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This week in climate news (11 March 2018)

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11 March 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Fisheries output to plunge unless global warming reeled in

Global fisheries output will slump by 20 percent by 2300 and by 60 percent in the worst-hit North Atlantic region if governments fail to slow long-term global warming, a U.S. team of scientists said on Thursday. »
8 March 2018, 23:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Landmark case challenges land clearing based on climate change impact

Northern Territory government-approved land clearing likely to cause up to 3 megatonnes of C02-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions. A landmark court case in the Northern Territory is set to consider a challenge to a massive land-clearing approval based on its impacts on climate change. »
8 March 2018, 20:21 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds

Global climate is a tremendously complex phenomenon, and researchers are making painstaking progress, year by year, to try to develop ever more accurate models. Now, an international group using the powerful K computer, have for the first time accurately calculated the effects of aerosols on clouds in a climate model. »
8 March 2018, 19:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Wildfires set to increase: could we be sitting on a tinderbox in Europe?

2017 was one of the worst years on record for fires in Europe, with over 800,000 hectares of land burnt in Portugal, Italy and Spain alone. »
8 March 2018, 01:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Parts of San Francisco are sinking faster than the sea is rising

Rising seas are already boosting the flood risk in places like San Francisco, but the problem is even worse than that because land is also subsiding. »
7 March 2018, 22:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Climate change tightens grip on US west coast despite progressive aspirations

California, Washington and Oregon have led criticism of Trump’s climate policies, but change hasn’t been easier closer to home California’s exposure to climate change has been laid bare with warnings that San Francisco faces a far worse threat from rising seas than previously thought, while the agricultural heart of the state will increasingly struggle to support crops such as peaches,... »
7 March 2018, 22:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Current deforestation pace will intensify global warming, study alerts

Scientists affirms the prolongation of an annual deforestation of 7,000 square km can nullify the efforts for reducing GHG emissions. The study brings a new assessment on the importance of tropical forests in world climate regulation, and calculates a 0,8 °C rise on Earth's temperature in a scenario in which they are extinct. »
7 March 2018, 00:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Arctic has warmest winter on record: 'Never seen anything like this'

Sea ice has hit record lows for time of year as experts say global warming probably fueled big storms in Europe and north-eastern US. The Arctic winter has ended with more news that is worrying even the scientists who watch the effects of climate change closely. The region experienced its warmest winter on record. »
7 March 2018, 00:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

French hydro firm builds wind turbines as Swiss glaciers melt

French hydropower firm CNR, anticipating the impact of climate change and the possible disappearance of glaciers in the Swiss Alps, plans to sharply increase its solar and wind capacity to compensate for lower water levels on the Rhone river. »
6 March 2018, 20:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate Change and the Political Landscape

How conservative lawmakers can start addressing the risks without losing their seats -- Read more on »
6 March 2018, 18:21 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Enhanced weathering of rocks can help to pull CO2 out of the air -- a little

Weathering of huge amounts of tiny rocks could be a means to reduce the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. While this is normally a slow natural process during which minerals chemically bind CO2, technological upscaling could make this relevant for so-called negative emissions to help limit climate risks. »
6 March 2018, 18:21 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Sea level rise urgently requires new forms of decision making

US cities facing sea level rise need to look beyond traditional strategies for managing issues such as critical erosion and coastal squeeze, according to new research. Civil society initiatives must now play a crucial role in adapting society to climate change, the study argues. »
6 March 2018, 18:21 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Models show how to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C

There are several ways to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2100, and new research shows under what conditions this could happen. »
5 March 2018, 23:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

France calls on EU nations to adopt carbon price floor

France called on other EU nations to adopt a regional carbon price floor for power generators to promote a shift away from coal to more climate-friendly fuels. »
5 March 2018, 19:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Greenhouse gas emissions of hydropower in the Mekong River Basin can exceed those of fossil fuel energy sources

Hydropower is commonly considered as a clean energy source to fuel Southeast Asian economic growth. A recent study finds that hydropower in the Mekong River Basin, largest river in Southeast Asia, might not always be climate friendly. »
5 March 2018, 17:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Lawmakers question biggest UK pensions over climate change risks

Britain's biggest pension funds have been asked by lawmakers to explain how they are managing the impact of climate change risks on their investments. »
5 March 2018, 13:11 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Stop blaming ‘both sides’ for America’s climate failures | Dana Nuccitelli

The fault lies entirely with the GOP. Focus on fixing it, not laying blame where it doesn’t belong. Steven Pinker is a cognitive psychologist, linguist, and author of Bill Gates’ two favorite books. However, his latest – Enlightenment Now – has some serious shortcomings centering on Pinker’s misperceptions about climate change polarization. »
5 March 2018, 13:11 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Why what we eat is crucial to the climate change question | Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o

Our food – from what we eat to how it is grown – accounts for more carbon emissions than transport and yet staple crops will be hit hard by global warming. Did you know that what’s on your plate plays a larger role in contributing to climate change than the car you drive? »
5 March 2018, 10:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (4 March 2018)

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4 March 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email
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