The News for Sunday 8th of July 2018
"Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change,... unsustainable development and rampant consumption threatens to turn the Earth into a vast pile of "rubble, deserts and refuse.""
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"Nick Humphrey: "If you think of climate change as a kind of disorder the planet has, one of the greatest symptoms is increasing extreme weather events. [Regarding Siberia] I’ve never seen something like this on this kind of scale."
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"While oil palm cultivation is the more efficient process in terms of land use, it’s also responsible for much higher emissions — and those losses are higher than the figure used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and... certification bodies."
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"Inside a Kansas greenhouse, a buzzing horde of flies set about laying waste to 20,000 seedlings. But as researchers watched, there was one species of growth that remained untouched – an ancient Syrian grass known as Aegilops tauschii."
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