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A pause in the climate wars is better than nothing

The NEG does not provide a comprehensive resolution to our energy and climate deadlock. But it could signal an end to the extreme adversarial, winner-take-all approach. »
10 August 2018, 21:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

Weak NEG target threat to farmers

The weak ambition of the current NEG target spells big trouble for Australia’s agriculture sector in particular. A fact which has not dawned on the Coalition. »
10 August 2018, 15:00 - smh - Search similar - Email

Brazil cuts deforestation emissions below 2020 targets

Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its internationally agreed 2020 climate change targets, the country's Environment Ministry said on Thursday. »
10 August 2018, 06:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Researchers call for comprehensive transformation of food systems

Agriculture and food systems policies should ensure more than just the supply of food. Decision-makers must make a paradigm shift to align policies about climate, agriculture and food with the United Nation's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a group of international researchers. »
10 August 2018, 00:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Back to the future of climate change

Researchers are looking to the geologic past to make future projections about climate change. Their research focuses on the ancient Tethys Ocean (site of the present-day Mediterranean Sea) and provides a benchmark for present and future climate and ocean models. »
10 August 2018, 00:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

At 'America First Energy Conference', solar power is dumb, climate change is fake

Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply "dumb". »
9 August 2018, 20:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Great Barrier Reef: former board member describes $444m grant as 'unthinkable'

Michael Myer says size of grant ‘unheard of’ as Josh Frydenberg refuses to say where idea originated The environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, would not say whose idea it was to award a $444m government grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, on the same day a former member of the foundation’s board described the allocation as “unthinkable”. »
9 August 2018, 11:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The bigger questions about reef foundation's $444 million windfall

There is no guarantee that spending on making the Great Barrier Reef more "resilient" will succeed. »
8 August 2018, 19:50 - smh - Search similar - Email

Dimming sunlight to slow global warming may harm crop yields: study

Spraying a veil of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth to slow global warming could harm crop yields in an unintended side-effect of turning down the heat, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday. »
8 August 2018, 19:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

With the world on fire, we must act now to tackle climate change | Letters

Kim and Nick Hoare fear for their son’s future after his farm was destroyed by wildfires, and Prof Tom Spencer calls for a much deeper debate about how to deal with rising sea levels On Monday we received the distressing news that the agro-forestry farm where our son and his partner live in Portugal has been destroyed by wildfires. Thankfully no lives were lost. »
8 August 2018, 19:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Reflecting sun's rays would cause crops to fail, scientists warn

Research shows geoengineering method intended to combat climate change would have adverse effect on agriculture. Proposals to combat climate change by reflecting the sun’s rays back into space would cause widespread crop failure, cancelling out any benefits to farming from the reduction in warming, according to new research. »
8 August 2018, 19:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Global warming may become unstoppable even if we stick to Paris target

There could be a planetary threshold beyond which the earth will keep warming even if we stop pumping out more fossil fuels - the so-called 'Hothouse Earth' scenario. »
8 August 2018, 15:00 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

NSW declared 100% in drought as farmers fear relief package ‘too late’

A total of 77% of the state is either in drought or drought affected, while 23% is experiencing intense drought. The entire state of NSW is now impacted by drought, official figures show. A drier-than-expected June and July has left many farmers with failing crops, a short supply of water and diminishing livestock feed. Continue reading... »
8 August 2018, 06:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mojave Desert birds crashed over the last century due to climate change

More than 100 years ago, biologists conducted a thorough survey of birds in the Mojave Desert. A recent resurvey shows that the species richness of the desert habitat has dropped by 43 percent over the past century, on average, at the sites revisited. »
7 August 2018, 23:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Forests crucial for limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees

Trying to tackle climate change by replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) could instead increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, scientists say. »
7 August 2018, 23:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Caribbean states beg Trump to grasp climate change threat: 'war has come to us'

As warming temperatures caused by climate change is strengthening hurricanes, leaders in the region plead with Trump to rejoin the Paris climate deal. »
7 August 2018, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Don’t despair – climate change catastrophe can still be averted | Simon Lewis

The future looks fiery and dangerous, according to new reports. But political will and grassroots engagement can change this This is the summer when, for many, climate change got real. The future looks fiery and dangerous. Hot on the heels of Trump, fake news and the parlous state of the Brexit negotiations, despair is in the air. »
7 August 2018, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Children are highly vulnerable to health risks of a changing climate

Children and adolescents are more vulnerable to climate-related disasters because of their anatomic, cognitive, immunologic, and psychologic differences compared to adults. Researchers set out some specific challenges associated with the impacts of climate change on the world's 2.3 billion children and suggest ways to address their under-prioritized needs. »
7 August 2018, 04:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Wetter soil is leading to reduced methane gas absorption

A new paper finds that the existing effects of global warming are decreasing the soil's ability to absorb methane gas. The paper details findings from a study that measured forest-soil uptake of methane gas in a variety of locations and settings over a 13- to 27-year span and detected decreases of 53 to 89 percent. »
7 August 2018, 04:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many mountain regions of the western U.S., Canada

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western United States and Canada due to climate change. »
7 August 2018, 04:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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