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This week in climate news (18 November 2018)

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18 November 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Artist Gavin Turk arrested in London climate change protest

Turk held for obstructing public highway and has no regrets in taking part in mass civil disobedience. The British artist Gavin Turk has said every member of the public will feel the impact of the climate emergency sooner rather than later, after he was arrested during mass civil disobedience in central London. »
18 November 2018, 17:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

PNW woodlands will be less vulnerable to drought, fire than Rocky Mountain, Sierra forests

Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, computer modeling shows. »
17 November 2018, 03:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

World record-breaking giant postcard: SDC gives youth a voice in fight against climate change

Over 100,000 postcards with promises and messages about climate change from children and young people around the world will be used to stage a new Guinness world record on the Jungfraujoch: the biggest postcard of all time, raising awareness about climate change. »
16 November 2018, 19:00 - - Search similar - Email

Woodside backs a carbon price - for the planet, our children, business and jobs

Why Woodside supports a carbon price - for the planet, our children, business and jobs. »
16 November 2018, 05:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

Brazil's new foreign minister believes climate change is a Marxist plot

Ernesto Araujo has called climate science ‘dogma’ and bemoaned the ‘criminalisation’ of red meat, oil and heterosexual sex. Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen a new foreign minister who believes climate change is part of a plot by “cultural Marxists” to stifle western economies and promote the growth of China. »
15 November 2018, 20:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Philippines wants big companies to accept responsibility for a devastating typhoon

Did the big emitters help to cause extreme weather? »
15 November 2018, 18:40 - economist - Search similar - Email

Big Oil v the planet is the fight of our lives. Democrats must choose a side | David Sirota

The industry has political supremacy even in left-leaning states, but immediate action can hold off an environmental state of emergency. The world’s leading scientists issued a report warning of total planetary dystopia unless we take immediate steps to seriously reduce carbon emissions. »
15 November 2018, 13:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'Team Oil': ex-oil worker seeks to educate legislators on climate change

Retired engineer and manager Bill Bray volunteers with Citizens Climate Lobby, which aims to meet with all legislators twice a year. Bill Bray makes sure to wear his ExxonMobil baseball cap to the farmers’ markets and Rotary clubs he visits in Texas to talk about climate change. Related: Shell boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C. »
15 November 2018, 10:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mixed results for science in the US midterm elections

A climate change denier is no longer to head House science committee, but Washington state voters reject carbon tax and Arizona blocks renewable energy boost. »
15 November 2018, 06:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Urbanisation made flooding from Hurricane Harvey 21 times as likely

Tall buildings in Houston made hurricane Harvey dump more rain on the region, before the water ran straight off the city's hard surfaces causing epic flooding. »
15 November 2018, 06:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Tree planting in UK 'must double to tackle climate change'

Government advisers call for radical changes, including turning farmland into forests. Tree planting must double by 2020 as part of radical changes to land use in the UK, according to the government’s advisers on climate change. New forests would lock up carbon but also help to limit the more frequent floods expected with global warming. Continue reading... »
15 November 2018, 04:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cities Can Alter Hurricanes, Intensifying Their Rainfall

Study shows Houston’s urban landscape may have physically changed Hurricane Harvey’s structure -- Read more on »
15 November 2018, 02:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Large areas of the Brazilian rainforest at risk of losing protection

Up to 15 million hectares of the Brazilian Amazon is at risk of losing its legal protection, according to a new study. »
15 November 2018, 02:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Tropical trees in the Andes are moving up -- toward extinction

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, biologists have found that tropical and subtropical forests across South America's Andes Mountains are responding to warming temperatures by migrating to higher, cooler elevations, but probably not quickly enough to avoid the loss of their biodiversity, functional collapse, or even extinction. »
15 November 2018, 02:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Natural solutions can reduce global warming

A new study found that 21 percentof the United States' greenhouse gas pollution (1.2 Pg CO2e year) could be removed through enhanced management of forest, grassland, agricultural, and coastal areas. An offset at this level would be the equivalent to pollution from every single US car and truck on the road. »
15 November 2018, 02:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Crab fishermen sue 30 oil firms, saying climate change has battered industry

Fossil fuel companies including Chevron and ExxonMobil ‘knowingly caused harm’ by contributing to warming, group says. For the fourth-generation crab fisherman John Beardon, the warming of Pacific waters off the coast of California has meant toxic crabs, shortened fishing seasons and a near decimation of his livelihood as a crab boat captain. »
15 November 2018, 01:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

If celebrity victims of climate change can’t silence the deniers, who can?

The California wildfires have shown that even the rich and famous are not immune to climate change – and the authentic response of many of them is a message to us all. “Wildfires don’t care about wealth or status,” began the New York Times this week, describing the celebrity homes obliterated by fire in California. »
14 November 2018, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change is making hurricanes even more destructive, research finds

Hurricane rainfall could increase by a third and wind speeds boosted by up to 25 knots if global warming continues. Climate change worsened the most destructive hurricanes of recent years, including Katrina, Irma and Maria, by intensifying rainfall by as much as 10%, new research has found. Related: 'It's hyped up': climate change skeptics in the path of Hurricane Florence. Continue reading... »
14 November 2018, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Biggest Story of the Century Needs More Coverage

Yes, the news on climate change is bad. That’s why we need more of it. -- Read more on »
14 November 2018, 20:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email
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