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Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think

A new study confirms the urgency to tackle climate change. »
23 January 2019, 23:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

John Lanchbery obituary

My colleague John Lanchbery, who has died suddenly of sepsis aged 71, was a physicist and climate change expert. A veteran of international climate change negotiations, John attended the Rio Earth summit in 1992, and every UN summit on climate change since, representing the RSPB and BirdLife International since 1998. Continue reading... »
23 January 2019, 20:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Near-term climate prediction 'coming of age'

The quest for climate scientists to be able to bridge the gap between shorter-term seasonal forecasts and long-term climate projections is 'coming of age', a study shows. »
22 January 2019, 23:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years

A rapid rise in temperature on ancient Earth triggered a climate response that may have prolonged the warming for many thousands of years, according to scientists. »
22 January 2019, 23:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Environmental 'time bomb' warning for world's groundwater reserves

Future generations could be faced with an environmental 'time bomb' if climate change is to have a significant effect on the world's essential groundwater reserves. »
22 January 2019, 23:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

We need to rethink everything we know about global warming

New research shows that the degree to which aerosols cool the earth has been grossly underestimated, necessitating a recalculation of climate change models to more accurately predict the pace of global warming. »
22 January 2019, 23:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

The Guardian view on rising sea levels: a warning from Greenland | Editorial

Ice sheets are melting faster and in different ways than scientists expected. As well as limiting carbon emissions, we must adapt. Dramatic increases in the rate at which ice on Greenland and East Antarctica is melting are, along with the heatwave gripping Australia, among the latest manifestations of the changes our planet and its atmosphere are undergoing. »
22 January 2019, 22:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Americans’ climate change concerns surge to record levels, poll shows

Total of 72% polled now say global warming is personally important to them, Yale said, as 73% accept it is happening. Americans’ concerns about climate change have surged to record levels, new polling shows, following a year marked by devastating storms, wildfires and increasingly dire warnings from scientists. »
22 January 2019, 19:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Analysis warns of lack of progress on 2020 global emissions target

Thinktank says not enough is being done to cut coal burning and end fossil fuel subsidies. Removing coal from the global energy mix is taking too long, too many forests are still being destroyed, and fossil fuel subsidies are ongoing despite their distorting effect on the market, a study has found. »
22 January 2019, 19:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'A List' climate change firms outperform on stock market: survey

Apple, L'Oreal and Mitsubishi Electric are among more than 120 global firms which scored top marks in a ranking of corporate efforts to slow climate change. »
22 January 2019, 03:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Greenland ice melting four times faster than in 2003

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought -- and will likely lead to faster sea level rise -- thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth's atmosphere, a new study has found. »
21 January 2019, 22:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

As Fires Choke Utility, the Question of Who Pays for Warming Emerges

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is headed to bankruptcy after downed power lines are blamed for several large wildfires -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
21 January 2019, 16:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Annie Proulx on the best books to understand climate change

The novelist shares her favourite books to help us cope with how our world is changing – and inspire everyone to do something about it. Today we live with non-stop special events of fire, flood, mud slide, rising water, whirling hurricanes, toxic algae blooms, unprecedented droughts. That word “unprecedented” is coming to define our time. »
21 January 2019, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (20 January 2019)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
20 January 2019, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change

Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region. »
19 January 2019, 02:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Mangrove patches deserve greater recognition no matter the size

Governments must provide stronger protection for crucial small mangrove patches, experts say. »
19 January 2019, 02:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Glaciers in the Americas Are Melting Faster

Mountain glaciers are an important source of freshwater for wildlife and human communities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 January 2019, 20:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Climate change threat to Germans’ need for speed on Autobahn

Draft environmental measures include proposal that would impose motorway speed limit. The days of unlimited speeding on Germany’s famously fast autobahns could be over if the government adopts draft proposals on climate protection put forward by its committee on the future of transport. »
18 January 2019, 16:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

U.S. State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

The U.S. State Department said in a report released by the investigative arm of Congress on Thursday it may recommend President Donald Trump revoke an Obama-era order directing federal agencies to consider climate change in international development programs. »
18 January 2019, 01:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Fiji urges Australia not to put coal above Pacific nations battling climate change

Frank Bainimarama says the only way to guarantee the survival of Pacific islands is for Australia to shift away from fossil fuels. Australia must not put the interests of the coal industry above the lives of Pacific nations battling climate change, Fiji’s prime minister has told Scott Morrison. »
18 January 2019, 01:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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