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2010-12-06 08:45:00

"Compromise" and "hope" were the words being used to describe the ongoing UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, as negotiators have reported genuine progress entering the final week of the conference. According to Arthur Max of the Associated Press, "More countries are expected this week to pledge specific actions to limit carbon emissions over the next decade," and according to BBC News Environmental Correspondent Richard Black, the second week of the talks amongst members of the 193 nation...

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2010-12-04 06:30:00

Estimates brought to the table at UN talks on Friday state that climate change will indirectly cause nearly one million deaths annually by 2030, and will inflict 157 billion dollars in damage, with most of the misery being piled onto more than 50 of the world's poorest countries. Although most countries around the world will feel the devastating effects of climate change, none will pay as high an economic bill as the United States, the estimates suggest. "In less than 20 years, almost all...

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2010-12-02 07:35:00

Growing staple food prices in 2008 and 2010 may be just a quick preview of things to come in the future as impacts from climate change and population growth merge, according to a report issued at UN talks in Cancun on Wednesday. In the next 40 years, corn prices could rise by 42-131 percent, rice prices by 11-78 percent, and that of wheat by 17-67 percent, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said. The price increase forecasts are based on a range of 15 scenarios whose...

2010-11-24 08:00:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CFACT, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, will feature two prominent experts on climate science and policy at COP 16, the UN conference on climate change which convenes next week in Cancun. Lord Christopher Monckton will be in Cancun December 1 - 10. Dr. Roy Spencer will be in Cancun December 6 - 10. Both will be available (allowing for travel) before and after Cancun. Last year COP 15 in Copenhagen ended without...

2010-11-21 11:05:00

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayors from around the world today signed an agreement to address climate change at the World Mayors Summit on Climate, hosted by the Government of Mexico City and Marcelo Ebrard, mayor of Mexico City and chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate. During the summit, representatives from 135 global cities signed the Mexico City Pact, which establishes a monitoring and verification mechanism for cities to address climate change. The Mexico City...

2010-11-15 06:08:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new climate group "Global Adaptation Institute" hosted fifteen prominent experts at its First International Workshop on Global Adaptation Metrics. (www.GlobalAdaptationInstitute.org) Amid estimates that climate change adaptation may require US$150-200 billion annually in public and private investment, Global Adaptation Institute gathered scientists, researchers and economists from top international universities, consultancies, and...

2010-11-05 05:15:00

- Montreal Protocol Actions Would Exceed UNFCCC/Kyoto Reductions WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While most of the world is focused on the UNFCCC climate negotiations leading up to the December meeting in Cancun, next week's Montreal Protocol meeting will consider three distinct decisions, each of which would produce greater emission reductions than those resulting from the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol or any near-term options being considered in the...

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2010-09-29 12:07:52

A global temperature increase of up to 4.2 º C and the end of coral reefs could become reality by 2100 if national targets are not revised in the Copenhagen Accord, the international pledge which was agreed at last year's Copenhagen's COP15 climate change conference. Just ahead of the next United Nations Climate Change Conference, which starts on October 4 in Tianjin, China, a new report published today, Wednesday, September 29, in IOP Publishing's Environmental Research...

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2010-09-17 06:37:42

The UN's climate chief on Thursday urged the air transport industry to continue its strategies in curbing emissions, highlighting that it held "critical keys" to confronting global warming. The aviation industry produces nearly two percent of the global emissions from human activity which "if left unchecked, will have further impacts on climate change," UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told an industry conference on aviation and the environment. Figueres, the executive secretary of the...

2010-09-10 15:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Global Adaptation Institute," a new non-profit focused on adaptation to climate change, announced that the former second in command at the World Bank, Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, will be its founding CEO, amid estimates that climate adaptation could require US$ 150-200 billion annually in public and private investment. The climate NGO (http://www.GlobalAdaptationInstitute.org), to be based in Washington and launching later this year, seeks to...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.