This week in climate news - 30 August 2015

The most popular articles from the past week.

Here’s what happens when you try to replicate climate contrarian papers | Dana Nuccitelli

A new paper finds common errors among the 3% of climate papers that reject the global warming consensus. Those who reject the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming often invoke Galileo as an example of when the scientific minority overturned the majority view. »
25 August 2015, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Can Geoengineering Save the World's Ice?

Adding aerosols to the atmosphere to reflect more sunlight might slow the loss of glaciers but not stop it -- Read more on »
26 August 2015, 14:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Lord Stern hits out at claims about cost of climate cuts

There is no conflict between economic growth and action on climate change, ambassadors told in Paris The eminent climate economist Nicholas Stern has condemned the counterposing of economic growth with climate action as a false and diversionary tactic that could damage prospects for agreement at the Paris climate talks in December. »
26 August 2015, 14:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tropical forests totalling size of India at risk of being cleared, study warns

Washington-based Center for Global Development predicts 289m hectares (714m acres) of tropical forests will be felled by 2050 based on current trends. Tropical forests covering an area nearly the size of India are set to be destroyed in the next 35 years, a faster rate of deforestation than previously thought, a study warned on Monday. »
25 August 2015, 06:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate report poses dire warnings

The Climate Council says the cost of taking action to cut carbon emissions far outweighs the risks to the economy and health. »
25 August 2015, 08:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

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