This week in climate news - 25 February 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Debt for dolphins: Seychelles creates huge marine parks in world-first finance scheme

An innovative exchange of sovereign debt for marine conservation, backed by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, could pave the way to saving large swaths of the world’s oceans. The tropical island nation of Seychelles is to create two huge new marine parks in return for a large amount of its national debt being written off, in the first scheme of its kind in the world. »
22 February 2018, 14:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Radical change urged over 20 years to attain climate goals: institute

The world will need sweeping changes over the next 20 years ranging from energy use to food production to achieve climate goals set by almost 200 nations, the new heads of a top environmental think-tank said on Friday. »
23 February 2018, 18:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate change 'will push European cities towards breaking point'

Study highlights urgent need to adapt urban areas to cope with floods, droughts and heatwaves. Major British towns and cities, including Glasgow, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Chester, could be much more severely affected by climate change than previously thought, according to new research. »
21 February 2018, 03:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trees for Trump: one million plants pledged to offset U-turn on climate change

Environmentalists say forest the size of Kentucky could compensate for ‘monumental stupidity’ of US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement. More than one million trees have been pledged for Trump Forest, a bid by environmentalists to offset the US president’s curtailing of Obama-era clean energy initiatives by planting 10 billion trees around the globe. »
20 February 2018, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists said on Tuesday. »
20 February 2018, 18:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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