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Is climate change Hollywood's new supervillain?

Eco-thriller Geostorm, with Gerard Butler as a weather-busting scientist, is the latest movie to battle the environment. From Blade Runner 2049 to Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, film are turning up the heat on the big screen. »
19 October 2017, 15:51 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Al Franken Auditions for Senate Climate Lead. Millions Watch

Franken’s approach to climate advocacy relies on wry sarcasm and a precise mastery of scientific facts -- Read more on »
18 October 2017, 18:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Fiji to sell world's first climate-change "green" bonds

Fiji will issue a $50 million "green" bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its prime minister said on Wednesday. »
18 October 2017, 09:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. municipal disaster plans seen more vital for ratings: report

U.S. state and city governments' planning for natural disasters will become more critical to their credit quality as costs to deal with extreme weather events increase, S&P Global Ratings said in a report on Tuesday. »
17 October 2017, 23:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Preparing Europe for climate change: coordination is key to reduce risks posed by extreme weather

Building stronger links between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction experts is more important than ever in wake of recent devastating and extreme weather events across Europe and elsewhere. »
17 October 2017, 10:30 - eea - Search similar - Email

Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists

Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday. »
16 October 2017, 22:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Are flatulent shellfish really contributing to climate change?

Scientists investigating marine life in the Baltic Sea have found mussels, oysters and clams are emitting greenhouse gases – but cows still trump them. Swedish scientists have found that flatulent shellfish are creating vast amounts of greenhouse gases, leading to a predictable slew of comments about farting cockles and clams. But beneath the schoolboy humour, there is a serious point. »
16 October 2017, 18:11 - guardian - Search similar - Email

China needs tougher clean fuel targets to meet Paris climate pact: report

China will have to launch more ambitious renewable energy and non-fossil fuel targets and ramp up efforts to enforce them to avoid missing global climate accord requirements, two government think tanks said on Monday. »
16 October 2017, 13:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

California's new normal may be more intense heat, fires, droughts and floods

As portrayed in novels, the California of the future is barely habitable. Fiction? Perhaps less so after last week. »
16 October 2017, 01:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (15 October 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
15 October 2017, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Why Tony Abbott’s climate snow job mistakes Australia for Europe | Greg Jericho

Conservatives cheering climate change always ignore how Australia’s economy will be among the hardest hit. It was well that Tony Abbott gave his climate change denying speech this week in London, because his thinking betrays a bizarre Euro-centric conservative outlook that constantly ignores multiple studies that show Australia’s economy will suffer greatly from climate change. »
15 October 2017, 01:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Geoengineering is not a quick fix for climate change, experts warn Trump

Leading researchers and campaigners express concern that geoengineering research could be used as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions. Leading climate scientists have warned that geoengineering research could be hijacked by climate change deniers as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions, citing the US administration under Donald Trump as a major threat to their work. »
14 October 2017, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Here's What We Know about Wildfires and Climate Change

Scientists think that global warming may already be influencing fire seasons -- Read more on »
13 October 2017, 21:31 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

In China, the war on coal just got serious

In Australia, politicians continue to debate the existence of climate change. Donald Trump's Environment Protection Agency declared this week the "war on coal is over". »
13 October 2017, 18:01 - smh - Search similar - Email

EU ministers agree national climate goals ahead of U.N. talks

EU environment ministers agreed national emissions-reduction targets on Friday in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of United Nations talks next months to fight global warming. »
13 October 2017, 15:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Few global issues as urgent as tackling climate and disaster risks – UN official

Recent devastating natural events – from hurricanes in the Caribbean to floods in South Asia and earthquakes in Mexico – have again shone a spotlight on the importance of efforts to reduce disaster risk, and how impossible it is to achieve global development goals without addressing such hazards. »
12 October 2017, 23:30 - UN - Search similar - Email

Scientists See Climate Change in California's Wildfires

Strong winds and months of record-high temperatures have fueled the destructive fires -- Read more on »
12 October 2017, 20:51 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

UK climate change masterplan – the grownups have finally won

Government’s clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in hand. The grownups have finally won and everyone in the UK, from those in cold homes to those on polluted streets and in flooded towns, will benefit. »
12 October 2017, 16:02 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Britain presents spending plan to meet climate emission targets

Britain's government laid out plans on Thursday on how it will invest over 2.5 billion pounds ($3.31 billion) from 2015-2021 on science, research and innovation to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions to meet its legal targets for helping tackle climate change. »
12 October 2017, 14:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

From thin air to stone: greenhouse gas test starts in Iceland

A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ground in a first test of a costly technology meant to slow climate change. »
11 October 2017, 22:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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