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This week in climate news (4 February 2018)

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

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale? »
4 February 2018, 12:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Exxon sees global oil demand plunging by 2040 under climate regulations

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday that it expects global oil demand to drop sharply by 2040 if regulations aimed at limiting the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate are fully implemented. »
3 February 2018, 01:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

January becomes hottest month ever recorded in New Zealand

Average temperature for the month was 20.3C, more than three degrees higher than normal. January was the hottest month ever recorded in New Zealand, according to figures released on Friday, and experts say climate change is one factor. Related: Met Office warns of global temperature rise exceeding 1.5C limit. Continue reading... »
2 February 2018, 09:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

‘Silver bullet’ to suck CO2 from air and halt climate change ruled out

Scientists say climate targets cannot be met using the technologies, which either risk huge damage to the environment or are very costly. Ways of sucking carbon dioxide from the air will not work on the vast scales needed to beat climate change, Europe’s science academies warned on Thursday. »
1 February 2018, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

CO2 removal 'no silver bullet' to fighting climate change-scientists

Technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help tackle global warming only have limited potential and more effort should be made to reduce emissions, European scientists said in a report on Wednesday. »
1 February 2018, 02:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate change threatens half of US bases worldwide, Pentagon report finds

Defense department says wild weather could endanger 1,700 sitesFindings run counter to White House views on climate Nearly half of US military sites are threatened by wild weather linked to climate change, according to a new Pentagon study whose findings run contrary to White House views on global warming. »
31 January 2018, 23:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia cops UN investor slap on climate policy as 'green paradox' looms

Australia's climate policies are "a decade behind" other rich nations, says UN official. »
31 January 2018, 16:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

Australian trees 'sweat' to survive extreme heatwaves, researchers reveal

Climate experiment shows trees release water but stop absorbing carbon in extreme heat. Australian researchers growing trees in climate change conditions have found the leaves “sweat” to survive extreme heatwaves. »
31 January 2018, 10:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Residents fear anarchy as Cape Town water shut-off looms

If water levels keep falling, Cape Town will declare Day Zero in less than three months. Taps in homes and businesses will be turned off until the rains come. »
31 January 2018, 10:00 - smh - Search similar - Email

Communicating the science is the next step in the evolution of the UN climate panel | Adam Corner

The IPCC is taking guidance on how to communicate its crucial findings beyond speciality scientific and policy circles. The remit of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is one of the more complicated jigsaw puzzles in the world. »
30 January 2018, 12:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trump's view that ice caps 'setting records' baffles scientists

Scientists puzzled on Monday over U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that ice caps are "setting records" when much of the world's ice from the Alps to the Andes is melting amid global warming. »
29 January 2018, 17:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Natural gas killed coal – now renewables and batteries are taking over | Dana Nuccitelli

To avoid dangerous climate change, we can’t rely on natural gas replacing coal Over the past decade, coal has been increasingly replaced by cheaper, cleaner energy sources. US coal power production has dropped by 44% (866 terawatt-hours [TWh]). »
29 January 2018, 14:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (28 January 2018)

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28 January 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

In 2017, the oceans were by far the hottest ever recorded | John Abraham

The second-hottest year recorded at Earth’s surface was the hottest in its oceans Among scientists who work on climate change, perhaps the most anticipated information each year is how much the Earth has warmed. That information can only come from the oceans, because almost all heat is stored there. If you want to understand global warming, you need to first understand ocean warming. »
26 January 2018, 19:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Chemical sunshade to slow warming may not be feasible: U.N. draft

The idea of spraying a haze of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth as a quick way to slow global warming faces so many obstacles that it may not be feasible, a leaked draft U.N. report says. »
26 January 2018, 13:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Ancient Forests May Protect Birds from Rising Heat

Old-growth forests tend to have moderate temperatures compared to their surroundings, which could potentially provide heat-sensitive birds a refuge -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
25 January 2018, 22:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Scottish railway lines hit by flooding and landslides

Glasgow to Edinburgh route among those affected as Met Office forecasts winds of up to 90mph. The Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line and five others in Scotland have been affected by landslides and flooding, leading to delays and cancellations. »
24 January 2018, 20:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Green logo for Budweiser as brewer taps into U.S. wind power

Budweiser said it has switched all its U.S. brewing to renewable electricity and is adding a clean energy logo to its labels as part of a global shift to green power by its parent Anheuser-Busch InBev. »
24 January 2018, 07:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Murky world of 'science' journals a new frontier for climate deniers | Graham Readfearn

Deniers have found a platform in emerging publications that publish without rigorous review. There’s a new scientific journal you might not have heard of called the International Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences. It says it “supports scientist who sweats for the real innovation & discovery”. »
24 January 2018, 04:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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