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Buying international permits is a cheap way to cut emissions. It's that simple | Katharine Murphy

As recently as 2017 the Coalition was in favour of it. Now it’s losing its mind over Labor’s climate policy. It’s the climate policy debate, so veering into Numptyville is par for the course, but I confess we are there earlier than even I expected. »
18 Apr, 10:50 - guardian -  - 

'Malicious': Shorten and business groups defy Coalition's assault on climate policy

High-quality international offsets should be part of any credible policy, industry says. Business groups are defying the Morrison government’s political assault on the use of international permits, arguing a credible climate policy should include access to high-quality international offsets, because they are a key mechanism to help Australia meet its Paris target. »
18 Apr, 10:50 - guardian -  - 

Mark Carney’s warning on climate change is timely, but it’s only a start | Larry Elliott

The Bank of England governor spoke the language that the City would understand, but governments also need to embrace new ideas to help shift the dial Mark Carney got right to the heart of the matter in his message to the City about the risks of climate change: take global warming seriously or you will lose money. »
18 Apr, 07:40 - guardian -  - 

Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: Clouds

In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue increasing as they have been, 90% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests would be affected as early as 2060. »
18 Apr, 00:40 - sciencedaily -  - 

EU set to cut carbon dioxide emission levels for new trucks by 30%

European parliament expected to pass laws forcing industry to cut CO2 pollution by 2035. European lorry makers face having to cut the carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks by almost a third by 2035, while a UK government body has called for a total ban on new petrol and diesel heavy goods vehicles by 2040. »
17 Apr, 22:10 - guardian -  - 

Climate-change protesters vow to disrupt London underground

Environmental activists vowed to disrupt London underground train services in a third day of action on Wednesday in a bid to force the British government to take more radical measures to avert what they cast as an imminent global climate cataclysm. »
17 Apr, 12:40 - reuters -  - 

The financial sector must be at the heart of tackling climate change

A new report from the Network for Greening the Financial System shows the industry is key to achieving a low-carbon economy. The catastrophic effects of climate change are already visible around the world. From blistering heatwaves in North America to typhoons in south-east Asia and droughts in Africa and Australia, no country or community is immune. »
17 Apr, 09:30 - guardian -  - 

Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers

Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firms. The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France’s central bank have warned, writing in the Guardian. »
17 Apr, 09:30 - guardian -  - 

Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall

Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research finds. »
17 Apr, 00:01 - sciencedaily -  - 

What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change

On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the global climate system. »
17 Apr, 00:01 - sciencedaily -  - 

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