This week in climate news - 16 September 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Can California Achieve a "Carbon Neutral" Economy?

Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order calling for carbon neutrality by 2045 -- Read more on »
12 September 2018, 22:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Europe's renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests, experts argue

Europe's decision to promote the use of wood as a 'renewable fuel' will likely greatly increase Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the world's forests, according to a new paper. »
13 September 2018, 04:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change driving up malnutrition rates in Pacific, UN warns

Climate-sensitive region the only in the world where rate of undernourishment has risen over the past 12 years. Climate change is making people hungry – with nearly 100 million people across the world needing humanitarian food aid because of climate shocks last year – and a growing number of people are malnourished across the Pacific, a new United Nations report says. »
12 September 2018, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Urgent greenhouse gas removal plan could see UK hit 'net zero' target – report

Tree-planting, restoring wetlands and use of chemicals to remove CO2 from air needed, as well as cutting new emissions, say scientists. Tree-planting, restoring wetlands and using chemicals to take carbon dioxide from the air will all be needed to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gases in line with government plans, scientists have said. »
12 September 2018, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

US activists launch climate change initiatives in absence of federal leadership

US states, cities and businesses forge ahead with strategies to cut carbon emissions to 24% below 2005 levels by 2025 despite Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord. America’s governors, mayors and CEOs are forging ahead with climate change initiatives despite the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and commitment to reviving the coal industry. »
12 September 2018, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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