This week in climate news - 24 May 2015

The most popular articles from the past week.

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m every minute, says IMF

‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments. Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m every minute of every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. »
18 May 2015, 17:03 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Global warming could sink large parts of Kochi: Scientists

Within 100 years, rising sea levels caused by global warming could submerge large swathes of coastal land in Kochi, Kerala's second most populous city, scientists at the Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) have predicted. »
19 May 2015, 15:50 - timesofindia - Search similar - Email

Save rainforests or they will worsen climate change, warns ex-WWF chief

Top environmentalist says areas of rainforest the size of Switzerland are lost each year and point of no return will be reached if politicians keep ignoring problem. Continue reading... »
21 May 2015, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change: Americans crowding into future heatwave zones, study says

Houston-Dallas-San Antonio and Atlanta-Charlotte-Raleigh areas most affected by ‘double whammy’ of population shift and temperature rises, scientists argue. Continue reading... »
19 May 2015, 05:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Congress manufactures doubt and denial in climate change hearing

Republicans in Congress once again chose denial and theatrics over problem solving Continue reading... »
21 May 2015, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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