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China demands developed countries 'pay their debts' on climate change

Key sticking point at UN negotiations is how countries should account for their greenhouse gas emissions. China called on rich countries to “pay their debts” on climate change at global talks on Thursday, criticising developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the same. »
13 December 2018, 22:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

People Living on Mountains Face Avalanche of Climate Risks

As higher elevations warm, melting glaciers and disappearing snow will create major challenges -- Read more on »
13 December 2018, 21:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Governments, researchers underestimate impact of inefficient land-use on climate change

Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people's diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate change, according to a new study. »
13 December 2018, 21:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Organic food worse for the climate

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. »
13 December 2018, 21:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

More Americans view climate change as 'imminent' threat: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

A growing percentage of Americans see climate change as an “imminent” threat driven mainly by human activity, and more than two-thirds want Washington to work with other nations to combat it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday. »
13 December 2018, 16:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Maldives tells U.N. climate talks: 'We are not prepared to die'

The Maldives will do all in its power to keep "our heads above water", the head of its delegation at U.N. climate talks said on Thursday in an impassioned appeal for nations to overcome their divisions over how to tackle global warming. »
13 December 2018, 16:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

'Global heating' more accurate to describe risks to planet, says key scientist

Rising temperatures have passed comfort zone for humanity, says lead expert. “Global heating” is a more accurate term than “global warming” to describe the changes currently taking place to the world’s climate, according to a key scientist at the UK Met Office. »
13 December 2018, 13:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture

Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon. The minerals, members of the hydrotalcite group, are the first outside of the carbonate family to naturally capture atmospheric CO2 in mine waste, important as society continues to forge ways to lower our carbon emissions and combat climate change. »
13 December 2018, 08:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Professor models system using baking soda filled capsules to capture CO2 emissions

Coal and natural gas represent the majority of the US energy supply. Even with pollution controls, burning these fossil fuels for energy releases a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Research uses microcapsule technology that may make post-combustion carbon capture cheaper, safer, and more efficient. »
13 December 2018, 02:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Australia turns back on allies as it refuses to cut emissions above Paris pledge

EU and 27 countries vow to toughen commitments as environment minister’s address at COP24 UN climate change summit accused of flying in face of reality. Australia will not commit to larger carbon emissions reductions above its Paris agreement target, despite a coalition of former allies and Pacific neighbours urging greater cuts. »
13 December 2018, 00:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Guardian view on global warming: time is running out | Editorial

Rightwing nationalism threatens the global solidarity needed to avoid a climate catastrophe Global warming is a crisis for civilisation and a crisis for life on Earth. Human-caused climate change was behind 15 deadly weather disasters in 2017, including droughts, floods and heatwaves. »
12 December 2018, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide

More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe -- triggering both wet and dry records, a new study shows. Yet there are big differences between regions: The central and Eastern US, northern Europe and northern Asia have experienced heavy rainfall events that have led to severe floods in recent past. »
12 December 2018, 20:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

UN chief attempts to revive flagging climate change talks

António Guterres returns to Katowice to urge China to intervene as globe is ‘running out of time’. The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has made a dramatic intervention to revive flagging climate talks in Katowice, Poland by flying back to the conference and preparing a personal call to the Chinese president, Xi Jinping. »
12 December 2018, 18:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate Conference Notebook: avoid micro issues, Poland says

Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change are in their crucial final week in Katowice, the capital of Poland's Silesian coal mining district. »
12 December 2018, 15:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Australia likely to use controversial Kyoto loophole to meet Paris agreement

New Zealand urges others not to meet emissions pledge with ‘dodgy accounting’, but UN rules unlikely to prohibit using carryover credits. Australia appears likely be allowed to exploit a controversial climate loophole, using carryover carbon credits from the Kyoto protocol to meet its Paris agreement targets. »
12 December 2018, 05:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Five ways to talk to your family and friends about the climate crisis this Christmas | Simon Black

Compelling stories steeped in emotion and backed with facts – that’s the way to talk about global warming Climate marches, raging and unseasonal bushfires, the Adani coal mine. It seems like climate change and global warming is a conversation that’s going to be hard to avoid this Christmas. But some ways of talking are better than others. »
12 December 2018, 05:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions

Europe’s border regions and shared maritime areas are facing increased negative impacts due to climate change, but countries and regions responsible for these areas are already taking action at transnational scale to adapt to these impacts according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today. »
12 December 2018, 03:20 - eea - Search similar - Email

US accused of obstructing talks at UN climate change summit

Vanuatu’s foreign minister says worst offenders on global warming are blocking progress. The United States and other high carbon dioxide-emitting developed countries are deliberately frustrating the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, Vanuatu’s foreign minister has said. »
11 December 2018, 23:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Deforestation in Brazil's Cerrado savanna falls to record low

Deforestation in Brazil's tropical Cerrado savanna, which makes up a quarter of the country, fell 11 percent to a record low in 2018 compared with a year earlier, the Ministry of Environment said in a statement on Tuesday. »
11 December 2018, 20:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Arctic posts second warmest year on record in 2018: U.S. NOAA

The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth's weather patterns, according to a report released on Tuesday by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. »
11 December 2018, 20:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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