This week in climate news - 1 July 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Once a climate leader, Germany risks being 'left behind': Al Gore

After years of leadership on climate change, Germany risks being left behind as other countries move more aggressively to cut their reliance on coal and phase out the internal combustion engine, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Tuesday. »
26 June 2018, 19:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

One football pitch of forest lost every second in 2017, data reveals

Global deforestation is on an upward trend, jeopardising efforts to tackle climate change and the massive decline in wildlife. The world lost more than one football pitch of forest every second in 2017, according to new data from a global satellite survey, adding up to an area equivalent to the whole of Italy over the year. Continue reading... »
27 June 2018, 11:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The environmental impact of a third runway at Heathrow | Letters

Letters from Dr Robin Russell-Jones, Les Bright and Andrew Papworth This government’s decision to create more pollution at Heathrow (Report, 26 June) while simultaneously rejecting tidal power in Swansea Bay (Report, 26 June) shows it has no strategy for tackling climate change. »
26 June 2018, 19:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Rising seas: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map'

Sea level rises are not some distant threat; for many Americans they are very real. In an extract from her chilling new book, Rising, Elizabeth Rush details how the US coastline will be radically transformed in the coming years. In 1890, just over six thousand people lived in the damp lowlands of south Florida. »
26 June 2018, 16:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Who shares similar experiences of climate change in a 1.5°C world and beyond?

A new framework to understand how uneven the effects of a 1.5°C world are for different countries around the world has been published today. »
26 June 2018, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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