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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

Climate change is wiping out the baobab, Africa’s ‘tree of life’ | Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

The trees are a scientific wonder, once capable of living for thousands of years, but now becoming endangered species Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years. Morondava in Madagascar, the skyline in Senegal and Kruger national park all have something in common. »
13 June 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Dutch PM Rutte urges EU to cut CO2 emissions by more

Europe needs to reduce its carbon emissions by more than currently planned to limit global warming as agreed under the Paris climate agreement, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told the European Parliament on Wednesday. »
13 June 2018, 11:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Rising Temperatures Could Cut Corn Production

Unrestrained warming could reduce yields of the staple crop, as well as many vegetables and legumes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
12 June 2018, 22:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops

Warmer temperatures by the end of this century will dramatically increase the volatility in global supplies of corn, the most widely grown crop in the world. »
12 June 2018, 04:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Australia's emissions reduction target 'unambitious, irresponsible'

New Australia Institute paper finds neither Coalition nor Labor’s pollution reduction targets would see us doing our fair share. Pollution reduction targets for 2030 proposed by the Coalition and Labor will not see Australia contributing its fair share to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement, according to new research. »
11 June 2018, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Wall Street Journal keeps peddling Big Oil propaganda | Dana Nuccitelli

The WSJ disguises climate misinformation as “opinion”. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Opinion page has long had a conservative skew, and unfortunately that has extended to politicizing climate change with biased and factually inaccurate editorials. Over the past several weeks, the WSJ’s attacks on climate science have gone into overdrive. »
11 June 2018, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (10 June 2018)

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

‘We face a global emergency’ over oceans: UN chief sounds the alarm at G7 Summit event

Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a “global emergency” over the oceans. »
9 June 2018, 21:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

Pope Francis tells oil bosses world must reduce fossil fuel use

Pontiff says clean energy is needed as climate change risks destroying humanity. Pope Francis has told oil company chiefs that the world must switch to clean energy because climate change risks destroying humanity. “Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation,” he said at the end of a two-day conference at the Vatican. Continue reading... »
9 June 2018, 15:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Arctic's Message to G7: Commit on Climate

International decision makers must look to the environmental elephant in the room: our rapidly melting Arctic sea ice -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
8 June 2018, 20:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email
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