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Tipping points are real: Gradual changes in CO2 levels can induce abrupt climate changes.

During the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric CO2 on the North Atlantic circulation resulted in temperature increases of up to 10 degrees Celsius in Greenland -- as indicated by new climate calculations.

- ScienceDaily - US

Tropical viruses: Coming soon to Europe?.

The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas. Researchers have now discovered how climate change is facilitating the spread of the Chikungunya virus. Even if climate change only progresses moderately – as scientists are currently observing – the risk of infection will continue to ...

- ScienceDaily - US

What's on the agenda when Trump meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Trump has criticized India on climate change and wants to reduce the numbers of Indian tech workers who come to the U.S. Both men will seek to paper over those differences Monday at the White House.

- Los Angeles Times - US

Hundreds of Mayors Meet, Talks Include Sea Rise.

Mayors from hundreds of cities around the United States gather for a 4 days conference at the Fountainbleu hotel in Miami Beach. High on the agenda is climate change.         


The Southwest U.S. heat wave broke dozens of temperature records, giving us a glimpse at our climate future.

An unusually wide-reaching and long-lasting heat wave has gripped at least six states for an entire week, breaking or tying dozens of hot weather records. Temperatures were so high that certain aircraft couldn't fly out of airports including Phoenix and Palm Springs, offering a preview of what may happen to transportation ...

- Mashable! - US

Spanish government says it should do more to reduce impact on global warming.

Maria Garcia expects Spain to meet its target of reducing emissions by 26% before 2030, but said Spain must do more The post Spanish government says it should do more to reduce impact on global warming appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

- The Olive Press - ES

Iconic river red gums threatened by rising CO2 levels.

Australia's iconic and most widespread tree species the river red gum is under serious threat by rising CO2 levels and their survival may depend on curbing carbon emissions, a study led by The Australian National University has found.

- PhysOrg - NL

Scientists apply fingerprint test for CO2 storage.

A test developed by University scientists to check for leaks from carbon capture and storage sites has been used for the first time.

- PhysOrg - NL

Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumps.

Cardiff, UK Jun 22, 2017 Scientists believe they have discovered the reason behind mysterious changes to the climate that saw temperatures fluctuate by up to 15C within just a few decades during the ice age periods. In a new study, the researchers show that rising levels of CO2 could have reached a tipping point during ...

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Track your BLT from farm to table.

The YouTube channel Skunk Bear breaks down the rather large carbon footprint of a simple BLT.

- Boing Boing - US

France Could Stop Licensing Oil Exploration.

The French Energy Ministry has prepared a draft law that would terminate the granting oil and gas exploration licenses at home and in overseas territories. In a tweet, Minister Nicolas Hulot said, There will be no new permits for oil and gas exploration, we will vote a law this fall.' While some reactions to Hulot's tweet ...

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Treading the Fine Line Between Climate Talk and Alarmism

Climate scientist Sarah Myhre talks about the impossible bind between being an alarmist and communicating the alarming science of global warming.

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The world may not melt, despite Trump's insane decision on climate change

When I interviewed United Nations General Assembly President Peter Thomson and asked him about President Trump's recent decision to withdraw from the 195-country Paris climate change agreement, I thought he … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Michael Specter: What Happens When We Ignore Scientific Consensus?

Michael Specter explores why some deny scientific evidence — such as the safety of vaccines and GMOs, or climate change. He says denying can provide a sense of control in an unsure world.

- NPR - US

The Air Force and IBM are building an AI supercomputer

Supercomputers today are capable of performing incredible feats, from accurately predicting the weather to uncovering insights into climate change, but they still by and large rely on brute processor power to accomplish their tasks. That's where this...

- Engadget - US

Explore 150 years of global warming data in Switzerland

Global warming naturally comes to mind as a topic for reflection while Switzerland swelters in a Europe-wide heatwave. To help inform our thinking about this, compiledmore than 150 years of...

- Expatica - NL

'Cool roofs' can beat high heat in homes

New Delhi, June 23 With India too facing the effects of global warming with abnormally high temperatures, simple and low-cost 'cool roof' measures may bring relief to the people, say experts. "Simple steps such as painting roofs with lime-based whitewash, adding tarp-like coverings, or white ceramic tiles, can help bring ...

- Yahoo! News - US

US mayors conference focuses on immigration, climate change

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — More than 250 U.S. mayors are meeting in Florida at a time when many cities are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change and immigration.

- Billings Gazette - US

Charting a better future for Africa

Almost 25 percent of the world's malnourished population lives in sub-Saharan Africa , where more than 300 million people depend on maize for much of their diet. The most widely-produced crop by harvested area in SSA, maize is also highly sensitive to drought. Because maize in this region is grown largely on rainfed rather ...

- ENN - US

New Efficient, Low-Temperature Catalyst for Converting Water and CO to Hydrogen Gas and CO2

Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide . The discovery—described in a paper set to publish online in the journal Science on Thursday, June 22, 2017—could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen ...

- ENN - US

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test trees' absorption abilities

Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that will pump a forest full of carbon dioxide to measure how it copes ...

- The Japan Times - JP

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

- Reuters - US

Syfy's 'Blood Drive' Blames Fracking for Its Dystopian America

Syfy’s new show, Blood Drive, centers itself on a dystopian world destroyed by climate change. As a result, anyone who wants a decent life must partake in a gruesome race using cars powered by human blood. Syfy's description of the show is: “The Future: where water is a scarce as oil, and climate change keeps ...

- NewsBusters - US

CNN's Anderson Cooper Fails to Ask Bloomberg About $80 Million Spent Against Coal

Anderson Cooper wore his bias on his sleeve in a Tuesday night interview with former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Cooper brought Bloomberg on his show June 20, to discuss his new coal documentary and failed to challenge him about the millions the billionaire politician spent to shut down coal plants. How could any unbiased ...

- NewsBusters - US

Morogoro govt plants a million trees

The Morogoro Municipal Council has planted a total of 1,022,240 trees in water catchment areas, around Mindu dam and in open spaces in efforts to control environmental degradation and climate change challenges.

- TheCitizen - TZ

American Meteorological Society told energy secretary Rick Perry he lacks a 'fundamental understanding' of climate science

Los Alamos National Laboratory via AP Meteorologists aren’t having Rick Perry’s climate denial. Today’s forecast: cloudy with a chance of burn. Weather scientists from the American Meteorological Society wrote Energy Secretary Rick Perry a letter on Wednesday informing him that he lacks a ...

- Business Insider - US

Report: Top Threat to African Cities is Lack of Good Government

Residents of Karonga, a lakeside city of about 60,000 in northern Malawi, face no shortage of risks. Flooding is an annual problem that’s worsening with climate change and poor maintenance of the channels that carry out the excess water. Only 17 percent of households have piped water, and half of the people use water ...

- Voice of America - US

Italy's drying lakes imperil rare shrimp species found only here

The survival of ancient and unique species thriving in mountain lakes in central Italy have been threatened by a double whammy of a quake and climate change

- NewScientist - US

Catalyst mimics the z-scheme of photosynthesis

A new study demonstrates a process with great potential for developing technologies for reducing CO2 levels.

- ScienceDaily - US

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

By Matthew J. Stock STAFFORD, England - Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that will pump a forest full of carbon dioxide to measure how it copes with rising levels of the gas - a key driver of climate change. The Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment experiment at the University of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Coal company sues John Oliver for being John Oliver

A U.S. coal company is firing back at John Oliver after the Last Week Tonight host slammed its CEO in a June 18 show. On Wednesday, Murray Energy filed suit against Oliver, HBO, and Time Warner for defamation. The lawsuit accuses Oliver of hosting a 'false and malicious broadcast' and of carrying out a 'meticulously planned ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Richard Branson: Business leaders are 'baffled' by Trump on climate change

British billionaire Richard Branson said business leaders were left dumbfounded by President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. But if there's a silver lining, it's that companies are now even more driven to invest in clean energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. 'Whether it's GE, or ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Implementation of Climate Change Adaptation Solutions in U.S. Cities

Photo credit: Ton Kung / Shutterstock, Inc. Summary This policy paper explores Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, and New York City's approach to climate change adaptation and the methods adopted and strategies implemented to mitigate its effect. While each city's approach is different, nevertheless there exists surprising ...

- GMF - DE

An EPA committee was told 'climate change will be de-emphasized' by the Trump administration

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisMembers of a key Environmental Protection Agency advisory committee were told in a conference call on Wednesday that the Trump administration wants a "de-emphasis" on climate change across the agency, according to two people who were on the call. Speaking to members of the Board of ...

- Business Insider - US

With U.S. exit from Paris climate pact, small island states have only hope to cling to as seas encroach

To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

EU leaders renew vows to uphold Paris climate deal

EU heads of state and government have adopted a text Thursday evening that said they promise to "swiftly and fully implement the Paris Agreement", and that the climate deal "cannot be renegotiated", as US president Donald Trump has said he wanted. They also said they would "contribute to the fulfilment of climate finance ...

- EU Observer - EU

Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study

Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released Thursday.

- PhysOrg - NL

Coal company sues John Oliver for being John Oliver

A U.S. coal company is firing back at John Oliver after the Last Week Tonight host slammed its CEO in a June 18 show. On Wednesday, Murray Energy filed suit against Oliver, HBO, and Time Warner for defamation. The lawsuit accuses Oliver of hosting a "false and malicious broadcast" and of carrying out a "meticulously planned ...

- Mashable! - US

Mississippi's Future Clean Coal Plant Gets Quashed By Regulators

Clean coal's future isn't looking so bright today, as Mississippi regulators voted to stop progress on the second clean coal power plant in the U.S. in favor of cheaper natural gas. Southern Co., the utility that has been working on a new type of coal-fired power plant that emits no CO2, seems to be out of luck – the ...

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The Robot Apocalypse Has Already Started

You probably heard things are going pretty bad. While people don't agree on much these days, we all know stuff at least looks bad. Where it's climate change, the sudden uptick in global The post The Robot Apocalypse Has Already Started appeared first on

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Experts say US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands

To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle.

- Stars and Stripes - US

You say 'climate change', I say 'global warming'

When it comes to climate speak, labels seem to matter: the American public – particularly Republicans – are more likely to say they doubt the existence of "global warming" than "climate change", according to researchers at Cornell University. In a survey, 74 per cent of Republicans polled said they believed that climate ...

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Reuters Video: Scientists rescue Bolivian glacier samples for study

A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in the Andes so they can study them before the glacier disappears due to global warming.— Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Can the tobacco and fossil fuel industries be compared?

Are there similarities between the tobacco industry and the fossil fuel industry when it comes to legal liability? Could, for example, energy companies that rely on fossil fuels and emit greenhouse gases be held accountable for the damage caused by climate change? Two researchers in the Faculty of Law have set out to answer ...

- ENN - US

Climate change will make your coffee cost more and taste worse

Over half of Ethiopia's crop is in peril, and the same goes for other coffee-producing countries. Don't leave us! Negative Space/Pexels Most people think that climate change is real and is already impacting the world. But not many people think that climate change is affecting them. And that's ...

- The Raw Story - US

These Yoga Pants Are Reincarnated From Coffee Grounds And Crab Shells

The yogawear company RumiX makes every piece of clothing it sells from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill or the ocean. For many yogis, achieving balance has to do with much more than just nailing the one-legged tree pose. It often has to do with more existential questions of being at one with the earth, ...

- Fast Company - US

Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.

- NPR - US

New Perspective: Vegetation Phenology Variability Based on Tibetan Plateau Tree-ring Data

How vegetation phenology on the Tibetan Plateau , the earth's largest surface area above 4000 m ASL, responds to climate change, in particular to rising temperatures, has attracted much attention in recent years. An increase in growth activity of high-elevation vegetation on the TP may have a considerable impact on the ...

- ENN - US

Climate change label leads to climate science acceptance

On the heels of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, a new Cornell University study finds that labels matter when it comes to acceptance of climate science.The U.S. public doubts the existence of global warming' more than it doubts climate change' – and ...

- ENN - US

Accelerating rate of temperature rise in the Pyrenees

In the past three decades, temperatures have risen by 2.5 °C in Spain, surpassing the European average of 0.95°C. Mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees are also subject to climate variations, however climate change does not affect all regions equally, hence the need for in-depth, long-term observation of these changes. In ...

- ENN - US