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Why Tony Abbott’s climate snow job mistakes Australia for Europe | Greg Jericho

Conservatives cheering climate change always ignore how Australia’s economy will be among the hardest hit. It was well that Tony Abbott gave his climate change denying speech this week in London, because his thinking betrays a bizarre Euro-centric conservative outlook that constantly ignores multiple studies that show Australia’s economy will suffer greatly from climate change. »
15 October 2017, 01:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Geoengineering is not a quick fix for climate change, experts warn Trump

Leading researchers and campaigners express concern that geoengineering research could be used as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions. Leading climate scientists have warned that geoengineering research could be hijacked by climate change deniers as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions, citing the US administration under Donald Trump as a major threat to their work. »
14 October 2017, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Here's What We Know about Wildfires and Climate Change

Scientists think that global warming may already be influencing fire seasons -- Read more on »
13 October 2017, 21:31 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

In China, the war on coal just got serious

In Australia, politicians continue to debate the existence of climate change. Donald Trump's Environment Protection Agency declared this week the "war on coal is over". »
13 October 2017, 18:01 - smh - Search similar - Email

EU ministers agree national climate goals ahead of U.N. talks

EU environment ministers agreed national emissions-reduction targets on Friday in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of United Nations talks next months to fight global warming. »
13 October 2017, 15:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Few global issues as urgent as tackling climate and disaster risks – UN official

Recent devastating natural events – from hurricanes in the Caribbean to floods in South Asia and earthquakes in Mexico – have again shone a spotlight on the importance of efforts to reduce disaster risk, and how impossible it is to achieve global development goals without addressing such hazards. »
12 October 2017, 23:30 - UN - Search similar - Email

Scientists See Climate Change in California's Wildfires

Strong winds and months of record-high temperatures have fueled the destructive fires -- Read more on »
12 October 2017, 20:51 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

UK climate change masterplan – the grownups have finally won

Government’s clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in hand. The grownups have finally won and everyone in the UK, from those in cold homes to those on polluted streets and in flooded towns, will benefit. »
12 October 2017, 16:02 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Britain presents spending plan to meet climate emission targets

Britain's government laid out plans on Thursday on how it will invest over 2.5 billion pounds ($3.31 billion) from 2015-2021 on science, research and innovation to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions to meet its legal targets for helping tackle climate change. »
12 October 2017, 14:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

From thin air to stone: greenhouse gas test starts in Iceland

A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ground in a first test of a costly technology meant to slow climate change. »
11 October 2017, 22:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

What Dead Birds Tell Us about Climate Change

The feathers of museum bird specimens are giving scientists a rare glimpse into the history of U.S. carbon emissions -- Read more on »
11 October 2017, 20:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

World will need 'carbon sucking' technology by 2030s, scientists warn

New methods to capture and store emissions, such as planting more forests and pumping carbon underground, are currently costly and need testing. As efforts to cut planet-warming emissions fall short, large-scale projects to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere will be needed by the 2030s to hold the line against climate change, scientists have said. »
11 October 2017, 05:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tony de Brum obituary

Climate change campaigner and Marshall Islands politician who was instrumental in securing the Paris agreement To live on one of the Pacific atolls is to come face to face with climate change on a daily basis. Few people in the world had such personal experience as Tony de Brum of the realities of sea level rises and storm surges, of warmer seas, receding beaches and abandoned land. »
10 October 2017, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fightback begins over Trump's 'illegal and irresponsible' clean power repeal

NY attorney general to sue administration for scrapping Clean Power PlanMajor companies including Apple and Google support Obama-era initiative The US is set for a fresh battle over climate change after the Trump administration moved to tear up the country’s primary policy to lower emissions and stave off dangerous global warming. »
10 October 2017, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tony Abbott dares us to reject evidence on climate, but reveals a coward | Graham Readfearn

The former Australian prime minister’s misleading speech to a London thinktank was full of climate denial mythology. Tony Abbott titled his London speech on climate change “Daring to Doubt” – a challenge, if you will, to reject mountains of evidence and instead lick your fingers and shove them into the plug socket of denial. Go on, I dare you. Continue reading... »
10 October 2017, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'The war on coal is over': US a step closer to rolling back clean energy target

At an event in a town aptly named Hazard, Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, said he's signing the rule to roll back Obama's Clean Power Plan. »
10 October 2017, 09:51 - smh - Search similar - Email

Tony Abbott says climate change is 'probably doing good'

Former Australian PM delivers speech in London comparing global warming action to ‘killing goats to appease volcano gods’. Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has suggested climate change is “probably doing good” in a speech in London in which he likened policies to combat it to “primitive people once killing goats to appease the volcano gods”. »
10 October 2017, 00:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (8 October 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
8 October 2017, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Nate heralds latest US destruction as 2017 poised for record clean-up bill

Nate follows hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in quick successionDecade of disaster: a timeline of $1bn extreme weather damage in the US As Hurricane Nate crossed the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, it brought with it the prospect of yet more destruction in a storm-battered year that is shaping up to be the most costly on US record. »
7 October 2017, 22:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trump EPA plan will roll back Obama standards on power plant emissions

Measures expected soon are part of promise to revive coal industryEx-EPA chief: ‘This administration has no intention of following the law’ The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s attempt to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. »
7 October 2017, 15:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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