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'Hottest year' record likely for 2014

Despite a bitter cold snap in parts of North America, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year. 76 more words

Climate Environment

Shovelling snow can 'shock' your heart

Digging yourself out after a large snowfall can be “a shock to the system,” says Matthew Mayer, a senior specialist of research at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. 37 more words


Canada under pressure on environment

Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to take a more aggressive approach to curbing its greenhouse gas emissions, following a surprise announcement today of a climate change agreement between the world’s two largest polluters. 92 more words


When will China reverse its carbon emissions?

From Tyler Cowen, note the last  paragraph below, which I’ve bolded:

Fourth, if you look at the history of air pollution, countries clean up the most visible and also the most domestically dangerous problems first, and often decades before solving the tougher issues.

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Climate & Environment

Earth still warming - Canadian scientist

A manager at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis in Victoria, B.C., Flato told the CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald that the IPCC’s report maintains that the human influence on climate change is only becoming more certain. 121 more words


The IPCC publishes its synthesis report – but what does it mean for development?

“Climate change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty reduction more difficult, further erode food security, and prolong existing and create new poverty traps, the latter particularly in urban areas and emerging hotspots of hunger.” 508 more words

Climate Environment