This week in climate news - 9 September 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Shining light on ancient global warming

The impact of global warming on shallow marine life approximately 56 million years ago is the subject of a significant, new article. Researchers have now addressed the effects of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) -- a relatively brief period of global climate change, spanning 200,000 years -- on marine invertebrates, including snails, clams and other mollusks. »
6 September 2018, 18:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Episodic and intense rain caused by ancient global warming

A new study by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that ancient global warming was associated with intense rainfall events that had a profound impact on the land and coastal seas. »
5 September 2018, 11:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New Walls Aim to Hold Back Rising Seas off Tanzania

Coastal erosion and flooding threaten Dar es Salaam, one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
4 September 2018, 23:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Ancient farmers spared us from glaciers but profoundly changed Earth's climate

New evidence shows that ancient farming practices led to a rise in the atmospheric emission of the heat-trapping gases carbon dioxide and methane -- a rise that has continued since, unlike the trend at any other time in Earth's geologic history. »
7 September 2018, 06:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Disempower far-right climate-change deniers. Don’t debate with them | Molly Scott Cato

A Ukip MEP has written a shamefully ignorant climate change report for the EU – it should never have happened After a long, hot summer beset by record temperatures, drought and deadly fires, imagine my shock, on returning to the European parliament, to be confronted with a report that denies the reality of climate change. »
3 September 2018, 13:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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