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Oil majors win dismissal of New York City climate lawsuit

A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. »
20 July 2018, 00:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

From cradle to grave: Factors that shaped evolution

This study brings us closer to knowing the complex interactions between topography and climate change, and how these factors influence the evolutionary histories and biodiversity of species in natural ecosystems. »
19 July 2018, 22:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Expected sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves' collapse

Scientists have shown how much sea level would rise if Larsen C and George VI, Antarctic ice shelves at risk of collapse, were to break up. While Larsen C has received much attention due to the break-away of a trillion-ton iceberg from it last summer, its collapse would contribute only a few millimeters to sea-level rise. »
19 July 2018, 16:31 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Cities as study proxies for climate change

Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a research review that tracks urbanization's effects on plant and insect species. »
19 July 2018, 04:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Scientists lack vital knowledge on rapid Arctic climate change

Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best, according to a comprehensive review study. The researchers looked at thousands of scientific studies, and found that around 30% of cited studies were clustered around only two research stations in the vast Arctic region. »
18 July 2018, 22:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

High Level Political Forum of the United Nations

Speech by Federal Councillor, Doris Leuthard, for the General Debate in the context of the High Level Political Forum of the United Nations in New York, 16 July 2018. »
17 July 2018, 17:40 - admin.ch - Search similar - Email

Thawing permafrost microbiomes fuel climate change

A new study could lead to more accurate predictions or the rate of global warming from greenhouse gas emissions produced by thawing permafrost in the next 100 years. The study of the microorganisms involved in permafrost carbon degradation links changing microbial communities and biogeochemistry to the rise of greenhouse gas emissions. »
17 July 2018, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Protecting tropical forest carbon stocks may not prevent large-scale species loss

As the world seeks to curb human-induced climate change, will protecting the carbon of tropical forests also ensure the survival of their species? A study suggests the answer to this question is far from straightforward. Forests with the greatest carbon content do not necessarily house the most species, meaning carbon-focused conservation can miss large swathes of tropical forest biodiversity. »
17 July 2018, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

That Self-Styled "Very Stable Genius" Is a Danger to Stability

Pres. Trump threatens the equilibrium not just of the international order, but of the planet we all depend on -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
16 July 2018, 20:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Flipping the switch: Making use of carbon price dollars for health and education

A switch from subsidizing fossil fuel to pricing CO2-emissions would not only help to meet global climate targets but also create additional domestic public revenues. These revenues could finance expenses towards sustainable development, improving health-care, education and infrastructure for energy, transportation or clean water. »
16 July 2018, 20:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Getting to know the microbes that drive climate change

A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change. »
16 July 2018, 20:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Reducing carbon emissions will limit sea level rise

A new study demonstrates that a correlation also exists between cumulative carbon emissions and future sea level rise over time -- and the news isn't good. »
16 July 2018, 20:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

UK politicians 'failing to rise to the challenge of climate change'

Government’s top climate adviser warns policymakers will be judged harshly by future generations if they don’t act now. The government’s official climate change adviser says politicians and policymakers are failing to rise to the challenge of a rapidly warming planet and will be judged harshly by future generations unless they act now. »
16 July 2018, 14:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (15 July 2018)

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

Huge iceberg threatens village in Greenland

Residents of tiny Innaarsuit fear the 100-metre high berg will break up, causing a tsunami. A 100-metre (330ft) high iceberg has drifted close to a tiny settlement on Greenland’s west coast, prompting fears of a tsunami if it breaks up. Authorities have told residents of the Innaarsuit island settlement living near the shore to move to higher ground. Continue reading... »
14 July 2018, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon

Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a detailed analysis that for the first time integrates natural processes and climate changes that are likely to alter growth over the next 60 years. »
14 July 2018, 00:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Alaska Wants to Fight Warming While Still Drilling for Oil

As the state weathers the impacts of climate change, its economy still relies on fossil fuels -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
13 July 2018, 00:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Open and Shut Case

The climate is changing, there are fingerprints all over the scene, and we know, beyond any reasonable doubt, that humans are mostly responsible -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
13 July 2018, 00:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Geological records reveal sea-level rise threatens UK salt marshes, study says

Sea-level rise will endanger valuable salt marshes across the United Kingdom by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, according to an international study. Moreover, salt marshes in southern and eastern England face a high risk of loss by 2040, according to the study. »
13 July 2018, 00:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Mapping species range shifts under recent climatic changes

The inclusion of taxon-specific sensitivity to a shifting climate helps us understand species distributional responses to changes in climate. »
12 July 2018, 18:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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