Latest Global Warming News for 10-16-2014

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

Total Coverage    781
Total Word Count    518,939
News[VIEW]    781 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    660
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    86 videos from 68 users totaling 12 Hours / 42.20 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    25 from 5 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:

Haewon Mcjeon    32 (4.10%)
Barack Obama    29 (3.71%)
Owen Paterson    29 (3.71%)
Tony Abbott    19 (2.43%)
Tom Mcguire    17 (2.18%)
David Cameron    14 (1.79%)
Marc Abrams    13 (1.66%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

United Nations    41 (5.25%)
Ipcc    39 (4.99%)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory    34 (4.35%)
European Union    29 (3.71%)
Department Of Energy    29 (3.71%)
European Commission    26 (3.33%)
Us Department Of Energy    25 (3.20%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Washington, District Of Columbia, United States    64 (8.19%)
Paris, RhใดAlpes, France    34 (4.35%)
London, London, City Of, United Kingdom    33 (4.23%)
Lima, Lima, Peru    20 (2.56%)
Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium    19 (2.43%)
Los Angeles, California, United States    19 (2.43%)
San Francisco, California, United States    16 (2.05%)

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.

Tornadoes Increasingly Coming In Swarms In United States, Study Says
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... Category F1, with wind speeds of 73-112 mph (117-180 kph), on the Enhanced Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale. Some experts have blamed weather intensity seen in recent years on global climate change they attribute to human activities. This study did not, however, offer a conclusion as to a cause. "Knowing that the climate now has changed from that of the 1970s makes for a circumstantial ...

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Exxon Mobil votes with feet to stay in EU as energy laws loom - Yahoo News
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... be agreed next week that will cut demand for oil. The company, which believes all its oil and gas reserves will be ultimately be needed to meet future demand, despite efforts to curb climate change, says the Antwerp refinery upgrade is one of its highly strategic long-term investments. For those busy lobbying European policy-makers ahead of next week's Brussels summit to agree a new decade ...

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Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project - Yahoo News
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... source that is safer and more efficient than current reactors based on nuclear fission. Lockheed sees the project as part of a comprehensive approach to solving global energy and climate change problems. Compact nuclear fusion would produce far less waste than coal-powered plants since it would use deuterium-tritium fuel, which can generate nearly 10 million times more energy than the ...

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Ebola must be stopped at source, not via travel bans: World Banks Kim - Yahoo News
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... way to end the Ebola crisis, which is to stop the spread of disease in the three worst-hit countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the World Bank's Jim Yong Kim told the Reuters Climate Change Summit. "All this talk about closing our borders ... it's as if you were in a burning house, in your room, and you start putting wet towels under the door to keep the smoke from coming in," Kim ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation grants $2 million for ocean conservation - Yahoo News
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... a $2 million grant to establish marine reserves and to stop overfishing. DiCaprio, who was named a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations last month to raise awareness about climate change, said the money provided to Oceans 5 will support marine conservation projects around the globe. Ocean 5 is an international funders' collaborative that supports groups working on ocean ...

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BBC News - Did Owen Paterson say anything truly startling?
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... targets are unlikely to be met with the current suite of technologies is a truth not widely spoken around government. Opinion-formers in energy are generally concerned about climate change and don't often tell the public exactly how hard it will be to reduce emissions 80% on 1990 levels. The need to replace gas in home heating will, for instance, be a monumental challenge at ...

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BBC News - Owen Paterson: MPs should end Climate Change Act

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BBC News - Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

... cents a watt compared to 1$ a watt for natural gas. Before this big drop in oil price solar was cheaper in some parts of the world with fossil fuels. The fact that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and there is no way around that may mean that big oil is scared. You don't need miles of oil pipelines or hydroelectric infrastructure with solar. Place a panel on the roof. I know there are a ...

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REUTERS SUMMIT-For tech firms, the cloud makes carbon curbs compulsory | Reuters
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... (For other news from the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit, click here) By Valerie Volcovici NEW YORK Oct 16 (Reuters) - As mobile devices proliferate and big business turns to cloud computing to cut costs and improve efficiency, technology companies are facing a double challenge: powering energy-hungry data centers to expand the cloud while keeping carbon emissions from skyrocketing. ...

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Hinkley Point nuclear energy deal under investigation by National Audit Office - Telegraph

... The statement said the watchdog would investigate the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)'s "commercial approach to securing this deal and the proposed terms of the contract" and would "report to Parliament on value for money and the resulting risks which the Department must manage". It said it would also want to "identify lessons learned" to inform decisions on future subsidy ...

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Bob Geldof: 'We’re destroying any possibility of life for the future' - Telegraph

... Speaking at the opening ceremony of the One Young World conference, held in Dublin on Wednesday, Ms Robinson, now special envoy for climate change at the United Nations, told the international young delegates that, "We need brave, young leadership that encourages us to change course and work for a world where we can live ordinary, healthy lives." Ms Robinson criticised current business ...

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Owen Paterson says 'wicked' green blob protests against GM research kill thousands every day - Telegraph

... added. When approached for a reaction, Greenpeace UK pointed to comments by Lawrence Carter, the body's climate and energy campaigner, about Mr Paterson's speech at Lord Lawson's Global Warming Policy Foundation. "When Owen Paterson talks about energy and climate, you can almost hear the nation's sigh of relief that he's no longer sitting anywhere near the control room," Mr Carter said. ...

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Peru glaciers shrink 40% in 44 years: government - Yahoo News
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... Lima (AFP) - Peru's glaciers have shrunk by more than 40 percent since 1970 because of climate change, giving birth to nearly 1,000 new lagoons, national water authority ANA said Thursday. Peru, which is hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 20, in December, used satellite images to carry out the glacier inventory ahead of the high-level meeting. The worst-affected ...

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Nepal avalanche: Climate change in action? - Yahoo News
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... Nepal avalanche: Climate change in action? Avalanches and landslides in Nepal's Himalaya mountain range have been blamed on extreme weather during the peak trekking season. Glaciers are shrinking as a result of what scientists say is man-made global warming. Climate scientists typically avoid linking specific events to climate change, but say rising global temperatures likely contribute to ...

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A Food System Fit For the Future? | Marc Van Ameringen

... time in history we believe that it is possible to eradicate malnutrition in our lifetimes. But to achieve this we need to build a food system that is fit for the future. Poverty, climate change, conflict and humanitarian crises add up to enormous challenges for an already over-burdened food system. Global trends like urbanisation complicate the picture further, moving people away from ...

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In Defense Of Science | Jonathan Bines

... that of science. So it seems tragic, in the year 2014, that science should require a defense (by a comedy writer, no less). And yet, in both the national dialogue on issues such as climate change, evolution, and vaccines, and in recent conversations I have had with people I consider reasonable and well-educated, I have discovered a shocking anti-science narrative emerging; a fundamental ...

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We Can End Hunger in This Lifetime | Lisa Dreier

... effort. On the negative side, several challenging global trends could intensify in some of the regions that are least-equipped to combat them. The most significant of these is climate change, which may reduce food production -- due to droughts and floods -- in some of the world's most hungry and densely-populated regions, such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. As inequality ...

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Acting on Climate Change for Our Children's Sake | Gina McCarthy

... keep children's health considerations and concerns at the forefront of our research, practice and policy decisions. We need to be especially vigilant as we face new health risks from climate change. Warmer temperatures from climate change, fueled by carbon pollution, are making allergy seasons longer and worsening smog, exacerbating children's asthma. One in 10 kids in the U.S. already ...

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Corporate Climate Risk Management: Rising to the Challenge | Emilie Mazzacurati

... Seven, the company I founded a few months later. My initial goal was to deliver quantitative climate risk analysis to help businesses understand the costs that the physical impacts of climate change will have on their operations -- and take action. Assessing climate risk is a major headache for most companies -- climate change impacts are complex, uncertain, and evolving. The model my company ...

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Got Science? On Green Energy, Ohio Ignores the Evidence | Seth Shulman

... is considered, the case for renewable energy these days is a slam dunk. Low Carbon, Fast Growth We need rapid deployment of renewable energy to lower the carbon emissions driving global warming and thereby forestall the most devastating climate impacts. That's why the remarkable pace of growth in the renewable sector over the past several years is so heartening. Consider, for instance, the ...

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Interior secretary pushes for Congress to act - Yahoo News
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... that preserving landscapes that are representative of America's character and important to local economies in the form of tourism dollars also will help the nation better prepare for climate change. She said scientists will be able to learn from Mother Nature how to adapt and that federally protected sites will offer buffers for communities that face receding shorelines and other threats. ...

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Leading private infrastructure long-term investors gather in Paris for the LTIIA's first annual meeting with French Ministers Michel Sapin and Emmanuel Macron on 17 October - Yahoo Finance
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... goals as the Marguerite Fund is a 20 year Fund, and its focus on responsibility and collaboration will contribute towards the funding of EU priority objectives that deal with energy, climate change, and infrastructure development challenges ," added Nicolas Merigo, CEO, Marguerite Adviser . Meridiam: "Over the next decade, fund allocation for infrastructure investment will increase by ...

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Wolverines Look Tough, but Climate Change Could Threaten the 300 That Remain - Yahoo News
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... Wolverines are fierce predators, but they're not strong enough to fightclimate change on their own. That's what eight wildlife groups suing the United States Fish and Wildlife Service are claiming in a lawsuit to protect the animal under the federal Endangered Species Act. The suit comes following the U.S. government's decision in August to deny a request to list the wolverine as an ...

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Wind Power Blows Away Coal and Gas as Europe's Cheapest Energy Source - Yahoo News
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... a price of 105 euros, compared with 164 euros for gas, 233 euros for coal, and 133 euros for nuclear power. The European Wind Energy Association said that by factoring in air quality, climate change, and adverse health effects of energy sources, the report shows that the price of coal is more expensive than the highest retail electricity price in the EU's 28 countries. "This report highlights ...

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Lockheed Martin Progresses on Nuclear Fusion Power Plant - Yahoo Finance
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... energy ventures, comprising ocean energy projects, considering the diminishing budget scenario in the U.S. This is particularly helpful when the world is more concerned about the climate change problems. In Feb 2014, Victorian Wave Partners Ltd., the company in partnership with a unit of Ocean Power Technologies Inc., had planned to generate electricity off the coast of Victoria, ...

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Constellation Brands Recognized By CDP as S&P 500 Leader for Climate Change Transparency - Yahoo Finance
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... VICTOR, N.Y., OCT. 16, 2014 - Constellation Brands, Inc. has been recognized as a leader among S&P 500 companies by environmental non-profit CDP for the depth and quality of climate change data it disclosed to investors and the global marketplace. Constellation`s leadership status was announced in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, which presents compelling new evidence of the link ...

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Australia PM rebuffs Booker Prize winner criticism - Yahoo News
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... that we are a country which has a very, very strong environmental record," he told reporters when asked about the criticism. "We are taking strong and effective action against climate change. We are taking strong and effective action on practical environmentalism. "We are deploying the green army to restore degraded bush, to clean up polluted waterways, to assist volunteers and ...

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