This week in climate news - 29 March 2015
The most popular articles from the past week.
The official global target of a two degree Celsius temperature rise is 'utterly inadequate' for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says an expert. The commentary presents a rare inside-view of a discussion at the Lima Conference of the Parties on the likely consequences of accepting an average global warming target of 2 degrees Celsius versus 1.5 degrees Celsius. »
Failure to acknowledge the problem is ‘doing the industry a disservice’ and harming Australia’s international standing, says farming group. Continue reading... »
A new study suggests that the University of Alabama at Huntsville is lowballing the warming of the atmosphere Continue reading... »
BP and Google have both cut ties with Alec. Does this exodus mean climate change is finally a top business priority? It began with Microsoft in July, then Google in September – and now Facebook, Yelp, Yahoo, SAP America, AOL and eBay have all followed suit. These companies have now ended their relationship with the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council, or Alec. »
Scientists and cultural figures call on science and art museums to ditch corporate sponsorships from fossil fuel companies. Climate scientists and cultural figures called on national history and science museums on Tuesday to sever their ties to the fossil fuel industry, singling out a major patron from the Koch family of conservative oil billionaires. »
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