This week in climate news - 21 January 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Scotland's historic sites at high risk from climate change, report says

Exclusive: Many of the country’s most famous ancient sites, from Holyrood Park to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, need urgent protection, say experts. Dozens of Scotland’s most famous historic sites are at very high risk of being badly damaged by climate change and need urgent protection, an expert survey has found. »
15 January 2018, 08:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EU lawmakers back more ambitious renewables, energy saving goals

European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption that envisage more ambitious climate goals, setting the stage for tough talks with reluctant EU member states. »
17 January 2018, 17:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Scott Pruitt insincerely asked what's Earth's ideal temperature. Scientists answer | Dana Nuccitelli

In short, from a practical standpoint, as little additional warming as possible In an interview with Reuters last week, Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said,. The climate is changing. That’s not the debate. The debate is how do we know what the ideal surface temperature is in 2100? Continue reading... »
17 January 2018, 13:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Britain must urgently bridge policy gaps to meet emissions target: advisers

Britain must urgently lay out further policies to meet its domestic emissions targets, the government's climate advisers said on Wednesday. »
17 January 2018, 04:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Study finds that global warming exacerbates refugee crises | John Abraham

Higher temperatures increase the number of people seeking asylum in the EU The refugee crisis – particularly in the Mediterranean area – has received large amounts of new attention in the past few years, with people fleeing from Syria and entering the European Union emblematic of the problem. There has been some research connecting this refugee problem with changes to the climate. »
15 January 2018, 14:21 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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