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2009-11-20 12:50:00

India's Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh, on Thursday called on the rest of the world to avoid eating beef in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "The single most important cause of (carbon) emissions is eating beef," said Ramesh, a vegetarian. "My formula is stop eating beef. This would stop the emission of methane," he added. Beef "leads to emission of methane which is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide," he said. India is known to consume less meat than in Western nations,...

2009-11-18 06:00:00

ABU DHABI, UAE, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Pachauri to Play a Key Role in Plenary Discussions at the World Future Energy Summit Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a keynote speaker at the upcoming World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, has made a public call for governments across the world to stimulate research and development in innovation and technology - critical components for the dissemination of low-carbon energy...

2009-11-11 09:00:00

COPENHAGEN, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- At a climate symposium in Copenhagen on 5 December, transport, energy and climate experts from Asia, Europe and the US will explore what must be done in order to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2050. The main focus of the discussions is how to reduce CO2 emissions in the world's transport sector. "At the symposium we will put forward international policy recommendations to accomplish the reduction of the...

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2009-11-10 14:55:03

Scientists were outraged on Tuesday over comments made by India's environment minister, in which he denied a link between climate change and the melting Himalayan glaciers. On Monday, India Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said he questioned the theories put forth by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and found no "conclusive scientific evidence" for a link between the melting Himalayan glaciers and global warming. "None of our glaciers under monitoring are recording...

2009-10-22 14:40:00

BOSTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever deliberative global survey of citizen opinion, World Wide Views on Global Warming (WWViews) has found that people from diverse backgrounds in the US and worldwide overwhelmingly want faster action, deeper GHG emissions cuts and stronger enforcement than either US climate legislation proposals or Copenhagen treaty conference preparations are currently contemplating. Among the survey's findings: 90% of U. S. participants say it is...

2009-10-07 09:34:39

'We have very little time,' says Nobel winner Water scarcity as a result of climate change will create far-reaching global security concerns, says Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chair of the intergovernmental panel on climate change, a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Pachauri spoke Oct. 6 at the 2009 Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. "At one level the world's water is like the world's wealth. Globally, there is more than enough to go round. The problem is...

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2009-09-28 14:35:00

Scientists are taking a more in-depth view of how climate change could affect Antarctica's ice, and how even a small change in temperature could lead to a global rise in sea levels. "If you're going to have even a few meters it will change the geography of the planet," Rajendra Pachauri, head of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) told Reuters. "Greenland and Antarctica are two huge bodies of ice sitting on land that could really have very serious implications for the...

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2009-09-25 10:44:42

The Earth's temperature is projected to increase 6 degrees by the end of the century even if global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, says a United Nations press release. Scientists reviewed emission proposals from 192 countries and calculated future global warming. The projections account for 80% of pollution reductions globally by 2050. Carbon dioxide is the main cause of global warming. The world's temperature has increased 1.4 degrees since the 19th century.  The majority of...

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2009-09-17 13:07:34

A series of climate talks in Washington, New York and Pittsburgh next week could determine the future of climate legislation before world leaders meet in Copenhagen in December. Representatives of 17 countries arrived Thursday to begin two days of talks at the State Department, after which they will meet in New York and then Pittsburgh to discuss a new globally climate treaty to replace Kyoto. "It is absolutely and crucially important for the leaders to demonstrate their political will,...

2009-09-16 07:32:47

Editorial: Health and climate change An editorial and letter, published simultaneously by the BMJ and Lancet today, warn that failure to agree radical cuts in carbon dioxide emissions at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen this December spells a global health catastrophe. The scientific evidence that global temperatures are rising and that man is responsible has been widely accepted since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report in 2007, write Lord Michael Jay and...


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