This week in climate news - 5 August 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Droughts, Heat Waves and Floods: How to Tell When Climate Change Is to Blame

Weather forecasters will soon provide instant assessments of global warming’s influence on extreme events -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
30 July 2018, 23:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter, study finds

In a new study, researchers report that temperatures during droughts have been rising faster than in average climates in recent decades, and they point to concurrent changes in atmospheric water vapor as a driver of the surge. »
2 August 2018, 01:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Ever-increasing CO2 levels could take us back to the tropical climate of Paleogene period

A new study has warned that unless we mitigate current levels of carbon dioxide emissions, Western Europe and New Zealand could revert to the hot tropical climate of the early Paleogene period -- 56-48 million years ago. »
30 July 2018, 23:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

EPA moves to scrap Obama-era clean car rules and sets up fight with California

Critics say plan will worsen climate change and hike gas pricesAdministration to weaken California’s emissions standards The Trump administration has moved to weaken US vehicle emissions standards and has set up a major confrontation with California by scrapping its ability to enact stricter pollution standards and mandate the sale of electric cars. »
2 August 2018, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change denial won’t even benefit oil companies soon | Phil McDuff

The damage caused by our addiction to burning fossil fuels will be so widespread that nobody stands to gain The year 2018 is on track to be the fourth warmest on record, beaten only by 2016, 2015 and 2017. In other words, we have had the warmest four-year run since we started measuring. »
31 July 2018, 12:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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