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Top climate scientist blasts UK’s fracking plans as 'aping Trump’

James Hansen, ‘father of climate science’, accuses Britain of ignoring science. One of the world’s leading climate scientists has launched a scathing attack on the government’s fracking programme, accusing ministers of aping Donald Trump and ignoring scientific evidence. »
13 October 2018, 15:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Innovative tool allows continental-scale water, energy, and land system modeling

A new large-scale hydroeconomic model will allow researchers to study water systems across whole continents, looking at sustainability of supply and the impacts of water management on the energy and agricultural sectors. »
12 October 2018, 23:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Reusable coffee cups are just a drop in the ocean for efforts to save our seas

Overfishing and climate change harm the marine environment at least as much as plastic pollution. Films such as A Plastic Ocean, and the huge success of Blue Planet II, have brought ocean plastic pollution firmly into the popular domain. Plastic has become ubiquitous through the world’s oceans, with fragments found in deep ocean trenches and the Arctic ice sheets. »
12 October 2018, 20:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Does climate vary more from century to century when it is warmer?

Century-scale climate variability was enhanced when the Earth was warmer during the Last Interglacial period (129,000-116,000 years ago) compared to the current interglacial (the last 11,700 years), according to a new study. »
12 October 2018, 17:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Mary Robinson on climate change: ‘Feeling “This is too big for me” is no use to anybody’

The former president of Ireland has a new raison d’être: saving the planet. Yet, despite the dire warnings of this week’s IPCC report, she is surprisingly upbeat. On the morning that the world’s leading climate scientists warn that the planet has until 2030 to avert a global warming catastrophe, Mary Robinson appears suitably sombre. »
12 October 2018, 17:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Low-emission cows: farming responds to climate warning

Farmers are ‘up for radical thought’ following bad harvests due to extreme weather, NFU says. From low-emission cows to robotic soil management, the farming industry will have to explore new approaches in the wake of a UN warning that the world needs to cut meat consumption or face worsening climate chaos. »
12 October 2018, 11:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'We need some fire': climate change activists issue call to arms for voters

Campaigners say more than 15m people who care about the environment did not vote in the 2014 midterms – can they create a ‘green wave’ this November? Among the motivating issues for voters in US elections, the environment is typically eclipsed by topics such as healthcare, the economy and guns. But the upcoming midterms could, belatedly, see a stirring of a slumbering green giant. »
12 October 2018, 08:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Do all you can to resolve climate change ‘sticking points’ UN chief urges South-East Asian leaders, in Bali

UN Secretary-General António Guterres, has called for Governments across South-East Asia, to take a lead in the fight against global warming and the damaging impact of climate change. »
11 October 2018, 23:40 - UN - Search similar - Email

New Climate Report Was Too Cautious, Some Scientists Say

Experts cite important outcomes and costs of climate change left out of the latest IPCC report -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
11 October 2018, 23:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Paul Romer and William Nordhaus win the economics Nobel

Both have studied the causes and consequences of growth. »
11 October 2018, 18:05 - economist - Search similar - Email

The latest report on global warming makes grim reading

And what hope it does offer risks being frittered away. »
11 October 2018, 18:02 - economist - Search similar - Email

OPEC Secretary-General questions 'misguided' renewables debate after climate report

OPEC's Secretary-General on Thursday criticized a report calling for radical action to fight climate change, saying the idea that renewable energy was the world's only future was misguided and that a "bombardment" of green advocacy could be harmful. »
11 October 2018, 13:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Victims of Hurricane Michael voted for climate deniers | John Abraham

Elections have consequences. Denying science has consequences. And we are reaping what we sow. Floridians are staring down a very powerful Category 4 typhoon that is causing extensive damage.  The high winds, heavy rains, and storm surge will cost billions of dollars. »
11 October 2018, 13:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

New York City area wetlands may be unwitting generator of greenhouse gasses

A new study suggests that New York City-area wetlands are capable of using CSO inputs in a manner that actually increases greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide and methane. »
11 October 2018, 04:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

U.S. oil CEO says corporations should work to stem climate change

Corporations around the world should work together to reduce carbon emissions and stem climate change rather than wait for government mandates, the chief executive of U.S. oil producer Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Wednesday. »
11 October 2018, 03:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Warm Gulf waters spawned Hurricane Michael's intensity: scientists

When Hurricane Michael barreled into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with 155-mph (249-kph) sustained winds, it defied forecasts made just two days beforehand, its wind speeds doubling since Monday and coming in just short of the highest category of intensity. »
11 October 2018, 00:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Disasters: UN report shows climate change causing ‘dramatic rise’ in economic losses

Climate-related and geophysical disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis have killed 1.3 million people over the last 20 years and left a further 4.4 billion injured, homeless or in need of emergency assistance, UN experts said on Wednesday. »
10 October 2018, 23:00 - UN - Search similar - Email

In a canter? Climate experts say Australia will not meet emissions targets

Guardian Australia spoke to 12 economists and scientists – almost all reject government’s claim to be on track. Leading climate researchers have overwhelmingly rejected the federal government’s claim it is on track to cut greenhouse gas emissions target as promised under the 2015 Paris agreement. »
10 October 2018, 21:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown

Major study also finds huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying Earth’s ability to feed its population. We label fridges to show their environmental impact – why not food? Huge reductions in meat-eating are essential to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food system’s impact on the environment. »
10 October 2018, 21:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Merkel backs EU climate deal over car lobby's protests

German Chancellor Angela Merkel endorsed a hard-fought EU compromise deal for a 35 percent cut in car emissions by 2030, despite protests from her country's own carmakers, who said the target was unrealistic and that pursuing it would cost jobs. »
10 October 2018, 18:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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