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Canada's Trudeau vows to impose carbon tax despite resistance

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he would press ahead with plans to impose a carbon tax on provinces unwilling to combat climate change despite resistance in voter-rich parts of the country. »
23 October 2018, 19:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

For a lower climate footprint, vegetarian diet beats local

A new study provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet. »
23 October 2018, 18:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

President Ozymandias

If he so desired, President Trump could go down in history as the man who transcended ego and ignorance by acting  to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Fat chance. -- Read more on »
23 October 2018, 00:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Trump Administration Places Want Ads for Climate Scientists

Five positions are open to lead centers aimed at studying regional climate change effects -- Read more on »
23 October 2018, 00:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Rising temperatures and human activity are increasing storm runoff and flash floods

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that runoff extremes have been dramatically increasing in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings show a large increase in both precipitation and runoff extremes driven by both human activity and climate change. »
23 October 2018, 00:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Availability of nitrogen to plants is declining as climate warms

Researchers have found that global changes, including warming temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are causing a decrease in the availability of a key nutrient for terrestrial plants. This could affect the ability of forests to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce the amount of nutrients available for the creatures that eat them. »
23 October 2018, 00:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

28,000 jobs at risk in north of England over low-carbon economy

Thinktank says transition to low-carbon economy could result in ‘local deprivation’. As many as 28,000 jobs will be lost in the north of England in the next 12 years under the government’s drive towards a low-carbon economy, a thinktank has warned. »
22 October 2018, 02:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (21 October 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
21 October 2018, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Climate change is exacerbating world conflicts, says Red Cross president

‘It’s obvious some of the violence we are observing … is directly linked to climate change,’ says Peter Maurer. Climate change is already exacerbating domestic and international conflicts, and governments must take steps to ensure it does not get worse, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has said. »
21 October 2018, 07:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Wentworth won't prompt climate rethink, says Frydenberg

Treasurer says government does not intend to ‘reduce emissions at the expense of people’s power bills’. Josh Frydenberg has played down the need for a significant shift in the Morrison government’s stance on climate change before the next federal election after the strong protest vote in the seat of Wentworth. »
21 October 2018, 07:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

‘Not happy’: Australia must act on climate, says former Kiribati leader

Anote Tong, allegedly insulted by Australian minister, says inaction means Canberra risks losing its status in Pacific region. Anote Tong has had quite a week. The former president of Kiribati has been in Australia to advocate for more robust action on climate change, which threatens to wipe out his Pacific home within a matter of decades as sea levels rise. »
20 October 2018, 02:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Wentworth becomes test bed for how federal election will treat climate change

Coalition of green groups has been working hard to ensure voters realise they have a chance to give Liberals a wake-up call. »
19 October 2018, 10:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Bad News We Need

The IPCC’s scary new report could finally stir us to take action on climate change -- Read more on »
18 October 2018, 15:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Energy firms, green groups call for strong UK carbon price to keep coal at bay

Energy companies and green groups have written separate letters this week to Britain's finance minister asking for the country's strong carbon price to be maintained to prevent a rise in coal-fired power generation and greenhouse gas emissions. »
18 October 2018, 12:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Why the Little Ice Age ended in the middle of the 19th century

In the first half of the 19th century, a series of large volcanic eruptions in the tropics led to a temporary global cooling of Earth's climate. It was a natural process that caused Alpine glaciers to grow and subsequently recede again during the final phase of the so-called Little Ice Age. This has now been proven by PSI researchers, on the basis of ice cores. »
17 October 2018, 22:20 - - Search similar - Email

World Heritage Sites threatened by rising sea levels

In the Mediterranean region, there are numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in low-lying coastal areas. In the course of the 21st century, these sites will increasingly be at risk by storm surges and increasing coastal erosion due to sea-level rise. »
17 October 2018, 21:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Everglades: climate change threatens years of work to reverse man-made damage

Report warns that rising temperatures threaten the Everglades, including changing rainfall patterns and accelerating sea-level rise. Sea water encroaching on the Everglades will hamper decades of work by a government program to reverse manmade damage to the vast, fragile ecosystem at the tip of Florida, according to a new report published on Wednesday. »
17 October 2018, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

What's in a Half a Degree? 2 Very Different Future Climates

A new IPCC report shows the impacts in the near future that can be avoided by limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius instead of 2 degrees C -- Read more on »
17 October 2018, 14:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Britain looking at four options for carbon pricing after Brexit – government official

Britain is looking at four options for carbon pricing once it leaves the European Union, including launching its own emissions trading system, a government official said on Wednesday. »
17 October 2018, 14:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels

Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund. »
17 October 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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