This week in climate news - 24 June 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study

Climate change study predicts ‘staggering impact’ of swelling oceans on coastal communities within next 30 years. Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many as 311,000 homes face being flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years. »
18 June 2018, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Palm oil: The carbon cost of deforestation

Palm oil has become part of our daily lives, but a recent study serves as a reminder that intensive farming of this crop has a major impact on the environment. Both short- and long-term solutions exist, however. The article analyzed the carbon costs and benefits of converting rainforests into oil palm plantations. »
20 June 2018, 03:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Sea Level Rise Will Threaten Thousands of California Homes

Chronic flooding will impact areas around San Francisco and Los Angeles by 2035 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 June 2018, 20:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

New research demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in coarse resolution climate models, with the potential to narrow the range of climate prediction. »
20 June 2018, 03:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment

A new analysis by an international team of scientists shows that low carbon investments will need to markedly increase if the world is to achieve the Paris Agreement aim of keeping global warming well below 2°C. »
19 June 2018, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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