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The missing maths: the human cost of fossil fuels | Ploy Achakulwisut

We should account for the costs of disease and death from fossil fuel pollution in climate change policies. While the climate policy world is littered with numbers, three of them have dominated recent discourse: 2, 1000, and 66. At the 2015 U.N. climate summit in Paris, world leaders agreed to limit global warming below 2°C to avoid catastrophic impacts of human-caused climate change. »
26 Apr, 13:50 - guardian -  - 

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it. “We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. »
26 Apr, 07:30 - guardian -  - 

Many low-lying atoll islands could be uninhabitable by mid-21st century

Sea-level rise and wave-driven flooding will negatively impact freshwater resources on many low-lying atoll islands in such a way that many could be uninhabitable in just a few decades. »
26 Apr, 04:00 - sciencedaily -  - 

Climate change to drive migration from island homes sooner than thought

Low-lying atolls around the world will be overtaken by sea-level rises within a few decades, according to a new study Hundreds of thousands of people will be forced from their homes on low-lying islands in the next few decades by sea-level rises and the contamination of fresh drinking water sources, scientists have warned. »
25 Apr, 22:00 - guardian -  - 

America's best scientists stood up to the Trump administration | John Abraham

Over 600 NAS members called out ‘the Trump Administration’s denigration of scientific expertise’ Anyone who has read this column over the past five years knows that I tend to be unfettered in my criticism of people who lie and distort climate science to further their political ideologies. »
25 Apr, 12:30 - guardian -  - 

Airborne dust threatens human health in Southwest

Researchers have found that in the coming decades, increased dust emissions from severe and prolonged droughts in the American Southwest could result in significant increases in hospital admissions and premature deaths. »
25 Apr, 03:20 - sciencedaily -  - 

Collapse of the Atlantic Ocean heat transport might lead to hot European summers

Severe winters combined with heat waves and droughts during summer in Europe. Those were the consequences as the Atlantic Ocean heat transport nearly collapsed 12,000 years ago. The same situation might occur today. »
24 Apr, 21:10 - sciencedaily -  - 

Pay up fossil fuel industry - your free ride to pollute is over 

One of the largest environmental campaigns in history is unfolding in Australia. »
24 Apr, 17:00 - smh -  - 

Adapting to climate change: European countries assess vulnerability and risks

Almost all European countries have conducted national climate change vulnerability and risk assessments as part of their adaptation plans to better deal with the impacts of climate-related hazards, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today. »
24 Apr, 12:30 - eea -  - 

California risks severe 'whiplash' from drought to flood: scientists

California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a "whiplash" from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating "Great Flood" of 1862, scientists said on Monday. »
23 Apr, 19:20 - reuters -  - 

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