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California's hellish fires: a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Future | Dana Nuccitelli

California is burning in December. Climate scientists predicted global warming will make Christmas wildfires more commonplace. In Charles Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol,’ the Ghost of Christmas Future appears to Ebenezer Scrooge to show what will happen if he doesn’t change his greedy, selfish life. »
11 December 2017, 12:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report

‘Sin taxes’ to reverse the rapid global growth in meat eating are likely in five to 10 years, according to a report for investors managing over $4tn. “Sin taxes” on meat to reduce its huge impact on climate change and human health look inevitable, according to analysts for investors managing over $4tn of assets. »
11 December 2017, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record

Exclusive: Renewable energy and proper climate policy are key to dropping emissions, carbon consultancy chief says. Australia’s emissions over the past year were the highest on record, when relatively unreliable emissions from land use are excluded, according to estimates by the carbon consultancy NDEVR Environmental. »
10 December 2017, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (10 December 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
10 December 2017, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

'Existential threat': climate change risks finally grab Australia's attention

This year is closing with a flurry of activity on the climate front - including the release of the Turnbull government's review of climate policies. »
9 December 2017, 17:50 - smh - Search similar - Email

France's Macron hunts for more money to slow climate change

French President Emmanuel Macron will next week press rich countries to increase climate financing and urge investors worldwide to turn their backs on polluters in a bid to accelerate efforts to combat global warming. »
8 December 2017, 16:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

‘Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money

Air pollution and climate change policies are pushing coal-fired electricity stations to the brink, says a new report. Closing them would avoid €22bn in losses by 2030. More than half of the European Union’s 619 coal-fired power stations are losing money, according to a new report. »
8 December 2017, 08:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EU fluorinated gases phase-down remains on track

European Union efforts to phase-down the production and import of fluorinated greenhouse-gases (F-gases) made good progress in 2016, according to the latest annual update published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. »
8 December 2017, 02:30 - eea - Search similar - Email

EPA chief says may launch public climate debate in January

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency continued to unwind Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming. »
7 December 2017, 21:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate change is the story you missed in 2017. And the media is to blame | Lisa Hymas

Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better Which story did you hear more about this year – how climate change makes disasters like hurricanes worse, or how President Donald Trump threw paper towels at Puerto Ricans?. If you answered the latter, you have plenty of company. »
7 December 2017, 16:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks. »
7 December 2017, 04:10 - UN - Search similar - Email

Swiss climate change risks outweigh opportunities

​​​​​​​ That’s the conclusion of an unprecedented nationwide study examining the risks and opportunities for Switzerland in the context of a changing climate, the results of which were released on Tuesday. »
6 December 2017, 22:00 - swissinfo - Search similar - Email

Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study

World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. »
6 December 2017, 19:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

US government report finds steady and persistent global warming | John Abraham

All of nature’s thermometers indicate a rapid rise in global temperatures. The US Global Change Research Program recently released a Climate Science Special Report. It is clearly written – an authoritative summary of the science, and easy to understand. The first main chapter deals with changes to the climate and focuses much attention on global temperatures. »
6 December 2017, 12:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Caring for the planet starts with ‘the ground we walk on;’ UN says on World Soil Day

Soil is a major carbon storage system, essential for sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation, the United Nations agriculture agency said Tuesday, launching on World Soil Day a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks contained in soil. »
5 December 2017, 21:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn

Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from the United Nations that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in environment. »
5 December 2017, 21:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

Turnbull’s department head says Tony Abbott damaged public service

Martin Parkinson says Abbott sacked him for following legally mandated directions of Rudd and Gillard governments. The head of Malcolm Turnbull’s department says he has no “personal animus” towards Tony Abbott, but he says the former prime minister damaged the public service when he sacked him for following the legally mandated directions of the Rudd and Gillard governments. »
5 December 2017, 20:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Melting Ice Could Cause More California Droughts

Sea ice loss in the Arctic may trigger atmospheric effects that drive precipitation away from the state -- Read more on »
5 December 2017, 18:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

"Alternative Facts" about Climate Change

The Trump administration’s proposal to re-evaluate the science is really an attempt to muddy the waters -- Read more on »
5 December 2017, 18:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief

Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the need for rapid, large-scale and coordinated action by all actors to make the world pollution-free. »
5 December 2017, 02:50 - UN - Search similar - Email
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