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WesternJournalism - At a press conference in Brussels last month, the UN climate chief delineated the objectives of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) and the United Nations. She revealed:...
March 2, 2015 Can We Fix Climate Change With Technology?Source: Oil Price
A report from the National Academy of Sciences concluded that experiments in blotting out the sun in order to reduce the amount of the sun’s rays that hit the Earth would be too risky. Spraying aerosols into the atmosphere – one...
February 27, 2015 First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s SurfaceSource: Berkeley Lab
Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. The researchers, led by scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...
February 23, 2015 Five ways that people frame climate change debatesSource: The Guardian
In the case of climate change, framing abounds as CEOs, politicians, NGOs and many more besides vie to frame the debate to suit their agendas - not always with the best environmental outcomes in mind. But even when their...
February 20, 2015 Arsenic, nitrates among pollutants in California drinking water: reportSource: Reuters
California’s public drinking water systems violated safety levels for contaminants more than 1,000 times during the 2012-2013 fiscal year says a report that cites high levels in some water systems of arsenic, nitrates and other...
February 19, 2015 NASA Study Finds Increased Risk of U.S. Megadrought
Ecology - The Fifth Assessment Report, issued by the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) in 2013, synthesized the available scientific studies and reported that increases in evaporation...
February 19, 2015 Comment: Climate policy lessons to be learned from UK
SBS - Last week, the Government announced the first auctions would not be before April. Updated modelling from îReputexî revealed Direct Action would get Australia nowhere near our 2020 target without billions of...
February 19, 2015 Miami is already sinking under rising sea levels
Grist - In 2014, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî released its fifth Assessment Report, predicting that oceans would rise more than three feet by 2100. Those projections make for some alarming visions...
February 18, 2015 Global Ocean Acidity Revealed in New MapsSource: Live Science
Ocean acidification can now be seen from space, highlighting an ongoing danger of climate change and revealing the regions most at risk.
Source: The Guardian
A successful global climate deal in Paris needs the sort of leadership and cross-party trust that UK parties have shown on climate change
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