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Weak El Niños Like This Year's May Become Rarer with Warming

The droughts and deluges spurred by the events could be worse even if the El Niño cycle does not change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
22 February 2019, 00:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen who has inspired a global movement of children against global warming. »
21 February 2019, 17:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Greta Thunberg tells EU: your greenhouse gas targets are too low

Swede says adults confronted by climate change crisis ‘just want to change the subject’. The European Union should double its climate targets to do its fair share in keeping the planet below a dangerous level of global warming, the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has told political and business leaders in Brussels. »
21 February 2019, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Scientist who published landmark climate change paper dies aged 87

Dr Wallace Broecker gave early warning of a planetary crisis if humans continued to emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. »
21 February 2019, 08:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

Australian headlines are designed to scare people into not acting on climate change | Erwin Jackson

As we head into another cycle of climate change politics beware the economic doomsayers. Whenever Australia starts to have a serious conversation about addressing climate change, headlines appear in newspapers of an economic apocalypse. This happened again in the Australian this week based on work by a long-standing economic modeller of climate policy, Brian Fisher. »
21 February 2019, 08:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cold-temperature variability important in evaluating climate change

New research highlights the importance of considering cold temperature variability, and not just warming temperatures, when evaluating the impact of climate change. »
21 February 2019, 06:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Ban gas boilers in new homes by 2025, says Committee on Climate Change

Government advisers suggest homes are heated using low-carbon energy instead. Gas hobs or boilers should be banned from being installed in new homes within the next six years, government advisers have recommended. »
21 February 2019, 01:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate goals of the Paris Agreement: Impact of land use

Significantly less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times -- this is the temperature to which global warming should be limited, according to the Paris Climate Agreement. In a current study, a research team shows that previous efforts to reduce greenhouse gases through human land use are insufficient. »
20 February 2019, 23:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

U.S. judge dismisses boys' lawsuit against Trump climate rollbacks

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing climate change, saying the court does not have power to tell the White House what to do. »
20 February 2019, 22:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. »
20 February 2019, 19:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Border Wall Could Sap Military Funding for Climate Adaptation

Under the emergency declaration, some money to build the wall will come from a military construction account -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
20 February 2019, 17:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Earth may be 140 years away from reaching carbon levels not seen in 56 million years

Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds. »
20 February 2019, 17:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Glencore to limit coal production after pressure from investors

Church of England among shareholders who pushed for environmental decision. The commodities trader Glencore has bowed to pressure from shareholders, including the Church of England, to limit coal production for environmental reasons – days after reporting that it produced nearly 130m tonnes of the fossil fuel last year. »
20 February 2019, 16:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Jay Inslee, potential 2020 contender, on climate: 'We need to blow the bugle'

Washington state’s Democratic governor wants to ‘put the pedal to the metal’ to save the planet. The US stands virtually alone in the world in having a leader who openly dismisses the reality of climate change. But amid growing concern among Americans about the overheating planet, one potential 2020 presidential candidate is aiming to hoist climate to the top of the agenda. »
20 February 2019, 10:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Murray-Darling authority promises to upgrade climate science after criticism

Scientists invited to collaborate on climate change following mass fish kills and royal commission findings. In the wake of mass fish kills in the Menindee Lakes in January and scorching criticism of its stewardship of the Murray-Darling Basin, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority has announced that it will upgrade its scientific work on climate change and the river system. »
20 February 2019, 06:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Ocean acidification harms cod larvae more than previously thought

The Atlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in the world. Recent studies have shown that ocean acidification threatens the early life stages of this species. So far it was hoped that at least the larvae that survive might be more robust and therefore may aid in the adaptation of this population. A new article suggests otherwise. »
20 February 2019, 05:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change

A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause of the global decline of reef-building corals and that the only effective solution is to immediately and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. »
20 February 2019, 05:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate-friendly labriculture depends on an energy revolution

In a first-of-its-kind study, the climate-change impact of several production methods for lab-grown and farmed beef was assessed accounting for the differing greenhouse gases produced. »
19 February 2019, 17:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change science pioneer Wallace Smith Broecker dies

US professor raised early alarms about climate change and popularised term ‘global warming’. The scientist Wallace Smith Broecker, who raised early alarms about climate change and popularised the term “global warming”, has died was 87. »
19 February 2019, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Majority of European firms have no CO2 reduction targets

Only one in three firms have climate goals set to go beyond 2025, report finds. Most European companies have no target for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions even though 80% see climate change as a business risk, a survey has found. Among those that have set climate goals, only one in three stretch beyond 2025, according to the annual Carbon Disclosure Project report. Continue reading... »
19 February 2019, 08:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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