This week in climate news - 22 January 2017

The most popular articles from the past week.

Writing about climate change: my professional detachment has finally turned to panic | Michael Slezak

I’ve maintained a wall between my job and my emotional response to it, but this month I’ve felt dread rising about looming disaster, and it’s an awakening. Until recently, like a sociopath might have little feelings when witnessing violence, I’ve managed to have relatively mild emotional responses to climate change. »
20 January 2017, 03:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

On the climate change frontline: the disappearing fishing villages of Bangladesh #GlobalWarning

Kutubdia’s islanders don’t have much of a carbon footprint – most don’t have regular electricity. But they are facing the reality of a changing climate, and soon tens of millions of their fellow Bangladeshis will be at risk. »
20 January 2017, 03:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Ancient warm period hints at bigger-than-expected sea level rise

Sea levels could rise by a greater-than-expected six meters (20 ft) over many centuries even if governments cap global warming around current levels, scientists said on Thursday, based on clues from an ancient warm period. »
19 January 2017, 23:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Protectionism and the fight against climate change | Letters

You rather spoiled your commendable editorial (19 January) on making America great again by going green, when you dismissed the idea of protectionist carbon tariffs on those US exports made artificially cheap by being produced using subsidised fossil fuels. »
19 January 2017, 21:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Why we march against Trump: violence against women and the Earth is linked | Osprey Orielle Lake

We march for the safety of our world at a critical juncture for the Earth, women’s rights and the American democratic experiment The incoming president of the United States will assume office as a tide of hundreds of thousands of women and allies from across the country, and over 350 cities worldwide, take to the streets to demonstrate their dire concerns, resistance, opposition and demands to... »
19 January 2017, 18:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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