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This week in climate news - 17 August 2014

The most popular articles from the past week.

New study finds fringe global warming contrarians get disproportionate media attention

30% of fringe climate scientists who say carbon pollution causes little global warming report frequent media coverage, vs. just 15% of mainstream climate scientists Continue reading... »
11 August 2014, 16:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

A global temperature conundrum: Cooling or warming climate?

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently requested a figure on global temperature trends for its annual report, some scientists knew that was going to be a problem. They describe a consistent global warming trend over the course of the Holocene counter to a study published last year. »
12 August 2014, 05:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change negatively impacting Great Lakes, researcher says

Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including impacts to recreational value, drinking water potential, and becoming more suited to invasive species and infectious pathogens, according to a researcher. One of the many conclusions reached in the study was the need to develop technology that allows real-time monitoring and management of water systems. »
11 August 2014, 23:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Solomons town first in Pacific to relocate due to climate change

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Under threat from rising sea levels and tsunamis, the authorities of a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands have decided to relocate from a small island in the first such case in the Pacific islands. »
15 August 2014, 18:51 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Politicians need to address transport taboos, not just new technology, to meet carbon targets, say researchers

Transport accounts for 30% of CO2 emissions in the EU, with emissions rising 36% between 1990 and 2007. New research has found a need to dissect the widely-held view that new technologies, such as biofuel and improved aircraft design, will result in carbon reduction targets being met. »
16 August 2014, 02:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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