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This week in climate news (26 June 2016)

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26 Jun, 18:03 - climatiq -  - 

Climate change: John Hewson accuses Coalition of 'national disgrace'

Former Liberal leader says climate should be dominant issue of election campaign rather than ‘short-term politicking’. The former Liberal leader John Hewson addressed hundreds of people protesting in the Sydney suburb of Double Bay – minutes from Malcolm Turnbull’s harbourside mansion – calling on the prime minister to take stronger action on climate change. »
26 Jun, 09:20 - guardian -  - 

EU out vote puts UK commitment to Paris climate agreement in doubt

Leave victory risks delaying EU ratification of the Paris deal, leaving the door open for Obama’s successor to unpick the pact. The UK government won high praise six months ago for taking a leading role in the successful Paris climate change agreement, the first legally binding commitment on curbing carbon emissions by all 195 United Nations countries. »
25 Jun, 11:10 - guardian -  - 

UK's out vote is a 'red alert' for the environment

From the ‘red-tape’ slashing desires of the Brexiters to the judgment of green professionals, all indications are for weaker environmental protections. Despite being an issue that knows no borders, affects all and is of vital interest to future generations, the environment was low on the agenda ahead of the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union. »
24 Jun, 13:00 - guardian -  - 

New York City Could See Thousands of Heat Deaths by 2080

A changing climate will put New Yorkers at risk of overheating, according to a new study -- Read more on »
24 Jun, 00:40 - scientificamerican -  - 

UN report finds Caribbean region must boost efforts to prepare for increased drought

Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said in a new report. »
22 Jun, 22:20 - UN -  - 

Business and academic leaders urge new conversation about coal-free future

Leadership forum hears of ‘huge gap’ between experts’ advice on phasing carbon out of the economy and public willingness to go along with that advice. A group of business and academic leaders have bemoaned the “huge gap” between what experts say ought to be done to decarbonise Australia’s economy and the public’s willingness to accept such a policy. »
22 Jun, 04:00 - guardian -  - 

Climate change: poll finds support for strong action at highest level since 2008

Galaxy polling finds only 17% of voters think the Coalition has a credible climate plan and only 20% think Labor does. Support for strong action on climate change is at its highest level since 2008, with much sought after uncommitted voters showing the strongest support, according to Galaxy polling commissioned by the Climate Institute. »
22 Jun, 00:50 - guardian -  - 

Bring Climate Change Back from the Future

The fuss over an Australian extinction shows we still don’t accept that global warming is a problem for now -- Read more on »
21 Jun, 23:20 - scientificamerican -  - 

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