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The Guardian view on climate change: good news – but not yet good enough | Editorial

Eleven of the last 12 months have been the hottest on record. Though progress on cutting carbon emissions is encouraging, more must be done The Montreal protocol is the most successful environmental treaty in history, and arguably one of the most successful of any international pact. »
23 October 2016, 22:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

US energy shakeup continues as solar capacity set to triple

Solar expected to almost triple in less than three years by 2017 as coal continues to fall, solidifying gas as country’s chief electricity source, reports Climate Central. »
21 October 2016, 13:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

$5.4 Billion Melanesian ocean economy in peril

A new WWF report values Melanesia’s marine ecosystems at half a trillion dollars. But radical action is needed to maintain them. That Melanesian Pacific island economies are heavily reliant on the ocean is hardly a surprise. »
19 October 2016, 23:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Where is climate change in the Trump v Clinton presidential debates?

While we rake over Clinton’s emails and Trump’s late-night tweets, climate has been the elephant in the room, leaving scientists and campaigners asking why there hasn’t been a single direct question about the crisis. Climate change has been the elephant in the room during the past two US presidential debates. »
19 October 2016, 17:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Shipping 'progressives' call for industry carbon emission cuts

Some of the world’s biggest shipping groups say ‘ambitious’ action is needed at a key UN meeting to bring the industry in line with Paris climate goals. Many of the world’s biggest shipowners and charterers have called on heads of state to take swift action to force carbon emission cuts on their industry which is the only sector in the world not now bound by climate change targets. »
19 October 2016, 07:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Ontario seeks to put a cap on water bottle industry with two-year ban

Officials say moratorium would give province time to better understand state of groundwater supplies amid climate change threat and increasing population The Ontario government has proposed a two-year moratorium on the creation or expansion of bottled water operations fed by groundwater in the Canadian province, in a bid to strike a balance between a burgeoning bottled water industry, a growing... »
17 October 2016, 23:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030

UN report warns that without measures to halt and reverse climate change, food production could become impossible in large areas of the world Up to 122 million more people worldwide could be living in extreme poverty by 2030 as a result of climate change and its impacts on small-scale farmers’ incomes, a major UN report warned on Monday. »
17 October 2016, 14:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The gap between ambition and action in tackling global warming

Sabine Fuss and Jan Minx: The world’s governments have agreed to ambitious climate goals. But if we are to hit our new targets, scientists and innovators need to move quickly to close the gap between hope and reality. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has been a big surprise to many. »
17 October 2016, 11:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Science, cities and innovation in the human age

Josh Tewksbury: Over the next week, leaders from around the world will take part in a historic summit on the future of cities. But this landmark event highlights how the pace of science may be unable to keep up with today’s rapidly-changing world. Science, cities and innovation in the human age. »
16 October 2016, 22:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet Devastating hurricane? More than 1,000 lives lost? It must be climate change! »
16 October 2016, 13:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Greenhouse gases deal will make little difference to west

HFCs deal is vital for reducing emissions but poorer countries rely on old coolant technologies and will now have to upgrade. They went to Kigali to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and take 0.5C out of future global warming, and the 170 countries who successfully negotiated an amendment to the Montreal Protocol agreed to get rid of 90% of them. Job done. »
15 October 2016, 18:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change: global deal reached to limit use of hydrofluorocarbons

Global deal on HFCs – greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide – seen as ‘largest temperature reduction ever achieved by single agreement’. A worldwide deal has been reached to limit the use of greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide in a major effort to fight climate change. »
15 October 2016, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The lies Trump told this week: from murder rates to climate change

The Republican nominee claimed to be an environmentalist and a crime expert all in the same week, but the numbers didn’t add up. “I’m proud of the fact that I’ve always treated the working people of this country with dignity and respect, especially our military and law enforcement personnel.” – 11 October, interview with Fox News. Continue reading... »
14 October 2016, 13:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Slow-motion wrecks: how thawing permafrost is destroying Arctic cities

Cracking and collapsing homes are a growing problem in cities such as Norilsk in northern Russia. As climate change accelerates the problem, what can be done to maintain the resource-rich hubs the country relies on? At first, Yury Scherbakov thought the cracks appearing in a wall he had installed in his two-room flat were caused by shoddy workmanship. »
14 October 2016, 10:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Is using less water the secret to cutting our greenhouse gas emissions?

California, which uses 20% of its electricity in supplying water, just passed a law to collect emissions data from water utilities. When most of us think of slowing global warming, we think of reducing car exhaust and power plant emissions – limiting activities that involve combusting fossil fuels. »
11 October 2016, 19:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

World Bank says Paris climate goals at risk from new coal schemes

Jim Yong Kim says slowing down growth in coal-fired power stations is essential in order to reduce emissions. Slowing down construction of coal-fired power stations will be vital to hit globally agreed climate change goals, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, said as he outlined a five-point plan to flesh out last year’s Paris agreement to reduce CO2 emissions. »
9 October 2016, 16:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

We have money to fight climate change. It's just that we're spending it on defense | Kenneth Pennington

Stopping one fighter plane program would save enough to build wind farms to power 320,000 homes. We need to drastically reassess our priorities. One year ago this week, I was sitting in a cramped hotel room with 15 other staffers in Las Vegas for Bernie Sanders’ first debate for the presidential nomination. »
8 October 2016, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Poor countries urge fast action on Paris deal to stop catastrophic warming

As the climate agreement is ratified, developing nations warn that money pledged is still nowhere near enough to adapt to expected sea level rises. »
7 October 2016, 13:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Paris climate deal a 'turning point' in global warming fight, Obama says

Commitments from other countries push accord forward and is set to be activated on 4 November after the EU, Canada and India ratify the agreement Barack Obama has said the Paris climate deal could prove a “turning point” in the effort to avoid dangerous global warming, after a flurry of commitments by nations pushed the agreement into force. »
5 October 2016, 23:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'Crisis is a way of life': helping farmers cope with devastating climate change

Changing weather patterns are having a dramatic effect on the livelihoods of smallholders in the developing world. So what can be done?. Coffee farmers in Peru suffered heavy losses in 2013 when 40% of the country’s coffee plantations were adversely affected by coffee leaf rust. »
5 October 2016, 14:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email