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Climate action can limit Asia's growing water shortages

Even 'modest' action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study. »
20 Jun, 03:30 - sciencedaily -  - 

Palm oil: The carbon cost of deforestation

Palm oil has become part of our daily lives, but a recent study serves as a reminder that intensive farming of this crop has a major impact on the environment. Both short- and long-term solutions exist, however. The article analyzed the carbon costs and benefits of converting rainforests into oil palm plantations. »
20 Jun, 03:30 - sciencedaily -  - 

Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

New research demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in coarse resolution climate models, with the potential to narrow the range of climate prediction. »
20 Jun, 03:30 - sciencedaily -  - 

Ex-Nasa scientist: 30 years on, world is failing 'miserably’ to address climate change

James Hansen, who gave a climate warning in 1988 Senate testimony, says real hoax is by leaders claiming to take action. Thirty years after a former Nasa scientist sounded the alarm for the general public about climate change and human activity, the expert issued a fresh warning that the world is failing “miserably” to deal with the worsening dangers. »
19 Jun, 09:50 - guardian -  - 

Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment

A new analysis by an international team of scientists shows that low carbon investments will need to markedly increase if the world is to achieve the Paris Agreement aim of keeping global warming well below 2°C. »
19 Jun, 02:50 - sciencedaily -  - 

Sea Level Rise Will Threaten Thousands of California Homes

Chronic flooding will impact areas around San Francisco and Los Angeles by 2035 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 Jun, 20:40 - scientificamerican -  - 

Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study

Climate change study predicts ‘staggering impact’ of swelling oceans on coastal communities within next 30 years. Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many as 311,000 homes face being flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years. »
18 Jun, 08:30 - guardian -  - 

This week in climate news (17 June 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
17 Jun, 18:03 - climatiq -  - 

Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic ice sheet retreated little during past eight million years

Large parts of the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet did not retreat significantly during a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were similar to today's levels. »
17 Jun, 07:40 - sciencedaily -  - 

Better be safe than sorry: Economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements

Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down costs of greenhouse gas reductions for instance, the concept of profit maximization alone does not suffice to avoid the tipping of critical elements in the Earth system which could lead to dramatic changes of our lifelihood. »
17 Jun, 07:40 - sciencedaily -  - 

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