This week in climate news - 23 December 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

‘The heatwave was a wake up call’: readers on a year of climate change anxiety

As we look back on a disastrous year readers describe the moments climate change hit home for them – and the action they are taking. Visual guide: the human cost of 2018’s climate disasters This summer’s heatwave was a real wake-up call. I felt we were up against it and it was becoming real. »
21 December 2018, 08:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Exxon Mobil opposes weakening Obama-era emissions rules: letter to EPA

Exxon Mobil Corp sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of methane gas emission rules put in place under the Obama administration, according to a copy of the letter seen by Reuters. »
18 December 2018, 23:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Optimizing restoration can deliver an eightfold increase in cost-effectiveness

A new study presents a novel approach to identify optimal priority areas for restoration, considering multiple criteria such as biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and reduction of costs. »
19 December 2018, 00:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Arctic Lakes Are Vanishing by the Hundreds

Warming temperatures may be causing tundra ponds to evaporate or drain into thawing permafrost -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
19 December 2018, 00:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

What would Jesus do? Talking with evangelicals about climate change

In our new column about the American south and climate change, we go towards Christians who have been resistant to ideas of environmental stewardship - perhaps it’s a message they need to hear in their own terms. I was, frankly, nervous about speaking to people of faith in the south about climate change. »
19 December 2018, 14:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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