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TWELVE ways to deal with a climate change denier (the BBQ guide)

Monday - The end of the year is nigh and it’s a time for Christmas and New Year parties and gatherings. In the southern hemisphere that means barbecues and beaches. In the northern hemisphere it’s mulled wine and cosy fireplaces. But for all of us, it probably means we’ll be subjected to at least one ranting, fact-free sermon by a Typical Climate Change Denier (TCCD).

SEVEN radical ideas for a 2015 climate change deal

Monday - WORLD WEB: * UN boss: Lima was a reality check, and leaders need to step up for Paris * Green bonds sell big in 2014 as finance bids to help climate * Washington targets polluters with billion-dollar cap-and-trade plan * Major coral bleaching in Pacific may become worst die-off in 20 years * Honda's hydrogen fuel car to make US debut at Detroit auto show

Australia's emissions targets are heading in the wrong direction

Monday - Australia’s emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases are going up and up – and are set to rise by more than 50% over 1990 levels by 2020, according to new research.

Support grows for ban to safeguard mussels

Monday - The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Sweden have issued a joint call to ban the microplastics used in detergents and cosmetics, saying the measure will protect marine life – and seafood – from contamination.

Why climate policies are for life, not just for Christmas

Monday - Devoted followers of international wrangling on climate change will see much that they recognise in the five-page text emanating from the UN climate talks in Lima.

Voluntary action isn't enough to make cities better

Monday - Voluntary programmes are all the rage. From ratcheting up obesity cybersecurity to fighting obesity, firms in the United States and elsewhere voluntarily make pledges to do better than governmental regulation.

Climate talks off on the rocky road to Paris

15 Dec 14 - A deal struck in Lima between 196 nations today leaves open the possibility of saving the planet from dangerous overheating. But its critics say the prospects of success are now slim.


Carbon trade in Beijing tops 100 million yuan

15 Dec 14 - Carbon trade volume in Beijing has reached 105 million yuan ($NZ21.8 million) since a carbon emissions trading scheme was launched in the city a year ago.

WORLD WEB: Meet the world’s greatest climate wrecker … Australia

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15 Dec 14 - * Welcome to Planet Oz: Julie Bishop’s speech to Lima climate talks * Change of heart: Abbott government commits $200m to Green Climate Fund * Cutting carbon a good business opportunity, private...

Our new energy mix is a game-changer, says India

15 Dec 14 - While the political spotlight focused on the world’s two biggest polluters − China and the US − in the run-up to the Lima climate talks, pressure is mounting on India to set emissions...

Ocean heat drives surge to global warming record

8 Dec 14 - It’s official, even though it won’t be conclusive for a few months yet: if present trends continue, 2014 will be one of the hottest years on record − and quite possibly the hottest of them all.

WORLD WEB: 'They say that in 30 years maybe Kiribati will disappear'

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8 Dec 14 - * Adapting to a warmer climate could cost almost three times as much as thought, says UN report * German government approves €80 billion climate package * Local buddy scheme to help boost...

Australia should export more ideas and fewer greenhouse emissions

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8 Dec 14 - As climate negotiators meet at the US-China climate deal United Nations' Lima summit, which comes hot on the heels of the landmark

Lima climate talks ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty

1 Dec 14 - A new round of talks in Lima is an opportunity to raise immediate awareness on climate change and lay the foundation for a new universal agreement to be adopted in 2015, says a top UN official.

Cities key to economic growth and fighting climate crisis

Lima ... seven million and growing.

1 Dec 14 - How cities develop will be critical to achieve economic growth and tackle climate change, according to a new series of studies.

How climate fund pledges stack up to what's needed

1 Dec 14 - By ELIZABETH DOUGLASS.- Depending on who you ask, the $9.6 billion in pledges for the Green Climate Fund is either a woeful start or an encouraging sign that wealthy nations are serious about helping...

WORLD WEB: Plastics to be banned from European landfill

1 Dec 14 - * Pope Francis backs global efforts to tackle climate change * Medical students to be taught how to cope with impacts of climate change * EU agrees on law to make ships measure CO2 emissions *...

Why Australian investment in renewable energy has stalled

1 Dec 14 - Investment in Australia's renewable energy sector in the year to September 2014 was down 70 per cent on investment during the previous 12 months.

Sydney's green energy plans impress judges

1 Dec 14 - The City of Sydney’s Renewable Energy Master Plan- including plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 - has scooped the prestigious European Solar Prize 2014 award for excellence...


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