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After climate cuts at CSIRO, who should we ask about global warming impacts on Australia? Netflix?

Former senior CSIRO climate scientist explains climate models in Australia were not being used to ‘prove’ climate change. That had happened long ago. Dr Penny Whetton had spent 25 years working on climate change modelling for Australia’s premier science agency, but in 2014 it was time to go. »
5 February 2016, 05:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Senior CSIRO scientist derides chief executive's claim climate change is 'answered'

CEO Larry Marshall says research focus should shift to mitigating or adapting to climate change and announces 35o jobs to be cut across agency. A senior CSIRO scientist has lambasted the chief executive, Larry Marshall, after a staff meeting confirming where some of the 350 job cuts announced yesterday would come from. »
5 February 2016, 05:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

CSIRO confirms up to 350 job cuts, with climate research bearing the brunt

Redundancies part of strategy to increase collaboration with industry and boost commercialisation, agency chief says. Up to 350 positions at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation will be made redundant, with its climate research divisions to bear the brunt of the job losses. »
4 February 2016, 04:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Measuring ocean heating is key to tracking global warming | John Abraham

Taking the Earth’s temperature is a challenge, but a critically important one Human emissions of heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide are causing the Earth to warm. We know this, and we have known this would happen for over 100 years. But scientists want to know how fast the Earth is warming and how much extra energy is being added to the climate because of human activities. »
3 February 2016, 12:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Brexit would return Britain to being 'dirty man of Europe'

Leading group of environmentalists warns that leaving the European Union would mean a return to filthy beaches, foul air and weak conservation laws. Britain risks becoming the “dirty man of Europe” again with filthy beaches, foul air and weak conservation laws if it leaves the European Union, a group of leading environmentalists warned on Wednesday. »
3 February 2016, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial

The world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there hasn’t been enough charts and graphs. Much has been written about climate change in recent months, what with that record-breaking hot year we just had and the qualified success of the Paris climate talks. But if there’s one criticism I’d have of the media coverage, it’s this. Continue reading... »
2 February 2016, 05:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fox News Republican debate moderators asked a climate question! | Dana Nuccitelli

Unfortunately, no climate policy debate ensued. In the 2016 Republican presidential candidate debates, climate change has rarely been discussed. In last Thursday’s debate, the last before tonight’s Iowa caucus votes, on Fox News of all networks, there was one brief climate question directed at Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). »
1 February 2016, 13:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Republicans reject climate change fears despite rebukes from scientists

Ted Cruz has presented ‘misleading’ information in the Senate, scientists say, while Marco Rubio rejects ‘destroying our economy’ – despite pleas for action coming from officials in his own state. »
1 February 2016, 13:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Spending watchdog to examine scrapping of £1bn carbon capture plan

National Audit Office to investigate taxpayer value for money in George Osborne’s scrapping of CCS and question plans to secure UK energy supply. The National Audit Office is to investigate George Osborne’s decision to scrap a £1bn prototype carbon capture scheme which cost the taxpayer at least £60m, a letter seen by the Guardian shows. »
31 January 2016, 18:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tell the truth, ExxonMobil: a low-carbon future is affordable – and necessary

Exxon’s narrative of preferring, and even encouraging, inaction in the face of climate change is the oil giant’s well-established modus operandi. Over the past year the price of oil has collapsed and taken ExxonMobil’s share price with it. »
31 January 2016, 15:02 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Here is the weather forecast for the next five years: even hotter

Long-range forecast predicts generally upward temperature trend, possibly interrupted by La Niña event in 2017 Global temperatures will continue to soar over the next 12 months as rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions and El Niño combine to bring more record-breaking warmth to the planet. »
31 January 2016, 02:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

We print money to bail out banks. Why can’t we do it to solve climate change?

We need an estimated $1tn per year to stay below a global temperature rise of 2C. Creating new money might be the only way to meet this financial challenge. The international community has agreed on an ambitious agenda to curb climate change. »
30 January 2016, 13:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Republicans might as well deny climate change if they don't plan to address it | Suzanne Goldenberg

Mere acknowledgement that the environment is in peril without a plan to mitigate it is a huge oversight. Let’s call it the non-denial denial. Some Republican presidential candidates are beginning to peer out from behind the wall of climate denial that has defined the party as long as Barack Obama has been in the White House. »
30 January 2016, 13:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Jeb Bush pins hopes on 'someone in a garage' to tackle climate change

As rising sea levels threaten their state of Florida, fellow Republican candidate Marco Rubio also warns that action on climate would ‘destroy’ the economy. »
29 January 2016, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Building on flood plains has a long-term cost | Letter from John Krebs

Your recent article (Build on flood plains despite the risks, say UK government advisors, 28 January) misrepresents the evidence I gave to the House of Commons environmental audit committee on 27 January. »
29 January 2016, 18:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'If the world ends in 2100, we’re probably OK' | Howard Lee

Two scientists take the long view on climate change. There’s a myopia in the climate discourse today. “Everyone is focused on what happens by 2100. But that’s only 2 generations from today. It’s like: If the world ends in 2100 we’re probably OK!” says Professor Richard Zeebe of the University of Hawai’i. »
29 January 2016, 12:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Independent Greenland 'could not afford' to sign up to Paris climate deal

Fossil fuel exploitation that would trigger a rise in carbon emissions is necessary to support the country financially in its break from Denmark, leaders say, despite it being one of the most climate-affected places in the world. »
28 January 2016, 17:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The best thing a business could do for the environment is shut down

of course, they’re not going to do that. So how do managers balance their climate change fears and the reality of the business world?. Earlier this week Tim Sanderson, a former executive of the fossil fuel giant BP, wrote about the pride he felt for his daughter after her involvement in a climate change protest at Heathrow airport. »
28 January 2016, 14:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UK government not spending enough on flood defences, poll finds

Green groups deliver petition to Downing Street calling for action as poll finds 61% of the British public think more should be spent on flood defences. The government is spending too little on flood defences, according to a large majority of the British public. »
28 January 2016, 11:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Build on flood plains despite the risks, say government advisers

Climate change experts say construction should go ahead – but households should be made aware of possible threats. Homes and businesses should continue to be built on flood plains across the UK despite the increasing risks, according to government advisers on climate change. »
28 January 2016, 01:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email