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Investors controlling $13tn call on G20 leaders to ratify Paris climate agreement

Investors say countries that move first will attract investments and call for regulators to force disclosure of climate-related risks. A group of 130 institutions that control US$13tn of investments have called on G20 nations to ratify the Paris agreement this year and accelerate investment in clean energy and forced disclosure of climate-related financial risk. »
24 Aug, 05:40 - guardian -  - 

Giant, Deadly Ice Slide Baffles Researchers

Climate change could be to blame for Tibetan tragedy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
23 Aug, 22:00 - scientificamerican -  - 

Climate change: Warning of extreme events and a move into uncharted territory

As the world endures a third straight year of record-breaking heat, a new study has given fresh insight into what global warming is likely to mean for Australians if it is not curbed. »
23 Aug, 18:20 - smh -  - 

This week in climate news (21 August 2016)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
21 Aug, 18:03 - climatiq -  - 

‘Next year or the year after, the Arctic will be free of ice’

Scientist Peter Wadhams believes the summer ice cover at the north pole is about to disappear, triggering even more rapid global warming. Peter Wadhams has spent his career in the Arctic, making more than 50 trips there, some in submarines under the polar ice. »
21 Aug, 11:10 - guardian -  - 

Canada's British Columbia keeps carbon tax frozen in new climate plan

Canada's British Columbia unveiled a new climate action plan on Friday that kept its carbon tax frozen at C$30 per tonne, a move environmental groups warned would undermine the province's target of cutting 2050 emissions by 80 percent from 2007 levels. »
20 Aug, 01:40 - reuters -  - 

Exxon touts clean tech in Olympic ads as climate pressure grows

Exxon Mobil Corp is running television advertisements at the Rio Olympics to showcase its work on clean energy, a high-profile blitz as the company faces pressure over global warming in an intense year of climate politics. »
20 Aug, 01:40 - reuters -  - 

EPA has not completed required review of biofuel mandate: report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not complied with federal requirements to study the effects of the nation's biofuel use mandate, an agency watchdog said on Thursday. »
19 Aug, 00:20 - reuters -  - 

Extreme Floods May Be the New Normal

Communities should plan defenses and emergency responses based on the climate of the future, not the past -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 Aug, 18:40 - scientificamerican -  - 

Desertification eating into agricultural land in India, satellite images show

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and the rate of degradation of agricultural areas is increasing, according to new analysis of satellite images. »
18 Aug, 18:00 - reuters -  - 

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