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Rising ocean waters from global warming could cost trillions of dollars | John Abraham

We’ll need to mitigate and adapt to global warming to avoid massive costs from sea level rise Ocean waters are rising because of global warming. They are rising for two reasons. First, and perhaps most obvious, ice is melting. There is a tremendous amount of ice locked away in Greenland, Antarctica, and in glaciers. As the world warms, that ice melts and the liquid water flows to the oceans. »
12 July 2018, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fragile countries risk being ‘stuck in a cycle of conflict and climate disaster,’ Security Council told

Climate change ­– and the shortages of water and food that come from it – is becoming increasingly linked to conflict, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, warning that countries most vulnerable to drought and crop failure are also most vulnerable to conflict and fragility. »
12 July 2018, 00:10 - UN - Search similar - Email

California's cap-and-trade air quality benefits mostly go out of state

California has one of the world's most progressive cap-and-trade designed to reduce greenhouse gases. Yet in disadvantaged communities, emissions of those pollutants has actually gone up. »
11 July 2018, 23:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Salamanders show more resistance to global warming than previously believed

The southern Appalachian Mountains are home to 10 percent of global salamander diversity. But current predictions indicate that 70 to 85 percent of this habitat will become unsuitable for salamanders by 2080 due to rising temperatures caused by climate change. »
11 July 2018, 23:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

UK must adapt to climate change now | Letters

Alastair Chisholm urges the UK government to strengthen its national adaptation policy; Robert McCartney writes that China produces twice the CO2 as the US Your editorial warning that extreme events are likely to become a new and dangerous normal (The heatwave in Britain is part of a large and dangerous pattern, 10 July) highlights that what the UK can most effectively do in response is to plan to... »
11 July 2018, 20:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Heatwave seems to make manmade climate change real for Americans

The record-breaking high temperatures across much of North America appear to be shaping people’s thinking, a survey finds. The warm temperatures that have scorched much of the US appear to be influencing Americans’ acceptance of climate science, with a new poll finding a record level of public confidence that the world is warming due to human activity. »
11 July 2018, 20:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Molson Coors steps up climate fight, even as heat drives thirst

Molson Coors is stepping up efforts to fight global warming even though recent hot weather in Europe during the World Cup has lifted beer sales for one of the world's biggest brewers, Chief Executive Mark Hunter said on Wednesday. »
11 July 2018, 17:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Japan hit by worst weather disaster in decades: Why did so many die?

Torrential rains unleashed floods and set off landslides in western Japan last week, killing at least 176 people, forcing millions to evacuate and leaving dozens missing in the country's worst weather disaster in 36 years. »
11 July 2018, 07:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees

A study has found that increased drought and wildfire risk make grasslands and rangelands a more reliable carbon sink than trees in 21st century California. As such, the study indicates they should be given opportunities in the state's cap-and-and trade market, which is designed to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. »
10 July 2018, 22:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Pulse of the polar vortex revealed: A key to mapping future storms

If you can predict the path of the jet stream, the upper atmosphere's undulating river of wind, then you can predict weather -- not just for a week or two, but for an entire season. »
10 July 2018, 22:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Strengthening west winds close to Antarctica previously led to massive outgassing of carbon

A new explanation for the Heinrich 1 event, where temperatures over Antarctica rose 5C in less than a century, suggests strengthening westerlies around the Antarctic led to a substantial increase in atmospheric carbon. »
10 July 2018, 16:41 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Supreme Court nominee has been a foe of emissions rules

Brett Kavanaugh, nominated on Monday to be a Supreme Court justice by U.S. President Donald Trump, is a long-time skeptic of business regulations, especially on rules limiting harmful emissions, although he has called global warming an "urgent" issue. »
10 July 2018, 09:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

The Guardian view on climate change: a global heatwave | Editorial

The weather in Britain is only a small part of a global pattern and as the Arctic warms, it will make extreme events into the new, and dangerous, normal The British are parochial about weather. It is our cherished grievance, not to be shared with foreigners. »
9 July 2018, 23:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cement Producers Are Developing a Plan to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Without action, the industry could jeopardize the Paris Agreement’s global climate target -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
9 July 2018, 22:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland

A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise. »
9 July 2018, 22:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

What natural greenhouse gases from wetlands and permafrosts mean for Paris Agreement goals

Global fossil fuel emissions would have to be reduced by as much as 20 percent more than previous estimates to achieve the Paris Agreement targets, because of natural greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands and permafrost, new research has found. The additional reductions are equivalent to five to six years of carbon emissions from human activities. »
9 July 2018, 22:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

There are genuine climate alarmists, but they're not in the same league as deniers | Dana Nuccitelli

Deniers have conservative media outlets and control the Republican Party; climate alarmists are largely ignored Those who debunk climate change misinformation often face a dilemma. We’re flooded with such a constant deluge of climate myths, where should we focus our efforts? »
9 July 2018, 14:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Withdrawing from the Paris agreement makes no economic sense | Peter Castellas

Those who advocate for leaving Paris are economically, environmentally and socially irresponsible Withdrawing from the Paris agreement is not an option for Australia, unless we want to suffer severe economic consequences as a result. Australia is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and it is in our national interest to support effective global action. »
9 July 2018, 08:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (8 July 2018)

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

Pope Francis warns against turning Earth into vast pile of 'rubble, deserts and refuse'

Francis also denounces ‘sterile hypocrisy’ of those who turn a blind eye to the world’s poor. Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threatens to turn the Earth into a vast pile of “rubble, deserts and refuse”. »
7 July 2018, 05:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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