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Wentworth becomes test bed for how federal election will treat climate change

Coalition of green groups has been working hard to ensure voters realise they have a chance to give Liberals a wake-up call. »
19 Oct, 10:50 - guardian -  - 

The Bad News We Need

The IPCC’s scary new report could finally stir us to take action on climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 Oct, 15:30 - scientificamerican -  - 

Energy firms, green groups call for strong UK carbon price to keep coal at bay

Energy companies and green groups have written separate letters this week to Britain's finance minister asking for the country's strong carbon price to be maintained to prevent a rise in coal-fired power generation and greenhouse gas emissions. »
18 Oct, 12:40 - reuters -  - 

Why the Little Ice Age ended in the middle of the 19th century

In the first half of the 19th century, a series of large volcanic eruptions in the tropics led to a temporary global cooling of Earth's climate. It was a natural process that caused Alpine glaciers to grow and subsequently recede again during the final phase of the so-called Little Ice Age. This has now been proven by PSI researchers, on the basis of ice cores. »
17 Oct, 22:20 - admin.ch -  - 

World Heritage Sites threatened by rising sea levels

In the Mediterranean region, there are numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in low-lying coastal areas. In the course of the 21st century, these sites will increasingly be at risk by storm surges and increasing coastal erosion due to sea-level rise. »
17 Oct, 21:00 - sciencedaily -  - 

Everglades: climate change threatens years of work to reverse man-made damage

Report warns that rising temperatures threaten the Everglades, including changing rainfall patterns and accelerating sea-level rise. Sea water encroaching on the Everglades will hamper decades of work by a government program to reverse manmade damage to the vast, fragile ecosystem at the tip of Florida, according to a new report published on Wednesday. »
17 Oct, 20:50 - guardian -  - 

What's in a Half a Degree? 2 Very Different Future Climates

A new IPCC report shows the impacts in the near future that can be avoided by limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius instead of 2 degrees C -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
17 Oct, 14:50 - scientificamerican -  - 

Britain looking at four options for carbon pricing after Brexit – government official

Britain is looking at four options for carbon pricing once it leaves the European Union, including launching its own emissions trading system, a government official said on Wednesday. »
17 Oct, 14:30 - reuters -  - 

Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels

Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund. »
17 Oct, 14:30 - guardian -  - 

Can forests save us from climate change?

Additional climate benefits through sustainable forest management will be modest and local rather than global. Even if Europe's forests are managed in such a way that their carbon sequestration is maximized it will not impact the climate significantly. »
17 Oct, 02:30 - sciencedaily -  - 

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