This week in climate news - 8 July 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Climate change is making night-shining clouds more visible

Increased water vapor in Earth's atmosphere due to human activities is making shimmering high-altitude clouds more visible, a new study finds. The results suggest these strange but increasingly common clouds seen only on summer nights are an indicator of human-caused climate change, according to new research. »
2 July 2018, 23:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

China's emissions reversal cause for 'cautious optimism' says study

The decline in China's carbon emissions is likely to be sustained if changes to the country's industrial structure and energy efficiency continue, according to new research. »
3 July 2018, 05:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Greenhouse gases were the main driver of climate change in the deep past

Greenhouse gases were the main driver of climate throughout the warmest period of the past 66 million years, providing insight into the drivers behind long-term climate change. »
3 July 2018, 18:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

In a warming world, could air conditioning make things worse?

As climate change continues to push summer temperatures ever higher, the increased use of air conditioning in buildings could add to the problems of a warming world by further degrading air quality and compounding the toll of air pollution on human health, according to a new study. »
4 July 2018, 00:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100

Failure to meet the United Nations' 2ºC warming limits will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research has warned. A study found flooding from rising sea levels could cost $14 trillion worldwide annually by 2100, if the target of holding global temperatures below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels is missed. »
4 July 2018, 18:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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