This week in climate news - 7 February 2016

The most popular articles from the past week.

Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial

The world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there hasn’t been enough charts and graphs. Much has been written about climate change in recent months, what with that record-breaking hot year we just had and the qualified success of the Paris climate talks. But if there’s one criticism I’d have of the media coverage, it’s this. Continue reading... »
2 February 2016, 05:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Forests Not Equal When It Comes to Climate

Two studies show how different tree species affect both carbon storage and local temperatures -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
5 February 2016, 23:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Brexit would return Britain to being 'dirty man of Europe'

Leading group of environmentalists warns that leaving the European Union would mean a return to filthy beaches, foul air and weak conservation laws. Britain risks becoming the “dirty man of Europe” again with filthy beaches, foul air and weak conservation laws if it leaves the European Union, a group of leading environmentalists warned on Wednesday. »
3 February 2016, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Measuring ocean heating is key to tracking global warming | John Abraham

Taking the Earth’s temperature is a challenge, but a critically important one Human emissions of heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide are causing the Earth to warm. We know this, and we have known this would happen for over 100 years. But scientists want to know how fast the Earth is warming and how much extra energy is being added to the climate because of human activities. »
3 February 2016, 12:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mystery of Ice age causing missing CO2 solved

A long standing environmental mystery appears to have been solved – and it may contain lessons for today’s runaway global warming. Scientists have long puzzled over the fact that twenty thousand years ago, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere fell so low that the earth was enveloped in ice, the era now known as the Ice Age. »
4 February 2016, 16:40 - timesofindia - Search similar - Email

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