This week in climate news - 14 January 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

The 'imminent mini ice age' myth is back, and it's still wrong | Dana Nuccitelli

We can’t accurately predict solar activity, and a quiet solar cycle would have a small impact on Earth’s climate anyway Roughly every two years we’re treated to headlines repeating the myth that Earth is headed for an imminent “mini ice age.” It happened in 2013, 2015, and again just recently at the tail end of 2017. »
9 January 2018, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

China says 27 of 31 regions met 2016 low carbon targets

China said 27 of its 31 regions met their greenhouse gas reduction targets aimed at combating global warming in 2016, the country's climate change regulator said in a notice on Monday. »
9 January 2018, 03:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

$306bn in one year: US bill for natural disasters smashes record

Major hurricanes, wildfires, drought and tornadoes have led to highest ever damage costs, as expert says extremes have ‘climate change fingerprints on them’ With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306bn, according to a new government report released on Monday. »
9 January 2018, 00:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies

Mayor Bill de Blasio: ‘It’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient’. »
10 January 2018, 20:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Weather disasters cost U.S. record $306 billion in 2017: NOAA

Weather and climate-related disasters cost the United States a record $306 billion in 2017, the third-warmest year on record, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday. »
8 January 2018, 19:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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