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'Abrupt thaw' of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models

Methane released by thawing permafrost from some Arctic lakes could significantly accelerate climate change, according to a new study. Unlike shallow, gradual thawing of terrestrial permafrost, the abrupt thaw beneath thermokarst lakes is irreversible this century. »
17 August 2018, 05:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Texas, refineries urged to plan storm shutdowns to cut pollution

Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year's Hurricane Harvey, a report said on Thursday. »
16 August 2018, 08:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Capitalism can crack climate change. But only if it takes risks | Larry Elliott

Anglo-Saxon capitalism’s drive to maximise profits in the short term won’t save the planet. Perhaps the Chinese model can? This summer’s heatwave has provided a glimpse of the future, and it is not a pretty one. On current trends, the years to come will see rising temperatures, droughts, a fight to feed a growing population, and a race against time to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. »
16 August 2018, 08:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Sydney rock oysters getting smaller as oceans become more acidic

NSW oysters are shrinking and fewer in number, and academics fear the cause is climate change. The famous Sydney rock oyster is shrinking as oceans become more acidic, new research has found. In news that will rock seafood lovers, a study released overnight by academics in the UK found oysters in New South Wales have become smaller and fewer in number because of coastal acidification. »
16 August 2018, 08:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Next 5 years predicted to be abnormally hot

This summer's worldwide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. As will be the next few years, according to a new study. Using a new method, the study shows that at the global level, 2018-2022 may be an even hotter period than expected based on current global warming. »
15 August 2018, 22:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

We Need to Capture Carbon to Fight Climate Change

Grabbing CO2 as it exits smokestacks is key to fighting climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
15 August 2018, 16:00 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Enough with the fairy tales about the Paris agreement. It's time for facts | Erwin Jackson

A select and uninformed few have been railing against the Paris objectives. Let’s debunk some of their tallest tales. The Paris climate change agreement has been in the news again recently, due to a small rump of the federal Coalition railing against the national energy guarantee. »
15 August 2018, 06:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Warming Is Worsening Wildfires, but Not Everywhere or Every Time

Human development patterns can be a larger influence on blazes in some places -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
14 August 2018, 21:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Extreme temperatures 'especially likely for next four years'

Cyclical natural phenomena that affect planet’s climate will amplify effect of manmade global warming, scientists warn. The world is likely to see more extreme temperatures in the coming four years as natural warming reinforces manmade climate change, according to a new global forecasting system. »
14 August 2018, 18:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

California water managers vary in use of climate science

Lack of climate change adaptation among water utilities can put water supplies and the people dependent on them at risk, especially in marginalized communities, a new article suggests. »
14 August 2018, 15:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

To beat hunger and combat climate change, world must ‘scale-up’ soil health – UN

Healthy soils are essential to achieve ‘Zero Hunger’ – and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – peace and prosperity, the United Nations agriculture agency chief underscored in Brazil at the World Congress of Soil Science. »
13 August 2018, 21:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

Converting carbon dioxide into methane or ethane selectively

Researchers have developed high-efficiency photocatalysts that convert carbon dioxide into methane or ethane with graphene-covered reduced titanium dioxide. The finding is expected to be utilized in the carbon dioxide reduction and recycling industries. »
13 August 2018, 20:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century

Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, according to a new study. »
13 August 2018, 20:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (12 August 2018)

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

A pause in the climate wars is better than nothing

The NEG does not provide a comprehensive resolution to our energy and climate deadlock. But it could signal an end to the extreme adversarial, winner-take-all approach. »
10 August 2018, 21:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

Weak NEG target threat to farmers

The weak ambition of the current NEG target spells big trouble for Australia’s agriculture sector in particular. A fact which has not dawned on the Coalition. »
10 August 2018, 15:00 - smh - Search similar - Email

Brazil cuts deforestation emissions below 2020 targets

Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its internationally agreed 2020 climate change targets, the country's Environment Ministry said on Thursday. »
10 August 2018, 06:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Researchers call for comprehensive transformation of food systems

Agriculture and food systems policies should ensure more than just the supply of food. Decision-makers must make a paradigm shift to align policies about climate, agriculture and food with the United Nation's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a group of international researchers. »
10 August 2018, 00:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Back to the future of climate change

Researchers are looking to the geologic past to make future projections about climate change. Their research focuses on the ancient Tethys Ocean (site of the present-day Mediterranean Sea) and provides a benchmark for present and future climate and ocean models. »
10 August 2018, 00:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

At 'America First Energy Conference', solar power is dumb, climate change is fake

Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply "dumb". »
9 August 2018, 20:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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