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‘Not happy’: Australia must act on climate, says former Kiribati leader

Anote Tong, allegedly insulted by Australian minister, says inaction means Canberra risks losing its status in Pacific region. Anote Tong has had quite a week. The former president of Kiribati has been in Australia to advocate for more robust action on climate change, which threatens to wipe out his Pacific home within a matter of decades as sea levels rise. »
20 October 2018, 02:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Wentworth becomes test bed for how federal election will treat climate change

Coalition of green groups has been working hard to ensure voters realise they have a chance to give Liberals a wake-up call. »
19 October 2018, 10:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Bad News We Need

The IPCC’s scary new report could finally stir us to take action on climate change -- Read more on »
18 October 2018, 15:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Energy firms, green groups call for strong UK carbon price to keep coal at bay

Energy companies and green groups have written separate letters this week to Britain's finance minister asking for the country's strong carbon price to be maintained to prevent a rise in coal-fired power generation and greenhouse gas emissions. »
18 October 2018, 12:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Why the Little Ice Age ended in the middle of the 19th century

In the first half of the 19th century, a series of large volcanic eruptions in the tropics led to a temporary global cooling of Earth's climate. It was a natural process that caused Alpine glaciers to grow and subsequently recede again during the final phase of the so-called Little Ice Age. This has now been proven by PSI researchers, on the basis of ice cores. »
17 October 2018, 22:20 - - Search similar - Email

World Heritage Sites threatened by rising sea levels

In the Mediterranean region, there are numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in low-lying coastal areas. In the course of the 21st century, these sites will increasingly be at risk by storm surges and increasing coastal erosion due to sea-level rise. »
17 October 2018, 21:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Everglades: climate change threatens years of work to reverse man-made damage

Report warns that rising temperatures threaten the Everglades, including changing rainfall patterns and accelerating sea-level rise. Sea water encroaching on the Everglades will hamper decades of work by a government program to reverse manmade damage to the vast, fragile ecosystem at the tip of Florida, according to a new report published on Wednesday. »
17 October 2018, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

What's in a Half a Degree? 2 Very Different Future Climates

A new IPCC report shows the impacts in the near future that can be avoided by limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius instead of 2 degrees C -- Read more on »
17 October 2018, 14:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Britain looking at four options for carbon pricing after Brexit – government official

Britain is looking at four options for carbon pricing once it leaves the European Union, including launching its own emissions trading system, a government official said on Wednesday. »
17 October 2018, 14:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels

Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund. »
17 October 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Can forests save us from climate change?

Additional climate benefits through sustainable forest management will be modest and local rather than global. Even if Europe's forests are managed in such a way that their carbon sequestration is maximized it will not impact the climate significantly. »
17 October 2018, 02:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate models fail to simulate recent air-pressure changes over Greenland

Climatologists may be unable to accurately predict regional climate change over the North Atlantic because computer simulations have failed to include real data from the Greenland region over the last three decades -- and it could lead to regional climate predictions for the UK and parts of Europe being inaccurate. »
17 October 2018, 02:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Conflict diamonds and climate change: Cooperate, don’t compete over natural resources urges Guterres

The struggle over natural resources often lies at the heart of violent conflicts, fuelling strife in many parts of the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, urging governments and everyone with a stake in valuable resources, to think hard about how they are managed and exploited. »
16 October 2018, 20:50 - UN - Search similar - Email

Leaders move past Trump to protect world from climate change

Far more must be invested in adapting to warming, says new global commission that aims to rebuild political will after US withdrawal from Paris agreement. Far too little is being done to protect people from the heatwaves, storms and floods being supercharged by climate change, according to a high-level international commission. »
16 October 2018, 16:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fact check: Donald Trump's claims versus climate science

Trump’s assertions are at odds with scientific consensus that humans are causing higher temperatures that pose immediate and growing threats. Asked about climate change on CBS’ 60 Minutes and by reporters in Georgia on Monday, Donald Trump suggested that climate change will “change back again,” that it might not be man-made, and that hurricanes aren’t getting worse. »
16 October 2018, 03:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge

A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but U.S. President Donald Trump cannot be named as a defendant, a federal judge ruled on Monday. »
16 October 2018, 00:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Australia should be 'exporting sunshine, not coal', economist Jeffrey Sachs tells Q&A

US analyst criticises successive governments for defending coal in wake of alarming IPCC report on climate change. Economist Jeffrey Sachs has criticised successive Australian governments for “defending a 19th or 20th century industry” rather than taking decisive action on climate change, saying Australia should be “exporting sunshine, not coal”. »
16 October 2018, 00:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Our leaders are destroying our future. Wentworth must be a referendum on climate change | Richard Flanagan and Geoff Cousins

In the face of sustained government stupidity, many feel powerless. Voters in Wentworth can lead the way. If a bricklayer builds a wall that falls over 12 years later, killing someone, the bricklayer can be sued and even jailed. »
15 October 2018, 21:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trouble Brewing? Climate Change Closes In on Beer Drinkers

Increasing droughts and heat waves could have a devastating effect on barley stocks—and beer prices -- Read more on »
15 October 2018, 19:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

New interactive scenario explorer for 1.5 degrees C pathways

IIASA and the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) have made the scenarios underlying last week's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 degrees C Special Report publicly available, in an interactive online resource. »
15 October 2018, 19:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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