This week in climate news - 21 October 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Conflict diamonds and climate change: Cooperate, don’t compete over natural resources urges Guterres

The struggle over natural resources often lies at the heart of violent conflicts, fuelling strife in many parts of the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, urging governments and everyone with a stake in valuable resources, to think hard about how they are managed and exploited. »
16 October 2018, 20:50 - UN - Search similar - Email

What's in a Half a Degree? 2 Very Different Future Climates

A new IPCC report shows the impacts in the near future that can be avoided by limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius instead of 2 degrees C -- Read more on »
17 October 2018, 14:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

World Heritage Sites threatened by rising sea levels

In the Mediterranean region, there are numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in low-lying coastal areas. In the course of the 21st century, these sites will increasingly be at risk by storm surges and increasing coastal erosion due to sea-level rise. »
17 October 2018, 21:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels

Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund. »
17 October 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Energy firms, green groups call for strong UK carbon price to keep coal at bay

Energy companies and green groups have written separate letters this week to Britain's finance minister asking for the country's strong carbon price to be maintained to prevent a rise in coal-fired power generation and greenhouse gas emissions. »
18 October 2018, 12:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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