This week in climate news - 29 May 2016

The most popular articles from the past week.

Statue of Liberty and Venice under climate change threat, says UN

‘Urgent and clear need’ to limit temperature rises to protect key sites from warming, rising seas and harsher weather. Some of the world’s most famous heritage sites – from the Statue of Liberty and Venice to the Galapagos Islands – could be irreversibly damaged by climate change, a report has warned. »
26 May 2016, 18:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

10 Ways Climate Science Has Advanced Since An Inconvenient Truth

Scientists have learned a lot in the last 10 years since Al Gore’s documentary -- Read more on »
24 May 2016, 23:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Ikea vows to be net exporter of renewable energy by 2020

Renewable power sources, low-energy products and supply chain emissions cuts help Swedish furniture giant boost sustainability. As December’s landmark climate change summit in Paris (COP21) approached, Ikea made a number of major announcements. »
27 May 2016, 07:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Has Donald Trump dug himself into a bunker with his climate change views? | Tim Dowling

The Republican candidate has been dismissive of global warming. But when it comes to his golf course in Ireland, he seems to be taking the threat seriously A golf-and-hotel complex on the west coast of Ireland has applied to construct extensive dune erosion defences to mitigate the effects of erosion “due to sea level rise and increased Atlantic storminess”. »
24 May 2016, 22:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned

Arctic would warm by as much as 20C by 2300 with disastrous impacts if action is not taken on climate change, warns new study. The planet would warm by searing 10C if all fossil fuels are burned, according to a new study, leaving some regions uninhabitable and wreaking profound damage on human health, food supplies and the global economy. »
23 May 2016, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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