This week in climate news - 26 March 2017

The most popular articles from the past week.

Warming earth threatens to release huge amounts of carbon – UN agency

Rising temperatures could release massive amounts of carbon trapped in the Earth's soil, the United Nations agricultural agency today reported, warning that soil management could make or break climate change response efforts. »
21 March 2017, 21:30 - UN - Search similar - Email

US scientists launch world's biggest solar geoengineering study

Research programme will send aerosol injections into the earth’s upper atmosphere to study the risks and benefits of a future solar tech-fix for climate change. US scientists are set to send aerosol injections 20km up into the earth’s stratosphere in the world’s biggest solar geoengineering programme to date, to study the potential of a future tech-fix for global warming. Continue reading... »
24 March 2017, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows. The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. »
21 March 2017, 04:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Greener energy for a third of the world bodes well for all, says UN on International Forest Day

Cautioning the impact of human activity such as practices use of woodfuel on world’s forests, the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for better wood-energy conversions technologies and more sustainable management of forests so that everyone benefits. »
22 March 2017, 03:40 - UN - Search similar - Email

Weather and climate extremes continue to set new records

Last year was bad, but 2017 is shaping to follow suit as carbon levels, temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, says the World Meteorological Organisation. »
21 March 2017, 04:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

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