(Steven Hayward) There’s another UN world climate conference under way over in Germany right now, which I have resolutely ignored because life is too short, and besides, Trump has doomed the planet by withdrawing from the Paris Accord, so what’s the point? However, I do have some friends who are gluttons for punishment and are attending. Show More Summary
3 things we learned at this week’s U.N. climate change meeting Joshua Busby, November 17, 2017 (Washington Post) “…[Three key things emerged from the just-completed global climate conference. First, the] status quo is stable, for now…[After...Show More Summary
I spent last week at the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany. Even before the delegates and observers go home, we can predict the outcome: not too much. For supporters of the Paris agreement, that is a best-case scenario but also dispiriting. Here are three things we’ve learned from the conference: 1) The status quo […]
The VP of Global Sustainability, Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Insights for Monsanto outlines the power and opportunity the agriculture industry has to abate climate change.
An Inconvenient Sequel – the science, history, and politics of climate change; Al Gore’s new film is worth watching John Abraham, 15 November 2017 (UK Guardian) “…[Al Gore’s new movie An Inconvenient Sequel gets the science right] that...Show More Summary
Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa via AP Images Environmentalists rally on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem during a lobby day organized by the Oregon Conservation Network T his summer, epic storms and fires in the United States provided some worrisome climate signals. Show More Summary
In Brazil, a proposed bill would drastically lower the country's federal taxes on the country’s vast offshore oil reserves - undercutting much of the global competition in the oil sector while increasing climate change risks worldwi...
Purpose of Review We investigate whether regimes of greater daily variability in temperature or pH result in greater tolerance to ocean warming and acidification in key reef-building taxa (corals, coralline algae). Recent Findings Temperature and pH histories will likely influence responses to future warming and acidification. Show More Summary
(German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) Leipzig. Forests fulfil numerous important functions, and do so particularly well if they are rich in different species of trees. In addition, forest managers...Show More Summary
(University of Surrey) The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change -- carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Environmental economists predict climate change will bring big manufacturing losses to China by mid-21st century.
(University of Arizona) Groundwater recharge in the Western US will change as the climate warms -- the dry southern regions will have less and the northern regions will have more, according to new research. The new study covers the entire...Show More Summary
(University of Exeter) Some impacts of global warming -- such as sea level rise and coastal flooding -- are already locked in and unavoidable, according to a major research project.
When it comes to belief in climate change, political identity—not education—matters most. Just this week, more than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries signed a paper issuing an urgent plea to global leaders about the "current trajectory...Show More Summary
Pope Francis on Thursday rebuked those who deny the science behind global warming and urged negotiators at climate talks in Germany to avoid falling prey to such "perverse attitudes" and … Click to Continue »
At U.N. climate talks, experts discussed simple ways that the sector could steer itself to a low-carbon future.
The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Pope Francis is denouncing those who deny global warming and is urging negotiators at climate talks … Click to Continue »
The echo of Koranic verse from a religious school in Senegal's Saint-Louis is familiar, but just metres down the beach classes have fallen silent in another building abandoned to the ravages of climate change.
French President Emmanuel Macron wants Europe to make up for Washington's refusal to finance climate change research. One third of French mammal species are at risk of disappearing. And today is the fourth day of action called by some trade unions in protest against changes to French labour law.
Delegates at climate talks in Bonn are keeping their opinions to themselves about President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.