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OECD says energy taxes in developed economies too low to fight climate change

Energy taxes in major advanced economies are not doing enough to reduce energy use, improve energy efficiency and drive a shift toward low-carbon sources, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday. »
14 February 2018, 13:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Melting ice sheets are hastening sea level rise, satellite data confirms

Research shows that pace of melting in Antarctica and Greenland has accelerated. Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite data shows. »
13 February 2018, 11:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Weatherwatch: Extreme flooding on rise in Europe over past 20 years

Scientists track global statistics and conclude past events are not reliable predictors for future risk. For the inhabitants of the Cumbrian village of Glenridding, the winter of 2015/16 was a miserable one. »
12 February 2018, 23:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The EPA debunked Administrator Pruitt’s latest climate misinformation | Dana Nuccitelli

Until Pruitt deleted the EPA climate webpages. Last week, a Las Vegas news station interviewed Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. The interviewer brought up the topic of climate change, and virtually everything Pruitt said in response was wrong, and was often refuted on his own agency’s website, until he started deleting it. Continue reading... »
12 February 2018, 13:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (11 February 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
11 February 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Burying carbon emissions gets boost in U.S. budget deal

Oil drillers that use a method to store carbon dioxide emissions underground to boost crude production, a technique that coal miners and some environmentalists support, got a boost in the budget agreement President Donald Trump signed on Friday. »
9 February 2018, 22:21 - reuters - Search similar - Email

National governments neglecting development needs of cities: report

Only one quarter of the world’s governments have urban development policies and most are not enough to make cities sustainable. National governments around the world are neglecting the needs of their major cities with non-existent or inadequate development policies, a new report has found. »
9 February 2018, 03:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

New Study Finds Cutting Oil Subsidies Will Not Stop Climate Change

The effect of removing fossil fuel subsidies would fall far short of the reductions promised in the Paris Agreement  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
8 February 2018, 19:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Climate change is increasing flood risks in Europe | John Abraham

A new study finds strong agreement that flood risks in central and western Europe are rising due to global warming. As humans continue to emit greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, the world continues to warm. We see that warming everywhere – in the atmosphere, in the oceans, with rising sea levels, and melting ice. »
8 February 2018, 14:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EPA head Scott Pruitt says global warming may help 'humans flourish'

EPA administrator says ‘There are assumptions made that because the climate is warming that necessarily is a bad thing’. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has suggested that global warming may be beneficial to humans, in his latest departure from mainstream climate science. »
7 February 2018, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change: Tourism is Australia's least prepared industry, report says

Beaches, wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef, unspoilt natural wilderness and national parks all considered threatened by climate change. Tourism is Australia’s most vulnerable and least prepared industry to deal with climate change despite the fact it is already feeling its effects, according to an advocacy group report. »
7 February 2018, 19:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cricket and golf join snowsports under threat from climate change

Skiing industry in Scotland could be finished within 50 years Cricket hit by increased rainfall while links suffer coastal erosion. The future of snowsports is under threat, according to a report into the impact of climate change on grassroots and elite sport. Related: Cape Town faces Day Zero: what happens when the city turns off the taps?. Continue reading... »
7 February 2018, 03:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Greenpeace appeals after losing Norwegian Arctic drilling lawsuit

Environmental groups launched an appeal on Monday after an Oslo court rejected their arguments that Norway's oil and gas exploration in the Arctic violates citizens' right to a clean environment. »
5 February 2018, 13:51 - reuters - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (4 February 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
4 February 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale? »
4 February 2018, 12:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Exxon sees global oil demand plunging by 2040 under climate regulations

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday that it expects global oil demand to drop sharply by 2040 if regulations aimed at limiting the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate are fully implemented. »
3 February 2018, 01:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

January becomes hottest month ever recorded in New Zealand

Average temperature for the month was 20.3C, more than three degrees higher than normal. January was the hottest month ever recorded in New Zealand, according to figures released on Friday, and experts say climate change is one factor. Related: Met Office warns of global temperature rise exceeding 1.5C limit. Continue reading... »
2 February 2018, 09:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

‘Silver bullet’ to suck CO2 from air and halt climate change ruled out

Scientists say climate targets cannot be met using the technologies, which either risk huge damage to the environment or are very costly. Ways of sucking carbon dioxide from the air will not work on the vast scales needed to beat climate change, Europe’s science academies warned on Thursday. »
1 February 2018, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

CO2 removal 'no silver bullet' to fighting climate change-scientists

Technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help tackle global warming only have limited potential and more effort should be made to reduce emissions, European scientists said in a report on Wednesday. »
1 February 2018, 02:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Climate change threatens half of US bases worldwide, Pentagon report finds

Defense department says wild weather could endanger 1,700 sitesFindings run counter to White House views on climate Nearly half of US military sites are threatened by wild weather linked to climate change, according to a new Pentagon study whose findings run contrary to White House views on global warming. »
31 January 2018, 23:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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