Greens ads to focus on climate change: A new Australian Greens’ advertising campaign on climate change will see the letters SOS loom over Australia’s major cities for the next 30 days. Billboards, depicting the international distress signal SOS with a satellite image of the earth as the middle letter, are part of the Greens’ campaign ahead of this year’s federal election. The Age

Bird ranges move, but is it climate change?: Alice Hale remembers the day she first saw a northern cardinal, an unmistakable creature famed in bird watching circles for its brilliant scarlet plumage … But according to Hale’s 1980 edition of the “Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Birds,” Nova Scotia should not have been a common part of the bird’s range. Scientific American

All pupils to be given lessons in climate change: Children will be put on the front line of the battle to save the planet under radical proposals to shake up the way that geography is taught in schools. The plans, to be published on Monday, will ensure that, for the first time, issues such as climate change and global warming are at the heart of the school timetable. Independent

Scientists offered cash to dispute climate change study: Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world’s largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report due to be published today. The Guardian 

Humans cause climate change: The U.N. climate panel issued its toughest warning yet on Friday that human activities are to blame for global warming and projected a damaging, accelerating rise in temperatures in the 21st century. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts more rain, more powerful storms, droughts and heatwaves and a slow rise in sea levels in line with rising temperatures. Reuters

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