Indian temperature rise 'will exceed projected rainfall'
November 7, 2008 08:26 AM - , SciDevNet

(NEW DELHI) One of India's leading climate change scientists says the country needs to address the impact of climate change on its agriculture, water resources and health "right away", as projected temperature rise will far exceed the increase in rainfall by the end of the century.

Obama: "Change Has Come to America"
November 7, 2008 08:09 AM - , Worldwatch Institute

With the election of Barack Obama, the United States and the world expect a new direction in the fight against climate change. The choice of Senator Obama - an African-American born in Hawaii, schooled in Indonesia and the United States, and seasoned while fighting for tenant's rights in Chicago's South Side - reflects the diversity that defines America. But it was his well-reasoned approach to policy and messages of hope that won voters - qualities that many say the U.S. government abandoned during George W. Bush's tumultuous administration.

Obama victory signals rebirth of US environmental policy
November 6, 2008 08:36 AM -

President-elect Obama will shred the Bush administration's energy policies and introduce a major climate change bill in an attempt to bring the US back into the international environment fold according to his senior advisers.

Climate talks: Obama victory offers hope, but Congress is key

One of Barack Obama's first tasks will be to lead the United States back into the heart of the global debate on climate change, ending the country's years of isolation and skepticism. His victory will spark intense relief among negotiators in Europe and Asia.

Follow the Green Brick Road to Recovery?
November 4, 2008 09:37 AM - , Triple Pundit

Back on September 9, John Podesta'sCenter for American Progress released a study called Green Recovery <>, which promised two million new jobs from a $100 billion investment over two years. That day was also my birthday, so my attention was elsewhere. But nearly two months later in the wake of the financial meltdown, taking a second look at the report seems worthwhile, since now more than ever, a road to recovery for the United States and the world could very well be paved with green bricks.

A green lesson from Iceland
November 4, 2008 09:14 AM -

Both US presidential candidates have called for an end to America’s dependence on foreign oil and more investment in renewable resources, but even Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama said his plan to stop using Middle Eastern oil might sound like “pie in the sky” talk.

U.N. chief urges climate change help despite slowdown
November 3, 2008 11:13 AM - Reuters

DHAKA (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged developed countries not to neglect climate change as they tend to a global economic slowdown and called on rich nations to help poor countries prone to global warming.

California "green" energy vote seen close: poll
November 1, 2008 08:56 AM - Reuters

Opponents have taken a small lead in the latest poll on a California ballot measure that calls for half the state's electricity to be generated by renewable sources by 2025, a Field Poll issued on Friday shows.

Antarctica hit by climate change
October 31, 2008 10:49 AM -

In its landmark Fourth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) declared in 2007 that human influence on climate "has been detected in every continent except Antarctica". Now a paper inNature Geoscience says that our impact can be found even in the last wilderness/

Global Business Backs UN Climate Change Deal
October 30, 2008 10:46 AM -

Global business leaders meeting Wednesday in Warsaw endorsed the United Nations' drive to clinch a new global framework to curb climate change at its December 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen.

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