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CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES

Climate Change news updates: 31 October, 2013

1 October 2013
Climate Change News Updates

1. India among world economies at risk of climate change impact
India is among the “extreme risk” countries of the world where economic impacts of climate change will be most keenly felt by 2025, according to new research released on Wedesday.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/global-warming/india-among-world-economies-at-risk-of-climate-change-impact/articleshow/24938473.cms

2. Climate Change Alters Timing Of Spring Growth In Forests
In a recently published study, researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) investigated 36 tree and shrub species. Their work delivered a surprising result, as lead author Julia Laube explains: “Contrary to previous assumptions, the increasing length of the day in spring plays no big role in the timing of budding. An ample ‘cold sleep’ is what plants need in order to wake up on time in the spring.”
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112989042/climate-change-alters-timing-spring-growth-in-forests-103013/

3. US ends most financing of overseas coal projects
The United States has said it would end most financing of coal projects overseas, taking a potentially significant step to curbing carbon emissions blamed for climate change.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international-business/us-ends-most-financing-of-overseas-coal-projects/articleshow/24950145.cms

4. These Countries Face The Biggest Threats From Climate Change
The expected costs of climate change are painting a grimmer and grimmer picture of the future for people around the world.
In its sixth annual Climate Change Vulnerability Index, risk consultancy firm Maplecroft revealed the countries most likely to suffer from the effects of warming climates by 2025.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/30/climate-change-vulnerability-index-countries-impacts-costs_n_4174938.html

5. Climate Change Destroyed the Bible’s Ancient Kingdoms, Study Finds
Between 1250 and 1100 B.C.E., all the great civilizations of the eastern Mediterranean – pharaonic Egypt, Mycenaean Greece and Crete, Ugarit in Syria and the large Canaanite city-states – were destroyed, ushering in new peoples and kingdoms including the first Kingdom of Israel. Now scientists are suggesting a climatic explanation for this great upheaval: A long dry period caused droughts, hunger and mass migration. Such is the conclusion of a three-year study published this week in Tel Aviv: Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University.
http://jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5653:climate-change-destroyed-the-bibles-ancient-kingdoms-study-finds&catid=96:business&Itemid=279

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