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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

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

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

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

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

Closing nuclear plants risks rise in greenhouse gas emissions, report warns

Fresh division among environmentalists over nuclear energy, the single largest source of low-carbon electricity. Looming climate breakdown is opening fresh divisions among environmentalists over nuclear energy, with a major advocacy group calling for struggling nuclear plants to be propped up to avoid losing their low-carbon power. »
14 November 2018, 12:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Melissa Price denies being 'L-plate minister' but is unable to say when emissions will fall

Environment minister says she is ‘deeply wounded’ by Concetta Fierravanti-Wells’s remarks during tense ABC interview. Australia’s environment minister, Melissa Price, says she cannot pinpoint the time when carbon emissions will come down but has nonetheless expressed confidence the Morrison government has the right policies to do the job. »
14 November 2018, 12:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Spain plans switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2050

Ambitious scheme also aims to fully decarbonise country’s economy shortly after. Spain has launched an ambitious plan to switch its electricity system entirely to renewable sources by 2050, and completely decarbonise its economy soon after. By mid-century, greenhouse gas emissions will be slashed by 90% from 1990 levels under the draft climate change and energy transition law. »
13 November 2018, 17:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

World has no capacity to absorb new fossil fuel plants, warns IEA

Watchdog says new projects must be low carbon or existing plants must be cleaned up. The world has so many existing fossil fuel projects that it cannot afford to build any more polluting infrastructure without busting international climate change goals, the global energy watchdog has warned. »
13 November 2018, 01:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Craig Kelly MP mocks climate change 'exaggeration' in presentation to Liberal party members

Fossil fuels make us ‘safe from’ climate change, says MP who is working with Tony Abbott to move Liberals to the right. Coral bleaching has been happening for centuries, threats of rising sea levels to countries such as the Maldives and Tuvalu are greatly exaggerated and temperature gains have been grossly exaggerated by scientists. »
9 November 2018, 02:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Milestone carbon pollution plan rejected by Washington state voters

Measure known as Initiative 1631 would have put a $15 fee on each ton of carbon dioxide emitted in the state. »
7 November 2018, 22:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Ozone layer finally healing after damage caused by aerosols, UN says

Upper layer above northern hemisphere should be completely repaired in 2030s. The ozone layer is showing signs of continuing recovery from man-made damage and is likely to heal fully by 2060, new evidence shows. »
6 November 2018, 11:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'It's a ghost page': EPA site's climate change section may be gone for good

Material that said humans were warming the planet was taken down last year for an ‘update’. More than a year after the US Environmental Protection Agency took down information on climate change from its website for an “update”, it now seems uncertain whether it will ever reappear. »
1 November 2018, 23:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'We feel like hermit crabs': Myanmar's climate dispossessed

In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent. On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi, a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea. “The well used to be the centre of our village,” Mya Htay says, grasping the side of a cement water well. But it no longer holds fresh water. Continue reading... »
1 November 2018, 14:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Democrats have no broad climate plan even as they prepare to win the House

The party is wary of wading into a tough political fight, despite an intensifying environmental crisis Democrats don’t have a plan to address climate change comprehensively – or even to a significant degree – if they regain control of the US government in the near future, despite criticizing Republicans as the party of pollution. »
1 November 2018, 07:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trump climate plan will break law by worsening pollution, states say

Fourteen states oppose EPA’s effort to replace Obama measure and encourage more efficient coal plants Environmentally minded US states say the Trump administration’s biggest climate change rollback could increase pollution, violating federal law, according to a preview of how they will fight the federal government. »
1 November 2018, 01:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Glasgow's major roads, railways and hospitals at risk from climate change – study

Exclusive: Storms, flooding and heatwaves could severely impact the city by 2050, an in-depth study reveals. Vital roads, bridges, rail lines and hospitals in the Glasgow area are at significant risk of being damaged or closed by climate change, a major study has found. »
31 October 2018, 16:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email