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Climate change disrupts timing of river floods in Europe: study

Climate change has shifted the timing of flooding in European rivers in the past 50 years, causing deluges earlier in the northeast and later around parts of the Mediterranean, scientists said on Thursday. »
10 August 2017, 22:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told

Former defence force chief decries Australia’s response to climate challenge as a ‘manifest failure of leadership’. »
10 August 2017, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Swiss forests must adapt to cope with climate change

Norway spruce and European beech trees are struggling to keep pace with warmer and drier climatic conditions in Switzerland, new research shows. »
10 August 2017, 12:20 - swissinfo - Search similar - Email

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help

Communities at risk of falling into the sea say assistance from Washington has dried up: ‘It feels like a complete abdication of responsibility on climate change’. The US government’s withdrawal from dealing with, or even acknowledging, climate change may have provoked widespread opprobrium, but for Alaskan communities at risk of toppling into the sea, the risks are rather more personal. »
10 August 2017, 11:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Swiss president views Arctic climate change

Swiss President Doris Leuthard is in Greenland learning about the impact of climate change on the Arctic.  “It is important for me to explore closely, together with the polar scientists, what we can expect in the future,” Leuthard told the Swiss News Agency ahead of the visit. »
9 August 2017, 17:50 - swissinfo - Search similar - Email

Americans already feeling effects of climate change, says report

A leaked report says evidence that humans are responsible for climate change is strong – but it remains to be seen how the Trump White House will react. »
9 August 2017, 00:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Exclusive: U.S. envoys told to be coy on re-engaging in Paris climate deal - cable

U.S. diplomats should sidestep questions from foreign governments on what it would take for the Trump administration to re-engage in the global Paris climate agreement, according to a diplomatic cable seen by Reuters. »
8 August 2017, 22:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

A Century of Global Warming, in Just 35 Seconds

A new animation, the "Temperature Circle," shows every nation on the planet is now in the red -- Read more on »
8 August 2017, 14:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Censoring climate change won't stop global warming | Bill McKibben

The US Department of Agriculture has forbidden the use of the words ‘climate change’. This say-no-evil policy is doomed to fail. »
8 August 2017, 11:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tibet's fragile ecosystem is in danger. China must change its flawed environmental policy | Lobsang Sangay

Rising temperatures on the roof of the world make Tibet both a driver and amplifier of global warming. China’s unchecked mining and dam building has to be reigned in. »
7 August 2017, 10:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (6 August 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
6 August 2017, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

U.S. submits formal notice of withdrawal from Paris climate pact

The U.S. State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States. »
5 August 2017, 02:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Extreme weather deaths in Europe 'could increase 50-fold by next century'

If no action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or protect citizens, weather disasters could kill 152,000 a year between 2071 and 2100, says study. Deaths from weather disasters could increase 50-fold in Europe by the start of the next century if no action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or protect citizens, researchers have warned. »
5 August 2017, 01:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate Change Could Get You Bumped from a Future Flight

Major airports will see more frequent takeoff weight restrictions in the coming decades due to increasingly common hot temperatures -- Read more on »
4 August 2017, 18:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Gruesome discoveries a sign of rapidly retreating glaciers

The finds of human remains in the Swiss Alps in recent weeks are a reminder that alpine glaciers are melting rapidly, and could disappear entirely by the end of the century.  In mid-July two frozen corpses were found in the shrinking Tsanfleuron glacier near the border between Cantons Bern and Valais, not far from the chic resort of Gstaad.  Last week, a human hand and leg were uncovered on the... »
3 August 2017, 20:00 - swissinfo - Search similar - Email

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

If warming is not tackled, levels of humid heat that can kill within hours will affect millions across south Asia within decades, analysis finds. Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon, according to new research. »
2 August 2017, 22:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

More climate scientists urgently needed for Australia, academy says

Australia's climate research is in "urgent" need of dozens more scientists to help prepare for global warming. »
2 August 2017, 19:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

Australia's shortage of climate scientists puts country at serious risk, report find

Climate science workforce needs to grow by 77 positions over the next four years, according to report prompted by CSIRO redundancies. Australia has a critical shortage of climate scientists, leaving it at serious risk of not delivering essential climate and weather services to groups like farmers, coastal communities and international organisations, a report has found. »
2 August 2017, 16:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

President Leuthard to travel to Denmark and Greenland and to Expo 2017

President Doris Leuthard will travel to Denmark for a working meeting with Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen on Monday, 7 August. She will then travel to Greenland to hear about the impact of climate change in the Arctic from the local authorities and Swiss polar scientists. »
2 August 2017, 15:50 - - Search similar - Email

Earth Almost Certain to Warm by 2 Degrees Celsius

Experts say new findings should inspire even more action to combat climate change  -- Read more on »
1 August 2017, 22:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email
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