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This week in climate news (24 March 2019)

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24 Mar, 18:00 - climatiq -  - 

Fracking plan ‘will release same C02 as 300m new cars’

Labour study comes as UK government faces pressure from courts and councils The government’s fracking proposals would release the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as almost 300 million new cars, fatally undermining ministers’ obligation to tackle the escalating climate crisis, according to new research. »
24 Mar, 11:20 - guardian -  - 

Heavyweights now speaking with one voice on climate change risks

In an era defined by a cautious approach to climate in politics and business, influential independent voices have finally stepped up. »
23 Mar, 15:50 - smh -  - 

The sun’s impact on Earth and weather celebrated, as planet marks World Meteorological Day

Against a background of serious warnings against the effects of climate change, World Meteorological Day this year celebrates the crucial role played by the sun in powering all life on Earth, and in driving the weather, ocean currents and the hydrological cycle. »
23 Mar, 06:30 - UN -  - 

ExxonMobil faces EU parliament ban after no show at climate hearing

Oil giant may lose lobby access over failure to answer climate change denial questions. ExxonMobil faces losing its lobby privileges at the European parliament after the company failed to show up for the first hearing into climate change denial. »
22 Mar, 08:40 - guardian -  - 

Research investigates impact of climate change on glacier-fed rivers in Peru

Remote communities in the Peruvian Andes, as well as communities downstream, depend on the water from melting glaciers and mountain ecosystems to provide them with food and power, and to support industry. »
22 Mar, 06:40 - sciencedaily -  - 

Humans in the headlights: frozen in the path of a climate catastrophe

We humans are rabbits in the headlights of climate change, intuitively knowing we’re in trouble, but standing around watching as it thunders towards us. »
22 Mar, 02:50 - smh -  - 

Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report

Ad campaigns hide investment in a huge expansion of oil and gas extraction, says InfluenceMap. The largest five stock market listed oil and gas companies spend nearly $200m (£153m) a year lobbying to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate change, according to a new report. »
22 Mar, 02:20 - guardian -  - 

Alpine tundra releases long-frozen CO2 to the atmosphere, exacerbating climate warming

Thawing permafrost in high-altitude mountain ecosystems may be a stealthy, underexplored contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions. »
22 Mar, 00:30 - sciencedaily -  - 

Bank of England to set new rules on climate risk: Carney

The Bank of England will soon spell out how it wants banks, insurers and investment companies to manage the financial risks from climate change, Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday. »
21 Mar, 23:20 - reuters -  - 

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