This week in climate news - 21 August 2016

The most popular articles from the past week.

Desertification eating into agricultural land in India, satellite images show

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and the rate of degradation of agricultural areas is increasing, according to new analysis of satellite images. »
18 August 2016, 18:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Exxon touts clean tech in Olympic ads as climate pressure grows

Exxon Mobil Corp is running television advertisements at the Rio Olympics to showcase its work on clean energy, a high-profile blitz as the company faces pressure over global warming in an intense year of climate politics. »
20 August 2016, 01:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

July 2016 was world's hottest month since records began, says Nasa

Nasa’s results, which combine sea-surface temperature and air temperature on land, show July was 10th month in a row to break monthly temperature record. Last month was the hottest month in recorded history, beating the record set just 12 months before and continuing the long string of monthly records, according to the latest Nasa data. »
16 August 2016, 04:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

As the mercury soars, fear grows over ‘air-con effect’

Energy experts warn more reliance on air conditioning, particularly in China, will accelerate climate change. Most of the world will have air conditioning in their homes, workplaces and cars within 20 years, requiring thousands of power stations to be built and potentially accelerating climate change, energy experts say. »
15 August 2016, 12:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

World's hottest month shows challenges global warming will bring

July was hotter than any month globally since records began – but some areas, such as the Middle East, suffer more than others. In Siberia, melting permafrost released anthrax that had been frozen in a reindeer carcass for decades, starting a deadly outbreak. In Baghdad, soaring temperatures forced the government to shut down for days at a time. »
16 August 2016, 23:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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