This week in climate news - 14 April 2019

The most popular articles from the past week.

Flying cars could help in the fight against climate change

Flying cars - known officially as vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs (pronounced "v-tolls") - may have a surprise benefit for the environment. »
10 April 2019, 22:40 - smh - Search similar - Email

‘We can talk about this’ – millennial Republicans take a methodical approach to climate change

Young Trump supporters are breaking with his environmental views and bringing scientific reality to their party. Donald Trump’s indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters. »
12 April 2019, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Weatherwatch: the new forests helping to clean our atmosphere

Carbon is being locked in young trees as a result of reforestation across the northern hemisphere. When measures designed to curb climate change have a beneficial effect and result in a greener planet, it is cheering. »
8 April 2019, 22:51 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UK parliament pension fund takes first step towards fossil fuel divestment

Exclusive: trustees reconsidering rules of investments to take account of climate change risk. Parliament’s pension fund trustees are to reconsider the rules of their investments to take account of the risk of climate change, in a first for MPs’ finances. »
9 April 2019, 14:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Former fire chiefs warn Australia unprepared for escalating climate threat

Major parties must recognise ‘national firefighting assets’ are needed to fight worsening natural disasters, say fire experts. More than 20 former fire and emergency chiefs from multiple states and territories say Australia is unprepared for worsening natural disasters from climate change and governments are putting lives at risk. »
9 April 2019, 21:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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