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As cities boom, forests key to meeting demands for water, food and energy – UN

With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, forests are critical part of the solution to the unprecedented demand for water, food and energy that these cities will face, senior United Nations officials said Wednesday, on the International Day of Forests. »
21 March 2018, 22:50 - UN - Search similar - Email

New interactive map shows climate change everywhere in world

A geography professor has created a new interactive map that allows students or researchers to compare the climates of places anywhere in the world. The map draws on five decades of public meteorological data recorded from 50,000 international weather stations around the Earth. »
21 March 2018, 22:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions would help spare cities worldwide from rising seas

Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other US East Coast cities, new research indicates. »
21 March 2018, 22:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

US national parks increasingly important for bird conservation in face of climate change

US national parks could become even more important for the conservation of bird species in the face of climate change, according to a new study. »
21 March 2018, 22:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Flooding and heavy rains rise 50% worldwide in a decade, figures show

Such extreme weather events are now happening four times more than in 1980, according to a European science paper. Global floods and extreme rainfall events have surged by more than 50% this decade, and are now occurring at a rate four times higher than in 1980, according to a new report. »
21 March 2018, 18:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

U.S. judge to question Big Oil on climate change

Five of the world's biggest energy producers will be questioned by a federal judge on Wednesday about climate change science, part of a lawsuit that accuses the companies of misleading the public for years about their role in global warming. »
21 March 2018, 15:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

AB InBev sets climate, water goals to keep fizz in beer sales

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer, said on Wednesday it would cut its greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter by 2025 and help thousands of farmers cope with disruptions to water supplies stoked by global warming. »
21 March 2018, 09:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California judge William Alsup put out a list of questions for a climate change ‘tutorial’ in a global warming case Continue reading... »
21 March 2018, 06:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Federal Government's Silence on Climate Could Stymie Disaster Planning

Refusal to acknowledge warming could also widen partisan divide -- Read more on »
20 March 2018, 21:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

McDonald's sets greenhouse gas reduction targets

McDonald's Corp on Tuesday announced an approved, science based target to cut greenhouse gas emissions and battle climate change, saying it is the first restaurant company to do so. »
20 March 2018, 17:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Avoid ‘mutual aggravation’ of the complex link between water scarcity, forced migration, UN agency warns

Severe lack of water affecting two-thirds of the global population for at least part of the year is manifesting into complex challenges, the United Nations food security agency has warned, calling for urgent and comprehensive adaptation efforts to address the situation. »
20 March 2018, 16:00 - UN - Search similar - Email

Turnbull knows better than to deny fire weather link to climate change

Disputing climate change's roll in extreme weather is ignoring what Australian scientists know with increasing certainty. »
20 March 2018, 11:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

Geoengineering polar glaciers to slow sea-level rise

Targeted geoengineering to preserve continental ice sheets deserves serious research and investment, argues an international team of researchers. Without intervention, by 2100 most large coastal cities will face sea levels that are more than three feet higher than they are currently. »
20 March 2018, 09:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

So close, yet so far: Making climate impacts feel nearby may not inspire action

An expert says it is possible to make faraway climate impacts feel closer. But that doesn't automatically inspire the American public to express greater support for policies that address it. »
20 March 2018, 09:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change threatens world's largest seagrass carbon stores

In the summer of 2010-2011 Western Australia experienced an unprecedented marine heat wave that elevated water temperatures 2-4°C above average for more than 2 months. The heat wave resulted in defoliation of the dominant Amphibolis antarctica seagrass species across the iconic Shark Bay World Heritage Site. »
20 March 2018, 09:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Can climate litigation save the world?

Courts are a new front line of climate action with cases against governments and oil firms spiralling, and while victories have so far been rare the pressure for change is growing. Global moves to tackle climate change through lawsuits are poised to break new ground this week, as groups and individuals seek to hold governments and companies accountable for the damage they are causing. »
20 March 2018, 07:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Historians to climate researchers: Let's talk

Ours is not the first society to be confronted by massive environmental change. Over the course of history, some societies have been destroyed by natural disasters, like Pompeii, while others have learned how to accommodate floods, droughts, volcanic eruptions and other natural hazards. The key is how a society plans for and interacts with the stress from nature. »
20 March 2018, 03:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Glacier mass loss: Past the point of no return

Researchers show in a recent study that the further melting of glaciers cannot be prevented in the current century -- even if all emissions were stopped now. However, due to the slow reaction of glaciers to climate change, our behavior has a massive impact beyond the 21st century: In the long run, five hundred meters by car with a mid-range vehicle will cost one kilogram of glacier ice. »
19 March 2018, 20:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Human influence on climate change will fuel more extreme heat waves in US

Human-caused climate change will drive more extreme summer heat waves in the western US, including in California and the Southwest as early as 2020, new research shows. »
19 March 2018, 20:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Cutting carbon emissions sooner could save 153 million lives

As many as 153 million premature deaths linked to air pollution could be avoided worldwide this century if governments speed up their timetable for reducing fossil fuel emissions, a new study finds. »
19 March 2018, 20:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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