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Warming Boosted Florence's Rainfall, One Expert Says

The hurricane was likely fueled by some of the warmer spots in the Atlantic Oceans this year -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 September 2018, 01:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Paris climate targets could be exceeded sooner than expected

A new study has for the first time comprehensively accounted for permafrost carbon release when estimating emission budgets for climate targets. The results show that the world might be closer to exceeding the budget for the long-term target of the Paris climate agreement than previously thought. »
18 September 2018, 01:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds

Scientists have observed for years that Earth's tropics are widening in connection with complex changes in climate and weather patterns. But in recent years, it appeared the widening was outpacing what models predicted, suggesting other factors were at work. But a new paper finds that the most up-to-date models and the best data match up reasonably well. »
18 September 2018, 01:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change

New research suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical, and often overlooked, partner in food supply -- soil. »
17 September 2018, 19:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

More than 65 million ‘low-carbon jobs’ can be created by 2030: UN-backed Climate Summit urges action ‘to the next level’

New UN-backed commitments to take action against the damaging effects of climate change, could result in $26 trillion in economic benefits worldwide, and help create 65 million new “low-carbon jobs” by 2030 – the deadline for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). »
16 September 2018, 19:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (16 September 2018)

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

What climate change means for the wine industry

The warmer weather may benefit English vineyards, but winemakers from Bordeaux to California are struggling. Here are six wines rising to the challenge. One of the ways the British media covers climate change is to treat it as a bit of banter in silly-season items on English wine. »
16 September 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Now is a ‘pivotal time for climate action’ says UN chief, looking to ozone layer gains

As record-breaking heat has been enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said it was also “a pivotal time for climate action”, marking  the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday. »
16 September 2018, 13:10 - UN - Search similar - Email

Drought-stricken farmers challenge Coalition's climate change stance in TV ad

‘We need to stick to the Paris agreement, we need to stop burning coal and we need to commit to more renewable energy,’ Longreach farmer says. “This drought has really hit our family hard,” says Longreach farmer Jody Brown. “Climate change is making the droughts more severe.”. »
15 September 2018, 22:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Former IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri to stand trial on sexual harassment charges

Delhi court decides there is enough evidence to charge Pachauri with harassing a female colleague. The former chairman of a United Nations climate change panel has been ordered stand trial on charges of sexual abuse and harassment of a female colleague. »
15 September 2018, 10:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'Warning of what has already arrived': Florence is a climate change triple threat | Michael Mann

If we don’t act on climate change, the destruction potential of slow-moving storms such as Harvey and Florence will only get worse. Just a year ago we were dealing with an historically devastating Atlantic hurricane season. »
15 September 2018, 00:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

California to launch its 'own damn satellite' to track greenhouse gases

Announcement at climate summit comes after former US secretary of state John Kerry warns that international action is slowing. California is set to launch a satellite to track greenhouse gases, as former US Secretary of State John Kerry and island nation leaders warned that the world is far off course to avoid the worst effects of rising temperatures. Gov. »
15 September 2018, 00:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Heat-related deaths likely to increase significantly as global temperatures rise, warn researchers

In a new article, experts argue that the world needs to keep global temperatures in check by meeting the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, or more people could die because of extreme temperatures. »
14 September 2018, 23:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

North Carolina's Natural Hurricane Defenses Are Disappearing

Development and sea level rise are chipping away at the barrier islands that help shield the mainland -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
13 September 2018, 23:00 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Climate-induced soil changes may cause more erosion and flash flooding

A new study predicts a climate-induced reduction in large soil pores, which may intensify the water cycle and contribute to more flash flooding and soil erosion by the end of the 21st century. »
13 September 2018, 23:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

California leads subnational efforts to curb climate change

SUPPOSE Britain’s prime minister ordered civil servants to make the world’s fifth-biggest economy fully carbon-neutral by 2045, and thereafter to extract more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than it emits. »
13 September 2018, 19:10 - economist - Search similar - Email

FEMA's Former Chief Taps AI to Prep for Hurricanes and Rising Seas

Craig Fugate talks about how big data will provide more precise analyses that can head off losses from future storms  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
13 September 2018, 16:51 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Climate change means Hurricane Florence will dump 50% more rain

Scientific study finds diameter of storm heading for US east coast will be 50 miles wider due to human-caused warming of planet. Hurricane Florence is set to bring 50% more rainfall to the US east coast due to human-induced climate change, according to a landmark forecast that has outlined the influence of warming temperatures upon the looming storm. »
13 September 2018, 16:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'Monster' storm: Hurricane Florence is a rare threat in an unusual location

Storms of Florence’s scope, with winds of upwards of 130mph, are rare so far north in the US – and its origins are unusual, too. Hurricane Florence tracker: where is the storm heading? »
13 September 2018, 13:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

End of Colombia conflict may bring new threats to ecosystems

The end of a 52-year internal conflict could spell trouble for the second most biodiverse country in the world. A new study outlines a sustainable path forward. »
13 September 2018, 04:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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