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Climate action can limit Asia's growing water shortages

Even 'modest' action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study. »
20 June 2018, 03:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Palm oil: The carbon cost of deforestation

Palm oil has become part of our daily lives, but a recent study serves as a reminder that intensive farming of this crop has a major impact on the environment. Both short- and long-term solutions exist, however. The article analyzed the carbon costs and benefits of converting rainforests into oil palm plantations. »
20 June 2018, 03:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

New research demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in coarse resolution climate models, with the potential to narrow the range of climate prediction. »
20 June 2018, 03:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Ex-Nasa scientist: 30 years on, world is failing 'miserably’ to address climate change

James Hansen, who gave a climate warning in 1988 Senate testimony, says real hoax is by leaders claiming to take action. Thirty years after a former Nasa scientist sounded the alarm for the general public about climate change and human activity, the expert issued a fresh warning that the world is failing “miserably” to deal with the worsening dangers. »
19 June 2018, 09:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment

A new analysis by an international team of scientists shows that low carbon investments will need to markedly increase if the world is to achieve the Paris Agreement aim of keeping global warming well below 2°C. »
19 June 2018, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Sea Level Rise Will Threaten Thousands of California Homes

Chronic flooding will impact areas around San Francisco and Los Angeles by 2035 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 June 2018, 20:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study

Climate change study predicts ‘staggering impact’ of swelling oceans on coastal communities within next 30 years. Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many as 311,000 homes face being flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years. »
18 June 2018, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (17 June 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
17 June 2018, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic ice sheet retreated little during past eight million years

Large parts of the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet did not retreat significantly during a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were similar to today's levels. »
17 June 2018, 07:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Better be safe than sorry: Economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements

Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down costs of greenhouse gas reductions for instance, the concept of profit maximization alone does not suffice to avoid the tipping of critical elements in the Earth system which could lead to dramatic changes of our lifelihood. »
17 June 2018, 07:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Dry riverbeds are contributing to climate change more than previously thought

A massive world-wide study of dry riverbeds has found they're contributing more carbon emissions than previously thought, and this could help scientists better understand how to fight climate change. »
17 June 2018, 01:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up

The world's system for allocating fish stocks is being outpaced by the movement of fish species in response to climate change, according to a study undertaken by an international team of marine ecologists, fisheries and social scientists, and lawyers. »
15 June 2018, 06:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Leading Antarctic experts offer two possible views of continent's future

The next 10 years will be critical for the future of Antarctica, and choices made will have long-lasting consequences, says an international group of Antarctic research scientists. It lays out two different plausible future scenarios for the continent and its Southern Ocean over the next 50 years. »
15 June 2018, 06:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Inside the AEF, the climate denial group hosting Tony Abbott as guest speaker

The Australian Environment Foundation has secured a former prime minister to speak. But what does it actually do? Securing a former prime minister to speak at your organisation is no doubt a coup for many groups. Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy recently got Kevin Rudd. Australia’s Nelson Mandela Day committee has snaffled Julia Gillard for their next annual lecture. »
14 June 2018, 22:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Exclusive: Global warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow growth - U.N. draft

Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the U.N.'s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change. »
14 June 2018, 15:52 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Stress test to predict how diatoms will react to ocean acidification

Researchers have shown that diatoms can withstand population collapse in an acidified environment by conserving valuable energy normally used for carbon dioxide consumption. »
14 June 2018, 05:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change accelerating rise in sea levels

A new study has discovered that rising sea levels could be accelerated by vulnerable ice shelves in the Antarctic. »
13 June 2018, 23:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Antarctic thaw quickens, trillions of tonnes of ice raise sea levels

An accelerating thaw of Antarctica has pushed up world sea levels by almost a centimeter since the early 1990s in a risk for coasts from Pacific islands to Florida, an international team of scientists said on Thursday. »
13 June 2018, 20:51 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Antarctic ice melting faster than ever, studies show

Rate of melt has accelerated threefold in last five years and could contribute 25cm to sea-level rises without urgent action. Ice in the Antarctic is melting at a record-breaking rate and the subsequent sea rises could have catastrophic consequences for cities around the world, according to two new studies. »
13 June 2018, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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