This week in climate news - 22 November 2015

The most popular articles from the past week.

UK proposes closing all its coal-fired power plants by 2025

Britain wants to close all of its coal-fired power plants by 2025 and lower their output from 2023, the government said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to put a date on shutting down polluting coal plants to curb carbon emissions. »
18 November 2015, 15:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

2015 will be the hottest year ever recorded, weather agencies say

As global temperatures in this super El Nino year march ever higher, there's one certainty in the chancy world of weather prediction: 2015 will be the hottest year ever recorded. »
19 November 2015, 04:11 - smh - Search similar - Email

Getting that sinking feeling in tortuous U.N. climate talks

Abdullahi Majeed was a young delegate for the Maldives when low-lying island states warned for the first time in 1989 that climate change and rising seas could "threaten the very survival" of some nations. »
18 November 2015, 08:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Antarctic ice sheet collapse will cause sea levels to rise. So what's new?

The results of our study might be surprising to some. But although it rules out very high rises, climate sceptics certainly shouldn’t be dancing in the aisles. The past, present and long term future of the Antarctic ice sheet and its surrounding ice shelves have been news over the past few months. I’m part of a team with a new study published in Nature predicting its future. »
18 November 2015, 21:01 - guardian - Search similar - Email

How scientific miscalculations could crash the climate | Andrew Simms

In the last month, experts have questioned the accuracy of current targets for both emissions reductions and the resources needed for climate action. So what does this mean for the planet? Measurement can be simply a matter of getting things to fit– or a matter of life and death. »
18 November 2015, 11:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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