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Top US coal boss Robert Murray: 'We do not have a climate change problem'

The founder and chief executive of Murray Energy supports Donald Trump’s move to roll back Obama’s clean power plan but cautions the president to pump the brakes on talk of bringing back mining jobs. »
27 March 2017, 10:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trump Presidency “opens door” to planet-hacking geoengineer experiments

As geoengineer advocates enter Trump administration, plans advance to spray sun-reflecting chemicals into atmosphere. Harvard engineers who launched the world’s biggest solar geoengineering research program may get a dangerous boost from Donald Trump, environmental organizations are warning. »
27 March 2017, 07:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trump to sign executive order undoing Obama's clean power plan

EPA head Scott Pruitt, who sued to halt plan as Oklahoma’s AG, claims ending restrictions on coal power plants will be ‘pro-growth and pro-environment’. »
27 March 2017, 01:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

US scientists launch world's biggest solar geoengineering study

Research programme will send aerosol injections into the earth’s upper atmosphere to study the risks and benefits of a future solar tech-fix for climate change. US scientists are set to send aerosol injections 20km up into the earth’s stratosphere in the world’s biggest solar geoengineering programme to date, to study the potential of a future tech-fix for global warming. Continue reading... »
24 March 2017, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Adani mine is this generation's Franklin River. People power can stop it | Bob Brown

This is the environmental issue of our times and the Great Barrier Reef is at stake. But people standing up for what they believe in has unbeatable power. When I rafted the Franklin in the 1970s, I knew the campaign to save that spectacular river, despite local support for damming it, would become one to test that generation. »
23 March 2017, 23:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Changes to flight paths could reduce aircraft effect on climate

Small alterations to routing, which would add about 1% to airlines’ operating costs, could have significant results. Small tweaks to flight paths could reduce the effects that aircraft have on climate by as much as 10%, a new study shows. »
23 March 2017, 23:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

‘Moore’s law’ for carbon would defeat global warming

A plan to halve carbon emissions every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years, provides a simple but rigorous roadmap to tackle climate change, scientists say. A new “carbon law”, modelled on Moore’s law in computing, has been proposed as a roadmap for beating climate change. »
23 March 2017, 20:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Q&A: Forests soak up greenhouse gases, so how do we ensure their protection?

Join a panel of experts from 2-4.30pm on Thursday 30 March to discuss the resources needed to fight deforestation Every year, 18 million hectares of tropical forest – an area the size of England and Wales – are cut down, releasing millions of tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. In just 40 years, possibly 1bn hectares, the equivalent of Europe, has gone. »
23 March 2017, 20:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Two quit Australian climate authority blaming government 'extremists'

John Quiggin and Danny Price resign over Coalition’s ‘rightwing anti-science activists’ and climate change political point-scoring. Two members of the Climate Change Authority have resigned, with one accusing the government of being beholden to rightwing, anti-science “extremists” in its own party and in the media. »
23 March 2017, 10:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Maine lawmaker seeks discrimination protection for climate change deniers

State representative introduced a bill that would limit the state attorney general’s ability to investigate or prosecute people based on their political speech. Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person’s beliefs about climate change to that list. »
23 March 2017, 01:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

World Water Day: one in four children will live with water scarcity by 2040

Unicef report says climate change and conflict are intensifying risks to children of living without enough water, and that the poorest will suffer most. One in four of the world’s children will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 as a result of climate change, the UN has warned. »
22 March 2017, 02:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change is happening now – here’s eight things we can do to adapt to it | Missy Stults

Donald Trump has rejected global leadership on the issue, so now it’s down to us as individuals to plan, and push through new policies change where we can A little girl sits outside on her front stoop, watching the cars go by and the people trot to work in the early hours of the morning. She wears a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and sneakers. »
21 March 2017, 17:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows. The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. »
21 March 2017, 04:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

19 House Republicans call on their party to do something about climate change | Dana Nuccitelli

With the Republican Climate Resolution, Climate Solutions Caucus, and Climate Leadership Council, Republicans are trying to end their party’s climate denial While the Trump administration is veering sharply toward climate science denial, 19 House Republicans have taken steps to pull the party in the direction of reality, and the need to combat the threats posed by human-caused climate change.... »
20 March 2017, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trump administration's 'anti-scientific statements' alarm ex-energy secretary

Ernest Moniz: ‘Some of the statements … are really disturbing’Trump and cabinet members have dismissed climate change evidence The former energy secretary Ernest Moniz said on Sunday that he finds “anti-scientific statements” coming from the Trump administration “disturbing”, warning that they disregard dangers to the US and undermine its democracy. »
19 March 2017, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Why I think there's still hope for the climate in 2017

Despite Trump halting reduction of the US’s vast CO2 emissions, climate change is being taken seriously around the world from China to Sweden. Optimism has always been in short supply in conversations about global warming. »
19 March 2017, 11:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Deadly flooding in Peru sparks criticism over climate change preparedness

Devastating downpour, caused by high ocean temperatures, could not have been predicted, president said, months after state of emergency declared for wildfires. Abnormally high ocean temperatures in the Pacific Ocean have been blamed for one of Peru’s worst floods in recent memory, which killed 12 people, destroyed homes and swept away trucks and buses along the usually arid seaboard. »
17 March 2017, 18:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

British scientists face a ‘huge hit’ if the US cuts climate change research

Academics fear Donald Trump’s environmental policy may put an end to key data from US agencies. UK scientists are warning they may be unable to carry out crucial research on climate change if Donald Trump cuts climate science funding in the US. Trump tweeted in 2014 that research on global warming is “very expensive bullshit” that “has to stop”. »
14 March 2017, 08:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

We can climate-proof Australia, but we have to start now | Emma Herd

Our government spends 10 times more on disaster recovery than on prevention, but now it needs to think ahead. Talk to any investor these days about climate and energy policy, and the level of frustration is evident. »
14 March 2017, 04:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Shell’s sale of dirty tar sands assets cleans up debt and spruces image

But campaigners remain unconvinced by firm’s shift towards cleaner energy When Shell sold most of its Canadian tar sands operations last week, the Anglo-Dutch oil company took a modest step towards making good on its promise to be part of the solution on global warming, rather than the problem. Tar sands are reviled by climate change campaigners as one of the dirtiest forms of energy. »
11 March 2017, 19:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email