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Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think

A new study confirms the urgency to tackle climate change. »
23 Jan, 23:50 - sciencedaily -  - 

John Lanchbery obituary

My colleague John Lanchbery, who has died suddenly of sepsis aged 71, was a physicist and climate change expert. A veteran of international climate change negotiations, John attended the Rio Earth summit in 1992, and every UN summit on climate change since, representing the RSPB and BirdLife International since 1998. Continue reading... »
23 Jan, 20:20 - guardian -  - 

Near-term climate prediction 'coming of age'

The quest for climate scientists to be able to bridge the gap between shorter-term seasonal forecasts and long-term climate projections is 'coming of age', a study shows. »
22 Jan, 23:10 - sciencedaily -  - 

Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years

A rapid rise in temperature on ancient Earth triggered a climate response that may have prolonged the warming for many thousands of years, according to scientists. »
22 Jan, 23:10 - sciencedaily -  - 

Environmental 'time bomb' warning for world's groundwater reserves

Future generations could be faced with an environmental 'time bomb' if climate change is to have a significant effect on the world's essential groundwater reserves. »
22 Jan, 23:10 - sciencedaily -  - 

We need to rethink everything we know about global warming

New research shows that the degree to which aerosols cool the earth has been grossly underestimated, necessitating a recalculation of climate change models to more accurately predict the pace of global warming. »
22 Jan, 23:10 - sciencedaily -  - 

The Guardian view on rising sea levels: a warning from Greenland | Editorial

Ice sheets are melting faster and in different ways than scientists expected. As well as limiting carbon emissions, we must adapt. Dramatic increases in the rate at which ice on Greenland and East Antarctica is melting are, along with the heatwave gripping Australia, among the latest manifestations of the changes our planet and its atmosphere are undergoing. »
22 Jan, 22:10 - guardian -  - 

Americans’ climate change concerns surge to record levels, poll shows

Total of 72% polled now say global warming is personally important to them, Yale said, as 73% accept it is happening. Americans’ concerns about climate change have surged to record levels, new polling shows, following a year marked by devastating storms, wildfires and increasingly dire warnings from scientists. »
22 Jan, 19:00 - guardian -  - 

Analysis warns of lack of progress on 2020 global emissions target

Thinktank says not enough is being done to cut coal burning and end fossil fuel subsidies. Removing coal from the global energy mix is taking too long, too many forests are still being destroyed, and fossil fuel subsidies are ongoing despite their distorting effect on the market, a study has found. »
22 Jan, 19:00 - guardian -  - 

'A List' climate change firms outperform on stock market: survey

Apple, L'Oreal and Mitsubishi Electric are among more than 120 global firms which scored top marks in a ranking of corporate efforts to slow climate change. »
22 Jan, 03:10 - reuters -  - 

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