This week in climate news - 10 June 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Global warming can be limited to 1.5°C by changing how we travel, heat homes, use devices

Global warming can be limited to 1.5°C by unprecedented improvements in the energy efficiency of everyday activities, according to new research. »
4 June 2018, 23:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

The world is being ‘swamped by harmful plastic waste’ says UN chief, marking Environment Day

The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”. »
5 June 2018, 00:10 - UN - Search similar - Email

Big investors urge G7 to step up climate action, shift from coal

Institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management called on Group of Seven leaders on Monday to phase out the use of coal in power generation to help limit climate change, despite strong opposition from Washington. »
4 June 2018, 02:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EU’s Climate-ADAPT found to be a key tool for adaptation in Europe

The number of users of the joint European Environment Agency (EEA) – European Commission Climate-ADAPT online knowledge hub has increased fivefold since its launch in 2012, according to an EEA report published today. »
6 June 2018, 14:40 - eea - Search similar - Email

‘We face a global emergency’ over oceans: UN chief sounds the alarm at G7 Summit event

Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a “global emergency” over the oceans. »
9 June 2018, 21:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

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