This week in climate news - 17 September 2017

The most popular articles from the past week.

Asia's glaciers to shrink by a third by 2100, threatening water supply of millions

High mountains of Asia hold biggest store of frozen water outside the poles and feed many of the world’s great rivers, including the Ganges. Asia’s mountain glaciers will lose at least a third of their mass through global warming by the century’s end, with dire consequences for millions of people who rely on them for fresh water, researchers have said. »
14 September 2017, 04:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Hostage to myopic self-interest: climate science is watered down under political scrutiny | Ian Dunlop

Scientific reticence allows politicians to neglect the real dangers we face. But waiting for perfect information means it will be too late to act. Three decades ago when serious debate on human-induced climate change began globally, a great deal of statesmanship was on display. A preparedness to recognise that this was an issue which transcended nation states, ideologies and political parties. »
11 September 2017, 06:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Pope says humanity will 'go down' if it does not address climate change

Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will "go down" if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its causes. »
11 September 2017, 17:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Germany's Greens want power plants shut as price of coalition

Germany's Greens said on Monday that closing the country's 20 dirtiest coal-fired power stations would be a key condition of any coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after this month's election. »
11 September 2017, 17:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

'Grandmother plant': Ex-UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has advice for PM

AGL's Liddell power station shouldn't receive funds more usefully invested elsewhere to improve Australia's energy prospects says Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations climate chief. »
11 September 2017, 15:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

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