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Scenario To Cap World Emissions By 2020 Is Fading Fast, Warns IEA Economist

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From his perch as chief economist for the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol is virtually shouting his global warming predictions from the Paris rooftops.

Unless the United States, Europe, China, India and the other emerging economies get on a crash course to slash greenhouse gases, Birol contends, world leaders can simply forget about one of their oft-talked-about goals: stabilizing the average global temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius. ... Read more about Scenario To Cap World Emissions By 2020 Is Fading Fast, Warns IEA Economist

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Cost Of Natural Disasters $109 Billion In 2010 -- U.N.

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A family displaced by flooding wades as they return to their village of Bello Patan, in Pakistan's Sindh province, on September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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For Many Species, No Escape As Temperature Rises

UN: 1.6 Billion People Still Have No Access To Electricity

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New York - The United Nations called Monday for a clean energy revolution that would provide electricity to the world population, including the 1.6 billion people who currently have no access to it.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in an address to the Fourth World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi that energy provisions can help fight poverty and improve health care services as part of the Millennium Development Goals for the developing world. ... Read more about UN: 1.6 Billion People Still Have No Access To Electricity

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Conservation Group Sues To Stop California Solar Plant

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Author: Nichola Groom

A U.S. conversation group has sued the federal government over its approval of a major solar power plant in the California desert, the latest in a string of challenges to the nation's renewable energy goals from the environmental community.

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Figures On Global Climate Show 2010 Tied 2005 As The Hottest Year On Record

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New government figures for the global climate show that 2010 was the wettest year in the historical record, and it tied 2005 as the hottest year since record-keeping began in 1880. ... Read more about Figures On Global Climate Show 2010 Tied 2005 As The Hottest Year On Record

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Canadian Study Sees Global Warming For Centuries

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A seal swims by icebergs off the British Antarctic Survey's Rothera base on January 23, 2009.
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