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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 April 2018, 13:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'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 April 2018, 07:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 April 2018, 04:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 April 2018, 22:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 April 2018, 12:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 April 2018, 03:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 April 2018, 21:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 April 2018, 17:00 - smh - Search similar - Email

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 April 2018, 12:30 - eea - Search similar - Email

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 April 2018, 19:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate Action Special Envoy Bloomberg pledges $4.5 million to help UN fight climate change in line with the Paris Agreement

The UN Special Envoy for Climate Action, Michael Bloomberg, announced on Sunday a contribution of $4.5 million to the organization’s Climate Change Secretariat, the UNFCCC. »
22 April 2018, 20:30 - UN - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (22 April 2018)

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

Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle

A new study shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean, and not just in large oxygen-depleted 'dead zones,' changing the way we think about the delicate nitrogen cycle. »
21 April 2018, 19:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

What steps can the UK take to reach net zero emissions by 2050?

The government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets. Renewable energy, housing and and transport are just some areas where new policies could cut emissions fast. More wind farms, solar power and electric cars: these are likely to be the future of the UK, under government plans announced this week to seek a zero-carbon economy in the next 30 years. »
20 April 2018, 18:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Great Barrier Reef coral predicted to last at least 100 years before extinction from climate change

A common Great Barrier Reef coral species has enough genetic diversity to survive at least 100 years before succumbing to global warming, researchers predict. »
20 April 2018, 06:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Japan carbon capture site shows promise for industrial use

A test site in Japan for burying carbon dioxide (CO2) below the seabed off Hokkaido island is showing more promise than other carbon, capture and storage (CCS) projects by cutting costs and increasing efficiency, its developer says. »
19 April 2018, 10:52 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Low-Carbon Investment Is Moving Too Slowly to Rein in Warming, U.N. Warns

Growing recognition of climate change’s economic threat has not stymied fossil fuel investments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 April 2018, 23:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Study reveals new Antarctic process contributing to sea level rise and climate change

A new study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets change the ocean in a way that further accelerates the rate of ice melt and sea level rise. »
18 April 2018, 23:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change | Jacinda Ardern

The task ahead is immense, but New Zealanders know it can be achieved. We have a proud history of this kind of leadership. Leaders of Commonwealth nations are meeting in London this week instead of the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu because things did not go according to plan. »
18 April 2018, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

To lead on climate, countries must commit to zero emissions | Isabella Lövin

The UK’s climate laws forged a path for others to follow. But as progressive nations commit to zero emissions, it must reclaim its leading role, writes Sweden’s deputy prime minister What does it mean for a nation to be a “climate leader” in 2018? At the very least, it must mean having a firm plan in place to deliver your nation’s fair share of the Paris agreement. »
17 April 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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