This week in climate news - 24 December 2017

The most popular articles from the past week.

Nuclear, renewables to help French CO2 reduction goals, Macron says

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he would not follow Germany's example by phasing out nuclear energy in France because his priority was to cut carbon emissions and shut down polluting coal-fired production. »
18 December 2017, 01:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

China aims for emission trading scheme in big step vs. global warming

China said on Tuesday the first phase of its long-awaited nationwide carbon emission trading scheme (ETS) will focus on the power sector, as the government outlined details of what is expected to be the world's largest such program. »
19 December 2017, 11:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Coalition's climate policy review reveals it will loosen pollution safeguard

Turnbull government will also allow use of international carbon permits and roll over emissions reduction fund. The Turnbull government will allow the use of international carbon permits, roll over its emissions reduction fund and loosen the current safeguard mechanism that sets limits on pollution as part of a review of climate policy released on the same day as a ministerial reshuffle. »
19 December 2017, 04:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate – UN weather agency

The Arctic continued in 2017 to warm at double the rate of the global temperature increase, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above average ocean temperatures, loss of sea ice, and a range of human, ocean and ecosystem effects, according to the United Nations weather agency. »
21 December 2017, 00:50 - UN - Search similar - Email

Climate change driving record snows in Alaskan mountains: study

Snowfalls atop an Alaskan mountain range have doubled since the start of the industrial age, evidence that climate change can trigger major increases in regional precipitation, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday. »
19 December 2017, 11:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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