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World Bank to “Turn Down the Heat” — 4º C Temperature Rise Projected

The World Bank will boost support for climate change mitigation, green growth and climate-smart development as a new report concludes we’re on track for a 4º C temp rise.

UK Met Office Updates Global Temp Database: Mean Temp Up 0.75 Deg. Celsius Since 1900

Incorporating new data and taking better account of observational differences hasn’t changed the results: global mean temperature has been rising.

News from Durban: Humans Primarily Responsible for Global Warming; Good News on Forest Conservation

News on the climate change front: New research finds human activity responsible for nearly 3/4 of global temperature rise over the past 50 years; Sierra Leone establishes the Gola Rainforest National Park; the UK sends to protect Brazil’s Cerrado scrub forest from illegal logging.

The Spiraling Costs of Climate Change Denial

Climate change deniers continue to try to hammer home their messages, but the costs of not enacting strong, consistent and equitable climate change action plans are already apparent and they will only grow far greater with passing time, as a string of recent events and research reports indicate.

Climate Change Outpacing Recent Projections: UN Report Sees 7 Degree Warming This Century

The United National Environment Programme has released a compendium of 400 peer-reviewed scientific studies from the last three years that show climate change is quickly outpacing even the projections of the IPCC 2007 assessment reports. The new research indicates a seven degree rise in global temperature may be likely by the end of the 21st century.