This week in climate news - 14 October 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Rapid, unprecedented change needed to halt global warming - U.N

Keeping the Earth's temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius means making rapid, unprecedented changes in the way people use energy to eat, travel and live or we risk even more extreme weather and loss of species, a U.N. report said on Monday. »
8 October 2018, 18:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

France offers lessons on plastic bags | Brief letters

Ecosystems | Fossil-fuel adverts | Brexit | Fracking | Compostable bags It is good to see that an appalling future awaiting the planet is being recognised (Huge risk if global warming exceeds 1.5C, warns landmark UN report, 8 October) and brought to light by the IPCC. »
9 October 2018, 19:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mary Robinson on climate change: ‘Feeling “This is too big for me” is no use to anybody’

The former president of Ireland has a new raison d’être: saving the planet. Yet, despite the dire warnings of this week’s IPCC report, she is surprisingly upbeat. On the morning that the world’s leading climate scientists warn that the planet has until 2030 to avert a global warming catastrophe, Mary Robinson appears suitably sombre. »
12 October 2018, 17:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

New Climate Report Was Too Cautious, Some Scientists Say

Experts cite important outcomes and costs of climate change left out of the latest IPCC report -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
11 October 2018, 23:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Geoengineering may be used to combat global warming, experts say

IPCC authors suggest there is high agreement that injection of chemicals into stratosphere could help limit risesFull report: We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN The world may increasingly look to geoengineering in the wake of the latest UN climate report, which says it could be adopted as a temporary “remedial measure” if the world heads towards dangerous levels of... »
8 October 2018, 18:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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