This week in climate news - 8 April 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Climate change could raise food insecurity risk

Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortages in many countries, new research suggests. »
2 April 2018, 18:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Global warming can turn monarch butterflies' favorite food into poison

Researchers have discovered a new relationship between climate change, monarch butterflies and milkweed plants. It turns out that warming temperatures don't just affect the monarch, Danaus plexippus, directly, but also affect this butterfly by potentially turning its favorite plant food into a poison. »
4 April 2018, 20:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Scientists examine threats to food security if we meet the Paris climate targets | John Abraham

Even with aggressive climate policies to limit global warming, food security in some areas will be threatened We have delayed action for so long on handling climate change, we now can no longer can “will it happen?” Rather we have to ask “how bad will it be?” and “what can be done about it?” As our society thinks about what we should do to reduce our carbon pollution and the... »
3 April 2018, 14:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Only revolutionary new laws can stop Brexit harming the environment | Michael Jacobs

Michael Gove has promised an independent watchdog but not what is required – legally enforceable targets As the EU withdrawal bill inches its way through parliament, the environmental implications of Brexit are being revealed. Leaving the European Union could be the single most environmentally damaging act taken by government in the past half-century. »
3 April 2018, 14:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Norway targets IMO to halve global shipping emissions by 2050

Global shipping should set a goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Norway's government and shipowners' association said on Thursday before talks by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London next week. »
5 April 2018, 17:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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