Andrew Burger

Climate Negotiators Stake Out Initial Positions in Run-Up to COP17 UN Treaty Talks in Durban, South Africa

Climate change treaty negotiating teams are staking out initial positions in the run-up to the UN's climate change talks in Durban next week. The US is setting "a high bar" at the outset, analysts say, by refusing to discuss the legal form of a binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and requesting assurances that large, fast industrializing countries would be bound by the same commitments.

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White Spruce Growing Well in Face of Warming Climate at Alaska Firth River Study Site

White spruce at a study site along Alaska's Firth River are adapting well to a warming climate, according to a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory research team. That's in stark contrast to white spruce populations in the rest of the state. The team matched tree ring growth, wood density data and climate data dating back to 1067 in carrying out their study.

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People Around the World Facing Prospect of Large-Scale Forced Migrations – Especially Some of the World’s Poorest

With floods inundating towns and cities, longtime residents of Bangkok and nearby areas of central Thailand, including the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, may wind up having to migrate. Governments around the world are generally ill-prepared and ill-equipped to cope with, much less manage, forced mass migrations on such a scale, but they would have to if global temperatures increase by just a few degrees by 2100, according to the results of a recently concluded study undertaken by an international group of 12 scientists.

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Starbucks Exec Warns of Climate Change Impacts on World Coffee Supply

Coffee borer beetle and other impacts from climate change threaten the world's coffee crop

Seeing climate change and global warming as growing threats to its business, Starbucks is expanding its climate change mitigation initiatives, including working with growers in Indonesia and Mexico to evaluate the potential to generate carbon offsets, as well as working with them to adopt sustainable agricultural, forest and land stewardship methods and practices.

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Effects of Global Warming Posing Threats from the Arctic to Australia

Arctic sea ice - 2011

It seems climate change deniers will try every trick in the book and go to almost any lengths to spread their message and gain supporters. You can't deny what people and all forms of life around the world are experiencing, however, or the growing mountain of evidence supporting climate change theory being amassed by good, honest climate science for that matter.

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