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News Roundup of the Week: Climate Change
Posted By Olivia Chen On September 4, 2009 @ 4:30 pm In Blog links | No Comments
This week, we’ve been seeing lots of climage change news around the interweb and none too soon, as the UN Climate Change Conference  is coming up in December. It will be crucial for our world leaders to come to an international agreement to protect millions of people from the effects of climate change. And as Treehugger  reminds us, YOU can make a difference by signing the online petition  for that urges governments to reach an agreement.
Green Options  shares a new study that finds that global warming is much worse than previously thought . Yikes!
Worldchanging  tells us that evena 1 degree increase temperature will mean a significant increase in risk of wildfires .
Treehugger  alerts us that the latest report says that developing nations around the world will need $500 billion dollars  in order to combat climate change.
Reuters  reports that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked for swift action on a climate change treaty, based on studies that indicate that the sea level may rise 2 meters (6.5 feet) by 2100 .
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URLs in this post:
 UN Climate Change Conference: http://en.cop15.dk/
 Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com
 signing the online petition: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/08/united-nations-seeks-millions-signatures-seal-the-deal-2009-campaign.php
 The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/
 the future is beginning to look bleak: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/sep/02/senate-climate-bill-delayed-copenhagen
 Green Options: http://greenoptions.com
 global warming is much worse than previously thought: http://ecoworldly.com/2009/09/02/global-warming-in-the-arctic-much-worse-than-we-thought/
 Worldchanging: http://www.worldchanging.com/
 a 1 degree increase temperature will mean a significant increase in risk of wildfires: http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/010438.html
 developing nations around the world will need $500 billion dollars: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/09/develping-nations-500-billion-climate-change.php
 Reuters: http://www.reuters.com
 studies that indicate that the sea level may rise 2 meters (6.5 feet) by 2100: http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE5821QZ20090903
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