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Great cliate science communication from Yale Climate Connections | John Abraham

Stellar work by group led by Anthony Leiserowitz on putting climate change research into public domain is empowering citizens and institutions. This is an unabashed endorsement of an important group. I have no affiliation with them or conflict of interest. They are great, period. »
14 August 2017, 13:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Al Gore: Trump has failed to knock Paris climate deal off course

Former US vice president says the US will meet its climate commitments in spite of Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the global agreement. Donald Trump has failed to knock the Paris climate agreement off course despite his efforts to derail it, according to the former US vice president Al Gore. »
11 August 2017, 15:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

New CBA case a warning: Step up on climate change, or we’ll see you in court | John Hewson

Despite the scale and urgency of the climate crisis and popular support for action, governments and financiers are failing to act. This will have to change. »
11 August 2017, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told

Former defence force chief decries Australia’s response to climate challenge as a ‘manifest failure of leadership’. »
10 August 2017, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help

Communities at risk of falling into the sea say assistance from Washington has dried up: ‘It feels like a complete abdication of responsibility on climate change’. The US government’s withdrawal from dealing with, or even acknowledging, climate change may have provoked widespread opprobrium, but for Alaskan communities at risk of toppling into the sea, the risks are rather more personal. »
10 August 2017, 11:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Censoring climate change won't stop global warming | Bill McKibben

The US Department of Agriculture has forbidden the use of the words ‘climate change’. This say-no-evil policy is doomed to fail. »
8 August 2017, 11:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tibet's fragile ecosystem is in danger. China must change its flawed environmental policy | Lobsang Sangay

Rising temperatures on the roof of the world make Tibet both a driver and amplifier of global warming. China’s unchecked mining and dam building has to be reigned in. »
7 August 2017, 10:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Extreme weather deaths in Europe 'could increase 50-fold by next century'

If no action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or protect citizens, weather disasters could kill 152,000 a year between 2071 and 2100, says study. Deaths from weather disasters could increase 50-fold in Europe by the start of the next century if no action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or protect citizens, researchers have warned. »
5 August 2017, 01:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

If warming is not tackled, levels of humid heat that can kill within hours will affect millions across south Asia within decades, analysis finds. Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon, according to new research. »
2 August 2017, 22:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia's shortage of climate scientists puts country at serious risk, report find

Climate science workforce needs to grow by 77 positions over the next four years, according to report prompted by CSIRO redundancies. Australia has a critical shortage of climate scientists, leaving it at serious risk of not delivering essential climate and weather services to groups like farmers, coastal communities and international organisations, a report has found. »
2 August 2017, 16:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Underground magma triggered Earth’s worst mass extinction with greenhouse gases | Howard Lee

There are parallels between today’s and past greenhouse gas-driven climate changes Coincidence doesn’t prove causality, as they say, but when the same two things happen together over and over again through the vast span of geological time, there must be a causal link. »
1 August 2017, 12:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

We'll never tackle climate change if academics keep the focus on consensus | Warren Pearce

Media and political attention is being wasted on boosting the public’s notion of scientific consensus, crowding out more important discussion and action. In a democracy, we hope that science helps to inform the public about its problems. In the case of climate change, believe it or not, the evidence suggests this is going relatively well. »
1 August 2017, 12:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says

Researchers find that economic, emissions and population trends point to very small chance Earth will avoid warming more than 2C by century’s end. There is only a 5% chance that the Earth will avoid warming by at least 2C come the end of the century, according to new research that paints a sobering picture of the international effort to stem dangerous climate change. »
31 July 2017, 20:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change drawing squid, anchovies and tuna into UK waters

Squid and anchovies are moving into warming waters in large numbers, a report finds, with the long-lost bluefin tuna also returning. Squid and anchovies, more commonly eaten by Britons holidaying abroad, are being drawn into UK waters in large numbers by climate change, according to major new report that suggests the nation’s long-lost bluefin tuna is also returning. »
28 July 2017, 03:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trump pulled out the oil industry playbook and players for Paris | Benjamin Franta

The fossil fuel industry used the same arguments, and even the same people, to block climate policies in the 1990s. We must not let this happen again. Since President Trump announced on June 1 that the U.S. »
26 July 2017, 13:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Exxon, Shell and other carbon producers sued for sea level rises in California

As a trio of lawsuits claim compensation for sea rises resulting from fossil fuel emissions, campaigners say carbon majors must change their business models. Three Californian communities have launched legal action against some of the world’s biggest oil, gas and coal companies, seeking compensation for the current and future costs of adapting to sea level rises linked to climate change. »
26 July 2017, 10:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Extreme El Niño events more frequent even if warming limited to 1.5C – report

Modelling suggests Australia would face more frequent drought-inducing weather events beyond any climate stabilisation. Extreme El Niño events that can cause crippling drought in Australia are likely to be far more frequent even if the world pulls off mission improbable and limits global warming to 1.5C. »
25 July 2017, 02:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Study: our Paris carbon budget may be 40% smaller than thought | Dana Nuccitelli

How we define “pre-industrial” is important. In the Paris climate treaty, nearly every world country agreed to try and limit global warming to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures, and preferably closer to 1.5°C. But a new study published in Nature Climate Change notes that the agreement didn’t define when “pre-industrial” begins. »
24 July 2017, 17:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UK should increasingly expect record winter rains, says Met Office

Aided by a supercomputer, meteorologists find 34% chance of record monthly rainfall being set, raising fears about major flooding. Fears have been raised that the UK could soon see a repeat of the sort of flooding that has hit in recent years after forecasters predicted a one-in-three chance there would be a new record set for monthly rainfall during coming winters. »
24 July 2017, 17:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australian local councils lead the way in tackling climate change as federal policy stalls

Thirty-five councils pledge to switch renewable energy, maximise public transport use and develop more climate-resilient communities. Local councils across Australia are taking climate action into their own hands as climate policy paralysis plagues the federal government. »
19 July 2017, 04:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email