This week in climate news - 10 February 2019

The most popular articles from the past week.

Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds

Judge rejects Rocky Hill mine near Gloucester, NSW, because of its impact on the town and ‘dire consequences’ of increasing emissions. The controversial Rocky Hill coalmine in the Hunter Valley will not go ahead after a landmark ruling in the land and environment court on Friday that cited the impact it would have had on climate change. »
8 February 2019, 03:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

A bold new plan to tackle climate change ignores economic orthodoxy

The Green New Deal touted by Democrats largely dispenses with cost-benefit analysis. »
5 February 2019, 20:50 - economist - Search similar - Email

How does the Amazon rain forest cope with drought?

The Amazon rain forest isn't necessarily a place that many would associate with a drought, yet prolonged dry spells are projected to become more prevalent and severe because of climate change. The question at hand is how these droughts are going to affect the rain forest, as it has a large influence on global climate and future warming. »
7 February 2019, 21:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos' according to new modelling

The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century -- in part, because the water from melting ice sheets off Greenland and in the Antarctic will cause extreme weather and unpredictable temperatures around the globe. »
7 February 2019, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century

Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton in the world's oceans, and a new study finds that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean's color, intensifying its blue regions and its green ones. Satellites should detect these changes in hue, providing early warning of wide-scale changes to marine ecosystems. »
4 February 2019, 19:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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