on this site, we urged the media and politicians to debate climate solutions, not the settled science of climate change. The good news is that, more than ever before, candidates are being forced to explain their positions on climate change and what they plan to do about it. In key Senate races around the country, candidates have gotten into heated exchanges about the ...

(437 words by huffingtonpost.com


Why We Need War for a Great Recovery | Harlan Green

... 10 years of massive infrastructure building, retooling of whole industries, and a World War to recover. But aren't the wars are we are now fighting -- against ISIS, Ebola and global climate change -- such equivalents? What do we mean by that? Even the New Deal wasn't enough to get us out of the Great Depression. It took the mobilization of everyone in the effort of producing and building ...

(897 words by huffingtonpost.com


Kerry congratulates Iraq on defense, interior ministers - Yahoo News
(2 Additional Articles)

... and the United States are cooperating on, even as we have some differences that we try to manage effectively," Kerry said. Kerry said North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, the Ebola virus, climate change and the Islamic State group were among the topics of talks. Yang said "much progress" had been made in the relationship between the United States and China. "I'm sure that China-US relationship ...

(212 words by yahoo.com


Readers Write: Why renewable energy isnt the answer; minimum wage is a major threat to the country - Yahoo News

... past several weeks, including the Sept. 22 cover story, "Climate controller," and the Sept. 29 cover story, "The accidental oilman," offering different perspectives on the concerns of climate change. They all seem to treat the science of human-caused warming of the planet as an assumption, rather than a question - even though there is little evidence of warming over the past 15 years. Even more ...

(387 words by yahoo.com


U.S. and China look to manage differences, cooperate against threats | Reuters
(3 Additional Articles)

... on Saturday before a second day of talks with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. He listed areas of cooperation ranging from Afghanistan, the North Korea nuclear situation, Iran, climate change and counterterrorism, including the effort against Islamic State. Yang said the aim of his visit was to prepare the way for a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack ...

(590 words by reuters.com


U.S. biofuel mandate cuts would raise carbon pollution: lawmakers | Reuters

... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration's proposed cuts to U.S. biofuel use targets could undermine the White House's plan to tackleclimate change, according to two Democrats on the Senate committee that oversees the renewable fuel mandate. The Environmental Protection Agency's plan, slashing requirements for blending ethanol and biodiesel into U.S. fuel supplies in 2014, would ...

(373 words by reuters.com


US and China look to manage differences, cooperate against threats | World | Reuters

... on Saturday before a second day of talks with China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi. He listed areas of cooperation ranging from Afghanistan, the North Korea nuclear situation, Iran, climate change and counter terrorism, including the effort against Islamic State. Yang said the aim of his visit was prepare the way for a meeting between China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack ...

(372 words by reuters.com


U.S. and China look to manage differences, cooperate against threats | Reuters

... on Saturday before a second day of talks with China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi. He listed areas of cooperation ranging from Afghanistan, the North Korea nuclear situation, Iran, climate change and counter terrorism, including the effort against Islamic State. Yang said the aim of his visit was prepare the way for a meeting between China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack ...

(581 words by reuters.com


Abengoa Celebrates Grand Opening of Its First Commercial-Scale Next Generation Biofuels Plant

... ethanol plants in the country, Hugoton builds on recent industry momentum showcasing cellulosic ethanol as a sustainable alternative fuel source that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and increases energy independence. In addition to the plant's crucial role in proving the commercial viability of cellulosic ethanol, its success provides a platform for the company's ...

(1016 words by cnn.com


Canary for climate change: How past extinctions have influenced modern distribution, population size of existing species -- ScienceDaily

... basin circulation, such as the onset of Gulf Stream circulation. The results contextualize contemporary changes in geographic range and decreases in population sizes of seabirds due to global warming and overfishing. Smith and Clarke also considered the evolution of wing-propelled diving -- a rare behavior found in only one-half percent of all birds. Previously assumed to be a nascent feature ...

(760 words by sciencedaily.com


Shrinking resource margins in Sahel region of Africa -- ScienceDaily

... unchanged," said Hakim Abdi, a doctoral student in physical geography and ecosystem science at Lund University. According to the study, this is a worrying trend in the light of climate change and population forecasts of close to one billion people in the region by 2050. The situation means that the margin between supply and demand for primary production is shrinking year on year. In ...

(453 words by sciencedaily.com


Good billionaire vs. bad billionaire won't solve climate change - LA Times

... To the editor: I agree with hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer that global warming is a critical issue. But I don't think we'll solve this crisis via a billionaire-vs.-billionaire grudge match, with him trying to shout down the Koch brothers from the opposite end of the political realm. ("Tom Steyer's climate change crusade focuses on midterm races, for now," Oct. 11) We need solutions that ...

(272 words by latimes.com


EU pushes back deadlines 2 years in green energy funding scheme | Daily Mail Online

... from seven EU member states including Britain, France and Germany, throws a lifeline to some projects struggling to comply with the EU's 2.1 billion euro ($2.7 billion) scheme to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The recipients under the first round of the NER300 programme had been due to make their final investment decisions by the end of 2014 and be operational by the end of 2016, but seven ...

(297 words by dailymail.co.uk


Eclipse of the solar farms: Environment Secretary Liz Truss tells farmers 'no more handouts for ugly fields of glass...grow veg!' | Daily Mail Online

... became leader, in an attempt to give them an eco-friendly image. However, the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for 'green power' has dimmed with growing scepticism about the speed of climate change and a growing backlash against the appearance and energy efficiency of wind turbines and solar farms. Mr Cameron, who once vowed to lead the 'greenest government ever', publicly promised to 'roll ...

(1366 words by dailymail.co.uk


Censure a remedy for powerful political climate change deniers - Rochester Environmental News | Examiner.com

... in Rochester with the People'sClimateMarch/WesternNY, was a massive demonstration that is finally starting to sink in. Social experts are stating that because of the march "The Climate Change Movement Is Not Wishful Thinking Anymore"3 and may actually be "a burgeoning social fact" [ibid] Burgeoning, beginning to grow or increasing rapidly; flourishing. What may be the most immediate ...

(949 words by examiner.com


Book reviews on the environment: Dont Even Think about it by George Marshall and This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein - Reviews - Books - The Independent

... he argues in Don't Even Think About It ... to learn from the religions, as well as from advertisers, teachers, film-makers, behavioural scientists and others, to work out how to make climate change something people really care about. There are no graphs in Marshall's book and he leaves the science until the end. His point is that it's not really the statistics that will change people's minds: ...

(739 words by independent.co.uk


Jack the Ripper ID hinges on a decimal point as scientists flag up DNA error in book that claims to identify the Whitechapel killer - Science - News - 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. It was supposed to have been the definitive piece of scientific evidence that finally exposed the true identify of Jack the Ripper after he had brutally murdered at least ...

(1083 words by independent.co.uk


Boris Johnsons boozing wont win the puritan vote - Comment - Voices - The Independent

... generally treated as the most tremendous lark. On the other hand, several of last week's newspapers carried reports of the former environment secretary Owen Paterson's speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation in which he argued that shale gas was less harmful than the "subsidy-drunk" renewable energy industry. Mr Paterson, when in office, used to talk about the "puritans" of the ...

(1281 words by independent.co.uk


Eric Pickles accused of rejecting wind farms to win votes - Green Living - Environment - The Independent

... wind. He called for the Lib Dems in government to "have the balls to do more" in the battle between Mr Pickles in the DCLG and Lib Dem minister Ed Davey in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). A Lib Dem source said: "Liberal Democrats in government have resisted every attempt by the Conservatives to put a cap on onshore wind, and now this is an attempt to do it by the back door . ...

(731 words by independent.co.uk


WWF - WWF Statement on the Convention on Biological Diversity COP-12

... and coastal biodiversity, implementation of national action plans, sustainable development goals and integration of conservation, ecosystem conservation and restoration, and impacts of climate change. The following summary provides details on progress made during CBD COP-12 and WWF's reaction to key steps taken. Global Biodiversity Outlook Report The fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity ...

(1317 words by panda.org