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Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study

Climate change study predicts ‘staggering impact’ of swelling oceans on coastal communities within next 30 years. Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many as 311,000 homes face being flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years. »
18 June 2018, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (17 June 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
17 June 2018, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic ice sheet retreated little during past eight million years

Large parts of the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet did not retreat significantly during a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were similar to today's levels. »
17 June 2018, 07:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Better be safe than sorry: Economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements

Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down costs of greenhouse gas reductions for instance, the concept of profit maximization alone does not suffice to avoid the tipping of critical elements in the Earth system which could lead to dramatic changes of our lifelihood. »
17 June 2018, 07:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Dry riverbeds are contributing to climate change more than previously thought

A massive world-wide study of dry riverbeds has found they're contributing more carbon emissions than previously thought, and this could help scientists better understand how to fight climate change. »
17 June 2018, 01:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up

The world's system for allocating fish stocks is being outpaced by the movement of fish species in response to climate change, according to a study undertaken by an international team of marine ecologists, fisheries and social scientists, and lawyers. »
15 June 2018, 06:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Leading Antarctic experts offer two possible views of continent's future

The next 10 years will be critical for the future of Antarctica, and choices made will have long-lasting consequences, says an international group of Antarctic research scientists. It lays out two different plausible future scenarios for the continent and its Southern Ocean over the next 50 years. »
15 June 2018, 06:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Inside the AEF, the climate denial group hosting Tony Abbott as guest speaker

The Australian Environment Foundation has secured a former prime minister to speak. But what does it actually do? Securing a former prime minister to speak at your organisation is no doubt a coup for many groups. Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy recently got Kevin Rudd. Australia’s Nelson Mandela Day committee has snaffled Julia Gillard for their next annual lecture. »
14 June 2018, 22:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Exclusive: Global warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow growth - U.N. draft

Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the U.N.'s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change. »
14 June 2018, 15:52 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Stress test to predict how diatoms will react to ocean acidification

Researchers have shown that diatoms can withstand population collapse in an acidified environment by conserving valuable energy normally used for carbon dioxide consumption. »
14 June 2018, 05:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change accelerating rise in sea levels

A new study has discovered that rising sea levels could be accelerated by vulnerable ice shelves in the Antarctic. »
13 June 2018, 23:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Antarctic thaw quickens, trillions of tonnes of ice raise sea levels

An accelerating thaw of Antarctica has pushed up world sea levels by almost a centimeter since the early 1990s in a risk for coasts from Pacific islands to Florida, an international team of scientists said on Thursday. »
13 June 2018, 20:51 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Antarctic ice melting faster than ever, studies show

Rate of melt has accelerated threefold in last five years and could contribute 25cm to sea-level rises without urgent action. Ice in the Antarctic is melting at a record-breaking rate and the subsequent sea rises could have catastrophic consequences for cities around the world, according to two new studies. »
13 June 2018, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change is wiping out the baobab, Africa’s ‘tree of life’ | Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

The trees are a scientific wonder, once capable of living for thousands of years, but now becoming endangered species Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years. Morondava in Madagascar, the skyline in Senegal and Kruger national park all have something in common. »
13 June 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Dutch PM Rutte urges EU to cut CO2 emissions by more

Europe needs to reduce its carbon emissions by more than currently planned to limit global warming as agreed under the Paris climate agreement, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told the European Parliament on Wednesday. »
13 June 2018, 11:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Rising Temperatures Could Cut Corn Production

Unrestrained warming could reduce yields of the staple crop, as well as many vegetables and legumes -- Read more on »
12 June 2018, 22:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops

Warmer temperatures by the end of this century will dramatically increase the volatility in global supplies of corn, the most widely grown crop in the world. »
12 June 2018, 04:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Australia's emissions reduction target 'unambitious, irresponsible'

New Australia Institute paper finds neither Coalition nor Labor’s pollution reduction targets would see us doing our fair share. Pollution reduction targets for 2030 proposed by the Coalition and Labor will not see Australia contributing its fair share to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement, according to new research. »
11 June 2018, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Wall Street Journal keeps peddling Big Oil propaganda | Dana Nuccitelli

The WSJ disguises climate misinformation as “opinion”. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Opinion page has long had a conservative skew, and unfortunately that has extended to politicizing climate change with biased and factually inaccurate editorials. Over the past several weeks, the WSJ’s attacks on climate science have gone into overdrive. »
11 June 2018, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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