This week in climate news - 25 March 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Avoid ‘mutual aggravation’ of the complex link between water scarcity, forced migration, UN agency warns

Severe lack of water affecting two-thirds of the global population for at least part of the year is manifesting into complex challenges, the United Nations food security agency has warned, calling for urgent and comprehensive adaptation efforts to address the situation. »
20 March 2018, 16:00 - UN - Search similar - Email

Geoengineering polar glaciers to slow sea-level rise

Targeted geoengineering to preserve continental ice sheets deserves serious research and investment, argues an international team of researchers. Without intervention, by 2100 most large coastal cities will face sea levels that are more than three feet higher than they are currently. »
20 March 2018, 09:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

McDonald's sets greenhouse gas reduction targets

McDonald's Corp on Tuesday announced an approved, science based target to cut greenhouse gas emissions and battle climate change, saying it is the first restaurant company to do so. »
20 March 2018, 17:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Federal Government's Silence on Climate Could Stymie Disaster Planning

Refusal to acknowledge warming could also widen partisan divide -- Read more on »
20 March 2018, 21:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Flooding and heavy rains rise 50% worldwide in a decade, figures show

Such extreme weather events are now happening four times more than in 1980, according to a European science paper. Global floods and extreme rainfall events have surged by more than 50% this decade, and are now occurring at a rate four times higher than in 1980, according to a new report. »
21 March 2018, 18:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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