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This week in climate news - 19 October 2014

The most popular articles from the past week.

Global natural gas boom alone won't slow climate change

A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate shows that expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Recent advances in gas production technology based on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing -- also known as fracking -- have led to bountiful, low-cost natural gas. »
15 October 2014, 23:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Mining companies lobby G20 leaders to back coal as future of energy

PR campaign aims to convince world leaders that coal-fired power offers the solution to energy poverty in developing countries. Continue reading... »
14 October 2014, 10:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tony's Abbott's 'coal is good' line is familiar, and troubling

The Australian prime minister is contradicting other world leaders to echo the coal industrys own PR message. Continue reading... »
14 October 2014, 00:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change not responsible for altering forest tree composition, experts say

Change in disturbance regimes -- rather than a change in climate -- is largely responsible for altering the composition of Eastern forests, according to a researcher. Forests in the Eastern United States remain in a state of "disequilibrium" stemming from the clear-cutting and large-scale burning that occurred in the late 1800s and early 1900s, he contends. »
15 October 2014, 23:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Immediate Risk to National Security Posed by Global Warming

A new Pentagon report declares climate change to be a threat multiplier -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
14 October 2014, 23:01 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

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