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Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

Our future on Earth may also be our past. Researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it's taken just two centuries. »
11 December 2018, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?

Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come back north in the spring. Researchers came to this conclusion using data from 143 weather radar stations to estimate the altitude, density, and direction birds took during spring and autumn migrations over several years. »
11 December 2018, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Ozone depletion increases Antarctic snowfall, partially mitigates ice sheet loss

Ozone layer depletion has increased snowfall over Antarctica in recent decades, partially mitigating the ongoing loss of the continent's ice sheet mass, new research finds. »
10 December 2018, 19:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Protesters disrupt US panel's fossil fuels pitch at climate talks

Official event praising coal, oil and gas met with laughter and chants of ‘shame on you’. A Trump administration presentation extolling the virtues of fossil fuels at the UN climate talks in Poland has been met with guffaws of laughter and chants of “Shame on you”. »
10 December 2018, 18:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Katowice COP24 Notebook: spotlight on U.S. coal sideshow

Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change enters the crucial final week in the Polish city of Katowice, the capital of the country's Silesian coal mining district. »
10 December 2018, 12:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors

UN summit urged to end all coal burning and introduce substantial taxes on emissions. Global investors managing $32tn issued a stark warning to governments at the UN climate summit on Monday, demanding urgent cuts in carbon emissions and the phasing out of all coal burning. Without these, the world faces a financial crash several times worse than the 2008 crisis, they said. »
10 December 2018, 02:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia's silence during climate change debate shocks COP24 delegates

Country accused of tacitly supporting oil allies’ rejection of the latest science. As four of the world’s largest oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from “welcoming” a key scientific report on global warming, Australia’s silence during a key debate is being viewed as tacit support for the four oil allies: the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait. »
9 December 2018, 23:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

If Democrats want seek truth they must investigate ExxonMobil | Julian Brave NoiseCat

Our era is defined by interlocking crises of truth, democracy and ecology – and ExxonMobil is a major actor at that intersection. Now that Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives, the days of unchecked conservative power and liberal despair may be waning. »
9 December 2018, 20:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Largest ever group of global investors call for more action to meet Paris targets

The group of 414 institutional investors with $31 trillion under management say governments must take serious steps to cut emissions. The largest ever group of institutional investors has called on governments around the world to urgently increase their efforts to meet the Paris climate change agreement goals. »
9 December 2018, 20:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (9 December 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
9 December 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

US and Russia ally with Saudi Arabia to water down climate pledge

Move shocks delegates at UN conference as ministers fly in for final week of climate talks. The US and Russia have thrown climate talks into disarray by allying with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to water down approval of a landmark report on the need to keep global warming below 1.5C. »
9 December 2018, 17:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

Climate activists have taken to the streets as politicians start arriving for the COP24 talks, which are already mired over the perennial issue of fossil fuels. »
9 December 2018, 08:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

Airlines ignoring efficient planes in blow to carbon targets – study

TUI Airways comes top of 2018 Atmosfair Airline Index while Virgin Atlantic ranks 83rd. Airlines are failing to take up the most efficient planes in sufficient numbers to make a significant dent in their carbon dioxide emissions, a new study has found. »
8 December 2018, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fighting smog supports solar power

Model calculations by researchers show that if China fought smog more aggressively, it could massively increase solar power production. »
8 December 2018, 05:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation

Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive effects than expected. »
7 December 2018, 23:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Any Trump infrastructure deal must tackle climate change, Democrats warn

Trump seeking $1bn package to upgrade road, rail and bridgesSenator Chuck Schumer issues condition for Democrat support Democrats will only support an infrastructure deal with Donald Trump if it includes measures to combat climate change, the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, has warned. »
7 December 2018, 21:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Katowice COP24 Notebook: Focus on price, COP24 urged

Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change are nearing the end of a first week in the Polish city of Katowice, the capital of the Silesian mining district. »
7 December 2018, 14:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Trump targets pair of Obama-era green rules to boost oil, coal

The Trump administration took aim at two Obama-era environmental policies on Thursday to boost the oil and coal industries, proposing to open up a bird's wildlife habitat to drilling and mining and remove hurdles to new coal-fired power plant construction. »
7 December 2018, 02:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Trump rolls back climate change rule that restricted new coal plants

EPA says change to require efficiency efforts instead of carbon capture will encourage ‘clean coal’ in the US and worldwide. The Trump administration is rolling back a climate change regulation that restricted new coal plants. The change is mostly symbolic – but nevertheless sends a strong signal. »
6 December 2018, 22:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The 'great dying': rapid warming caused largest extinction event ever, report says

Up to 96% of all marine species and more than two-thirds of terrestrial species perished 252m years ago. Rapid global warming caused the largest extinction event in the Earth’s history, which wiped out the vast majority of marine and terrestrial animals on the planet, scientists have found. Related: Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO. Continue reading... »
6 December 2018, 22:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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