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Wed, 2007-04-18 10:44Bill Miller
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Britain and China lock horns in UN global-warming debate

The British government, which had initiated the first-ever climate-change discussions before the UN Security Council, pushed the issue because of its potential to cause wars. China, however, said the 15-member body had no authority to deal with it.

Tue, 2007-04-17 11:10Bill Miller
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UN Security Council launches landmark debate on global warming

For the first time in its 60-year history, the UN Security Council today began discussing how climate change could trigger conflicts and famine. It is a milestone event in UN history in that global warming has taken center stage away from politics and government mismanagement as the usual culprits behind conflicts and human miseries.

Tue, 2007-04-10 11:19Bill Miller
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Border taxes cited to spur transition to low-carbon economy

In the wake of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change findings, Border Tax Adjustments are being touted as a way to deal with rich countries, such as the U.S. and Australia, which haven’t ratified the Kyoto Protocol or levied a carbon charge on exports.

Tue, 2007-03-27 09:53Bill Miller
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Global warming heats up in the Arctic

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic holds some 25 per cent of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas, among other resources, and the melting of the Polar ice cap due to human-induced climate change is accelerating the stampede for riches. It's a catastrophic scenario for the Arctic ecosystem, for polar bears and other wildlife, and for Inuit populations whose ancient cultures depend on frozen waters.

Mon, 2007-03-26 10:17Bill Miller
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China, Norway and UN sign deal to combat climate change

The two nations and the UN Development Program have agreed to attack the effects of global warming in China’s rural areas, including the melting of glaciers in Tibet. Programs will be developed as a tool for provincial governments to assess potential risks and develop responses.

Wed, 2007-03-21 10:37Bill Miller
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Global warming a “weapon of mass destruction,” says British climatologist

Accused of overstating the hazard, climate experts are striking back over the seriousness of climate change. One climate expert said it posed a greater threat than terrorism.

Thu, 2007-03-15 10:14Bill Miller
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International coalition takes aim at popular air-conditioner refrigerant in battle against climate change

Industrial and developing countries have joined forces to call for stringent limits on HCFC-22 , the world’s most popular refrigerant for air-conditioners, amid mounting evidence it depletes the ozone layer and contributes to global warming.

Mon, 2007-03-05 10:25Bill Miller
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Long-awaited report shows continued rise in carbon emissions in U.S.

Not surprisingly, Bush Administration officials are putting a positive spin on the report, which sees an 11 per cent increase in emissions during the decade ending in 2012. But an assortment of experts on climate trends say the result is unacceptable given rising evidence of risks from unabated global warming.

Fri, 2007-03-02 11:33Bill Miller
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UN draft: Climate-change impact worse than expected

An unpublished draft of the long-awaited second part of a United Nations report , obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE, says global warming is happening faster than previously believed. No region of the planet will be spared, says the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and some will be especially hard-hit.

Thu, 2007-03-01 11:12Bill Miller
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Climate change is as dangerous as war, says UN chief

In his first address on the subject, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he would make climate crisis the focus of talks with leaders at a meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized nations – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, the United States and Russia. He also urged the U.S. to take the lead in the fight against global warming.

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