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This week in climate news (24 March 2019)

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24 March 2019, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

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 March 2019, 11:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 March 2019, 15:50 - smh - Search similar - Email

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 March 2019, 06:30 - UN - Search similar - Email

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 March 2019, 08:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 March 2019, 06:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 March 2019, 02:50 - smh - Search similar - Email

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 March 2019, 02:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 March 2019, 00:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 March 2019, 23:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate change's fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists

Climate change played a hand in the deadly floods in the U.S. upper Midwest that have damaged crops and drowned livestock, scientists said on Thursday, while a Trump administration official said more homework was needed before making that link. »
21 March 2019, 23:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Canadian CO2 removal firm secures finance to expand

Canada-based Carbon Engineering has exceeded its financing target which will enable it to deploy its first commercial operation to remove carbon dioxide directly from the air, it said on Thursday. »
21 March 2019, 20:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate change could make insurance too expensive for most people – report

Munich Re, world’s largest reinsurance firm, warns premium rises could become social issue. Insurers have warned that climate change could make cover for ordinary people unaffordable after the world’s largest reinsurance firm blamed global warming for $24bn (£18bn) of losses in the Californian wildfires. »
21 March 2019, 16:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Going carbon neutral would barely touch Woodside's huge Pilbara profits: Thinktank

The oil and gas giant could completely offset carbon emissions from North West Shelf and Pluto for a tiny 1.1-1.5 per cent of gross profits, TAI says. »
21 March 2019, 14:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

Solar and wind firms call the 'Green New Deal’ too extreme

U.S. solar and wind power companies may have the most to gain from the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal backed by several Democratic presidential candidates to end U.S. fossil fuel consumption within a decade. »
21 March 2019, 13:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Cyclone Idai shows the deadly reality of climate change in Africa | Landry Nintereste

Vain promises and empty slogans have got us nowhere. Fossil-fuel extraction must end before more lives are lost As Africa climate week unfurls in Ghana, the countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe count the costs of Cyclone Idai, which ripped through villages and towns, taking hundreds of lives and leaving a trail of destruction. »
21 March 2019, 13:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

In a rebuke of the Trump administration’s ‘energy-first’ agenda, a judge rules greenhouse gas emissions must be considered. »
21 March 2019, 01:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tropical storms likely to become more deadly as climate changes

Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk, new research shows. »
20 March 2019, 23:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Global South cooperation ‘vital’ to climate change fight and sustainable development UN chief tells historic summit in Buenos Aires

South-South cooperation is key to the world’s sustainable development and the fight against global warming said the United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday, as the opening session of the Second UN Conference on South-South Cooperation got underway in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. . »
20 March 2019, 23:00 - UN - Search similar - Email

Storms, cyclones and floods will only worsen as the planet warms | Letters

Craig Bennett, CEO of Friends of the Earth, says rich countries must act to make disasters such as the cyclone that hit Mozambique less likely. Meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky describes how Climate Matters is helping to end the ‘TV news desert’ around global warming. »
20 March 2019, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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