A shoal of fish off the coast of Queensland, Australia (Flickr/ robdownunder) Both marine and freshwater species are affected by acidifying water in ways that disrupt the entire food web, scientists warn
January 18, 2018 — New studies warn that global warming is not good news for aquatic life, putting at risk the creatures both of the seas and of inland waterways.
Continue reading Rising CO2 levels threaten aquatic life, studies show Global temperature map, January to December 2017. Photograph: NOAA Data shows the year was also one of the hottest three ever recorded, with scientists warning that the ‘climate tide is rising fast’
January 18, 2018 — 2017 was the hottest year since global records began that was not given an additional boost by the natural climate cycle El Niño, according to new data. Even without an El Niño, the year was still exceptionally hot, being one of the top three ever recorded.
Continue reading 2017 was the hottest year on record without El Niño boost A series of government pledges have little or no detail on how they will be delivered, the Committee on Climate Change said. Photograph: Marcin Rogozinski/Alamy Vague ambitions, such as banning new petrol cars by 2040, must be turned into solid plans, says the Committee on Climate Change
January 17, 2018 — The UK will miss its legally binding carbon targets without urgent government action, official advisers have warned.
Continue reading UK to miss legal climate targets without urgent action, official advisers warn For each kilometre Qantas transports a passenger across the Pacific, it uses 64% more fuel than the two most fuel-efficient airlines, an analysis says. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images Qantas used the two most fuel-intensive aircraft and carried the most empty seats of any transpacific airline
January 16, 2018 — Qantas emits more carbon dioxide per passenger-kilometre than any other airline operating across the Pacific, according to an analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation, the group that exposed the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2014.
Continue reading Qantas worst airline operating across Pacific for CO2 emissions, analysis reveals A depressional wetland in the Disney Wilderness Preserve, Florida, in September 2016. Credit: William Wright Florida scientists use ground-penetrating radar to image underground carbon stores in the Disney Wilderness Preserve
January 10, 2018 — Millions of years before it can turn into coal, dead and decaying organic matter exists as a dark, spongy, carbon-rich material called peat. When layers of peat become saturated
Continue reading A Better Way to Probe Peat China’s State Power Investment Corp operates the São Simão dam in Brazil. Credit: NASA/ISS. China is by far the largest force in global clean energy development and its firms are increasingly looking abroad for opportunities, a new report says
January 9, 2018 — The report, released today by the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), details the rising importance of China’s firms and investors for low-carbon projects outside the country.
Continue reading China leading on world’s clean energy investment, says report Firefighters lighting backfires as they try to contain the Thomas wildfire in Ojai, California on on December 09, 2017. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Climate scientists predicted the rapid rise in global surface temperatures that we’re now seeing
January 3, 2018 — 2017 was the second-hottest year on record according to Nasa data, and was the hottest year without the short-term warming influence of an El Niño event:
Continue reading 2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Niño, thanks to global warming STEP UP EFFORTS. In this file photo, negotiators await the final announcement during the COP21 in Paris, France in 2015. Photo by Arnaud Bouissou/MEDDE With the current emission reduction targets set us on a pathway to 2.7-3.1 degrees Celsius, the report illustrates the urgent need for country leaders to step up their efforts to reach the targets set in the Paris climate agreement
MANILA, Philippines (Dec. 3, 2017) — The climate battle is an uphill trek. With our current commitments to reduce our carbon emissions, we are not on track to achieve the principal aim of the Paris climate agreement: keeping global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, while pursuing 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Continue reading Paris climate deal bound to fail with current commitments Ubsunur Hollow Biosphere Reserve, on the border between Mongolia and Tyva, is one of the last remnants of the mammoth steppe, Earth’s most extensive biome during the Last Glacial Maximum. Last summer, scientists met to discuss changes in ocean circulation between this glacial maximum period and the present time and how these changes are related to changes in the climate and carbon cycling. Credit: Alexander Leshcheonok, CC BY-SA 4.0 Past Global Changes (PAGES) OC3 Working Group second workshop on Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling during Last Deglaciation: Regional Synthesis of Carbon Isotopes Data; Corvallis, Oregon, 27–29 June 2017
December 3, 2017 — Scientists still don’t fully understand the climatic transition that took place on Earth between the Last Glacial Maximum and recent times. Even though carbon cycling and the associated rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) during this
Continue reading Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycling During the Last Deglaciation HEALTH. Studies show that climate change can undo more than 50 years of gains in global health and development work. The roles and responsibilities of health professionals go way beyond treating diseases
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 23, 2017) — What makes climate change one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century?
Continue reading Why climate change is one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century