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22 April headlines
Global warming: scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
There is a one-in-ten chance of the world being 6C warmer than it is today by 2100 which would lead to cataclysmic changes in the global climate with unimaginable consequences for human civilisation, scientists have warned. Independent.
Climate change: Paris ‘last chance’ for action
Scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris. They said the UN meeting in December is “the last chance” to avert dangerous levels of climate change. BBC.
BP sees ‘massive’ shock for North Sea as oil glut deepens
The North Sea oil industry faces a drastic squeeze as the world’s crude glut worsens, BP has warned. Bob Dudley, BP chief executive, said, “We’re going to see massive restructuring. The North Sea is a very high cost basin and its is going to be a painful adjustment.” Telegraph.
Marshall Islands calls for curbs on maritime carbon emissions
The Marshall Islands, holder of one of the world’s largest shipping registries, has called for curbs on maritime carbon emissions before a global climate deal due to be finalised in Paris in December. Financial Times.
Illegal trade in endangered wildlife thriving on eBay despite controls
Illegal online trafficking in imperilled wildlife is rampant, and attempted controls are few and largely ineffective. Log on to most any international interest store that deals in wildlife or wildlife pars, and you’ll fund a charnel house of endangered and protected species hawed openly. Guardian.
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