Latest articles

This week in climate news (18 March 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
18 Mar, 18:00 - climatiq -  - 

Billion-dollar polar engineering ‘needed to slow melting glaciers’

Underwater sea walls and artificial islands among projects urgently required to avoid devastation of global flooding, say scientists Scientists have outlined plans to build a series of mammoth engineering projects in Greenland and Antarctica to help slow down the disintegration of the planet’s main glaciers. »
18 Mar, 02:00 - guardian -  - 

Environmental aspects in financial market policy: good momentum and ongoing work

Ecological sustainability in financial business has become even more important. During its meeting on 16 March 2018, the Federal Council was informed of the corresponding national and international developments and the Confederation's commitment. »
17 Mar, 01:30 - -  - 

Wandering greenhouse gas

On the seafloor of the shallow coastal regions north of Siberia, microorganisms produce methane when they break down plant remains. If this greenhouse gas finds its way into the water, it can also become trapped in the sea ice that forms in these coastal waters. »
17 Mar, 01:00 - sciencedaily -  - 

Offsets for emissions breaches prove Australia has a carbon market, Labor says

Industrial sites have spent millions on carbon credits under Direct Action’s ‘safeguard mechanism’. Sixteen Australian industrial sites have breached government-imposed greenhouse gas emissions limits and had to buy millions of dollars in carbon credits to offset the infringement. »
17 Mar, 00:40 - guardian -  - 

How concrete and condoms could turn a greenhouse gas green

We need to suck CO2 from the air to solve the climate crisis, but what do we do with it? A budding industry is turning the gas into useful stuff. »
16 Mar, 15:51 - newscientist -  - 

Disasters cost billions in agricultural losses, poor farmers bear brunt – UN report

A crowded field of threats that includes drought, floods, animal disease outbreaks and chemical spills are among the disasters costing farmers in the developing world billions of dollars each year, according to a new report from the United Nations agriculture agency. »
15 Mar, 18:50 - UN -  - 

Climate Change Goes Firmly in the "Loss" Column for Insurers

Payouts after disasters and costly litigation leave insurance companies exposed, report finds -- Read more on »
15 Mar, 18:10 - scientificamerican -  - 

Half a degree more global warming could flood out 5 million more people

A new study finds that by 2150, the seemingly small difference between a global temperature increase of 1.5 and 2.0 degrees Celsius would mean the permanent inundation of lands currently home to about 5 million people, including 60,000 who live on small island nations. »
15 Mar, 18:10 - sciencedaily -  - 

It's 50 years since climate change was first seen. Now time is running out | Richard Wiles

Making up for years of delay and denial will not be easy, nor will it be cheap. Climate polluters must be held accountable. Fifty years ago, the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) delivered a report titled Sources, Abundance, and Fate of Gaseous Atmospheric Polluters to the American Petroleum Institute (API), a trade association for the fossil fuel industry. »
15 Mar, 17:00 - guardian -  - 

More news »


Latest documents


Toward resilience

Jan 2013, 194 pages,

Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost

Nov 2012, 38 pages,

The Emissions Gap Report 2012

Nov 2012, 62 pages,

Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012

Nov 2012, 304 pages,

Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind

Oct 2012, 30 pages,

Risk-analysis of global climate tipping points

Sep 2012, 368 pages,

More documents »