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California's hellish fires: a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Future | Dana Nuccitelli

California is burning in December. Climate scientists predicted global warming will make Christmas wildfires more commonplace. In Charles Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol,’ the Ghost of Christmas Future appears to Ebenezer Scrooge to show what will happen if he doesn’t change his greedy, selfish life. »
11 Dec, 12:40 - guardian -  - 

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report

‘Sin taxes’ to reverse the rapid global growth in meat eating are likely in five to 10 years, according to a report for investors managing over $4tn. “Sin taxes” on meat to reduce its huge impact on climate change and human health look inevitable, according to analysts for investors managing over $4tn of assets. »
11 Dec, 09:30 - guardian -  - 

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record

Exclusive: Renewable energy and proper climate policy are key to dropping emissions, carbon consultancy chief says. Australia’s emissions over the past year were the highest on record, when relatively unreliable emissions from land use are excluded, according to estimates by the carbon consultancy NDEVR Environmental. »
10 Dec, 20:50 - guardian -  - 

This week in climate news (10 December 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
10 Dec, 18:00 - climatiq -  - 

'Existential threat': climate change risks finally grab Australia's attention

This year is closing with a flurry of activity on the climate front - including the release of the Turnbull government's review of climate policies. »
9 Dec, 17:50 - smh -  - 

France's Macron hunts for more money to slow climate change

French President Emmanuel Macron will next week press rich countries to increase climate financing and urge investors worldwide to turn their backs on polluters in a bid to accelerate efforts to combat global warming. »
8 Dec, 16:10 - reuters -  - 

‘Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money

Air pollution and climate change policies are pushing coal-fired electricity stations to the brink, says a new report. Closing them would avoid €22bn in losses by 2030. More than half of the European Union’s 619 coal-fired power stations are losing money, according to a new report. »
8 Dec, 08:40 - guardian -  - 

EU fluorinated gases phase-down remains on track

European Union efforts to phase-down the production and import of fluorinated greenhouse-gases (F-gases) made good progress in 2016, according to the latest annual update published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. »
8 Dec, 02:30 - eea -  - 

EPA chief says may launch public climate debate in January

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency continued to unwind Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming. »
7 Dec, 21:10 - reuters -  - 

Climate change is the story you missed in 2017. And the media is to blame | Lisa Hymas

Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better Which story did you hear more about this year – how climate change makes disasters like hurricanes worse, or how President Donald Trump threw paper towels at Puerto Ricans?. If you answered the latter, you have plenty of company. »
7 Dec, 16:50 - guardian -  - 

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