This week in climate news - 20 April 2014

The most popular articles from the past week.

Coal will be a main energy source for 'decades and decades', says Greg Hunt

Environment minister says advances in carbon capture will be key to Australia's emissions cuts in his response to IPCC report. »
14 April 2014, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers. Scientists conclude that sea level rise is one of the most certain consequences of climate change. But the speed and long-term height of that rise are unknown. »
16 April 2014, 13:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

More, bigger wildfires burning western US over last 30 years

Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years. The total area these fires burned increased at a rate of nearly 90,000 acres a year -- an area the size of Las Vegas, according to the study. Individually, the largest wildfires grew at a rate of 350 acres a year, the new research says. »
18 April 2014, 02:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

IPCC report: the scientists have done their bit, now it is up to us | Leo Hickman

The world must seize this remaining opportunity and act upon the timely roadmap that climate scientists have provided for us So, there we have it. The seven-year task undertaken by hundreds of the world's leading scientists, who sifted through thousands of the latest peer-reviewed studies examining the causes, impacts and mitigation options of climate change, is over. »
14 April 2014, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

A 32-year study of subarctic forest moths in Finnish Lapland suggests that scientists may be underestimating the impacts of climate change on animals and plants because much of the harm is hidden from view. »
15 April 2014, 18:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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