This week in climate news - 11 March 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Stop blaming ‘both sides’ for America’s climate failures | Dana Nuccitelli

The fault lies entirely with the GOP. Focus on fixing it, not laying blame where it doesn’t belong. Steven Pinker is a cognitive psychologist, linguist, and author of Bill Gates’ two favorite books. However, his latest – Enlightenment Now – has some serious shortcomings centering on Pinker’s misperceptions about climate change polarization. »
5 March 2018, 13:11 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Wildfires set to increase: could we be sitting on a tinderbox in Europe?

2017 was one of the worst years on record for fires in Europe, with over 800,000 hectares of land burnt in Portugal, Italy and Spain alone. »
8 March 2018, 01:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

French hydro firm builds wind turbines as Swiss glaciers melt

French hydropower firm CNR, anticipating the impact of climate change and the possible disappearance of glaciers in the Swiss Alps, plans to sharply increase its solar and wind capacity to compensate for lower water levels on the Rhone river. »
6 March 2018, 20:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Lawmakers question biggest UK pensions over climate change risks

Britain's biggest pension funds have been asked by lawmakers to explain how they are managing the impact of climate change risks on their investments. »
5 March 2018, 13:11 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Why what we eat is crucial to the climate change question | Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o

Our food – from what we eat to how it is grown – accounts for more carbon emissions than transport and yet staple crops will be hit hard by global warming. Did you know that what’s on your plate plays a larger role in contributing to climate change than the car you drive? »
5 March 2018, 10:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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